|01 Nov 2019||4xCD+BluRay, 5xLP|
The 4xCD+blu-ray set includes a new stereo mix and a 5.1 surround mix
Both the 5xLP and CD editions contain a new version of the 1999 release Afraid of Sunlight remixed in 2019 by Michael Hunter. On the CD version of this reissue, disc two also includes the original mix by the album’s producer Dave Meegan.
Marillion’s gig at the Rotterdam Ahoy arena on 29 September 1995 – three months after the album’s release – features on the final two CDs and the last three vinyl records in the respective deluxe editions. The concert is effectively the only bonus content in the vinyl set.
The blu-ray in the CD set features the album’s original 1995 mix along with the new mix in both stereo and surround sound (48/24 LPCM Stereo Remix; 48/24 DTS 5.1 Mix; 48/24 LPCM 5.1 Mix). Video content includes interviews with the band discussing the album, a new documentary about Afraid of Sunlight, and a promo film for the song ‘Beautiful.’
The Blu-ray disc also mops up the nine bonus recordings from the remastered edition of the album that was released in 1999, plus 17 previously unreleased songs that include studio jams and early versions of Afraid of Sunlight tracks like ‘Beyond You,’ ‘King,’ ‘Out Of This World’ and ‘Beautiful.’ These aren’t available on any of the CDs.
4xCD+Blu-ray Track Listing:
* previously unreleased
CD 1: Afraid Of Sunlight (2019 Michael Hunter Remix)
CD 2: Afraid Of Sunlight (1995 Original Dave Meegan Mix)
CD 3: Live In Rotterdam (September 29, 1995)
CD 4: Live In Rotterdam (September 29, 1995)