Super-deluxe box set of Marillion’s ‘Script For A Jester’s Tear’ coming in April

Over the past two years, Marillion have revisited their back-catalogue with the release of several box sets, pairing some much loved albums with live material, demos and much-celebrated 5.1 mixes. Following the release of the ‘Afraid of Sunlight’ box set in 2019, the next installment comes in March 2020 with a lavish reissue of the debut album, ‘Script For A Jester’s Tear’.

A long held fan favourite, the five disc set will include a new stereo mix of the album by Andy Bradfield and Avril Macintosh, a brand new 5.1 mix, a documentary on the making of the album – now heralded as a prog rock classic – and a wealth of early live material.

A full rundown of the contents can be explored below.

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Cherry Red Records Pre-Christmas Sale: Plenty of classic rock and prog rock titles available at discounted prices!

In the run up to Christmas, the folks at Cherry Red Records are running a mega sale on selected box set and vinyl items.

As with their Black Friday weekend sale, the discounts are applied to a selection of superb progressive rock titles and classic rock items, some of which are not to be missed.

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Eddie Jobson: The Band Years 1971-79 / First in a series of compilations due very soon

For most people, Eddie Jobson will be best known as an electric violin player who made his name in the seventies as a member of Curved Air and Roxy Music, as well as being a founder member of progressive rock supergroup UK.

Jobson has had a long and varied career, which will be celebrated on a series of compilation discs – each one covering a separate decade.  The first of these, ‘The Band Years: 1971-79’ features a well curated selection of tracks including solo material and some of the bands with which Jobson made his name, including a broad overview of UK’s two studio albums.

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Sequences: New release from Twelfth Night will celebrate signature piece

The 1980s neo-progressive rock scene spawned many bands that are still loved by prog fans decades on.  Twelfth Night were arguably among the most inventive and the most overlooked.  One of the band’s signature pieces, ‘Sequences’, is an excellent example of the band’s gifts for experimentation and re-invention, having changed shape over the course of the band’s lifetime.

In November, a new release ‘Sequences’ will celebrate the evolution of the twenty minute epic, and mark the centenary of the end of WWI.  The new recording will the first time the vocal version of the song will have been captured in the studio environment.

Full details can be found in the below press release.

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GREENSLADE – Spyglass Guest

Of all the second division prog bands of the 70s – those who never quite made it to household name status with Yes and Camel – Greenslade are, perhaps, the band who’ve most been relegated to history. Despite a few high profile BBC appearances and four albums released between 1973 and 1975, they’ve never quite been given their full dues. If Greenslade get mentioned at all, it’s for their second album ‘Bedside Manners Are Extra’, released at the tail end of 1973. ‘Spyglass Guest’ – released the following year – is arguably a much better album.

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