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SCRIPT FOR A JESTER'S TEAR

Marillion

 

Neo-Prog

4.22 | 1419 ratings

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tuxon
5 stars All's been said...... A definitive masterpiece if you don't have this in your record collection, then you've not understand what prog, and especially neoprog is all about.

This band has saved the complete progrock music community from extinction, not by recreating the sounds of former bands (the comparisson with genesis is often mentioned, and now again by me), but by inventivly using melody lines and great lyrics, creating a sound which still lingers in all the new neo-prog bands. For me it is impossible to listen to bands like pendragon, arena, dreamtheater and others without comparring them to marillion. enough said, lets review the album...

Side A 1. Script... brilliant song, dark melody line carried by an inspired singer, all demons and heartpain are led out to haunt the listener "Can you still say that you love me" 2. He knows... The dark side of drug (ab)use, all good advise noted, but there's only the choise you make yourself. 3. the web.... The world collapses around you, the woman you love has gone, (probably married your bestfriend), and your left all alone with clippings from ancient newspapers. Displaying better times gone by?

Side B 4. garden party.. Interesting point of view, a party you ask all your friends, and keep all of them happy, pretending you are friendly, triying to improve your social status, it's all a fake. IMO not the best song but it is sincerely ment, makes it special none the less. 5. Chelsea Monday... dreaming about what might happen, if once they (the big shots who call the shots) discover what talent you have, but in the mean time you're working all day trying to make a living, but oh what if?? just another chelsea monday. 6. Forgotten sons.. It's about the importance of having a military providing peace and security within a region, and the manner we approach the man and woman who provide that peace, it's not a pro war song neither is it an anti war song, it's just questioning the prise we are willing to pay for peace and stabillity and the rememberence of all who lost their lives doing so. And not to forgett what they've sacrificied, so they will not become a forgotten son. (this all being my interpretation, not officialy the point of view of Marillion)

The best part of this album are the lyrics, absolutely perfect, but because of the complexity of those lyrics one tends to forget to listen to the music itself, which stands firm without the lyrics as well. This is more than a five star record, if you don't have the album in your collection yet buy it,

MASTERPIECE

tuxon | 5/5 |

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