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Script for a Jester's Tear (Deluxe Edition)

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At the time, Marillion's remarkable, full-fledged 1983 debut Script for a Jester's Tear was considered an odd bird: replete with Peter Gabriel face paint and lengthy, technical compositions, Marillion ushered in a new generation of prog rock that bound them forever to the heroics of early day Genesis. Intricate, complex, and theatrical almost to a fault, Script for a Jester's Tear remains the band's best and sets the bar for their later work. Filled with extraordinary songs that remained staples in the band's live gigs, the album begins with the poignant title track, on which Fish leads his band of merry men on a brokenhearted tour de force that culminates with the singer decrying that "…the game is over." "He Knows You Know,," a song sprinkled with drug paranoia and guilt; as the song veers to its chorus, Fish announces, "Fast feed, crystal fever, swarming through a fractured mind." If "The Web" hints at a grain of commercialism, "Garden Party" is a joyous anthem that showcases Marillion at the peak of its powers. Bogged down by some hilariously over-the-top British poetry, "Chelsea Monday" may be one of the album's lesser moments (if there are any), but the magical "Forgotten Sons" concludes the opus magnificently. Luckily for Marillion fans, EMI released a remastered version of Script with two different versions of "Market Square Heroes," "Three Boats Down from the Candy," "Grendel," "Chelsea Monday," the demo of "He Knows You Know," and an alternate track titled "Charting the Single." A vital piece for any Marillion head and an essential work for any self-respecting first- or second-generation prog rock fan.
© John Franck /TiVo

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1
Script for a Jester's Tear (2020 Stereo Remix)
00:08:42

Mark Kelly, Harpsichord, Writer, Mini Moog, Grand Piano - Steve Rothery, Guitar, Writer - Pete Trewavas, Bass Guitar - Andy Bradfield, Remixer - Avril Mackintosh, Remixer - Simon Francis, MasteringEngineer - Fish, Vocals - Derek Dick, Writer - Peter Trewavas, Writer - Ian Mosley, Writer - Marillion, MainArtist - Michael Pointer, Writer - Nick Tauber, Producer - Simon Hanhart, Audio Recording Engineer, MixingEngineer - Mick Pointer, Cymbals, Percussion, Tama Drums - Mike Martin, AssistantEngineer

© 2020 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2020 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

2
He Knows You Know (2020 Stereo Remix)
00:05:23

Mark Kelly, Harpsichord, Writer, Mini Moog, Grand Piano - Steve Rothery, Guitar, Writer - Pete Trewavas, Bass Guitar - Andy Bradfield, Remixer - Avril Mackintosh, Remixer - Simon Francis, MasteringEngineer - Fish, Vocals - Derek Dick, Writer - Peter Trewavas, Writer - Marillion, Writer, MainArtist - Diz Minnett, Writer - Michael Pointer, Writer - Brian Jelliman, Writer - Nick Tauber, Producer - Simon Hanhart, Audio Recording Engineer, MixingEngineer - Mick Pointer, Cymbals, Percussion, Tama Drums - Mike Martin, AssistantEngineer

© 2020 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2020 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

3
The Web (2020 Stereo Remix)
00:08:50

Mark Kelly, Harpsichord, Writer, Mini Moog, Grand Piano - Steve Rothery, Guitar, Writer - Pete Trewavas, Bass Guitar - Andy Bradfield, Remixer - Avril Mackintosh, Remixer - Simon Francis, MasteringEngineer - Fish, Vocals, Writer - Derek Dick, Writer - Peter Trewavas, Writer - Marillion, Writer, MainArtist - Michael Pointer, Writer - Brian Jelliman, Writer - Nick Tauber, Producer - Simon Hanhart, Audio Recording Engineer, MixingEngineer - Mick Pointer, Cymbals, Percussion, Tama Drums - Mike Martin, AssistantEngineer

© 2020 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2020 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

4
Garden Party (2020 Stereo Remix)
00:07:20

Mark Kelly, Harpsichord, Writer, Mini Moog, Grand Piano - Steve Rothery, Guitar, Writer - Pete Trewavas, Bass Guitar - Andy Bradfield, Remixer - Avril Mackintosh, Remixer - Simon Francis, MasteringEngineer - Fish, Vocals - Derek Dick, Writer - Peter Trewavas, Writer - Marillion, MainArtist - Diz Minnett, Writer - Michael Pointer, Writer - Brian Jelliman, Writer - Nick Tauber, Producer - Simon Hanhart, Audio Recording Engineer, MixingEngineer - Mick Pointer, Cymbals, Percussion, Tama Drums - Mike Martin, AssistantEngineer

© 2020 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2020 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

5
Chelsea Monday (2020 Stereo Remix)
00:08:17

Mark Kelly, Harpsichord, Writer, Mini Moog, Grand Piano - Steve Rothery, Guitar, Writer - Pete Trewavas, Bass Guitar - Andy Bradfield, Remixer - Avril Mackintosh, Remixer - Simon Francis, MasteringEngineer - Fish, Vocals - Derek Dick, Writer - Peter Trewavas, Writer - Marillion, MainArtist - Diz Minnett, Writer - Michael Pointer, Writer - Brian Jelliman, Writer - Nick Tauber, Producer - Simon Hanhart, Audio Recording Engineer, MixingEngineer - Mick Pointer, Cymbals, Percussion, Tama Drums - Mike Martin, AssistantEngineer

© 2020 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2020 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

6
Forgotten Sons (2020 Stereo Remix)
00:08:23

Mark Kelly, Harpsichord, Writer, Mini Moog, Grand Piano - Steve Rothery, Guitar, Writer - Pete Trewavas, Bass Guitar - Andy Bradfield, Remixer - Avril Mackintosh, Remixer - Simon Francis, MasteringEngineer - Fish, Vocals - Derek Dick, Writer - Peter Trewavas, Writer - Marillion, MainArtist - Diz Minnett, Writer - Michael Pointer, Writer - Brian Jelliman, Writer - Nick Tauber, Producer - Simon Hanhart, Audio Recording Engineer, MixingEngineer - Mick Pointer, Cymbals, Percussion, Tama Drums - Mike Martin, AssistantEngineer

© 2020 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2020 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

DISC 2

1
Market Square Heroes (2020 Stereo Remix)
00:04:17

Mark Kelly, Keyboards, Writer - Steve Rothery, Guitar, Writer - Pete Trewavas, Bass Guitar - Andy Bradfield, Remixer - Avril Mackintosh, Remixer - Simon Francis, MasteringEngineer - Fish, Vocals - Mark Freegard, Engineer - Derek Dick, Writer - Peter Trewavas, Writer - Marillion, MainArtist - Diz Minnett, Writer - Michael Pointer, Writer - Brian Jelliman, Writer - David Hitchcock, Producer - Mick Pointer, Drums

© 2020 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2020 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

2
Three Boats Down From the Candy (2020 Stereo Remix)
00:04:30

Mark Kelly, Keyboards, Writer - Steve Rothery, Guitar, Writer - Pete Trewavas, Bass Guitar - Andy Bradfield, Remixer - Avril Mackintosh, Remixer - Simon Francis, MasteringEngineer - Fish, Vocals - Mark Freegard, Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Derek Dick, Writer - Peter Trewavas, Writer - Marillion, MainArtist - Michael Pointer, Writer - David Hitchcock, Producer - Mick Pointer, Drums

© 2020 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2020 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

3
Grendel (2020 Stereo Remix)
00:17:17

Mark Kelly, Keyboards, Writer - Steve Rothery, Guitar, Writer - Pete Trewavas, Bass Guitar - Andy Bradfield, Remixer - Avril Mackintosh, Remixer - Simon Francis, MasteringEngineer - Fish, Vocals - Mark Freegard, Engineer - Derek Dick, Writer - Peter Trewavas, Writer - Marillion, MainArtist - Diz Minnett, Writer - Michael Pointer, Writer - Brian Jelliman, Writer - David Hitchcock, Producer - Mick Pointer, Drums

© 2020 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2020 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

4
Charting the Single (2020 Remaster)
00:04:45

Mark Kelly, Keyboards, Writer - Steve Rothery, Guitar, Writer - Pete Trewavas, Bass Guitar - Andy Bradfield, Remixer - Avril Mackintosh, Remixer - Simon Francis, MasteringEngineer - Fish, Vocals - Mark Freegard, Engineer - Derek Dick, Writer - Peter Trewavas, Writer - Marillion, MainArtist - Michael Pointer, Writer - David Hitchcock, Producer - Mick Pointer, Drums

© 2020 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1983, 2020 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

DISC 3

1
Garden Party (Live at the Marquee Club, London December 29, 1982)
00:08:46

Mark Kelly, Keyboards, Writer - Steve Rothery, Guitar, Writer - Pete Trewavas, Bass Guitar, Vocals - Peter Mew, Engineer, MasteringEngineer, MixingEngineer - Fish, Vocals - Derek Dick, Writer - Peter Trewavas, Writer - Marillion, MainArtist - Diz Minnett, Writer - Michael Pointer, Writer - Brian Jelliman, Writer - Nick Tauber, Producer - Simon Hanhart, Engineer - Mick Pointer, Drums

© 2020 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1983 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

2
Three Boats Down From the Candy (Live at the Marquee Club, London December 29, 1982)
00:05:24

Mark Kelly, Keyboards, Writer - Steve Rothery, Guitar, Writer - Pete Trewavas, Bass Guitar - Fish, Vocals - Derek Dick, Writer - Peter Trewavas, Writer - Marillion, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist - Michael Pointer, Writer - Nick Tauber, Producer - Simon Hanhart, MixingEngineer - Mick Pointer, Drums

© 2020 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1983 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

3
Grendel (Live at the Marquee Club, London December 29, 1982)
00:19:24

Mark Kelly, Keyboards, Writer - Steve Rothery, Guitar, Writer - Pete Trewavas, Bass Guitar - Fish, Vocals - Derek Dick, Writer - Peter Trewavas, Writer - Marillion, Producer, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist - Diz Minnett, Writer - Michael Pointer, Writer - Brian Jelliman, Writer - Mick Pointer, Drums

© 2020 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1983 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

4
Chelsea Monday (Live at the Marquee Club, London December 29, 1982)
00:09:14

Mark Kelly, Keyboards, Writer - Steve Rothery, Guitar, Writer - Pete Trewavas, Bass Guitar - Peter Mew, Engineer, MasteringEngineer, MixingEngineer - Fish, Vocals - Derek Dick, Writer - Peter Trewavas, Writer - Marillion, MainArtist - Diz Minnett, Writer - Michael Pointer, Writer - Brian Jelliman, Writer - Nick Tauber, Producer - Mick Pointer, Drums

© 2020 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1983 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

5
He Knows You Know (Live at the Marquee Club, London December 29, 1982)
00:05:47

Mark Kelly, Keyboards, Writer - Steve Rothery, Guitar, Writer - Pete Trewavas, Bass Guitar, Vocals - Peter Mew, Engineer, MasteringEngineer, MixingEngineer - Fish, Vocals - Derek Dick, Writer - Peter Trewavas, Writer - Marillion, Vocals, Writer, Performance, MainArtist - Diz Minnett, Writer - Michael Pointer, Writer - Brian Jelliman, Writer - Nick Tauber, Producer - Simon Hanhart, MixingEngineer - Mick Pointer, Drums

© 2020 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1983 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

6
The Web (Live at the Marquee Club, London December 29, 1982)
00:10:58

Mark Kelly, Keyboards, Writer - Steve Rothery, Guitar, Writer - Pete Trewavas, Bass Guitar - Fish, Vocals, Writer - Derek Dick, Writer - Peter Trewavas, Writer - Marillion, Vocals, Writer, Performance, MainArtist - Michael Pointer, Writer - Brian Jelliman, Writer - Nick Tauber, Producer - Simon Hanhart, MixingEngineer - Mick Pointer, Drums

© 2020 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1983 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

7
Script for a Jester's Tear (Live at the Marquee Club, London December 29, 1982)
00:09:35

Mark Kelly, Keyboards, Writer - Steve Rothery, Guitar, Writer - Pete Trewavas, Bass Guitar, Vocals - Peter Mew, Engineer, MasteringEngineer, MixingEngineer - Fish, Vocals - Derek Dick, Writer - Peter Trewavas, Writer - Ian Mosley, Writer - Marillion, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist - Michael Pointer, Writer - Nick Tauber, Producer - Simon Hanhart, MixingEngineer - Mick Pointer, Drums

© 2020 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1983 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

8
Forgotten Sons (Live at the Marquee Club, London December 29, 1982)
00:11:25

Mark Kelly, Keyboards, Writer - Steve Rothery, Guitar, Writer - Pete Trewavas, Bass Guitar, Vocals - Peter Mew, Engineer, MasteringEngineer, MixingEngineer - Fish, Vocals - Derek Dick, Writer - Peter Trewavas, Writer - Marillion, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist - Diz Minnett, Writer - Michael Pointer, Writer - Brian Jelliman, Writer - Nick Tauber, Producer - Simon Hanhart, Engineer, MixingEngineer - Mick Pointer, Drums

© 2020 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1983 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

9
Market Square Heroes (Live at the Marquee Club, London December 29, 1982)
00:05:27

Mark Kelly, Keyboards, Writer - Steve Rothery, Guitar, Writer - Pete Trewavas, Bass Guitar - Fish, Vocals - Derek Dick, Writer - Peter Trewavas, Writer - Marillion, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist - Diz Minnett, Writer - Michael Pointer, Writer - Brian Jelliman, Writer - Nick Tauber, Producer - Mick Pointer, Drums

© 2020 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1983 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

10
Margaret (Live at the Marquee Club, London December 29, 1982)
00:06:43

Mark Kelly, Keyboards, Writer - Steve Rothery, Guitar, Writer - Pete Trewavas, Bass Guitar - Traditional, Writer - Fish, Vocals - Derek Dick, Writer - Peter Trewavas, Writer - Marillion, Producer, Performance, MainArtist - Michael Pointer, Writer - Mick Pointer, Drums

© 2020 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1983 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

Album Description

At the time, Marillion's remarkable, full-fledged 1983 debut Script for a Jester's Tear was considered an odd bird: replete with Peter Gabriel face paint and lengthy, technical compositions, Marillion ushered in a new generation of prog rock that bound them forever to the heroics of early day Genesis. Intricate, complex, and theatrical almost to a fault, Script for a Jester's Tear remains the band's best and sets the bar for their later work. Filled with extraordinary songs that remained staples in the band's live gigs, the album begins with the poignant title track, on which Fish leads his band of merry men on a brokenhearted tour de force that culminates with the singer decrying that "…the game is over." "He Knows You Know,," a song sprinkled with drug paranoia and guilt; as the song veers to its chorus, Fish announces, "Fast feed, crystal fever, swarming through a fractured mind." If "The Web" hints at a grain of commercialism, "Garden Party" is a joyous anthem that showcases Marillion at the peak of its powers. Bogged down by some hilariously over-the-top British poetry, "Chelsea Monday" may be one of the album's lesser moments (if there are any), but the magical "Forgotten Sons" concludes the opus magnificently. Luckily for Marillion fans, EMI released a remastered version of Script with two different versions of "Market Square Heroes," "Three Boats Down from the Candy," "Grendel," "Chelsea Monday," the demo of "He Knows You Know," and an alternate track titled "Charting the Single." A vital piece for any Marillion head and an essential work for any self-respecting first- or second-generation prog rock fan.
© John Franck /TiVo

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