Infobox Album |
Name = Anoraknophobia
May 15, 2001
Recorded = The Racket Club,
Aylesbury, 2000/early 2001
Progressive rock Alternative rock
Length = 1:03:40 (single-disc edition)
1:23:57 (two-disc edition)
Label = Intact
AllmusicRating|3|5 [http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=&sql=10:gzfyxqq0ldke link]
Last album = "
This album = "Anoraknophobia"
Next album = "
Anorak in the UK"
Misc = Singles
Name = Anoraknophobia
Type = studio
single 1 =
Between You and Me/Map of the World
single 1 date = April 2001
Marillion's 12th studio album, released in 2001. Following the success of their previous North American tour, underwritten by the band's fans themselves, Marillion turned to their fans to finance the making of "Anoraknophobia", asking them to pre-orderthe album before it was even recorded. This was as unprecedented as it was successful, as more than 12,500 fans pre-ordered it. All who pre-ordered the album received a special double-CD version. Everyone who pre-ordered the album before a set date also got their names printed in the booklet of the 2-CD version.
Some fans see the Mark Kelly Remix of "Between You And Me" as the definitive version of that song. In a slightly edited form it was released as a single, although the single was only sold from the band's [http://www.marillion.com website] .
The album title is a
portmanteauof " anorak" (or " anorak (slang)" ) and " arachnophobia." The title was arrived at independantly from "Anoraknophobia", a Wallace and Gromitcomic book [http://www.amazon.com/Wallace-Gromit-Anoraknophobia/dp/0340728345] .
The anorak-wearing character on the cover is called Barry and is originally from a series of Japanese
Nissancar adverts from the 1990s. The coat hanger barry holds was for breaking into the cars.
# "Between You and Me" – 6:27
# "Quartz" – 9:06
# "Map of the World" – 5:02
# "When I Meet God" – 9:17
# "The Fruit of the Wild Rose" – 6:57
# "Separated Out" – 6:17
# "This is the 21st Century" – 11:07
# "If My Heart Were a Ball It Would Roll Uphill" – 9:28
The bonus CD also has these tracks:
# "Number One" – 2:48
# "The Fruit of the Wild Rose" (Demo) – 6:20
# "Separated Out" (Demo) – 6:03
# "Between You and Me" (Mark Kelly Remix) – 5:08
# "Number One" (Recording Demo Video)
# "Map of the World" (Recording Demo Video)
Comments on the album by some of the band members on Marillion's [http://www.marillion.com website] :
* [http://www.marillion.com/music/albums/anorak.htm#h Steve Hogarth]
* [http://www.marillion.com/music/albums/anorak.htm#pete Pete Trewavas]
* [http://www.marillion.com/music/albums/anorak.htm#ian Ian Mosley]
* [http://www.marillion.com/music/albums/anorak.htm#rothers Steve Rothery]
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