Mask

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All Music Guide - Paul Collins
Unlike the orchestral reach of his previous solo works, for The Mask Roger Glover updated his sound to slick guitar and synth rock that lands somewhere between The Fixx and Simple Minds. Having a Deep Purple member attempt eighties pop sounds like a recipe for disaster, but Glover pulls it off. Although Glover sneaks some old-fashioned sax rave-ups into "Dancin' Again," the album is more typified by the upbeat hook-pop of both "Getting Stranger" and the title track. These tracks seem geared for heavy video rotation, and Glover's own bass chops are strangely muted throughout -- and yet it never comes off as a sell-out.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Paul Collins
Unlike the orchestral reach of his previous solo works, for The Mask Roger Glover updated his sound to slick guitar and synth rock that lands somewhere between The Fixx and Simple Minds. Having a Deep Purple member attempt eighties pop sounds like a recipe for disaster, but Glover pulls it off. Although Glover sneaks some old-fashioned sax rave-ups into "Dancin' Again," the album is more typified by the upbeat hook-pop of both "Getting Stranger" and the title track. These tracks seem geared for heavy video rotation, and Glover's own bass chops are strangely muted throughout -- and yet it never comes off as a sell-out.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/11/2014
  • Label: Lemon Records Uk
  • EAN: 5013929765320
  • Catalog Number: 53
  • Sales rank: 64,429

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Divided World (5:13)
  2. 2 Getting Stranger (4:07)
  3. 3 The Mask (7:34)
  4. 4 Fake It (4:48)
  5. 5 Dancin' Again (3:33)
  6. 6 (You're So) Remote (4:49)
  7. 7 Hip Level (7:20)
  8. 8 Don't Look Down (3:42)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Roger Glover Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Percussion, Timbales, Vocals, oberheim, Group Member
Joe Jammer Guitar, Group Member
Nick Blagona Percussion
Craig Brooks Vocals, Group Member
Denise Brooks Vocals
Chuck Burgi Drums, Group Member
Mark Conese Drums, Group Member
Charles DeChant Saxophone, Group Member
Dave Gellis Guitar, Group Member
Kate & Anna McGarrigle Vocals
Kim Romano Vocals
David Rosenthal Keyboards, Synclavier, oberheim, DX-7, Soloist, Group Member
Jean Roussel Keyboards, Group Member
Kate McGarrigle Vocals, Group Member
Jean Rosenthal Synthesizer, Piano, oberheim
Technical Credits
Roger Glover Composer, Producer, Cover Image
Nick Blagona Engineer, Dub Mixing
Greg Calbi Mastering
Mark Conese Simmons
Jeffrey Kawalek Engineer
Bill Levy Art Direction
Peter Corriston Art Direction
Raymond d'Addario Logistics
Malcolm Dome Liner Notes
Mike Barry Engineer
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