Mask (Roger Glover album)

Mask is a solo album by the Deep Purple bass guitarist Roger Glover.[4] It was released on June 18, 1984, in Europe by 21 Records/Polydor. It was promoted with two music videos. It has been reissued on CD twice in the UK, in 1993 (Connoisseur Collection, b/w "Elements") and in 2005 (Cherry Red/Lemon). Neither has bonus material.

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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 18, 1984
RecordedBearTracks Studios, Suffern, New York,
Boogie Hotel Studios, Port Jefferson, New York,
Le Studio, Morin-Heights, Quebec,
GenrePop-rock, new wave
Label21 Records, Polydor[1]
ProducerRoger Glover
Roger Glover chronology
Accidentally on Purpose
(with Ian Gillan)

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2/5 stars[2]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music2/5 stars[1]
MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide2/5 stars[3]

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Roger Glover, except where noted.

One Side
  1. "Divided World" - 5:12
  2. "Getting Stranger" - 4:07
  3. "The Mask" (Roger Glover, Jean Roussel) - 7:32
  4. "Fake It" - 4:42
Another Side
  1. "Dancin' Again" (Roger Glover, Dave Gellis) - 3:30
  2. "(You're) So Remote" - 4:46
  3. "Hip Level" (Roger Glover, Chuck Burgi, Dave Gellis) - 7:19
  4. "Don't Look Down" - 3:41
Audio cassette bonus track
  1. "Unnatural" - originally as track no. 8 on side B



Production notesEdit

  • Engineered by Nick Blagona
  • Additional engineering by Jeffrey Kawalek and Mike Barry
  • Mixed by Roger Glover and Nick Blagona
  • Mastered at Sterling Sound by Greg Calbi


  1. "The Mask" / "The Mask" (edit)
  2. "The Mask" (12" Remix) / "Fake It"
  3. "The Mask" / "You're So Remote"
  4. "Divided World" / "Dancin' Again"


  1. ^ a b Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Volume 3: MUZE. p. 780.CS1 maint: location (link)
  2. ^ Collins, Paul. "Roger Glover Mask review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-11-06. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Visible Ink Press. 1999. p. 323.
  4. ^ Thompson, Dave (September 1, 2004). Smoke on the Water: The Deep Purple Story. ECW Press. ISBN 9781550226188 – via Google Books.

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