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Live/ The Deluxe Edition
Dave Mason
Live/ The Deluxe Edition
Genres: International Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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As co-founder of the legendary rock band Traffic, Dave Mason has always been a powerful force in popular music. His tenure as their guitarist, vocalist & songwriter, along with his friends Stevie Winwood, Jim Capaldi an...  more »


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All Artists: Dave Mason
Title: Live/ The Deluxe Edition
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: Friday Music
Original Release Date: 1/1/2007
Re-Release Date: 5/8/2007
Album Type: Collector's Edition
Genres: International Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Europe, British Isles
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 829421105923


Album Description
As co-founder of the legendary rock band Traffic, Dave Mason has always been a powerful force in popular music. His tenure as their guitarist, vocalist & songwriter, along with his friends Stevie Winwood, Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood, netted the quartet several hit singles and albums including his signature tune Feelin' Alright and international smashes like Hole In My Shoe. While collaborating with his friends like Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Delaney and Bonnie and George Harrison, Dave Mason continued to develop his trademark sound, while igniting a solo career that took off with his first platinum plus debut album Alone Together from 1970. Over the next three decades, Dave Mason continued his legendary status as a staple radio artist, riding the top rung of the many music charts with tunes like We Just Disagree, Let It Flow, All Along the Watchtower, Show Me Some Affection, and Something from the Heart. A few years ago, Dave Mason and his wonderful band entered into the state of the art XM studios in Washington D.C., and recorded this new album Live at XM Satellite Radio. This unique session was performed organically in front of an intimate gathering of friends and fans. From start to finish, it is a solid 100% classic Dave Mason concert. Things start off with a nod to his Alone Together album with the prog-rock classic World In Changes and his Delaney and Bonnie hit Only You Know and I Know. Mason's vocals and guitar styling are second to none as the crowd roars in approval. We Just Disagree was Dave's most successful venture at Top 40 radio back in the late seventies. This emotional live reading brings back the memories of this era and skillfully shows the interplay between Mason and his good friend guitarist John Sambataro (Firefall, McGuinn Clark & Hillman). This track is indeed a defining moment of the show. No Dave Mason concert is complete without the classics All Along The Watchtower, Traffic's Dear Mr. Fantasy and the surprise groover Feelin' Alright. His fans and new converts will agree, this new live offering will satisfy the classic rocker in all of us. In addition to this pivotal live recording, Dave has gone into the vaults and found a very rare live interpretation of the Eagles classic Take It To The Limit. Recorded several years ago in the Orange County, California locale, this tune takes on a whole new feeling with the Dave Mason magic. As a further gift to his fans, Dave has also included two new studio tracks that will truly enhance your listening experience. First, there is the very rare Dave Mason/Jim Capaldi duet of the classic 40,000 Headmen. Recorded shortly before his untimely death, Jim Capaldi truly sings his soul out on this revisit to the Traffic era. Dave shares on the vocal chores, as well as an incredible guitar workout throughout. The intriguing closer, Deaf, Dumb And Blind, is one of those tunes that his fans have been clamoring years for. Dave's vocals are the ticket here, the amazing music he creates is still intact after four decades of recording, and like a fine wine, his career just gets better all the time. This tune will surely become one of his future classics.

CD Reviews

A Live Classic Rock Gem!
Anthony Accordino | Massapequa Park, New York United States | 05/31/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"With his "Live At Sunrise" cd out of print, rock legend Dave Mason's latest release "Live At XM Satellite Radio", is more than an adequate replacement. His guitar playing and singing have never been better, and his band is well rehearsed playing a flawless set of classic rock tunes, that proves to be captivating. There is no filler at this show, as every single song rocks the house with vintage Dave Mason early seventies rock n roll. You don't want to miss "Only You Know And I Know". "We Just Disagree", "Look At You, Look At Me", "Dear MR Fantasy", "All Along The Watch Tower", and of course the song that has withstood the test of time like no other "Feeling Alright", which features a blistering guitar duel between Dave and band member John Sambataro. Also included, are some nice bonus tracks of Dave singing the Eagles "Take It To The Limit"[which first appeared live on his 1976 LP ""Certified Live". A duet with the late Jim Capaldi "40,000 Headmen", and a brand new studio track "Deaf Dumb and Blind". Rumor has it that Dave will be releasing a new studio cd in the near future titled "Alone Together Again". If this release is any indication, it proves that Dave Mason is still a talented singer and guitarist who is as good as any of the other so called classic rock guitar legends. After hearing this release, I certainly am looking forward to hearing his long anticipated new studio release in the future."
Toon Smith | Olympia, WA United States | 06/10/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Dave Mason fans will enjoy this release of some of Mr. Mason's finest performed to a "live" studio audience a few years ago. Complete with classics from the Traffic staples Dear Mr. Fantasy, Feelin' Alright and 40,000 Headmen, as well as such solo favorites World in Changes, Only You Know And I Know and Look At You, Look At Me from "Alone Together" and the hit song We Just Disagree, plus Dave's rousing rendition of All Along The Watchtower, this is a nice addition to any Dave Mason fans' collections. Interviews with Dave in addition to three rare bonus tracks, including a live version of the Eagles' Take It To The Limit, round out the CD. The band is tight, the solos crisp and Mason's vocals are still more than adequate. Much better than any recycled "greastest hits" offerings we see so much nowadays from fading rockers."
Classic Rock's most underrated ......................
C. Bettinson | 06/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This cd, was recorded at XM radio's studio in 2004. It also has 3 bonus tracks, including the new "deaf, dumb and blind" The new song is reason enough to buy the cd. It's also climbing up the AC Charts.

In addition to the bonus tracks, we're served up some of the best material from Dave's history. The recording is sharp, the band is tight, Dave's vocals are better than ever, his guitar playing (on his RKS guitars)is amazing, and finally the songs are classics. Run, don't walk to add this to your collection. It will remain in your cd player for a long time."