Masque (Kansas album)

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Studio album by Kansas
Released October 1975
Recorded Studio in the Country, Bogalusa, Louisiana
Genre Progressive rock
Length 40:39
Label Kirshner
Producer Jeff Glixman
Kansas chronology
Song for America
Singles from Masque
  1. "It Takes a Woman's Love (To Make a Man)"
    Released: 1976

Masque is the third studio album by American progressive rock band Kansas, released in October 1975. The album was reissued in remastered format on CD in 2001.

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. The album was remastered and issued on vinyl in 2014. It was also repackaged as Playlist: Masque, although several songs from Kansas (1974), "The Devil Game" from Song for America (1975), "No Room for a Stranger" from Audio-Visions (1980), "Right Away" from Vinyl Confessions (1982), but only "Two Cents Worth" and "All the World" from Masque appeared on the album.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "It Takes a Woman's Love (To Make a Man)" Steve Walsh 3:08
2. "Two Cents Worth" Kerry Livgren, Walsh 3:08
3. "Icarus - Borne on Wings of Steel" Livgren[2] 6:03
4. "All the World" Walsh, Robby Steinhardt 7:11
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Child of Innocence" Livgren 4:36
2. "It's You" Walsh 2:31
3. "Mysteries and Mayhem" Livgren, Walsh 4:18
4. "The Pinnacle" Livgren 9:44


Additional personnel[edit]



Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1976 Pop Albums 70


  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.