Script For A Jester’s Tear

MARILLION // 1983

Script for a Jester’s Tear is the debut studio album by Marillion, released in 1983. Produced by Nick Tauber, it was recorded between December 1982 and February 1983 at The Marquee Studios in London.

Script for a Jester’s Tear was intended to be part of a trilogy along with the next albums, Fugazi (1984) and Misplaced Childhood (1985). It was a commercial success in the UK, produced the Top 40 singles “He Knows You Know” and “Garden Party”, and peaked at number 7 on the album chart. It reached the Platinum certification and is credited with giving a second life to progressive rock.

– Fish / vocals
– Steve Rothery / acoustic & electric guitars
– Mark Kelly / piano, harpsichord, Korg CX3 organ, synths (Mini-Moog, Roland Jupiter 8, PPG Wave, Sequential Pro One, Yamaha CS15)
– Pete Trewavas / Rickenbacker bass & Fender fretless bass
– Mick Pointer / drums, percussion
Nick Tauber – production
Simon Hanhart – recording and mixing
Pete James – sound effects
Jo Mirowski – art direction and design
Mark Wilkinson – illustration
Pete James (Abbey Road) / sound effects
Peter Cockburn / newscaster’s voice (6)
The Marquee Club Children’s Choir / backing vocals (6)

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