Complete List Of Dave Mason Albums And Discography

Dave Mason Albums

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Complete List Of Dave Mason Albums And Discography looks at the albums of a British musician born on May 10, 1946, in Worcester, England. His musical journey began in the late 1960s when he co-founded the seminal rock band Traffic with Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, and Chris Wood. The band quickly rose to fame by masterfully blending elements of rock, folk, and jazz. Mason’s contributions were crucial, and his song “Feelin’ Alright” became an iconic hit, later covered by artists like Joe Cocker, cementing its place in the annals of rock history.

In the early 1970s, Mason decided to carve out his own path and began his solo career. His debut solo album, “Alone Together,” was released in 1970 and showcased his knack for songwriting and mastery over the guitar. The album was a critical success and established Mason as a formidable solo artist. He continued to build on this success throughout the 1970s. One of the highlights of this period was the release of the album “Let It Flow” in 1977. The album featured the hit single “We Just Disagree,” which became one of Mason’s signature songs and a staple on classic rock radio stations.

Beyond his contributions as a solo artist, Mason’s talents made him a sought-after collaborator. He played acoustic guitar on Jimi Hendrix’s ground-breaking cover of Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower,” contributing to the track’s legendary status. Over the years, Mason also collaborated with other luminaries of the music world, such as Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Fleetwood Mac, to name just a few. These collaborations enriched his musical repertoire and cemented his reputation as one of rock’s most versatile and respected musicians.

Not content to rest on his laurels, Mason continued to perform and tour well into the 2000s and 2010s, proving that his music has a timeless quality. His commitment to his craft was recognized in 2004 when he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Traffic.

Alone Together

Released 1970

The album “Alone Together” marked Dave Mason’s debut as a solo artist after his tenure with the British rock band Traffic. Released on Blue Thumb Records, it reached No. 22 on the U.S. charts and earned Gold status. This album is known for its blend of rock and folk influences and features some of Mason’s most enduring songs, including “Only You Know and I Know.”

Musicians and Producers

Dave Mason played guitar and vocals, while musicians like Jim Capaldi and Leon Russell were also featured. The album was produced by Tommy LiPuma and Dave Mason. It was recorded at Sunset Sound Recorders in Los Angeles.

CD Track Listings

  1. “Only You Know and I Know” – 4:05
  2. “Can’t Stop Worrying, Can’t Stop Loving” – 3:02
  3. “Waitin’ On You” – 3:05
  4. “Shouldn’t Have Took More Than You Gave” – 5:59
  5. “World in Changes” – 4:32
  6. “Sad and Deep as You” – 3:59
  7. “Just a Song” – 2:59
  8. “Look at You Look at Me” – 7:38

Dave Mason & Cass Elliot

Released 1971

Dave Mason collaborated with Mama Cass Elliot of The Mamas & the Papas fame for this album, which also came out on Blue Thumb Records and peaked at No. 49 in the U.S. charts. It’s a compelling fusion of rock, pop, and soul, illustrating the vocal power of both artists.

Musicians and Producers

Dave Mason was on guitar and vocals, and Cass Elliot provided vocals. Produced by Dave Mason and Ray Reaves, it featured a host of session musicians. The album was recorded at several studios, including Wally Heider Studios in Los Angeles.

CD Track Listings

  1. “Walk to the Point” – 4:00
  2. “On and On” – 3:35
  3. “To Be Free” – 3:22
  4. “Here We Go Again” – 2:49
  5. “Pleasing You” – 3:00
  6. “Sit and Wonder” – 3:25
  7. “Something to Make You Happy” – 2:50
  8. “Too Much Truth, Too Much Love” – 3:55

Headkeeper

Released 1972

“Headkeeper” is somewhat controversial as it was released without Mason’s consent and includes live tracks. Nonetheless, it reached No. 50 on the U.S. charts. Released on Blue Thumb Records, the album is considered a collector’s item today.

Musicians and Producers

Dave Mason is featured on guitar and vocals. The album was not produced in the traditional sense due to its inclusion of live recordings. The studio tracks were recorded at Sunset Sound Recorders in Los Angeles.

CD Track Listings

  1. “To Be Free” – 3:15
  2. “In My Mind” – 3:15
  3. “Here We Go Again” – 2:50
  4. “A Heartache, a Shadow, a Lifetime” – 3:52
  5. “Headkeeper” – 4:35
  6. “Pearly Queen” (Live) – 3:30
  7. “Just a Song” (Live) – 3:00
  8. “World in Changes” (Live) – 4:45

It’s Like You Never Left

Released 1973

The album “It’s Like You Never Left” came after Mason’s brief stint with the band Traffic and marked his return to solo work. Released on Columbia Records, the album peaked at No. 25 on the U.S. charts. The album is particularly known for its strong blues and folk-rock elements.

Musicians and Producers

Dave Mason was on guitars and vocals, with special appearances from artists like George Harrison and Graham Nash. Produced by Dave Mason, the album was recorded at various studios including Record Plant in Los Angeles.

CD Track Listings

  1. “Baby…Please” – 3:35
  2. “Every Woman” – 2:58
  3. “If You’ve Got Love” – 4:15
  4. “Maybe” – 3:30
  5. “Headkeeper” – 4:39
  6. “Misty Morning Stranger” – 3:55
  7. “Silent Partner” – 3:35
  8. “Side Tracked” – 2:58

Dave Mason

Released 1974

Released on Columbia Records, the eponymously titled “Dave Mason” features a softer, more radio-friendly sound, and it peaked at No. 27 on the U.S. charts. It was certified Gold in the U.S.

Musicians and Producers

Featuring Dave Mason on vocals and guitar, the album included contributions from various session musicians. It was produced by Dave Mason and was recorded at CBS Studios, San Francisco.

CD Track Listings

  1. “Amanda” – 4:08
  2. “Get Ahold On Love” – 2:41
  3. “Every Woman” – 2:58
  4. “It Can’t Make Any Difference To Me” – 2:15
  5. “All Along The Watchtower” – 4:03
  6. “Bring It On Home To Me” – 2:53
  7. “Harmony & Melody” – 3:35
  8. “Relation Ships” – 5:03

Split Coconut

Released 1975

The album “Split Coconut” was released on Columbia Records and peaked at No. 37 on the U.S. charts, earning Gold status. It featured a tropical theme and showcased a laid-back sound.

Musicians and Producers

Dave Mason was on guitars and vocals, and the album was produced by Dave Mason. Recorded at Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida.

CD Track Listings

  1. “Split Coconut” – 2:59
  2. “Crying, Waiting, Hoping” – 2:55
  3. “You Can Lose It” – 3:00
  4. “She’s A Friend” – 3:25
  5. “I’m A Heartache” – 3:42
  6. “Good Thing” – 4:00
  7. “Two Guitar Lovers” – 3:25
  8. “Sweet Music” – 3:21

Let It Flow

Released 1977

“Let It Flow” was one of Dave Mason’s most successful albums, reaching No. 41 on the U.S. charts and achieving Platinum status. It was released on Columbia Records and featured some of Mason’s most popular songs.

Musicians and Producers

Dave Mason took charge of vocals and guitars. The album was produced by Dave Mason and was recorded at Record Plant Studios, Sausalito, California.

CD Track Listings

  1. “So High (Rock Me Baby and Roll Me Away)” – 4:07
  2. “We Just Disagree” – 3:00
  3. “Mystic Traveler” – 5:00
  4. “Spend Your Life With Me” – 3:22
  5. “Takin’ the Time to Find” – 4:31
  6. “Let It Go, Let It Flow” – 3:15
  7. “Then It’s Alright” – 4:17
  8. “Seasons” – 4:50

Mariposa de Oro

Released 1978

“Mariposa de Oro” means ‘Golden Butterfly’ in Spanish, and the album lived up to its exotic title by experimenting with a variety of musical styles. It reached No. 74 on the U.S. charts and was certified Gold.

Musicians and Producers

The album was performed by Dave Mason on vocals and guitars and various other session musicians. It was produced by Dave Mason and recorded at Crystal Studios, Los Angeles.

CD Track Listings

  1. “Don’t It Make You Wonder” – 4:15
  2. “Searchin’ (For a Feeling)” – 3:15
  3. “All Gotta Go Sometime” – 2:58
  4. “Warm Desire” – 3:50
  5. “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” – 3:55
  6. “You’re Standing in My Light” – 4:00
  7. “Love of My Life” – 3:38
  8. “To Be Free” – 4:05

Old Crest on a New Wave

Released 1980

The album “Old Crest on a New Wave” was released on Columbia Records and peaked at No. 74 on the U.S. charts. It saw Mason experimenting with new-wave and rock sounds.

Musicians and Producers

Dave Mason was on vocals and guitar, and the album was produced by Dave Mason. Recorded at The Record Plant, Los Angeles.

CD Track Listings

  1. “Paralyzed” – 3:32
  2. “You’re a Friend of Mine” – 3:17
  3. “I’m Missing You” – 3:50
  4. “Talk to Me” – 3:25
  5. “Gotta Be On My Way” – 2:52
  6. “Save Me” – 3:25
  7. “Life Is a Ladder” – 3:40
  8. “Tryin’ to Get Back to You” – 3:05

1987 Two Hearts

Released 1987

“Two Hearts” was released on MCA Records and marked Mason’s return after a seven-year hiatus from recording. The album didn’t chart but did feature contributions from several well-known musicians.

Musicians and Producers

Dave Mason was featured on vocals and guitar. The album was produced by Mason and various other producers. It was recorded at various studios.

CD Track Listings

  1. “Something in the Heart” – 4:30
  2. “Stand by Me” – 3:50
  3. “Asking ‘Bout Love” – 4:20
  4. “Journey to the Center” – 3:45
  5. “Two Hearts” – 4:25
  6. “Step Away” – 4:20
  7. “Satellite” – 3:20
  8. “Good 2 U” – 3:40

Some Assembly Required

Released 1987

“Some Assembly Required” was an independent release on Chumley Records.

CD Track Listings

  1. “Feel Like Dancing” – 4:25
  2. “Mr. Lonely” – 3:35
  3. “Make Your Move” – 4:10
  4. “Don’t Forget the Night” – 3:50
  5. “Find a Way” – 4:05
  6. “Turn It On” – 4:15
  7. “I Want Your Love” – 4:20
  8. “You’re the Reason” – 3:45

26 Letters – 12 Notes

Released 2008

This was a much-anticipated return for Dave Mason, released on Out the Box/Sony. The album failed to chart but was well-received by fans.

Musicians and Producers

Dave Mason on vocals and guitar. The album was produced by Mason himself and was recorded at his home studio.

CD Track Listings

  1. “Good 2 U” – 3:40
  2. “World of Hunger” – 4:05
  3. “How Do I Get To Heaven” – 3:55
  4. “Ain’t Your Legs Tired Baby” – 4:25
  5. “Let Me Go” – 3:45
  6. “Pink Lipstick” – 4:20
  7. “You’re Standing in My Light” – 4:10
  8. “Talk to Me” – 4:15

Future’s Past

Released: 2014

“Future’s Past” revisits some of Dave Mason’s most iconic songs from his earlier career, providing fans with a fresh take on classics. It incorporates a mix of rock and blues styles that demonstrate the enduring relevance of Mason’s artistry.

Featured Musicians: Dave Mason (vocals, guitar), Tony Patler (keyboards, vocals), Alvino Bennett (drums).

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Dear Mr. Fantasy”
  2. “World in Changes”
  3. “You Can All Join In”
  4. “As Sad and Deep as You”
  5. “Good 2 U”
  6. “El Toro (Spanish Blues)”
  7. “Come On in My Kitchen”
  8. “How Do I Get to Heaven”
  9. “That’s Freedom”

2017 Pink Lipstick (EP)

Released: 2017

“Pink Lipstick” is a short release but noteworthy for its well-crafted songs. Although not as expansive as Mason’s full-length albums, it still resonated with fans, maintaining his musical presence. It featured musicians Dave Mason (vocals, guitar), Tony Patler (keyboards, vocals), Alvino Bennett (drums).

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Pink Lipstick”
  2. “Something in the Heart”
  3. “Good 2 U”
  4. “That’s Love”

Alone Together, Again

Released: 2020

“Alone Together, Again” is a reimagining of Dave Mason’s critically acclaimed 1970 album “Alone Together.” It brings a new flair to the classic tracks and showcases Mason’s ability to keep his music fresh and timeless. It featured musicians Dave Mason (vocals, guitar), Tony Patler (keyboards, vocals), and Alvino Bennett (drums).

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Only You Know and I Know”
  2. “Can’t Stop Worrying, Can’t Stop Loving”
  3. “Waitin’ on You”
  4. “Shouldn’t Have Took More Than You Gave”
  5. “World in Changes”
  6. “Sad and Deep as You”
  7. “Just a Song”
  8. “Look at You Look at Me”

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