MARILLION - "SCRIPT FOR A JESTER'S TEAR" 1983

MARILLION


"SCRIPT FOR A JESTER'S TEAR"
 
1983

 

 
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.









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