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4.22 | 1873 ratings

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5 stars I'm pleased to see this album is so much appreciated. And I totally agree on that. To be honest, this music should be the music Genesis made in the 80's if Gabriel didn't leave. Isn't that a nice thought. Lucky the prog- lovers were (who were a little dissapointed by the poppy directions of bands like Genesis and Yes) as Marillion came with a great album like this!

The first song, the title track, is the strongest. There is absolutely no doubt about that. It reminds much of Genesis' Dancing With The Moonlit Knight in away, which is great IMHO! Although the production of this record is not something to call your friends for, the songwriting and playing are well done. He Knows You Know is more pop, with great vocals. The Web, a monsterous progressive song, features a very emotional, loud screaming Fish again, and some nice moments of keyboard-playing. Garden Party is my second-favorite, as Mark Kelly is doing a nice job here! Chelsea Monday is melancholic and less loud than the other songs. The finishing Forgotten Sons is a beautiful conclusion of a beautiful album.

I won't fall too much into details, as this album does not need to explain everything it contains. Just listen to some good symphonic music from the 80's. Script For A Jester's Tear is a winner!! As it is both good and a classic, this album surely deserves all the 5 quality-stars from ProgArchives. The artwork, vocals, melodies and so many more colourful elements makes this one a true masterpiece.

Robin | 5/5 |


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