Marillion - Script For a Jester's Tear 4/3/2020 Deluxe Edition (4CD/Blu ray/4LP) + Documentary

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  1. Eleventh Earl of Mar

    Eleventh Earl of Mar Somehow got them all this far. Thread Starter

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    While I think this record already sounds very nice a show from 1982 and a 90 minute doc are exactly the sort of thing I want from these reissues.
     
  2. R E Faust

    R E Faust Forum Resident

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    Not sure if the track listing is reliable but it seems extremely odd that the Market Square Heroes EP has been remixed in stereo but not 5.1. A great shame and omission if so.

    Also no original mix in hi-rez on the BluRay...

    These releases may be modelled on the Jethro Tull ones but this one doesn't come close in terms of content in comparison. Still, I am looking forward to hearing the surround of the main album.
     
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  3. Swordsandchains

    Swordsandchains A bird in the hand is like a man in the sand

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    Ordered this morning
     
  4. mark winstanley

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  5. Phillip Walch

    Phillip Walch Forum Resident

    Looking forward to more Marillion.

    Marillion confirmed over on Facebook that Season's End and Holidays in Eden will also be released in deluxe editions next year.
     
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  6. Swordsandchains

    Swordsandchains A bird in the hand is like a man in the sand

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    im going to assume an oversight on their part regarding there being no hi-rez original mix and that there probably is one. Would be weird to suddenly not include that
     
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  7. IanM007

    IanM007 Give me CDs or give me death...!

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    Was looking forward to this as have enjoyed the Misplaced and Clutching sets recently... However this one seems a bit light on material (no demos - ?) They haven't even included the bonus material from the last 2CD reissue - ?! If the documentary on the BR is as shoddily put together (and utterly unexciting) as the one in the Clutching set that will be a great shame. Will give the remix a listen and if I like it I'll probably just buy that when it's out as a stand alone. Live shows are always great but this isn't my favourite live period of theirs and there's plenty of bootlegs out there for this period already.

    Why CD2 looks like it will only clock in at around 30 mins is a mystery - really, there was nothing else to fill it up with?!

    I was really interested in this but like many others (I've spoken with on other Forums) who've known the track listing for about a week now I think it's a missed opportunity, content wise. Damn shame. Still, I guess I'll pick it up in the future for completion if I see a copy at £15-20 secondhand.
     
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  8. Kiss73

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    Whilst I will continue to purchase these (started so I will finish!!) I do find them a tad underwhelming. There's a lack of consistency, documentaries are rather dull, and it seems a rather incomplete picture of the period, whereby you have to buy other sets if you want to have the full picture (and/or find some Blu ray rip method). Look nice on the shelf alongside the vastly superior Tull sets, but I have hardly played the damn things. Ironically Brave (my least favourite Marillion album) was IMO the most interesting set so far.
     
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  9. Eleventh Earl of Mar

    Eleventh Earl of Mar Somehow got them all this far. Thread Starter

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    I think the issue with archival stuff is I actually doubt Marillion has tapes that are any good from this era which are in good enough shape - My guess is from looking at their live set, almost their entire output in 1983 combined leading me to believe that they wasted no studio time for demo material.
     
  10. Son of Ziggy

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    Can’t help but get this, I will order from Fish’s website so I have it signed by him.
     
  11. IanM007

    IanM007 Give me CDs or give me death...!

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    I'm just surprised they didn't at least repeat some of the bonus disc content from the 2CD deluxe a few years back on CD2 of the new set - better than empty space!
     
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  12. Chemically altered

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    Wake me when they get to Marbles. ;)
     
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  13. PTgraphics

    PTgraphics Senior Member

    I was hoping, like all the rest of these reissues, that the bonus content would be included from the 2cd releases but sound better. I have the 2 singles box sets and all those 2 cd sets, I think they sound bad though, so I am not missing it. Just would have been nice in one neat package.
     
  14. Score17

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    Agreed.... I believe the next release is going back to H era... Holidays in Eden.
     
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  15. Kiss73

    Kiss73 Forum Resident

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    Makes the package a tad pointless to be honest if your not going to do it properly. These are definitely not essential sets.

    I'm also a bit concerned that this is remixed by Andy Bradfield and Avril Mackintosh again - they didn't exactly do an amazing job with Clutching At Straws
     
  16. Son of Ziggy

    Son of Ziggy Forum Resident

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    Just EMI stuff...
     
  17. tcj

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    I'm severely underwhelmed by these sets so far. I didn't even pick up the AOS one from last fall. I realized that each one's choice of extras has let me down in significant ways and not only that, I've only listened to the remixes a few times, at most. The new mixes didn't do much for me. I think I'd have preferred simply better remasters of the original mixes. Maybe I'm just not as into Marillion anymore, I don't know, but I've got the first three of these piled up for consideration to sell off. Shame since I have the signed posters for Clutching and Brave (Childhood is signed directly onto the box, if I remember correctly. That's how little I've interacted with it - I can't even remember how it was signed.) Maybe soon I'll seek out a caring home for them from someone here on SH.tv.
     
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  18. Sevoflurane

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    I have enjoyed all of the sets so far and have ordered this one this morning. Bearing in mind his less than amicable departure from, and subsequent comments about, the band, I am really interested to hear what Mick Pointer has to say in the documentary. From comments posted by Marillion’s manager over the past few years on Facebook, it seemed that he wasn’t wanting to get involved initially, so it is good that most of the players involved in the early years of the band are on board (no Brian Jelliman or Doug Irvine).
     
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  19. Phillip Walch

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    Correction: Fugazi will be released next, then Season's End and Holidays in Eden next year.
     
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  20. Sevoflurane

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    Do you think they will be able to round up the multiple ex Marillion drummers for the documentary? They did go a bit Spinal Tap between Pointer and Mosley...
     
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  21. Eleventh Earl of Mar

    Eleventh Earl of Mar Somehow got them all this far. Thread Starter

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    Andy Ward isn't gonna show

    I can't believe he was that close to a second wind like that, damn.
     
  22. Eleventh Earl of Mar

    Eleventh Earl of Mar Somehow got them all this far. Thread Starter

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    Okay, he might show - I actually had in my mind that he passed away, but no. I have no clue how that happened.

    Two years later he resurfaced briefly with the neo-progressive rock band Marillion, appearing in the video of the hit single "Garden Party" from their debut album Script for a Jester's Tear and performing with them for three months as a replacement for their original drummer, Mick Pointer, who had recently been sacked. Ward's performances with the band included an appearance on the BBC's The Old Grey Whistle Test when they performed "Forgotten Sons". According to Mark Kelly, Ward had been recruited to the band without a proper audition because of his reputation. However, as both Kelly and Fish have recalled, his personal problems had resurfaced and he succumbed to a near nervous breakdown midway through the band's first American tour.
     
  23. Phillip Walch

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    That would be interesting watching. Jon Mover has a credit on Fugazi so I guess he should interviewed if he is willing.
     
  24. M2225

    M2225 Caesar's Lab

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    Joy to the people and Marillion that remain an active re-issue campaign! Everyone are entitled to make money!
     
  25. Tom B

    Tom B Forum Resident

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    Isn't the Marquee show on this the same as the one on the (now out-of-print) Early Stages set? Or am I getting dates wrong?
     

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