Nick Mason To Release Vinyl And CD Boxed Sets Of His Three Solo Albums
Including Fictitious Sports, Profiles, And White Of The Eye
Available August 31, 2018
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For the first time in over 20 years, Nick Mason's solo albums, Nick Mason's Fictitious Sports, Profiles, and White Of The Eye will be available in both CD and vinyl boxed sets. Released on August 31 through Warner Music, these limited edition boxed sets will be available shortly before Mason tours Europe with his acclaimed new band Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets.
Nick Mason is one of the biggest selling artists of all time. A co-founding member of Pink Floyd, he is the only constant member of the group, performing on all of their albums as well as all of their live shows. In May of this year, Nick debuted his new band Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets with four intimate shows in London (Camden Dingwalls on May 20 and The Half Moon in Putney on May 21, 23 and 24) to an incredible reception.
UNATTENDED LUGGAGE is a further celebration of Nick Mason and his undeniably significant contribution to music. The set contains:
Nick Mason's Fictitious Sports - Mason's debut solo album which was originally released in 1981 and saw him collaborate with a variety of different musicians including Robert Wyatt and Carla Bley.
Profiles - A collaboration with 10cc guitarist Rick Fenn, it was Mason's second album outside of Pink Floyd and was released in 1985 as "Mason + Fenn." This is a mainly instrumental album except for tracks "Lie For A Lie," which features vocals from Maggie Reilly and former bandmate David Gilmour and "Israel," sung by UFO keyboardist Danny Peyronel.
White Of The Eye - A soundtrack for a British thriller movie of the same name, Mason once again collaborated with Fenn. Originally released in 1987, in conjunction with the film's release, this is the first time the record has been made available for over 20 years, and the first time it will appear on CD.
Mason says, "These recordings hold a very special place for me in my musical life. 'Fictitious Sports' developed initially from working with Mike Mantler, Carla Bley, and Robert Wyatt on a couple of their projects, and benefited enormously from a whole crew of great musicians that I was introduced to by them at Grog Kill Studios in Woodstock."
"'Profiles' and 'White Of The Eye' were an extension of working with Rick Fenn on some advertising and short documentary film soundtracks, which then developed into something more."
"Listening back after 30 odd years, I'm delighted they are getting the reissue treatment. I'm rather hoping that sales will be sufficient to damage the market in the original rare vinyl versions!"
UNATTENDED LUGGAGE will be available in both 3-CD and 3-LP boxed sets. Pre-orders are available from https://lnk.to/NickMasonULMP.
The individual albums Nick Mason's Fictitious Sports, Profiles, and White Of The Eye will all be available as a download and through streaming platforms.
Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets will be touring through Europe in September. Tickets are on sale now from www.thesaucerfulofsecrets.com.
Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets reviews from May 20, 2018:
"...this was the most extraordinary and joyous show, a reminder of what a peculiar and brilliant band Pink Floyd were... If you have the slightest interest in Pink Floyd, do not miss this group when they return to larger venues later this year. You won't even need acid to blow your mind."
5 Stars - Michael Hann, Financial Times
"The sound was immense, electrifying, galvanising, mesmerising and still deeply strange, bending the formats of primal rock into all kind of weird and wonderful shapes. From the warped garage rock opening of Interstellar Overdrive, Astronomy Dominie and Lucifer Sam to the closing proto-shoegaze blitz of One of These Days and bent musical hall wackiness of Point Me at the Sky, it was a set of such startling intensity it seemed to mock the very notion of nostalgia. It was enough to make you wonder whether rock has progressed very far at all since the Sixties."
4 Stars - Neil McCormick, The Daily Telegraph
Full European Tour Dates
Sunday September 2 - Stockholm, Sweden, Circus
Monday September 3- Copenhagen, Denmark, Forum Black Box
Tuesday September 4 - Rostock, Germany, Moya
Thursday September 6 - Amsterdam, Holland, Carre
Saturday September 8 - Antwerp, Belgium, Stadsschouwburg
Sunday September 9 - Luxembourg, Den Atelier
Monday September 10 - Paris, France, Olympia (On sale at a later date)
Tuesday September 11 - Dusseldorf, Germany, Mitsubishi Elektrikhalle
Thursday September 13 - Hamburg, Germany, Laeiszhalle
Saturday September 15 - Stuttgart, Germany, Beethovensaal
Sunday September 16 - Berlin, Germany, Tempodrom
Monday September 17 - Lepzeig, Germany, Haus Auensee
Wednesday September 19 - Vienna, Austria, Stadhalle F
Thursday September 20 - Milan, Italy, Tetro Arcimboldi
Friday September 21 - Zurich, Switzerland, Samsung Hall
Sunday September 23 - Portsmouth, UK, Guildhall
Monday September 24 - London, UK, Roundhouse
Tuesday September 25 - Birmingham, UK, Symphony Hall
Thursday September 27 - Manchester, UK, O2 Apollo
Friday September 28 - Glasgow, UK, SEC Armadillo
Saturday September 29 - Nottingham, UK, Royal Concert Hall
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