Masque

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
In 1992, Manfred Mann's Earth Band in its latest incarnation delivered a new album that retraced a few earlier steps and got closer to finishing some ideas that earlier incarnations of the band had begun. The result was Masque, a strange and beautiful and strangely beautiful mix of jazz, rock, classical, and pop sounds, drawing on compositions from Paul Weller to Gustav Holst. The most easygoing incarnation of cosmic rock, Masque melds elements of '40s pop and even big-band swing, synth pop, '70s pop
ock, and classical into a quite beautiful whole that's as seductive as it is dazzling. Mick Rogers and Maggie Ryder's vocals are a potent ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
In 1992, Manfred Mann's Earth Band in its latest incarnation delivered a new album that retraced a few earlier steps and got closer to finishing some ideas that earlier incarnations of the band had begun. The result was Masque, a strange and beautiful and strangely beautiful mix of jazz, rock, classical, and pop sounds, drawing on compositions from Paul Weller to Gustav Holst. The most easygoing incarnation of cosmic rock, Masque melds elements of '40s pop and even big-band swing, synth pop, '70s pop
ock, and classical into a quite beautiful whole that's as seductive as it is dazzling. Mick Rogers and Maggie Ryder's vocals are a potent combination, even plunging into Manhattan Transfer territory with a little studio trickery on "Billie's Orno Bounce", and Mann's keyboards and Rogers' guitars make a great lead instrumental combo as well. The strangest piece here, however, is "A Couple of Mates," in which Mann excerpts elements from several other pieces, including Holst's "The Planets." The whole album is essential listening for anyone who's ever been a fan of Mann's work, or even of Gustav Holst's music -- even his remake of "Joybringer" an adaptation of "Jupiter" from "The Planets", which had previously been recorded by another version of the Earth Band, is distinctly fresh and startlingly beautiful, so much so that it was chosen to open the album, which is mighty impressive for a remade piece.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/6/2011
  • Label: Creature Music
  • EAN: 5019148619178
  • Catalog Number: 16
  • Sales rank: 64,581

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Joybringer - Manfred Mann (2:28)
  2. 2 Sister Billy's Bounce - Manfred Mann (2:15)
  3. 3 What You Give Is What You Get - Manfred Mann (2:34)
  4. 4 Telegram to Monica - Manfred Mann (5:36)
  5. 5 Billy's Orno Bounce - Manfred Mann (3:13)
  6. 6 Couple of Mates - Manfred Mann (3:20)
  7. 7 Neptune - Manfred Mann (1:08)
  8. 8 Rivers Run Dry - Manfred Mann (3:04)
  9. 9 Hymn - Manfred Mann (3:57)
  10. 10 We're Going Wrong - Manfred Mann (3:59)
  11. 11 Planets Schmanets - Manfred Mann (2:40)
  12. 12 Geronimo's Cadillac - Manfred Mann (4:43)
  13. 13 Telegram to Monica - Manfred Mann (3:11)
  14. 14 Joybringer - Manfred Mann (3:20)
  15. 15 Geronimo's Cadillac - Manfred Mann (2:58)
  16. 16 Geronimo's Cadillac - Manfred Mann (5:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Manfred Mann's Earth Band Primary Artist, Trumpet, Keyboards
Manfred Mann Indexed Contributor
Guy Barker Trumpet
Chris Batchelor Trumpet
Mark Feltham Bass
John Lingwood Drums
Frank Mead Saxophone
Andy Pask Bass
Mick Rogers Guitar, Vocals
Linda Taylor Vocals
Tommy Willis Guitar
Ian Porter Emulator
Denny Newman Bass, Vocals
Durban Betancourt-Laverde Bass
Meggie Ryder Vocals
Byron Bird Trumpet
Technical Credits
Jack Bruce Composer
Manfred Mann Composer, Producer
Anthony More Programming
Neil Amor Engineer
Stuart Barry Engineer
Mike Brown Remastering
Pete Brown Composer
Steve Forward Producer, Engineer
Paul Weller Composer
Mick Rogers Composer, Producer
Michael Murphy Composer
Robert M. Corich Remastering, Sleeve Notes
Terry Medhurst Engineer
Andrew Buckle Artwork
Stevie Fernie Music Business Affairs
Denny Newman Composer
Hard Times Production Producer
Andy Taylor Sleeve Notes
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