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All Music Guide - Jim Newsom
Dave Mason's first solo album was one of several recordings to come out of the Leon Russell/Delaney & Bonnie axis in 1970. Other notables included Eric Clapton's solo debut and Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs & Englishmen. Alone Together contains an excellent batch of melodically pleasing songs, built on a fat bed of strumming acoustic guitars with tasteful electric guitar accents and leads. Mason's vocals are embellished with harmonies from Rita Coolidge, Claudia Lennear, and Delaney & Bonnie. Besides the well-known semi-hit "Only You Know and I Know," and which was also a number 20 hit for Delaney & Bonnie, highlights include the bouncy gospel-inflected "Waitin' on ...
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All Music Guide - Jim Newsom
Dave Mason's first solo album was one of several recordings to come out of the Leon Russell/Delaney & Bonnie axis in 1970. Other notables included Eric Clapton's solo debut and Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs & Englishmen. Alone Together contains an excellent batch of melodically pleasing songs, built on a fat bed of strumming acoustic guitars with tasteful electric guitar accents and leads. Mason's vocals are embellished with harmonies from Rita Coolidge, Claudia Lennear, and Delaney & Bonnie. Besides the well-known semi-hit "Only You Know and I Know," and which was also a number 20 hit for Delaney & Bonnie, highlights include the bouncy gospel-inflected "Waitin' on You" and the banjo-bejeweled "Just a Song." "Look at You Look at Me" and the wonderfully wah-wahed "Shouldn't Have Took More Than You Gave" are reminiscent of Mason's former band, Traffic, whose drummer, Jim Capaldi is among the all-star cast assembled here. Alone Together represents Dave Mason at his peak. Later releases would betray lyrical shallowness, forced rhymes, and clich├ęd guitar licks. But here, everything comes together perfectly. The original vinyl release of Alone Together was also noteworthy for the marble grain of the record itself -- as the record played on the turntable, the tone arm appeared to be floating through the clouds.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 076731117027
  • Catalog Number: 31170
  • Sales rank: 2,417

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dave Mason Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Jim Capaldi Drums
Rita Coolidge Vocals
Leon Russell Keyboards
Don Preston Keyboards
Bonnie Bramlett Vocals
Delaney Bramlett Guitar, Vocals
Claudia Lennear Vocals
Jim Keltner Drums
John Simon Keyboards
Jim Gordon Drums
John Barbata Drums
Michael DeTemple Guitar
Carl Radle Bass
Technical Credits
Dave Mason Producer
Bruce Botnick Engineer
Douglas Botnick Engineer
Mike Coolidge Contributor
Lou Cooper Contributor
Chris Ethridge Contributor
Larry Knechtel Contributor
Tommy LiPuma Producer
Bob Norwood Contributor
Jack Storti Contributor
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    Dave Mason has a way of gently bringing you along with a song until you think that those songs have always been an important part of your life. Anyone unfamiliar with Dave Mason's solo albums have been denied some of the best albums around.

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