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Masques (Brand X album)

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Studio album by
Released8 September 1978
RecordedMay–June 1978
StudioTrident Studios, London
GenreJazz fusion
ProducerRobin Lumley
Brand X chronology
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Allmusic [1]

Masques is the third album by the British jazz fusion group Brand X. This was the band's first studio recording without drummer Phil Collins. The rear of the album cover has a photo of the crowd from the Knebworth Festival, 1978 — a bill that included both Brand X and Genesis, Collins' other band.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "The Poke" (Goodsall) - 5:10
  2. "Masques" (Jones, Robinson) - 3:16
  3. "Black Moon" (Pert) - 4:48
  4. "Deadly Nightshade" (Pert) - 11:22
Side two
  1. "Earth Dance" (Pert) - 6:06
  2. "Access to Data" (Goodsall) - 8:00
  3. "The Ghost of Mayfield Lodge" (Jones) - 10:17


Brand X


  • Robin Lumley – producer
  • Stephen W. Tayler – engineer
  • Michael Donegani – assistant engineer
  • Colin Green – assistant engineer
  • Rene Ruocco – assistant engineer
  • A.D. Design – layout
  • Chris Kutschera – sleeve design, front cover photography
  • Hag – back cover photography
  • Pete Donovan, Steve Jones and Dave Powell – equipment
  • Hit & Run Music – management


  • "The Ghost of Mayfield Lodge" is based on a true story (see this page for more info) about a carriage house where Percy Jones was staying which was said to be haunted
  • This album is the first album on which Percy Jones played the fretless Wal bass, which became his trademark sound


  1. ^ "allmusic ((( Masques > Overview )))". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-01-08.

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