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3.91 | 46 ratings | 2 reviews | 37% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1984

Songs / Tracks Listing

01. Punch and Judy (3:18)
02. Market Square Heroes (4:48)
03. Three Boats Down from the Candy (4:02)

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MARILLION Punch and Judy ratings distribution

(46 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(37%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(35%)
Good, but non-essential (24%)
Collectors/fans only (4%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Gatot
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars I don't know the exact reason why Marillion released this as the first single of next second album of Marillion, Fugazi. It was released at the end of January 1984, approximately two months prior to Fugazi. Musically the music demonstrated major change in style from previous debut album Script for a Jester's Tear. This highly energetic song that tells a story about unhappy marrage is really different from any style in debut album. Of course, it showed major change in style but the root of Marillion music was still there.

The B-side is basically comprising re-rcorded version of two tracks from previous singles 'Market Square Heroes' and 'Three Boats Down on a Candy'. These two tracks featured John Martyr as drummer before finally Marillion succeeds in recruiting Ian Mosley.

It's an excellent single release, indeed. Keep on proggin' ...!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

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3 stars 1. Punch and Judy (3:18) : Punch And Judy was the first song I ever witnessed live from Marillion, on the annual Dutch Pinkpop festival, in 1984 (60.000 visitors). With a few hundred Marillion freaks we had gathered in front of the stage and when Marillion arrived , they were welcomed as 'neo ... (read more)

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