I Advance Masked (album)

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I Advance Masked
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Studio album by Andy Summers and Robert Fripp
Released: 1982-09-24 (USA)
Recorded: September 1981, May 1982
Length: ALBUM LENGTH
Label(s): A&M
Producer(s): Andy Summers and Robert Fripp
Studio(s): Arny's Shack, Dorset, England

Island Studios, London, England

Introduction

On 1980-10-14 Andy wrote a letter to Robert Fripp about a possible common project - which would result in this LP.

In Oakville 1981-08-23 Andy Summers mentioned that they had their "first play together this week in New York" (i.e. between 1981-08-16 and 1981-08-21) and were about to record with Robert Fripp in England "next week". In later interviews he mentions that they recorded for two weeks at Arny's Shack in Bournemouth in September 1981.

One week was just playing around with ideas.

According to Melody Maker from October 9, 1982 they did further recording in May 1982 in Andy's house and then in Ireland. International Musician & Recording World from September 1982 mentions that they worked another five days at Basing Street (Island Studios).

Personnel

  • Andy Summers: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, Roland and Moog synthesizers, Fender bass, Roland guitar synthesizers, various percussion
  • Robert Fripp: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, Roland and Moog synthesizers, Fender bass, Roland guitar synthesizers, various percussion


Track listing

Singles released

Variants, special editions and re-releases

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Charts

Album

Year Chart Country Position
YYYY CHART COUNTRY POSITION REACHED

Singles

Year Song Chart Country Position
YYYY SONG CHART COUNTRY POSITION REACHED

Awards, nominations, and certifications

Awards

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Year Winner Award Category
YYYY WINNER (album, song, producer, etc.) AWARD (Grammy, People's Choice, etc.) CATEGORY

Nominations

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Year Nominee Award Category
YYYY NOMINEE (album, song, producer, etc.) AWARD (Grammy, People's Choice, etc.) CATEGORY

Certifications

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Country Certifier Classification Certification
COUNTRY CERTIFIER (RIAA, IFPI...) CLASSIFICATION (Album, singles, foreign artist...) CERTIFICATION (Gold, Platinum, Diamond...)

Quotations and trivia

In several interviews Andy Summers mentions that the title was inspired by a Dali quote and was also considered to be the title of a The Police album.

See also

External links and reviews

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References

  • Summers, Andy. Discography-Collaborations: I Advance Masked
  • Summers, Andy, and Fripp, Robert. I Advance Masked. (1982) [Audio recording], A&M Records.
  • several US newspaper / magazine clippings (with US release date)
  • Melody Maker - October 9, 1982
  • International Musician & Recording World - September 1982