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The Prognaut
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5 stars I'm so grateful to life for putting me in the way of this album when I was barely getting impregnated with prog rock whatsoever. I came across "Script for a Jester's Tear" because of the constant suggestions of my friends and due my incessant desire to discover new musical approaches, I took those pieces of advice and got to put my hands on the record. I have to say that the impact upon me from the very first 20 seconds of the album was irremediably blinding. I embraced the song "Script for a Jester's Tear" as my hymn to pay homage to sorrow and loneliness, it was simply the most enigmatic yet captivating song I have ever listened to; so far, PINK FLOYD was my parameter to measure other artists works.

Eventually, I fell in love with the album, it just transmitted this sort of sentiment, of passion and emotiveness to me that it has inevitable not to play this record over and over. This album contains the very first song MARILLION ever played as a band ("The Web") but that was not included in the "Market Square Heroes EP" due the indecisiveness the band constantly suffered because of the interminable counterpoints between FISH and ROTHERY. Finally, the song was included as prelude to "Garden Party" and in between some other magnificent songs beautifully composed such as "He knows, You know", "Chelsea Monday" and "Forgotten Sons".

These days I pay even much more respect to this album because of what the band accomplished at the time they released it and the spotless, impeccable work they did with the whole production; and mostly, because when I attended to a MARILLION concert in September 1997 with HOGARTH behind the microphone and seeing him attempting against his integrity by daring to sing "Garden Party" and "Kayleigh" at the very end of the show, I realized there was never gonna be another FISH whatsoever, no matter how hard you tried to push things within the band or the crowd. An extremely amazing recording, definitely a must. Put yourselves together people, I'm giving it the whole five stars. Masterpiece!

The Prognaut | 5/5 |


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