All the members of Pink Floyd have released solo albums over the years, excercising the supreme creativity of each personality that melted together in this unique and legendary English Prog-Rock outlfit. Along with David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Syd Barrett, and Rick Wright, this includes drummer Nick Mason, who famously enjoys flying, race car driving, collecting rare autos, and playing vintage Pink Floyd music with his band Saucerful of Secrets.
On August 31, Mason releases, through Warner Music, a vinyl or CD box set called "Unattended Luggage," which compiles three of the musician's solo albums, including "Nick Mason's Fictitious Sports," his 1981 debut, which saw him collaborate with a variety of musicians including Robert Wyatt and Carla Bley. A second album outside of Pink Floyd entitled "Profiles" was a project with 10cc guitarist Rick Fenn. Released in 1985, this mainly instrumental effort, also inc;luded the song "Lie For A Lie," which featured vocals from Maggie Reilly and former bandmate David Gilmour. This release came out shortly before Pink Floyd reconvened to record "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" and return to active duty on the road.
"Unattended Luggage" also includes an intrumental album "White of the Eye," a soundtrack for a British thriller movie of the same name, on which Mason once again collaborated with Rick Fenn. Originally released in 1987, in conjunction with the film's premier, this is the first time the record has been made available for over 20 years and the first time it will appear on CD.
A co-founding member of Pink Floyd, he is the only constant member of the group that played on all of its albums from "Piper at the Gates of Dawn" to "The Endless River," as well as all of Floyd's live shows. The limited edition boxed set will be available shortly before Mason tours Europe with his acclaimed new band Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets. In May of this year, Nick debuted his group with four intimate shows in London's Camden Dingwalls on May 20 and The Half Moon in Putney on May 21, 23 and 24. At this time, no U.S. shows are planned.
Mason released other solo music, so, perhaps there's more 'unattended baggage' in the future!