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Marillion are one of the UK music scene’s best kept secrets; purveyors of soulful, powerful, and often deeply-moving music, with a long-standing reputation for blistering live shows which have earned them an impressive and faithful global fanbase.

Steve "h" Hogarth fronts the band (original lead-singer, "Fish", having departed in 1988).
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  • Audio CD (7 May 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: EMI Music UK
  • ASIN: B00005ASJ6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,986 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Between You And Me 6:270.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Quartz 9:070.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Map Of The World 5:020.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. When I Meet God 9:170.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. The Fruit Of The Wild Rose 6:570.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Separated Out 6:130.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. This Is The 21st Century11:070.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. If My Heart Were A Ball It Would Roll Uphill 9:280.69  Buy MP3 

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The promotional blurb accompanying Marillion's 12th studio album Anoraknophobia (a venture funded entirely by the band's fans, 12,000 of whom stumped up the cash 12 months prior to its release) challenges music journalists to avoid using words like "progressive rock", "Genesis" and "dinosaur". "You're all wrong about Marillion, just put it on and listen to it," muses singer Steve Hogarth. While such sentiments could easily be paraphrased as "You'll be surprised how much this record doesn't sound like us"--hardly the sort of compliment anyone ought to be paying themselves--it's true that Anoraknophobia belongs much more to our time than the days when certain lambs lay down on Broadway. Even if efforts to "get with it" are intermittently over-eager--the 11-minute long "When I Meet God" dearly wishes it was The Verve's "The Drugs Don't Work"--there's much to admire in the shape of the genuinely pretty, summer wistfulness of "Fruit Of The Wild Rose", the stadium-rock competence of "Map of the World" or the Kula Shaker-esque psychedelic funfair racket of "Separated Out". --Kevin Maidment

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Forget your Anorak - The Sun is Out 11 May 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This album is excellent. Each track has it's own individual identity. This is Marillion - but not as we know it. As with every Marillion album it takes a while to grow on you, but when it does you won't want to listen to anything else for a while. This isn't Fish, and nor should it be. This is the 21st Centuryn and Marillion with this album prove themselves to be a 21st century band. Hightlight songs are When I Meet God, This is the 21st Century, Between you and Me and Fruit of the Wild Rose. Buy this album, listen to it three of four times, and be very impressed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not as different as I thought it would be 24 May 2001
Format:Audio CD
Having read many reviews of this album saying it was drastically different to any other Marillion album, I was pleased that it actually isn't. The band was doing just nicely until "strange engine" which basicaly was rubbish. Radiation was better, marillion.com was better still and this is even better. If you like the groove of "interior lulu" from .com , you should like this classic album. I have heard it 6 times now and "Separated out" is still my favourite track as it was on first listen, Quartz a close second. I have 2 criticisms - the slow tracks are too long, and the lyrics could be better in the moments they realy cut through.- since I can't give it 4 and a half stars and I gave marillion.com 4, this must have 5. Buy it, play it to your friends who still think of Marillion as the band who did Kayliegh, and let's educate some more people!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fishless Marillion and better for it 27 Aug 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
ANORAKNOPHOBIA is a fantastic achievement. The band has come up with a perfect balance, mixing contemporary and commercial with the creative integrity that we have come to expect from Marillion. Hogarth's vocals are as near perfect as ever. Trewavas, fresh from the success of his Transatlantic project, has clearly brought extra dimensions to his part. The bass lines in QUARTZ are incredibly funky and really make the track. MAP OF THE WORLD is a great no-nonsense rock tune, which the band intends to release as a single. WHEN I MEET GOD is a beautiful song that explores those overwhelming feelings of emotional fatigue we experience when we look around at the world and want to know why bad stuff happens? Hogarth's voice pleads with a Blake-like innocence for answers to his questions, leaving the listener wanting to give him a hug and tell him it will be okay in the morning. In fact, the nightmare angle is explored pretty intricately in the last track when H asks "Did you ever dream of running - and find you couldn't move?" - who hasn't? After I heard this album I did wonder just how much therapy its creators require, I hope that this album has helped relieve the members of Marillion of some of life's anxieties that they so passionately illustrate. I would advise anyone bored with the mundane celebrity and mediocrity of the charts to buy this album and experience a band that are relevant, talented and are still out there and able to make a brilliant record that can appeal to all!
Forget the critics and what is 'popular' Decide with your ears
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars This Strange Anorak 14 July 2002
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Format:Audio CD
I know it's been out for a while, but I've only just got round to buying it. I'm sitting listening through this album for the third or fourth time and felt compelled to write a review of it. My first impressions are that its quite enjoyable, but I've always had kind of mixed feelings about Marillion. I like them, a lot at times, and yet sometimes you can't help feeling they fall flat on their faces (ahem, Radiation). I felt particularly motivated to write something this time due to the band's rumblings surrounding this album, about them "not being prog", and should we dare to call them so we clearly haven't listened to it.
Well, whilst it may not entirely be prog in the 70s symphonic Yes/G*n*s*s sense, there is much proggyness going on here; long songs, tempo and melody changes, albeit given I suppose what you'd call a "contemporary" (i.e. retro) veneer. There are a couple of standout tracks for me; "Fruit of the Wild Rose", which has a gorgeous soaring break towards the middle, before entering into a quiet acoustic part. If this isn't prog, I'll eat my copy of Script with lashings of Grendel! The other is "This is the 21st Century", which although posing as a Massive Attack-influenced effort, is unmistakeably Marillion - the melody just couldn't have come from anyone else.
In fact it's the strong and original melodies throughout this album that let you know this is a Marillion album. If they could just lose the trendy, yet frankly rather clichéd production (which has effectively neutered Ian Mosely and Mark Kelly) I might have rated this album a bit higher, although they'd also have to lose "Map of the World", a yucky Corrs/La's soft rock number, and "If My Heart Were a Ball..." which sounds like a series of pasted together studio outtakes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Anoraknophobia 11 Jan 2013
Format:Audio CD
Regarded as one of the bands standout albums, to me this album exemplifies what this band is about, simply stated do not have any preconcieved notions about this band. The album starts off with an up-beat song in Between you and Me, great lyrically as always and just catchy from start to finish. The album is as varied as anyting they have done with for me the highlights being Quartz (H's vocals are absolutely Perfect for the song) and This is the 21st century, once again lyrically spot on, it might drag for the drummers in the crowd, as for much of the song it has a programmed beat, but when the real drums kick it it is one of the most powerful moments on the album. Catchy moments from a couple of songs that are quite different from the majority of the Marillion catalog or Map of the World and Seperated out. The album closes with an odd number called If my heart were a ball, it would roll up hill to close out an album that is just fantastic. My only complaint here would be that the madfish version didn't include the bonus tracks that were on the campaign edition, I know those songs are supposed to be exclusive to that release and a "Gift" to those who helped out, but being someone that actually still believes in playing CDs and carrying CD's in my car, I really would rather not carry the campaign edition in my car given that it sells for in excess of $100.00 on ebay to replace, so I just wish this digibook madfish version came with those bonus tracks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wasted years
I have wasted years by not having this in my collection. I don't know why but I stopped listening to Marillion after Brave even though I loved it and all the Marillion stuff to... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Chopper Man.
5.0 out of 5 stars the best from the boys
this is without doubt marillions peak of perfection (apart from the awful cover art) i must of listened to this album nearly everyday for a year on the tube to work. Read more
Published on 31 July 2011 by kingstingwing
4.0 out of 5 stars Its a grower but my word when it hits you it hits you
Ive had this album for a little while now but dipped in and out very occasionally as it wasnt instantly accessable so I got my marillion kicks elsewhere namely "marbles" or "Brave"... Read more
Published on 19 July 2008 by Mr. P. J. Coombe
2.0 out of 5 stars Only buy if you're a total Marillion convert, even then think twice
I own all the albums of Marillion so feel qualified to comment on a rather poor effort from one of my all-time favourite bands. Read more
Published on 26 Feb 2007 by K-Pax
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Absolutely
Hello All
Another BIG Marillion album, I think 1,000 word are not enough to describethe album!! Read more
Published on 24 April 2004 by "jester81"
5.0 out of 5 stars Anoraknaphobia
Personnaly my favorite Marillion project (pre/post "H"). I can't getenough of the tune "Quartz".
Published on 23 April 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a cd that will change your perceptions
Listen to track 1. Poppy isn't it? Track 2 - Bluesy/ballsy? Track 3 - Charty? And on....... It's Marillion, yes, they are still around! Read more
Published on 7 Mar 2004 by mutlien
5.0 out of 5 stars best so far
with the new album marbles out next year (2004) i believe it is time to reflect on their last studio masterpiece. Read more
Published on 3 Dec 2003 by duncan worman
5.0 out of 5 stars A revelation
I bought this CD mostly out of curiosity after reading the "Separated Out" book detailing the history of Marillion, and as a long time fan of Fish era Marillion who had largely... Read more
Published on 13 Aug 2003 by Jennifer Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this cd and let yourself know what you've been missing!
Marillion returned in 2000 with this cd financed by advance purchases from fans. The band did not did not let us down. Read more
Published on 11 Jun 2003 by headlong
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