Marillion ‎– Script For A Jester's Tear

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EMC 3429, 0C 062-07 715 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album, Gat) EMI, EMI EMC 3429, 0C 062-07 715 UK 1983 Sell This Version
066 107715 1 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear (LP, Album, Gat) EMI 066 107715 1 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
SLEM-1137 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear = El Script(LP, Album) EMI SLEM-1137 Mexico 1983 Sell This Version
EMC 3429, 8161 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear = Partitura Para El Llanto De Un Bufon(LP, Album, Promo) EMI, EMI EMC 3429, 8161 Argentina 1983 Sell This Version
EMC 3429, 8161 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear = Partitura Para El Llanto De Un Bufon(LP, Album, TP) EMI, EMI EMC 3429, 8161 Argentina 1983 Sell This Version
1077154 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(Cass, Album) EMI 1077154 France 1983 Sell This Version
64 1077154 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(Cass, Album) Emi 64 1077154 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
4XT-12269 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(Cass, Album) Capitol Records 4XT-12269 US 1983 Sell This Version
4XT-12269 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(Cass, Album, Dol) Capitol Records 4XT-12269 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
ST-12269 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(Cass, Album, Promo, Adv) Capitol Records ST-12269 US 1983 Sell This Version
TC-EMC 3429, OC 262-07 715 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(Cass, Album, Red) EMI, EMI TC-EMC 3429, OC 262-07 715 UK 1983 Sell This Version
451 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 451 Indonesia 1983 Sell This Version
ST 12269 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album) Capitol Records ST 12269 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
EMC 3429, 0C 062 07 715 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album) EMI, EMI EMC 3429, 0C 062 07 715 UK 1983 Sell This Version
1077151 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album) EMI 1077151 Portugal 1983 Sell This Version
EMS-81584 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album) EMI EMS-81584 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
54 1077151 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album) EMI 54 1077151 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
EMC 3429, Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album) Portrait EMC 3429, Israel 1983 Sell This Version
ST-12269 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album) Capitol Records ST-12269 US 1983 Sell This Version
EMC 3429 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album) EMI EMC 3429 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
EMC 3429 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album) EMI EMC 3429 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
EMCJ(L) 5307 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album) EMI EMCJ(L) 5307 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
EMC 3429 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album) EMI EMC 3429 South Korea 1983 Sell This Version
064-07 715, 1C 064-07 715 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album) EMI, EMI 064-07 715, 1C 064-07 715 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
EMC 3429 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album, Gat) EMI EMC 3429 UK 1983 Sell This Version
064-1077151, 064 1077151 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album, Gat) EMI, EMI 064-1077151, 064 1077151 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
64 1077151 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album, Gat) Emi 64 1077151 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
1C 064-07 715 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album, Gat) EMI 1C 064-07 715 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
EMC 3429 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album, Gat) EMI EMC 3429 UK 1983 Sell This Version
EMC 3429 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album, Gat) EMI EMC 3429 UK 1983 Sell This Version
103-04486 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album, Gat) EMI 103-04486 Venezuela 1983 Sell This Version
038-7 46237 1, 038-74 6237 1 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album, Gat) EMI Electrola, EMI Electrola 038-7 46237 1, 038-74 6237 1 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
EMC 3429 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album, Gat) EMI EMC 3429 Ireland 1983 Sell This Version
EMC 3429 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album, Gat) EMI EMC 3429 Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong 1983 Sell This Version
ST-12269 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album, Jac) Capitol Records ST-12269 US 1983 Sell This Version
EMCP 3429 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album, Pic) EMI EMCP 3429 UK 1983 Sell This Version
EMC 3429 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album, Promo) EMI EMC 3429 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
EMS 81584 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album, Promo) EMI EMS 81584 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
EMC 3429 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album, RE, Gat) EMI EMC 3429 UK 1983 Sell This Version
ST-12269 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album, Win) Capitol Records ST-12269 US 1983 Sell This Version
F-143 Marillion Script For A Jester´s Tear(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Fann F-143 Poland 1983 Sell This Version
TCP 2650 Marillion Script for a jester´s tear(Cass, Album) EMI-Kent Elektronik San. Ve Tic. A.Ş. TCP 2650 Turkey 1983 Sell This Version
4486 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album, Gat) EMI 4486 Venezuela 1984 Sell This Version
CDP 7 46237 2 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(CD, Album, RE) EMI CDP 7 46237 2 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
31C 064 07715 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album, RE, Gat) EMI 31C 064 07715 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
066 1077151 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear (LP, Album, RE) EMI 066 1077151 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
CDP 7 46237 2 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(CD, Album, RE) EMI CDP 7 46237 2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
CDP 7 46237 2 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(CD, Album, RE) Capitol Records CDP 7 46237 2 US 1987 Sell This Version
CDP 7 46237 2 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(CD, Album, RE) EMI CDP 7 46237 2 UK & Europe 1987 Sell This Version
CDP 7 46237 2 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(CD, Album, RE, Lon) Capitol Records CDP 7 46237 2 US 1987 Sell This Version
1077154 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(Cass, Album, RP) EMI, Fame 1077154 France 1988 Sell This Version
1077151 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album, Gat) EMI 1077151 France 1988 Sell This Version
368 746237 2 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(CD, Album, RE) EMI 368 746237 2 Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
CDP 7 46237 2 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(CD, Album, RE) EMI CDP 7 46237 2 UK 1990 Sell This Version
0777 7 46237 2 8 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(CD, Album) EMI United Kingdom 0777 7 46237 2 8 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
TOCP-8315 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(CD, Album, Promo, RE) EMI TOCP-8315 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
TOCP-8315 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(CD, Album, RE) EMI TOCP-8315 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
DC 867362 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(CD, Album, RE) Disky DC 867362 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
06067 84528-2 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(2xCD, Promo) Sanctuary Records 06067 84528-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
06076 84528-2, NR 4506 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(CD, Album + CD, Comp + RE, RM) Sanctuary Records, Never Records 06076 84528-2, NR 4506 US 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 57865 2 5, REMARIL 001 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + RM) EMI, EMI 7243 8 57865 2 5, REMARIL 001 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 57865 2 5, REMARIL 001 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + RM) EMI, EMI 7243 8 57865 2 5, REMARIL 001 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 57865 2 5 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + RM) EMI 100 7243 8 57865 2 5 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 57865 2 5, REMARIL 001 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + RM) EMI, EMI 7243 8 57865 2 5, REMARIL 001 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
7243 5 27115 2 9, 527 1152 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(CD, Album, RE, RM) EMI, EMI 7243 5 27115 2 9, 527 1152 Brazil 2000 Sell This Version
7243 5 27115 2 9, 527 1152 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(CD, Album, RE, RM) EMI, EMI 7243 5 27115 2 9, 527 1152 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
MRCD 030001 Marillion Skript For A Jester's Tear(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Not On Label (Marillion) MRCD 030001 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
TOCP-67784 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) EMI TOCP-67784 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
7243 8 57865 2 5, REMARIL 001 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + RM) EMI, EMI 7243 8 57865 2 5, REMARIL 001 UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
VEMC 3429, 50999 091614 1 2 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album, RE, 180) EMI, EMI VEMC 3429, 50999 091614 1 2 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
C2 46237 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(CD) Capitol Records C2 46237 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
0777 7 46237 2 8, CD GOLD 1012 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(CD, Album) EMI, EMI Gold 0777 7 46237 2 8, CD GOLD 1012 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
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7243 8 57865 2 5 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(CD, Album, RP + CD, Comp, RP + RE, RM) EMI 7243 8 57865 2 5 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
0777 7 46237 2 8 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(CD, Album, Unofficial) EMI United Kingdom (2) 0777 7 46237 2 8 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
CDP 7 46237 2 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(CD, Album, Unofficial) EMI (2) CDP 7 46237 2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
TC GOLD 1012 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(Cass, Album, RE) EMI Gold TC GOLD 1012 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
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TC-EMC 3429 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(Cass, Album, RE, Bla) EMI TC-EMC 3429 UK Unknown Sell This Version
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ST-12269 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album, 24 ) Capitol Records ST-12269 US Unknown Sell This Version
EMC 3429, 10 7715 1 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album, RE, Gat) EMI, EMI EMC 3429, 10 7715 1 UK Unknown Sell This Version
EMC 3429, FA 3235 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album, RP, Gat) EMI, Fame EMC 3429, FA 3235 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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orsonclaudio64

orsonclaudio64

October 9, 2018
referencing Script For A Jester's Tear, LP, Album, Gat, 1077151
I doubt that this album is a press of 1988, I saw Marillion in concert in 1985 and I already had this album thanks to which I knew the band.
simmo506

simmo506

March 23, 2018
referencing Script For A Jester's Tear, CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + RM, 7243 8 57865 2 5, REMARIL 001

Miss this album at your peril, unless you don't like FISH. For me the better of the Marillion line ups and without doubt, this has ALL the hits you will ever need from the man. Should be in everyone's collection.
martindavey87

martindavey87

February 8, 2018
referencing Script For A Jester's Tear, CD, Album, RE, RM, RP, 7243 5 27115 2 9, 527 1152

I tried so hard to let this album grow on me, I really did. I'm a big Marillion fan and their early work is so exciting and fun to listen to. But not so much with the bands debut, 'Script for a Jester's Tear'. I struggled over this album for ages and ages, trying to think of what to say. The thing is, every song has it's high and low points. For example; 'Forgotten Sons'. The first half of this song features some of my favourite Marillion melodies. It's vibrant, energetic, and catchy. But when the song reaches the four-minute mark, it just stops dead. I feel like it's lost all its momentum, and the remainder of the song fails to catch my interest.

This is pretty much how I feel about every song on the album.

With the only exception being 'He Knows You Know', which is the only song I like all the way through, it just feels like there aren't any songs that I like from start to finish.

It's my only legit complaint, because otherwise, this would be a fantastic debut album. The passionate guitar playing, the beautiful keyboard melodies, the witty lyrics, it all comes together nicely to give Marillion a fresh and refined sound, that helped revitalize the prog scene in the 1980's.

'Script' isn't a bad album, but I really can't justify giving it more than two stars.
mikeknight49

mikeknight49

October 27, 2017
referencing Script For A Jester's Tear, LP, Album, RE, Gat, EMC 3429, 10 7715 1

My copy with this barcode has black and silver logo and text
Jake_Plester_Coyne

Jake_Plester_Coyne

October 1, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Script For A Jester's Tear, LP, Album, Gat, EMC 3429

The first Marillion album. This album is what many believe to be the savior of prog. Many prog bands had a hard time going from the 70's to the 80's. New sounds and styles were being made almost every day and became too much for even some of the grates such as Pink Floyd. When listening to this album, I can't help but here some harder rock influences. There will be parts where the guitar goes into what could easily be a riff from an Iron Maiden or a later Def Leopard album. Have to say this album does have a slow start compared to side 2. I love the different time changes and rhythms in there're songs. "Garden Party" just has this 8 beat rhythm that slows down and then speeds back up, it's still in time. The album ends on "Forgotten Sons". This is such a great prog song. The mood and passion that gets Portrayed in this are epic. It's like hearing a tale of a brave night. Witch ironically suits the album cover detecting a jester/bard. Overall, myself, I think that their later work was a little better structured. There are times in the album where the songs became very empty as the band goes into a new part, and that in itself could be done better as the band will (what sounds like) intentionally speed up going into different parts of the same song. This is all binder point and as a whole, this album is very good and may need more than one listen to fully appreciate.

6/10
asd429

asd429

November 16, 2016
referencing Script For A Jester's Tear, LP, Album, Gat, EMC 3429
I have an issue identical to this but with the different labels being reversed, i.e. the red logo is on side two. Matrix info is identical except that the last "1" on side two is not legible, either missing or too faintly impressed. Interestingly the plain inner sleeve has a date code of 3/86, but as I acquired the LP second hand I cannot be 100% sure that this is the original inner.
emyk_gabur

emyk_gabur

August 5, 2015
referencing Script For A Jester's Tear, LP, Album, ST 12269
Did this canadian pressing come with a custom inner sleeve?
Tonybro

Tonybro

May 18, 2014
referencing Script For A Jester's Tear, LP, Album, Gat, EMC 3429

My copy has RED EMI logos on the label and around the outer of the label - can't find a suitable alternative listing. UK EMC3429
sposato

sposato

December 4, 2009
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Script For A Jester's Tear, CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + RM, 7243 8 57865 2 5, REMARIL 001
This is the album that started it all, in early 1983. The following that Marillion started to build with "Market Square Heroes" were hungry for a full album. It wasn't a huge, huge success, as this was the age of Jacko, Duran Duran, and Culture Club. As everyone says, this is compared as nauseum to Peter Gabriel-era Genesis, but I also hear elements of Crimson, Yes, and ELP. Fish was seen as Scotland's answer to Gabriel.
There is room on the remaster for the original versions of "Market Square Heroes" and "Grendel", as well as single edits of "Garden Party" and "He Knows You Know" (most of these are on the budget comp 'Kayleigh').
The Marillion of today is a different animal than the band that you hear on this album. Script tracks were all but retired from the live set by 1992. The prog sound is a generation removed with each studio album after up to h getting settled in. This album captures a moment in time when prog was trying to reinvent itself for the '80s as Genesis and Yes became poppy for MTV.
Founding drummer Mick Pointer was sacked two months into the tour, as I suppose his style differs from Ian Mosley's. Pointer would later start Arena and even was part of a Script tribute.
Many of these tracks were demoed before the band were signed to EMI with former members Dez Minnett, Brian Jelliman, and even Doug Irvine (I've heard bootlegs of the early days).