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Producer Mike Post and composer Mason Williams packed all sorts of experiments into this half-hour listening experience called The Mason Williams Phonograph Record, and though there are some interesting moments from the clever singer, it is the instrumental masterpiece "Classical Gas" that displays the highest level of creativity. The 45 rpm was a number one adult contemporary hit in the summer of 1968 while the award-winning artist was writing for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. It became so successful that Williams has a separate website with everything one could want to know about the tune linked to his own www.masonwilliams-online.com. It won Grammys in 1968 for ...
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All Music Guide - Joe Viglione
Producer Mike Post and composer Mason Williams packed all sorts of experiments into this half-hour listening experience called The Mason Williams Phonograph Record, and though there are some interesting moments from the clever singer, it is the instrumental masterpiece "Classical Gas" that displays the highest level of creativity. The 45 rpm was a number one adult contemporary hit in the summer of 1968 while the award-winning artist was writing for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. It became so successful that Williams has a separate website with everything one could want to know about the tune linked to his own www.masonwilliams-online.com. It won Grammys in 1968 for composition, performance, and Mike Post's arrangement, and maybe because of its huge popularity, it feels out of place in the context of this concept disc. The 27 seconds of folksy banter that make up "Life Song" or the "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" riff that is all 30 seconds of "Dylan Thomas" are disposable bridges between musical elements that matter, the closing instrumental "Sunflower" -- part of a film project where the songwriter "set up cameras in the desert" to capture "the largest flower ever done" -- a skywriting airplane drawing underneath the rising sun. Stan Cornyn's always difficult liner notes explain it, but not as well as the photo of the plane on the back cover. "Wanderlove" emulates Simon & Garfunkel's "Hazy Shade of Winter" without the flamenco guitar -- the artist saved that for "Classical Gas" -- and it appears the folksinging duo was a major inspiration to him in the development of this project. Al Capps' arrangement of "Baroque-a-Nova" is noteworthy --- sounding like the Bob Crewe Generation on speed, and a candidate for a much better segue after the hit than the downer that is "Long Time Blues." A politically incorrect "The Prince's Panties" is another excessive track, showing that Warner Brothers Seven Arts allowed the team many indulgences. It paid off as there are a couple of gems and one diamond found when sifting through The Mason Williams Phonograph Record's rough.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 075992716925
  • Catalog Number: 1729

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Overture (1:49)
  2. 2 All of the Time (2:40)
  3. 3 Dylan Thomas (0:29)
  4. 4 Wanderlove (3:30)
  5. 5 She's Gone Away (2:15)
  6. 6 Here I Am (4:06)
  7. 7 Classical Gas (3:06)
  8. 8 Long Time Blues (3:35)
  9. 9 Baroque-A-Nova (2:20)
  10. 10 Prince's Panties (1:40)
  11. 11 Life Song (0:27)
  12. 12 Sunflower (3:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mason Williams Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Al Casey Guitar
Lyle Ritz Bass, Electric Bass, Upright Bass
James Burton Guitar
Mike Deasy Sr. Guitar
Jim Gordon Drums
Tommy Scott Woodwind
Israel Baker Violin
Harry Bluestone Violin
Hoyt Bohannon Trombone
Gary Coleman Percussion
Jesse Ehrlich Cello
Gene Estes Percussion
Carl Fortina Accordion
Jimmy Getsoff Violin
James Getzoff Violin
Jack Gootkin Violin
Jim Horn Woodwind
Richard Hyde Trombone
Armand Karpoff Cello
George Kast Violin
Jerome Kessler Cello
Larry Knechtel Bass, Piano, Electric Bass
William Kurash Violin
Richard Leith Trombone
Lew McCreary Trombone
Emanuel Moss Violin
Stanley Plummer Violin
Jerome Reisler Violin
Ralph Schaeffer Violin
Sid Sharp Violin
Robert Sushel Violin
Tibor Zelig Violin
William Hinshaw French Horn, Tuben
Gayle Levant Harp
Joseph Ditullio Cello
Michael Melvoin Piano
Johnny Vidor Strings Violin
David Bennett Cohen Guitar
Sidney Sharp Violin
David Burk Violin
Bobby Korda Violin
Bob West Bass, Electric Bass
David Duke French Horn, Tuben
Technical Credits
Mason Williams Arranger, Composer
Mike Post Arranger, Composer, Producer
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown Composer
Al Capps Arranger
Duke Ellington Composer
Phil Kaye Sound Effects
Michael Lietz Engineer
Stan Cornyn Liner Notes
Ed Thrasher Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great stuff, especially for Smothers Brothers Show fans!

    Lots of good stuff from the late 60's when Mason wrote for the Smothers Brothers. I second the motion about bringing back the Mason Williams Earshow, and I'd like to see Mason Improved back in CD format, too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A CLASSIC!

    One of the 500 best records ever made.All the the songs are good and there is the greatest hit 'Classical Gas'. I do wish Time-Warner would re-release 'the Mason Williams Earshow', which is also great, on CD.

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