"SCRIPT FOR A JESTER'S TEAR"
SCRIPT FOR A JESTER'S TEAR - The opening track of a great debut album of six epic tracks. This Rock experiment filled song begins gently and then gives us a whimsical almost Nursery Rhyme style backing before launching into dramatic guitars and pounding drumbeat increasing in intensity and power. Named Neo-Progressive Rock, Marillion's style of music has elements of all genres of Rock music and this track ticks all boxes!
HE KNOWS YOU KNOW - A slow almost Pop Rock track changes after some angry, anguished vocals from lead singer Fish before the 2 and a half minute mark when the glorious anthemic guitar solos and faster drumbeats kick in. The Medieval style vocals and chants are here that make it just a little more awesome.
THE WEB - A slow to mid tempo Rock ballad, with some awesome keyboard and guitar solos. More Electronic Rock than the previous two tracks but no less anthemic. A variety of Fish vocals complement the unsusual array of backing instruments superbly.
GARDEN PARTY - The magnificent second single in all its full glory of 7 minutes plus. A fabulous melody throughout, sometimes portrayed by guitars and drums and then keyboards. The "pom pom pom" pounding drumbeat and guitar on the verses is superb. This is a pure Classic Rock/Progressive Rock. The song that introduced me to Marillion and kept me enthralled until Fish left the band.
CHELSEA MONDAY - A typical Progressive Rock ballad, the slow tempo and atmospheric, dramatic sound backs up Fish's emotive vocals in excellent fashion. A classy piece of Rock and sounds even better in headphones, the sound encompasses you.
FORGOTTEN SONS - The album ends with lots of effects, eerie chants, screams and various dialogue over a similar backing to Garden Party at one point. The track alters its tempo throughout and is a very experimental and strange track. There are Classic Rock elements but its mostly quite weird. Still, it ends a pretty fantastic debut album.