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5.0 out of 5 stars So Here I Am Once More
"So here I am once more, in the playground of the broken hearts."
So let it be written, the first words on the first full length album by the singer Fish and the band Marillion. Indeed, early Marillion is so heavily associated with their original singer that it is futile to try to separate them. Early Marillion, meaning the first four crucial albums, are...
Published on March 23 2010 by LeBrain
3.0 out of 5 stars greats songs but poor drumming
As a bass player I am probably more sensitive to this than others but the drumming on this album is really very amateurish. I am a fan of both pre and post Fish Marrilion and really feel that this album could have ranked alongside any of their other classics but the drumming distracts my ear to the point that I play this album rarely, A great pity because as a lot of...
Published on June 19 2003 by Bret
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic,
On first listening it may sound rough and unfocused . BUT , when you acquired its taste , it is an EXCELLENT collage of pieces .
surprising how anytime you listen you discover new layers and corners .
Marillion was always suspected to imitate Genesis ( they are aware and strongly deny ) But it is unimportant . the originality , authenticity and unnique , different taste makes this a perfect piece .
The guitar , keyb's and singing is impeccable .
there is a strong sense of POWER , despite the somewhat melancholic tunes .
It is a real charmer , and an eternal record .
3.0 out of 5 stars greats songs but poor drumming,
As a bass player I am probably more sensitive to this than others but the drumming on this album is really very amateurish. I am a fan of both pre and post Fish Marrilion and really feel that this album could have ranked alongside any of their other classics but the drumming distracts my ear to the point that I play this album rarely, A great pity because as a lot of other reviewers have said there are some great Fish lyrics and Rothery Guitar. Also for a first effort the songwritting is of a high standard.
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant,
I bought this album the day it was released in London back in '83. I was eagerly awaiting this LP after the wonderful singles that set the stage and I couldn't have been any more overwhelmed upon hearing their maiden voyage in full length form.
The lyrics and vocals of Fish are incredible and the music is magical. And the great thing is that this album, along with the next 3, still stand the test of time.
They are all, as Fish would say, "brilliant".
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid debut,
Some people say this is the best Marillion album. I disagree. For me, MISPLACED CHILDHOOD fills this position.
In SCRIPT FOR A JESTER`S TEARS, Marillion still sounded too much like GENESIS for my taste, but it was obvious since the star that the guys had something special, mainly their singer, Fish (Derek William Dick). This guys sing with passion and it does not sound a fake passion.
The tunes are all regular and keyboard driven.
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest albums of all time!,
Marillion begun with Script for a Jesters Tear, a very moving album that any desperate, lonely, heart broken young man can relate too. This one packs a punch! Fish is a great singer and anyone who loves real music will need to own this album. The double cd is great with an extra cd of b sides and alternative versions of songs, plus a huge ooklt full of pictures and stories. Marilion are one of my favorite bands of all time!
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad effort but not in the same class as later ...,
Not a bad effort but not in the same class as later Fish efforts. They were still finding themselves on this record. If you're just starting out with this band try Misplaced Childhood first, a true masterpiece. Their DVD Live at Loreley from '87 is also a great effort with amazing sound for the time, and features Fish.
4.0 out of 5 stars I am still listening,
This album came to the surface with song "He knows you know" on the radio. Too bad they did not play the other ones.
Best guitar I ever heard on the song "The web". "Forgotten sons" guitar at the end is pretty good too.
Lyrics are great and expressed the discomfort of soul. I guess I am not the only one.
5.0 out of 5 stars Encore un autre excellent album de Marillion,
This review is from: Script for a Jester's Tear (Audio CD)
Encore un autre excellent album de Marillion,ce groupe anglais de rock progressif est mon meilleur.Je les adore,Tous les albums avec le chanteur fish sont excellents.
5.0 out of 5 stars A bestseller.,
One of the best albuns ever. One transcendent trip through Marillion's creativity.
Worthy to have it. Historical moments that a Marillion's fans must have.
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic...,
Thanks again for the great price and service, guys. Everything was on time and in perfect order. Everything was first class!
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