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Script For A Jester's Tear

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The drummer puts in a good performance, just markedly different to later albums which helps define this early, fragile sound. The band's 3rd album 'Misplaced Childhood' is, possibly, the most easily accessible of Marillion's early releases and is certainly worth checking out as well. One of my favourite albums the genius of Fishes lyrics and the guitarist Steve Rothery talent combined to make some fantastic songs.

Script for a Jester's Tear is the debut studio album by British neo-prog band Marillion, released in the United Kingdom on 14 March 1983 by EMI Records. Elsewhere, loss of another kind is explored in "Chelsea Monday"; Fish commendably vents his spleen at the establishment in "Forgotten Sons"--a crowd-stopping finale to Marillion's live show in those days--and pokes wordy fun at the toffs in the band's first and most unlikely hit, "Garden Party". Neither "Market Square Heroes", nor the B-sides of the 12" single, "Three Boats Down from the Candy" and the 17-minute-long epic "Grendel", were included on Script for a Jester's Tear, although a short radio segment of the A-side can be briefly heard prior to "Forgotten Sons". This is the first Marillion album featuring the original recording line-up of Fish [Vocals], Steve Rothery [Guitar], Peter Trewavas [Bass], Mick Pointer [Drums] and Mark Kelly [Keyboards].

Ich habe die Originalpressung seit unzähligen Jahren in meiner CD-Sammlung stehen und habe mir nun auch den 2020-Stereo-Remix dazu gegönnt. Script for a Jester's Tear was released in the United Kingdom on 13 March 1983 by EMI on vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve. EMI took advantage of the opportunity and persuaded the group to replace him with Nick Tauber, a producer known for his work with new wave band Toyah and regarded by the record label as more modern. In addition to that, the Blu-ray also includes the previously released Recital of the Script video and, as extras, promo films of some tracks from the album.

The cover artwork was designed by Mark Wilkinson, who would be commissioned to the role on all Marillion releases through The Thieving Magpie (1988). In the United States, however, it failed to make any impact, peaking at number 175 on the Billboard 200 chart. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.However, he was seriously injured in a car accident when he drove home after completing work on the single. This album features some of early Marillion's finest moments: every track is a stand out with my particular favourite being the haunting "Chelsea Monday" which has very strong contrasting light and shade through superlative musicianship. The second single, " Garden Party", was released on 6 June 1983 and became even more popular, peaking at number 16. As stated in the original liner notes, the music from the album was composed, arranged and performed by Marillion and the lyrics were written by Fish alone. It was awarded a platinum certification by British Phonographic Industry on 5 December 1997 for over 300,000 copies sold.

There really isn't a bad moment as the warm, yet sparse, weave of the songs carries the early, mannered Vocals of Fish through his first Loves and Life experiences. In Martin Popoff's 2016 biography of Yes, the album is credited with being part of a "new wave" of British progressive rock which also helped to give a second life to earlier bands.On the lighter side, 'Garden Party' finds Marillion's cultured wordsmith, Fish, venting his spleen at the British class system - the nice, but dim 'Oxbridge' types are firmly in the firing line here - but the attack comes in an amusing way.

said that "as a debut album this [ Script for a Jester's Tear] is extremely impressive, fully living up to the band's previous promise". Um ehrlich zu sein: Mir hat auch die Klangqualität der ersten Pressung gut gefallen, aber jetzt klingt alles noch etwas brillanter und differenzierter. It was the penultimate release of Fish era Marillion albums in a recent deluxe reissue campaign that also includes Misplaced Childhood, Clutching at Straws, Brave, and Afraid of Sunlight. The recording sessions for the album started in December 1982 at The Marquee Studios in London and finished in February 1983, with Tauber producing and Simon Hanhart engineering. I love this album as a whole: superb music, detailed lyrics and fantastic cover Artwork create a unified vision that Marillion had spent the proceeding few years creating.after a recent Marillion rebirth in my CD collection I'm now aquiring the full back catalogue of the 'early' (the best years in my opinion - sorry Steve H) albums. Discs Three and Four feature the previously unreleased show from the Marquee Club, London on the 29th December 1982. However, in the 1997 remastered edition, four out of six songs are additionally credited to bass player Diz Minnit and keyboard player Brian Jelliman, who were both the initial members of the group. The remastered version was also issued without the second disc in 2000 and contained a pared-down booklet. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.

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