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Script for a Jester's Tear

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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 (1997 Remaster)
Marillion
00:08:42

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

© 1997 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1997 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

2
He Knows You Know (1997 Remaster)
Marillion
00:05:23

Mark Kelly, Engineer, Writer, MasteringEngineer - Steve Rothery, Writer - Peter Mew, Engineer, AdditionalEngineer - Derek Dick, Writer - Peter Trewavas, Writer - Marillion, Vocals, Writer, Performance, MainArtist - Diz Minnett, Writer - Michael Pointer, Writer - Brian Jelliman, Writer - Nick Tauber, Producer, Audio Recording Engineer - Simon Hanhart, MixingEngineer

© 1997 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1997 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

3
The Web (1997 Remaster)
Fish
00:08:52

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

© 1997 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1997 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

4
Garden Party (1997 Remaster)
Marillion
00:07:19

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

© 1997 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1997 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

5
Chelsea Monday (1997 Remaster)
Marillion
00:08:17

Mark Kelly, Engineer, Harpsichord, Writer, Mini Moog, Grand Piano, AdditionalEngineer - Steve Rothery, Guitar, Writer - Pete Trewavas, Bass Guitar - Peter Mew, Engineer, AdditionalEngineer - 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, MixingEngineer - Mick Pointer, Cymbals, Percussion, Tama Drums

© 1997 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1997 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

6
Forgotten Sons (1997 Remaster)
Marillion
00:08:23

Mark Kelly, Engineer, Keyboards, Writer, MasteringEngineer - Steve Rothery, Guitar, Writer - Pete Trewavas, Bass Guitar, Vocals - Peter Mew, Engineer, MasteringEngineer - 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, MixingEngineer - Mick Pointer, Drums

© 1997 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1997 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

DISC 2

1
Market Square Heroes (Battle Priest Version; 1997 Remaster)
Marillion
00:04:18

Mark Kelly, Engineer, Keyboards, Writer, MasteringEngineer - Steve Rothery, Guitar, Writer - Pete Trewavas, Bass Guitar, Vocals - Peter Mew, Engineer, MasteringEngineer - Fish, Vocals - Mark Freegard, Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Derek Dick, Writer - Peter Trewavas, Writer - Ian Mosley, Drums - Marillion, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist - Diz Minnett, Writer - Michael Pointer, Writer - Brian Jelliman, Writer - Dave Hitchcock, Producer

© 1997 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1997 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

2
Three Boats Down From the Candy (1997 Remaster)
Fish
00:04:32

Mark Kelly, Engineer, Keyboards, Writer, MasteringEngineer - Steve Rothery, Guitar, Writer - Pete Trewavas, Bass Guitar - Peter Mew, Engineer, MasteringEngineer - Fish, Vocals - Mark Freegard, Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Derek Dick, Writer - Peter Trewavas, Writer - Marillion, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist - Michael Pointer, Writer - Dave Hitchcock, Producer - Mick Pointer, Drums

© 1997 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1997 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

3
Grendel (Fair Deal Studios Version)
Marillion
00:19:10

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

© 1997 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1997 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

4
Chelsea Monday (Demo)
Marillion
00:06:54

Mark Kelly, Harpsichord, Writer, Mini Moog, Grand Piano - Steve Rothery, Guitar, Writer - Pete Trewavas, Bass Guitar - Fish, Vocals - Danny Dawson, Producer, Audio Recording Engineer - Derek Dick, Writer - Peter Trewavas, Writer - Marillion, Vocals, Performance, MainArtist - Diz Minnett, Writer - Michael Pointer, Writer - Brian Jelliman, Writer - Mick Pointer, Cymbals, Percussion, Tama Drums

© 1997 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1997 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

5
He Knows You Know (Manchester Square Demo)
Marillion
00:04:29

Mark Kelly, Keyboards, Writer - Steve Rothery, Guitar, Writer - Pete Trewavas, Bass Guitar, Vocals - Fish, Vocals - Danny Dawson, Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Derek Dick, Writer - Peter Trewavas, Writer - Ian Mosley, Drums - Marillion, Vocals, Writer, Performance, MainArtist - Diz Minnett, Writer - Michael Pointer, Writer - Brian Jelliman, Writer

© 1997 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1997 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

6
Charting the Single (1997 Remaster)
Marillion
00:04:51

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

© 1997 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1997 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

7
Market Square Heroes (Re-Recorded Version; 1997 Remaster)
Marillion
00:04:48

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

© 1997 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1997 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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