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SCRIPT FOR A JESTER'S TEAR

Marillion

 

Neo-Prog

4.22 | 1458 ratings

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1967/ 1976
5 stars The only doubt that "Script For A Jester's Tears" leaves in my mind is the following: This album could not conceive, write and record Genesis? Well, who knows... To want to be picky we would find millions of defects and, maybe, we panned for being too POP! Fortunately "sript For A Jester's Tears" is the debut album of Marillion and I say this without fear, one of the few true progressive albums of the early 80's! A deduction must be stated that its "Script For A Jester's Tears" is a clone of Genesis albums, much of what could be if it were written by the "trio" Genesis! Music is not difficult, the truth, because very simple, straightforward and POP! To see the glass half empty ... I've seen (!), But to see the glass half full should I say "Script For A Jester's Tears" has gathered that part of Genesis fans disappointed by the turn POP. Unfortunately too few. In a review like this I will not talk about individual songs, in my opinion, all exactly the same level (high). I must write that Fish is a copy of Peter Gabriel but in the end, there are also echoes of Barclay James Harvest and Camel. It is not too obvious and, of course, takes second fiddle to the style of Fish. What, I say with some pride, Bernardo Lanzetti (Acqua Fragile, PFM, solo) was heard from Fish that has metabolized it too. This is not random: some compositions of PFM were similar (conceptually) to Genesis and, therefore, when PFM has become equal to a British band, with Bernardo, it was definitely one of the plays of Fish. But, to see well, Marillion are, at this stage, only one of many Symphonic Prog band that Britain has given birth. Therefore, why was a genre created around them? Probably to show that there were new bands in the movement that reflected the initial spirit of the genre, but without distorting whisking together all the various components of the same genre. In my view, however, at this stage, what can not I warn him and it seems only appropriate to praise a huge debut album. That, for some reason, does not present anything unusual or totally memorable.

Far be it from me to speak negatively of the story. But expose my views I stimulate. The desire to be honest is huge. I have been here. Yet I can not, after what I wrote, noting that "Script For A Jester's Tears" is, in every possible view, a masterpiece!

1967/ 1976 | 5/5 |

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