Alone Together

Alone Together

by Dave MasonDave Mason
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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 clichéd 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Mca
UPC: 0076731117027
catalogNumber: 31170
Rank: 24962

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dave Mason   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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