All songs written and composed by Dave Mason, except where indicated.
Dave Mason – Alone Together. Label: Blue Thumb Records – BTS 19. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Multicolor Splatter Vinyl. Written-By – D. Mason. A4. Shouldn't Have Took More Than You Gave. B1. World In Changes.
Alone Together is the debut solo album by former Traffic member Dave Mason, released in 1970. Mason was joined on the album by a roster of guest musicians, including Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell, Jim Capaldi, Rita Coolidge, Carl Radle and Jim Gordon Alone Together. About 30% of the records were produced in so-called marble vinyl, a swirled mix of pink, brown and beige, rather than the usual black vinyl. The original record jacket is a tri-fold with a half-pocket on the inside to hold the record (originally issued without a paper inner sleeve). The top of the tri-fold has a die-cut image of Mason in a top hat, collaged behind a rocky outcrop, and there is a small die-cut hole at the top to permit the jacket to be hung on the wall as a poster.
By: Dave Mason (1970, Rock). More albums from Dave Mason: Dave Mason Is Alive by Dave Mason. Dave Mason & Cass Elliot by Dave Mason. Headkeeper by Dave Mason. View all albums . Alone Together. By: Dave Mason (1970, Rock). 1. Only You Know And I Know.
Alone Together album and jacket, featuring "marble vinyl" disc. Dave Mason, Tommy LiPuma - producer. Bruce Botnick, Douglas Botnick - recording engineer. Barry Feinstein, Tom Wilkes - photography/design.
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Dave Mason’s 1970 solo debut-with solo the key qualifier given his accomplishments to that point- featured on about a third of its copies striking marble vinyl, whose grays, whites, reds and browns swirled together hypnotically 33 1/3 times each minute. Packaged in a foldout sleeve designed to turn the record into a wall hanging, its presentation was emblematic of the album as a whole: thoughtful and vibrantly detailed, distinguished by impeccable craft
Alone Together is the debut solo album by former Traffic member Dave Mason, released in 1970. Mason was joined on the album by a roster of guest musicians, including Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell, Jim Capaldi, Rita Coolidge, Carl Radle and Jim Gordon. There is no doubt about the power of this album, and it should prove a top chart item In Rock Albums of the Seventies (1981), Robert Christgau found the music "both complex and likable-to-catchy, with a unique light feel that begins with the way Mason doubles on acoustic and electric", but believed Mason lacked the "poetic gift" to put across his. The song "Only You Know and I Know" reached number on the Billboard charts in the US and was the record's major commercial success.
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
|1||Only You Know and I Know Dave Mason||Dave Mason||4:05|
|2||Can't Stop Worrying, Can't Stop Loving Dave Mason||Dave Mason||3:02|
|3||Waitin' on You Dave Mason||Dave Mason||3:05|
|4||Shouldn't Have Took More Than You Gave Dave Mason||Dave Mason||6:00|
|5||World in Changes Dave Mason||Dave Mason||4:30|
|6||Sad and Deep as You Dave Mason||Dave Mason||3:35|
|7||Just a Song Dave Mason||Dave Mason||2:59|
|8||Look at You, Look at Me Jim Capaldi / Dave Mason||Dave Mason||7:22|
Credits:John Barbata - Drums
Bruce Botnick - Engineer
Douglas Botnick - Engineer
Bonnie Bramlett - Vocals
Delaney Bramlett - Guitar, Vocals
Jim Capaldi - Composer, Drums, Guest Artist
Rita Coolidge - Guest Artist, Vocals
Delaney & Bonnie - Guest Artist
Michael DeTemple - Guitar
Barry Feinstein - Design, Photography
Jim Gordon - Drums, Guest Artist
Jim Keltner - Drums, Guest Artist
Claudia Lennear - Vocals
Tommy LiPuma - Producer
Dave Mason - Composer, Guitar, Primary Artist, Producer, Vocals
Don Preston - Keyboards
Carl Radle - Bass
Leon Russell - Guest Artist, Keyboards
Al Schmitt - Mixing
John Simon - Keyboards
Tom Wilkes - Design, Photography