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SCRIPT FOR A JESTER'S TEAR

Marillion

 

Neo-Prog

4.22 | 1419 ratings

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Guillermo
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4 stars "Welcome to neo-prog. Welcome to Marillion`s World". In late 1983 I read in a Rock music magazine a review about Marillion, their first album, thier image, and how they sounded like Genesis with Peter Gabriel. I saw the photos of the band in the magazine, with Fish`s painted face. I didn`t have interest in them then, until I listened to "Kayleigh" in the Radio in 1986, and I started to buy their albums in early 1987. I bought this album until late 1990, after I finished my University studies. I was younger then. In 1983 Marillion members were younger, too. So I consider this album a very good album, a mostly depressing album but with great musical ideas, "atmospheres" and moods, recorded by a young band. This album has a lot of creativity by the band. The music is very interesting, with a lot of changes. I like every song in this album, but...I don`t like the drums, their sound and how they were played. I think that there were good justified reasons to change the drummer in Marillion. At that time, Mick Pointer wasn`t the right drummer for Marillion. The live versions of some of the songs of this album recorded later with Ian Mosley are much better due to his playing. I listened again to Pointer when his new band (Arena) released their first album in the 90s, and he improved a lot in his playing. But in this album he really lacked "power". I don`t consider Marillion as "another Genesis". They had their own style since they started, in my opinion. The similarities with Genesis are not enough for me to consider them "Genesis imitators".
Guillermo | 4/5 |

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