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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.

Track #1 - Script for a Jester's Tear
Track #2 - He Knows You Know
Track #3 - The Web
Track #4 - Garden Party
Track #5 - Chelsea Monday
Track #6 - Forgotten Sons