Unattended Luggage will be available on 3 CD and 3 LP
For the first time in over 20 years, Nick Mason’s solo albums will be available in both CD and vinyl boxed sets called Unattended Luggage. Released on August 31st 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. 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 is collaboration with 10 cc 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 is 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.
“These recordings hold a very special place for me in my musical life,” Mason says of the project. 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.”
He continues, “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. Each album will also be available individually 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 via the band’s website.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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