Marillion script for a jesters tear

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A beautiful title for an amazing album by Marillion. One of my favorite prog rock LPs. I can look at the cover for hours.

Marillion script for a jesters tear

It is full of details with all kinds of interesting background stories. The jester with a broken heart. And what about the sugar cubes and the spoon on the table. A hint to hard drugs like heroin and LSD? Or just stuff for making coffee? And I can go on and on.

Marillion script for a jesters tear

First consider the jester and his tears. A brilliant paradox. Singer Fish often felt that way, alone in his attic room. In his circle of friends and in the pub he was a celebrated person. He liked to be the clown, the jester. But inside he often felt gloomy and sad. When it came to matters of love, he had a hard time. As the singer of Marillion Fish also started to paint his face. So you only saw his image, his mask, not his true face.

Marillion script for a jesters tear

Seen here as a poster on the back of this cover. It prominently features the jester in his original apparel. What is actually the original story of the jester? The jester has a long history. He had to be careful with his jokes because that could also cost him his head if he was too critical about the policy of the prince or king.

But he enjoyed a special position, with a lot of freedom and happily walked around the court of many monarchs.

Marillion script for a jesters tear

Together with Mark Wilkinson, Marillion came up with this cover. All of a sudden you could see fans walking around wearing T-shirts with Jester images, throughout all of England. While creating the cover, Wilkinson ran into all kinds of copyright issues. For the painting on the mantelpiece, Fish actually wanted the famous painting of Ophelia by painter John Everett Millias, but Wilkinson was not allowed to do so. So he came up with a poster of a book cover by writer John Fowles.

That was feasible and Fish gave it the go-ahead. Just before the artwork was send to the printers, they found out that they would have to pay a lot of money if they used both logos. Wilkinson only had two more hours to erase both logos and draw something else instead. Fortunately, not all were opposed. It became the basis for a trilogy of Marillion record sleeves. The chameleon, which clings to this cover on the back of the chair, symbolizes elusive love. Every time Jester or Fish thinks that he can connect to Marillion script for a jesters tear, it changes color and love is elusive again.

Marillion script for a jesters tear

As seen on another bed in a kind of surrealistic image, like that of the painter Magritte. The chameleon can also be found on this cover. Perhaps more about that in the next blog about Marillion.

Marillion script for a jesters tear

Should I be happy when it comes to this? I write these articles as long as the Boerderij is closed. So with every blog I write, the Boerderij is closed for one more week. But it may not be a case of one excluding another. But of course, the most important thing is that the Boerderij will re-open again, for everyone and without restrictions. So that we can all enjoy live music once again and in between joke like a jester at the bar.

Marillion script for a jesters tear

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Script For A Jester's Tear ( Stereo Remix) by Marillion (Record, )