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  • Audio CD (2 May 1989)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000025JS2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 84,193 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  4. Deadly Nightshade11:22£2.49  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Earth Dance 6:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Access To Data 8:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. The Ghost Of Mayfield Lodge10:17£2.49  Buy MP3 

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1.The Poke
2.Masques
3.Black Moon
4.Deadly Nightshade
5.Earth Dance
6.Access To Data
7.The Ghost Of Mayfield Lodge

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 6 Oct 2006
Format: Audio CD
Back in the mid nineteen seventies I was an avid follower of all things Genesis, and it was this obsession that brought me to Brand X. I bought Unorthodox Behaviour because Phil Collins drummed on it. The first time I played it, I hated it. I persevered. Eventually I fell in love with it. I bought Moroccan Roll. I bought Livestock, even though Phil didn't appear on all the tracks. Then came Masques. No Phil at all? I bought it anyway, and it has been one of my favourite albums ever since.

The album begins with 'The Poke', upbeat, lots of clever riffing, synchronised guitar bass and drum runs, with Chuck Bergi proving to be an adequate replacement for Phil. Some intricate piano and synthesizer completes the picture. The track ends with the band really rocking as it fades to nothing.

Second track, 'Masques' changes the tempo (and mood), completely. This track demonstrates just how good a Bass player Percy Jones is. A slow, moody piece where all instruments have their own space, the track builds gradually, then recedes to allow Percy's bass to come to the fore. Lightning quick bass runs interspersed with clever use of harmonics completes the track.

Track three, 'Black Moon' is gorgeous. Slow, leisurely, with a swing to it that makes you smile, the keyboards and guitar work together to produce a delightful melody that lodges itself in your head. The musicianship displayed by all band members is top class, yet the piece is coherent rather than self-indulgent. Wonderful.

The fourth track, 'Deadly Nightshade' begins with what sounds like piano and tuned percussion in harmony; the guitar takes over then the track becomes quite funky, building to some classic Jazz Rock, with a synthesizer lead line over crisp rythm guitar.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 30 April 2001
Format: Audio CD
By the time of the release of "Masques", Percy Jones and John Goodsall had successfully turned Brand X from being an occasional band into an award winning, highly regarded jazz-rock outfit. This release marked the (albeit temporary) departure of Phil Collins and Robin Lumley to be replaced by Chuck Burgi and Peter Robinson. To my mind that early looseness and humour which infected the previous three releases had, by now been replaced by some very serious, more structured and rather clinical compositions. That is not to say that there are not some outstanding moments like the beautifully melodic Morris Pert penned "Black Moon", featuring Pert himself on Fender piano. Percy Jones had also now switched to custom built Wal fretless basses, and, at this point in the band's development it is his increasing genius which shines through. In fact it is the interplay between Jones and Pert on percussion, which for me is the standout on this album, although Pert is perhaps a tad over busy on Jones' composition "Mayfield Lodge". Overall though, this material stands the test of time pretty well, and even if heavy duty jazz rock is not your bag, Brand X were truly awesome musicians.
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By Mr. John Heath on 10 Dec 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This was a jazz-rock fusion band years ahead of their time with a mix of power guitar tracks, almost prog rock along with more abstract jazzy tracks. All in all though pretty unique as I can't think of anyone else who sounded quite like Brand X at the time. I think the dense guitar led numbers work best but then that's only my view. Others may like the more abstract bass and percussion led tracks.
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Excellent bunch of musicians. Phil Collins from Genesis on drums. All of the others are brilliant too. This is what it is like when everyone is at the top of their game. Don't expect R'n'B because this isn't like that - think jazz...
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By MR TERENCE MULLEN on 9 Dec 2014
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Jazz rock of a certain age
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