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Sometimes an album is like a plain woman -
Review written by Anonymous, July 6th, 2006
- she may not have a covergirl face or a centerfold body, but she makes you feel good and warm and you love her in spite of her faults. That's how I've felt about this album since it first came out, and I love it still.
One of Dave Mason's top 4 studio albums.
Review written by Tom Donaldson, October 14th, 2004
In my opinion, this album ranks just slightly behind "Alone Together" and "It's Like You Never Left", and is equal to his "Let It Flow" album. "Bring It On Home To Me" and "All Along The Watchtower" became real show stoppers in Mason's live performances throughout the 70's. The vocal harmonies between Mason, Krueger, and Finnigan, on "Bring It On Home To Me" are as good as they get. The lead guitar on "All Along The Watchtower" established Mason as one of the great guitar players of the 70's. Also of note on this album is the instrumentation. There is a steel pedal guitar on a couple tracks. Mason also makes good use of flutes, a horn section, and a string section on several tracks. This album also introduces Jim Krueger as a second guitarist.Krueger plays lead guitar on three songs and although his style is different, his talent is quite evident. All in all, this is an excellent album. There are 5 new Mason songs on this album, 3 cover songs, and an interesting remake of Mason's "Every Woman".
A nearly dismal, embarrasing effort
Review written by John Fitzgerald, October 14th, 2004
Frankly, this is one of the, if not the weakest Mason solo outing to date with poor production and the lack of strong material. A few bright spots save it from being dismal like the interesting "Relation ships" but the decision to remake "Every woman" from "It's like you never left" shouldn't have been made as there was nothing wrong with the original and the twangy steel guitars on here and potentially good songs like "Show me some affection" dilute the power they could've had. Although Dave, by all accounts, gave in to fan pressure by cutting his own version of "All along the watchtower", he missed the point that the fans wanted him to play some lead guitar (and make it snappy) which we know he can do but the solo section at the end is shortened by annoying, almost embarrassing, block vocals of the title repeated a few times which could've been some nice lead breaks but like it could be said for the rest of the album, it was not to be.