Profiles (Nick Mason and Rick Fenn album)

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Studio album by Nick Mason and Rick Fenn
Released 29 July 1985
Recorded 1984-85 at Britannia Row Studios
Genre Art pop
Instrumental rock
Progressive pop[citation needed]
Length 44:10
Label Harvest (UK)
Columbia (US)
Producer Rick Fenn and Nick Mason
Nick Mason and Rick Fenn chronology
Fictitious Sports
White of the Eye
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Profiles is Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason's second studio album and 10cc guitarist Rick Fenn's debut studio album. It was released in 1985.


It is almost entirely instrumental, save for two songs: "Lie for a Lie", featuring singer Maggie Reilly and Pink Floyd singer and guitarist David Gilmour; 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, [2]

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 will do this and Dave will do that and... well, you can go and make the tea, Nick!

— Nick Mason, [2]

Track listing

Side one

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

Side two

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

Non-album track

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



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b "The Amazing Pudding Reference Guide on Pink Floyd songs and records". Archived from the original on 2012-09-22.
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