MARILLION: Garden Party 12″ includes 2 exclusive songs, both Live versions. 1983 UK. 26 minutes of great Prog. Check videos.


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MARILLION: Garden Party [Garden Party (Full Version), Charting the Single (Live), Margaret (Live)Both Charting the Single + Margaret are exclusive songs to this release]

“”Garden Party (The Great Cucumber Massacre)”” was the third single Marillion debut album Script for a Jester Tear, reaching number 16 in the UK Singles Chart in 1983, the band biggest singles chart success prior to 1985. The song is a parody of social elitism and snobbery. The B-side is a live version of “”Margaret”” (recorded at Edinburgh Playhouse, 7 April 1983). The 12″” single includes a live version of “”Charting The Single”” (recorded at Hammersmith Odeon, 18 April 1983).

Marillion ‎– Garden Party (The Great Cucumber Massacre)
Label: EMI ‎– 12 EMIS 5393
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single, Poster
Date: 1983
Genre: Rock, Pop, Prog Rock
…Side A
“”Garden Party”” [Full version] – 07:11
“”Charting the Single”” [Live version, London Hammersmith Odeon, April 18 ’83] – 06:30

…Side B
“”Margaret”” [Full live version, Edinburgh Playhouse, April 7 ’83] – 12:17

====> 26 MINUTES OF MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!

After the synth/guitar break in the middle of the song, a verse starts:
I’m punting
I’m beagling
I’m wining
I’m rucking
I’m miming
(So welcome) It a party!

However, the original lyrics read, “”I’m fucking”” and was replaced by “”I’m miming”” for the single release and “”I’m frolicking”” for the album track. “”Rucking”” in the previous line is a rugby term; the sport is referred to earlier in the song. Fish appeared on shows such as Top of the Pops, the UK long running chart show and at the point where he ought to be singing the broadcastable “”miming”” he shut his mouth and merely pointed at his lips as the words came over the PA. The album version (which was also included on the 12″” release), contained the original lyric.

Fish – vocals
Steve Rothery – guitars
Mark Kelly – keyboards
Pete Trewavas – bass
Mick Pointer – drums

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