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Afraid of Sunlight

a Studio release

Release Year: 1995

Date Label Catalog # Comments
1995 EMI 1079 CD
1999 Sanctuary Records 00704-45132-2 2xCD (Remastered)
01 Nov 2019 4xCD+BluRay, 5xLP (separate listing)
13 Mar 2020 CD (2019 Remix)

Original release was in 1995 - CD EMI 1079
Remastered with Bonus Disc in 24bit in 1999 along with bonus disc. On the remastered version - the last song on the bonus disc can be accessed on the computer by entering the code: e2p8s6dd

In 2019, Marillion released a Afraid of Sunlight Deluxe Edition in 4xCD+Blu-Ray and 5xLP versions which we list separately with Marillion compilations.


Added To Proggnosis Database on: 12/21/2002 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 11/17/2019 3:15:00 PM by: DBSilver


  1. Gazpacho (7:28)
  2. Cannibal surf babe (5:46)
  3. Beautiful (5:13)
  4. Afraid of sunrise (5:02)
  5. Out of this world (7:55)
  6. Afraid of sunlight (6:50)
  7. Beyond you (6:11)
  8. King (7:04)

CD-2 Bonus disc (1999 release)

  1. Icon (single) (6:04)
  2. Live forever (single) (4:34)
  3. Second chance (a.k.a.Beautiful) (mix) (5:14)
  4. Beyond you (demo) (5:17)
  5. Cannibal surf babe (studio out- take)(5:59)
  6. Out of this workd (studio out- take) (7:27)
  7. Bass frenzy (unreleased) (1:17)
  8. Mirages (demo) (6:02)
  9. Afraid of sunlight (acoustic demo) (6:51)
  10. Sympathy (for the road) (alter- nate mix) (3:41)(hidden track)
Steve Hogarth
Steve Rothery
Mark Kelly
Pete Trewavas
Ian Mosely

Reviewed by MJBrady on 30 Jul 2001

A.F.O.S. is my personal introduction to Marillion, and to neo-prog for that matter, while I pondered the debate over the "is neo prog, or not prog?", all the while I listened to this cd, well, I am still confused over that issue as prog seems to have limitless boundaries that defy such predictable typecastings. This cd is not prog as I have come to know, but certainly has some very entertaining qualities, from my standpoint I can see this cd progressive the same way I can see Toto as a progressive band, this is no backhanded compliment by any means, as I own most every Toto cd, my point is that Toto has a high degree of musical talent, songwriting skill, and makes the simple stuff sound elaborate, and the difficult sound easy, Marillion, here has that same capability. I am not sure how this cd rates with Marillions best as i am new to the bands style, but I found that this is a decent cd, well produced, performed and conceived.

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