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SCRIPT FOR A JESTER'S TEAR

Marillion

 

Neo-Prog

4.22 | 1390 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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4 stars "So here I am once more in the playground of the broken hearts / one more experience, one more entry."

I've started to listen to Script from the last june and I was initially a little bit disappointed! In fact I'm not really an "aficionado" of neo-prog genre. by the way I have to admit that this album, at each time I listen to it, amazes me ever more! That's not for the (obvious) Genesis' references which seem to be the fundaments of this 80s prog re- birth. In fact I feel there's a great injection of originality in Script for a Jester's Tear due to the fact of the unique vocals provided by Fish, its most precious trademark, also due to the fact of the master hands of all the band members who created these stunning arrangements, running keyboards and convincing guitars, almost perfect drumming!

The opener track is a perfect introduction and it's nowadays my favourite Marillion's track. Warm atmosphere and strong poetry is sparse in all the of the album's compositions, from beginning to end!

Yes, I like it!

As a debut-album it is powerful, sometimes dark, in a great symbiosis with the nice cover, rich of particulars. What a pity I still don't own the 1997 remaster cd edition (with all that interesting bonus material)!

Andrea Cortese | 4/5 |

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