Profiles (Nick Mason and Rick Fenn album)

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Studio album by
Released29 July 1985 (1985-07-29)
StudioBritannia Row Studios (London)
LabelHarvest (UK)
Columbia (US)
  • Rick Fenn
  • Nick Mason
Nick Mason and Rick Fenn chronology
Fictitious Sports
White of the Eye
Singles from Profiles
  1. "Lie for a Lie"
    Released: 1985
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Profiles is Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason's second studio album and 10cc guitarist Rick Fenn's debut studio album. It was released on 29 July 1985 by Harvest Records. The album (along with Nick Mason's Fictitious Sports and the soundtrack to the film White of the Eye) was remastered and reissued on 31 August 2018 as part of the box set Unattended Luggage.[2]


The album is almost entirely instrumental, save for two songs; "Lie for a Lie", featuring Pink Floyd's lead vocalist and guitarist David Gilmour with singer Maggie Reilly, and "Israel", sung by UFO keyboardist Danny Peyronel.

There was a time when we were considering it as an entirely instrumental album, but we had 'Lie for a Lie', which we wanted to go on, so we felt it needed another song to balance it out.

— Rick Fenn, [3]

I've certainly enjoyed working with Rick... I think it's useful and important to change the people you work with. You get so stuck in certain patterns. You know: Roger [Waters] will do this and Dave [Gilmour] will do that and... well, you can go and make the tea, Nick!

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Rick Fenn and Nick Mason, except where noted.

Side one

  1. "Malta" – 6:00
  2. "Lie for a Lie" (Fenn, Mason, Danny Peyronel) – 3:16
  3. "Rhoda" – 3:22
  4. "Profiles Part 1/Profiles Part 2" – 9:58

Side two

  1. "Israel" (Fenn, Peyronel) – 3:30
  2. "And the Address" – 2:45
  3. "Mumbo Jumbo" – 3:53
  4. "Zip Code" – 3:05
  5. "Black Ice" – 3:37
  6. "At the End of the Day" – 2:35
  7. "Profiles Part 3" – 1:55

Non-album track[edit]

  1. "Lie for a Lie" (Fenn, Mason, Peyronel) (12" Mix) – 5:54


Credits are adapted from the Profiles liner notes.[4]



  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Blistein, Jon (12 June 2018). "Pink Floyd's Nick Mason Preps Solo Albums Box Set". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 18 May 2021. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  3. ^ a b "The Amazing Pudding Reference Guide on Pink Floyd songs and records". Archived from the original on 11 September 2012.
  4. ^ Profiles (CD booklet). Nick Mason and Rick Fenn. Harvest Records. 1985.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)

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