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SCRIPT FOR A JESTER'S TEAR

Marillion

 

Neo-Prog

4.22 | 1458 ratings

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genbanks
5 stars After the golden age of the Progressive Rock, maybe the last masterpiece of the genre, as an integral album, was Script for a Jester`s Tear, the Marillion opera prima. They combine all the ingredients that you can expect from the progressive rock, in a superb production, with the addition of the modern sound and a great mixing. Here we find long tracks, great instrumentals, progressive drumming, change of rhythms and fantastic lyrics. The music has an enough virtuous job and is in the vein of the melodic progressive rock, just like Genesis. In addition it is enough aggressive. All the tracks are good, but the absolute highlight is the title one. The closing section is just unique, combining the sad and melodic voice of Fish with superb guitar solos, all over a great mattress of keyboards. The other great ones are Forgotten sons and You know he knows. The keyboardist Mark Kelly shines everytime, something that will never happen again in the Marillion history, and in my opinion, that is the one of the main ingredients that makes this album the best of the band. The web is another great progressive track with many instrumental parts. Garden party and Chelsea Monday complete the album in a good way. Highly recommended for any progressive rock fan. Easily five stars.
genbanks | 5/5 |

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