Dave's Still Out There, Playing His Guitar!
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Once hugely influential, Dave Mason is something of a footnote now -- but he's still out there, playing his guitar in small clubs (really small!) and this cd is a good souvenir of the show! While Stevie Winwood is the most popular player from Traffic, Dave is just as talented. This cd shows him to be quite a soulful singer -- his take on "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" is very affecting. His acoustic side is on display on "We Just Disagree," probably his best solo song and biggest hit. A couple of live favorites - "Feelin' Alright" and "Only You Know and I Know" -- recall the hit versions by Joe Cocker and the long-lost and lamented duo Delaney and Bonnie while still showing off Dave's fiery guitar playing. The highlight is probably Dave's blistering "All Along The Watchtower," which brings to mind Dave's place in the pantheon of 1960s rockers -- he played with Hendrix on the "Electric Lady" take of this song. The main quibble with this collection is the absence of anything from Dave's heartfelt duets with Cass Elliot, recorded shortly before that diva's untimely death and now hard to find on disc! Look for Dave and his red guitar in a bar near you -- he's still got the chops to rock!"
A must for those of us old enough to remember
(4 out of 5 stars)
"You've probably forgotten how many hits Dave Mason had. They're all great and this is an unexpected choice to play for people. For a lot of us, it takes us back. For the rest it's just good music like you don't hear much anymore."
anonymous | 02/20/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"no matter what dave mason does musically, he does it well. this is a cd that every classic rock collector probably owns and dave mason should be very proud of. "you and i just disagree"(a hit in the '70s)and "show me some affection," are personal favorites. if your musical tastes run more toward classic or soft rock then i think you'll be happy with this as an addition to your cd collection. i like everything dave mason has ever recorded but i especially like this compilation. you might become a fan after you listen to it as well."