Masque (Kansas album)

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Masque
Kansas - Masque.jpg
Cover art reproduces Water, a painting by the Italian Giuseppe Arcimboldo
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 20, 1975
RecordedSummer of 1975
StudioStudio in the Country, Bogalusa, Louisiana
GenreProgressive rock
Length40:39
LabelKirshner (US)
Epic (rest of the world)
ProducerJeff Glixman
Kansas chronology
Song for America
(1975)
Masque
(1975)
Leftoverture
(1976)
Singles from Masque
  1. "It Takes a Woman's Love (To Make a Man)" / "It's You"
    Released: 1975
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Masque is the third studio album by American progressive rock band Kansas. The album was released in October 1975 and was reissued in remastered format on CD in 2001. The album was again remastered and reissued on vinyl in 2014. The opening track, "It Takes a Woman's Love (To Make a Man)", was remixed for release as a single, but failed to gain attention. The remix included additional guest vocals and contains segments far different from the album version.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
1."It Takes a Woman's Love (To Make a Man)"Steve WalshWalsh3:08
2."Two Cents Worth"Kerry Livgren, WalshWalsh3:08
3."Icarus - Borne on Wings of Steel"Livgren[2]Walsh6:03
4."All the World"Walsh, Robby SteinhardtWalsh and Steinhardt7:11
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
5."Child of Innocence"LivgrenWalsh and Steinhardt4:36
6."It's You"WalshWalsh2:31
7."Mysteries and Mayhem"Livgren, WalshWalsh and Steinhardt4:18
8."The Pinnacle"LivgrenWalsh and Steinhardt9:44

Personnel[edit]

Kansas
Additional musicians
Production
  • Jeff Glixman - producer, remastered edition producer
  • Lee Peterzell - engineer
  • Jimmy Stroud - assistant engineer
  • Jeff Magid - remastered edition producer

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
1976 Top LPs & Tape (US)[3] 70

Certifications[edit]

Country Organization Year Sales
USA RIAA 1977 Gold (+ 500,000)[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adams, Bret. Masque at AllMusic
  2. ^ On the album's original vinyl release, "Icarus - Borne on Wings of Steel" is credited to Kerry Livgren on the sleeve notes but to "K. Livgren / S. Walsh" on the label. BMI records (see BMI Work # 699172) confirm that Livgren is the song's sole writer.
  3. ^ "Kansas Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved December 23, 2017.
  4. ^ "RIAA Gold & Platinum Database: Search for Kansas". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 26, 2017.