Marillion ‎– Script For A Jester's Tear

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EMI ‎– 7243 8 57865 2 5, EMI ‎– REMARIL 001
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EMI 100
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CD, Album, Reissue
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All Media, Remastered
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1-1 Script For A Jester's Tear 8:44
1-2 He Knows You Know 5:23
1-3 The Web 8:52
1-4 Garden Party 7:19
1-5 Chelsea Monday 8:17
1-6 Forgotten Sons 8:23
2-1 Market Square Heroes (Battle Priest Version)
Engineer – Mark FreegardProducer – Dave Hitchcock*
4:17
2-2 Three Boats Down From The Candy
Engineer – Mark FreegardProducer – Dave Hitchcock*
4:30
2-3 Grendel (Fair Deal Studios Version) 19:08
2-4 Chelsea Monday (Manchester Square Demo)
Engineer – Danny Dawson
6:52
2-5 He Knows You Know (Manchester Square Demo)
Engineer – Danny Dawson
4:28
2-6 Charting The Single
Engineer – Simon Hanhart
4:51
2-7 Market Square Heroes (Alternative Version)
Engineer – Simon Hanhart
4:48

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24 bit digital remaster plus with bonus disc.

Including 28-pages full colour booklet containing lyrics and commentary of band members.

Remastered at Abbey Road Studios London April-July 1997.
Tracks 2-4 and 2-5 recorded at EMI House, Manchester Square, London on July 26th 1982.
Track 2-3 originally recorded in 1982 at Fair Deal Studios.

Cat# numbers:
"7243 8 57865 2 5" On spine, on the back cover, on the discs and on booklet.
"REMARIL 001" Below barcode (UK cat# number.)

Disc 1: All originally ℗ 1983 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd.
Digital remaster © 1997 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd.

Disc 2: All ℗ The copyright in this sound recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd.
Tracks 2-1, 2-2, 2-6 & 2-7 Digital remasters ℗ 1997 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd.

℗ 1997 The copyright in this compilation is owned by EMI Records Limited.
© 1997 EMI Records Limited.

Printed in Holland.
Made in Holland.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 24385 78652 5
  • Barcode (String): 724385786525
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): 857866 2 . 1 EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 etched): 010109
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI L042
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI AAHB4
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): EMI UDEN 8578672 @ 1
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 etched): 010301
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI L046
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI AAH10
  • Rights Society: Bel BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 0542
  • Other (Distribution Code Italy): I: 070
  • Other (Distribution Code France): F: PM 520
  • Other (Cat# CD1): 7243 857866 2 4
  • Other (Cat# CD2): 7243 857867 2 3

Other Versions (5 of 71) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EMC 3429 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album, Gat) EMI EMC 3429 UK 1983 Sell This Version
ST 12269 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album) Capitol Records ST 12269 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
31C 064 07715 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(LP, Album) EMI 31C 064 07715 Brazil 1983 Sell This Version
TOCP-8315 Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(CD, Album, RE) EMI TOCP-8315 Japan 1996 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

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December 4, 2009
edited over 5 years ago
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).