Offered for sale is an original U.S. promotional copy of Nick Mason’s Fictitious Sports by Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason.
About this copy: This copy of Nick Mason’s Fictitious Sports is a 1981 U.S. pressing on the Columbia label.
The cover is M- and still has the original shrink wrap. There is a promotional stamp on the back cover.
The custom inner sleeve is M- with no splits. The disc is M- and looks unplayed. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a scarce and rather unusual Pink Floyd-related LP.
Background: Recorded in 1979 but not released until 1981, Nick Mason’s Fictitious Sports is the only solo album by Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason.
Columbia, apparently attempting to cash in on Pink Floyd’s explosion in popularity, released this album in 1981 under Nick Mason’s name when in reality he’s simply the drummer in this incarnation of Carla Bley’s ensemble; Ms. Bley composed all the music and lyrics for this project. It’s possibly her most overtly pop-oriented album, with all eight songs featuring vocals by Soft Machine alumnus Robert Wyatt. The music, by Bley’s standards, is fairly pedestrian if occasionally catchy, though the lyrics are often wryly amusing. So we have songs about failed car motors and a skeptic’s encounter with a flying saucer, and one dedicated to unappreciative audiences titled “Boo to You Too.” …For Pink Floyd completists, this album might provide a glimpse into an alternate universe of which they were otherwise unaware, but fans of Bley’s earlier masterpieces like Escalator Over the Hill are likely to emerge somewhat disappointed.
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|Year of Release:||1981|