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SCRIPT FOR A JESTER'S TEAR

Marillion

 

Neo-Prog

4.23 | 1951 ratings

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cynthiasmallet
4 stars I have only very recently gotten into neo-prog, and the only band that I have really listened to in the genre was Marillion. I did this because I was told that I would find elements of Genesis' music in the music of Marillion. I found these elements, and more. "Script For A Jester's Tear" is Marillion's debut album, and one of the finest that they ever produced. The opening track "Script For A Jester's Tear" will show any cynics of Marillion's true musical genre that when it comes down to the crunch, these guys are a true to the heart progressive rock band. At eight and a half minutes in length, it incorporates elements of both a pop song and a progressive epic, complimented with the signature deep and depressing lyrics of lead singer, Fish. The second track is the album's single, the cutting edge 80's heavy rock song "He Knows You Know", which deals with the matter of addiction, a them seen frequently throughout the Fish period. The third track, and the longest on the album, is the nine minute long "The Web", which ones again shows Marillion's truly progressive side. The other track that must be mentioned on this album is the last song "Forgotten Sons", a song about war which really makes you want to get up and mosh along, and shows the bands true musical prowess. An excellent album, one of the all time essentials. 4.5 Stars.
cynthiasmallet | 4/5 |

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