Marillion - Lufthansa Air Terminal 1983

This is Marillion back in 1983, the year they released their debut album 'Script for a Jester's Tear' (recorded at Marquee Studios, London, December 1982 - February 1983) and released in March 2003.

Throughout 1983 the band toured across the UK, Europe, and the USA, predominately as the headline act and selling out mainstream venues ( they opened for Rush at the Radio City Music Hall, New York for 5 nights)

Having built a credible London audience at the legendary Marquee Club prior to achieving notable success, the band chose to perform two secret gigs at the venue in 1983 (the previous year the club was their key London venue).

On May 12th 1983 they appeared as 'Skyline Drifters' at the venue, and for this particular concert at the Marquee Club London, on Sunday 30th, October, 1983, they sold out under the name 'Lufthansa Air Terminal', clearly their fans back then new what was going on.

Source: Original soundboard to audio cassette to MP3

Sound Quality: Good stereo (some 'tape hiss' between songs, this does not detract) mp3 @192kbps.

Genre: Progressive rock, Neo-progressive rock, Art rock

Set: Full Set.

Set List:

1. Garden Party
2. Punch And Judy
3. Script For A Jesters Tear
4. Emerald Lies
5. He Knows You Know
6. Assassin
7. She Chameleon
8. Jigsaw
9. Incubus
10. Forgotten Sons
11. Market Square Heroes
12. Margaret
13. The Web

Band Line Up:

Fish: Vocals
Mark Kelly: Keyboards
Pete Trewavas: Bass Guitar
Steve Rothery: Lead Guitar
Ian Mosley: Drums

Links: Official Site HERE.

The officially released album 'Early Stages' includes the band live at The Marquee, on the 30th December 1982 (CD 2 & 3).

As far as I understand, Marillion played eight gigs at the venue between early 1982 and 1983.

The other concerts at the Marquee are 'around' in various degrees of quality, I will be happy to try and source them if any Marillion fans are interested, otherwise enjoy this 'secret' gig in all it's glory.

Replacement download link in comments below (8th February 2012).

Purchase: MP3's and support the artists - Marillion


Beehive Candy said…
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Anonymous said…
interested in any other Fish-era Marillion you may have to offer. Thanks for this one. cheers.
Anonymous said…
curious to hear the 'Fugazi' material... slightly different versions from what they eventually would develop into. thanks.
Anonymous said…
The Part One link is dead...
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John said…
Wow, I don't even remember uploading this to the Internet. I'm guessing it must have been a years ago. Anyway this IS my ACTUAL ticket including the faint hair just under the 7.00pm text. Just checked my book of tickets and it sits just I between Michael Schenker Group and Ozzy Ozbourne for Autumn 1983.