Masque is back!

GOOD news my little gargoyles. After much delay the ‘Masque’ re-issue is finally here!

And it’s a significant improvement to the original release in every way with many subtle additions, a couple of previously unreleased bonus tracks and a tastefully designed 12 page booklet with all the lyrics and explanatory notes from yours truly describing all the retouches that I made to 11 of the 14 tracks.

The running order has also been changed to include ‘The Ratcatcher’s Daughter’ and ‘The Sea Captain’ which have replaced ‘Matty Groves’ and ‘Grantchester Fields’ which are now to be found among the bonus tracks. These include radio session versions of ‘Alice’s House’ and ‘Solitude’ (yes, the Black Sabbath song!) recorded with flutist Valerie Franco with whom I was touring around this time (1990).

Those of you who owned the original French release on New Rose and the Greek LP will also be pleased to hear that the glitches which once blighted ‘I Dreamt I Stood Upon The Scaffold’ and ‘The Sporting Life’ have been digitally exorcised, so consign your old copy to the family crypt and treat yourself (and maybe a friend or two) to a shiny new copy!

For those of you who are already overflowing with festive spirit the PRAS are making a pre-Xmas offer of extra copies at half price so if you want to introduce a friend(s) to my music (and what a nice idea that is at this time of the year) the first copy will be 10 GBP (12 euros) but each additional copy will be just 5GBP (6 euros) Postage, as always, is FREE.

Payments to be made via paypal to Rolandtowers@yahoo.co.uk

Happy listening and stay tuned to this channel for more life enhancing announcements!

P

 

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About RealPaulRoland

PAUL ROLAND is a prolific recording artist, producer and author of more than 30 books. He has been spinning his musical tales against a backdrop of gothic rock, psych pop and, occasionally, baroque strings. He has been called 'Edgar Allen Poe of psych pop' and the 'Godfather of Steampunk'.

Posted on December 7, 2011, in Masque, Paul Roland and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. ONE OF MY FAVORITE PAUL ROLAND ALBUMS , I HAVE THE NEW ROSE CD WITH THE ADDITIONAL TRACKS THE RATCATCHERS DAUGHTER, THE SPORTING LIFE, AND THE SEA CAPTAIN.PURCHASED IN 1994 AND STILL PLAYED REGULARLY.PHAROAH , CANDY SAYS, AND COCOON ARE SONGS THAT I NEVER TIRE OF HEARING.

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