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Live At Perkins Palace (2002) - Dave Mason

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Dave Mason

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Just A Song
  Date Performance: 1981, Running Time: 2:43
  Comments: Billed as "It's Just a Song".
Stand By MeLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1981, Running Time: 3:11
Sad And Deep As YouLyrics available Tabs available
  Date Performance: 1981, Running Time: 4:17
Dust My BluesLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1981, Running Time: 3:28
We Just DisagreeLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1981, Running Time: 2:49
Let It Go, Let It FlowLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1981, Running Time: 3:25
  Comments: Billed as "Let It Go".
Feelin' Alright?Lyrics available
  Date Performance: 1981, Running Time: 6:02
All Shook Up
  Date Performance: 1981, Running Time: 2:10
Every WomanLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1981, Running Time: 2:30
The Words
  Date Performance: 1981, Running Time: 3:11
Bring It On Home To MeLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1981, Running Time: 3:56
All Along The WatchtowerLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1981, Running Time: 8:51
Take It To The LimitLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1981, Running Time: 4:11
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Jim Krueger, Tony Selvage/Salvage

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Domestic Vinyl/CD Album

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Neil Marshall (Producer), Otis Blackwell (Songwriter), Sam(uel) Cooke (Songwriter), Bob Dylan (Robert Allen Zimmerman) (Songwriter), Glenn Frey (Songwriter), Glenn Frey (Songwriter), Don Henley (Songwriter), Don Henley (Songwriter), Elmore James (Songwriter), Joe (Joseph) Josea (Bihari) (Songwriter), Ben(jamin) E(arl) King (Nelson) (Songwriter), Jim Krueger (Songwriter), Jerry Leiber (Songwriter), Dave Mason (Songwriter), Dave Mason (Songwriter), Randy Meisner (Songwriter), Randy Meisner (Songwriter), Elvis Presley (Songwriter), Mike Stoller (Songwriter), Todd Culberhouse (Art Direction), IM The Image Maker (Design), Ramon Breton (Mastering), Bob Emmer (Executive Producer), Shep Gordon (Executive Producer), John Albarian (Production Assistant), Robert Lombard (Associate Producer), IM The Image Maker (Artwork), Dave Levisohn (Director), Todd Culberhouse (A&R), Tina Carson (Project Coordinator), Todd Culberhouse (Label Manager), Tonya (Royal T) Butler (Marketing), Michael Braunstein (Audio), Ted Hall (Stereo Production), Tonya (Royal T) Butler (Promotions), Matt Friedman (Executive A&R), Gene Crowe (Technical Director)

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Dave Mason has been a premier guitarist and song-writer in the rock world for over 30 years. A self-taught guitarist, he played in the Birmingham area with a local group, The Jaguars in the early 60's. His first real introduction to the professional side of the rock business was a roadie with the Spencer Davis Group. In 1967 he became a founder-member of the group Traffic and wrote the band's second hit single. At this point, however, it was evident that his aims were not compatible with those of the group, who were more concerned with improvisation and the creation of musical moods, while Mason's primary concern, as holds true today is writing songs.

Mason left Traffic in 1967 only to return to the band in 1968 to record his most celebrated hit "Feelin' Alright" which has been recorded by everyone from Joe Cocker and Three Dog Night to Gladys Knight and the Pips. In addition to recording his own songs, Dave Mason played guitar with Eric Clapton and Derrick (sic) and the Dominoes on tour.

"DAVE MASON/LIVE AT PERKINS PALACE" captures Dave in a unique live concert performance and features guitarist extraordinaire, Jim Krieger (sic). In this one hour concert, Dave Mason performs his exciting hits including "Every Woman," "Feelin' Alright," "We Just Disagree" and "Let It Go."

Mastering at Ocean View Mastering

Original Video Production:
1981 Alive Video Production, Inc.
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(P) (C) 2002 Pioneer Entertainment (USA) Inc.
Used under exclusive license from Alive Enterprises, Inc.
Manufactured in the U.S.A.
Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

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Dave unplugged, mostly works
Review written by John Fitzgerald, January 4th, 2005

I keep trying to tell myself to forgive Pioneer for omitting one of Dave's most underrated songs, "Maybe" from this reissue of the 1981 video concert as it did include the intrusive fiddle accompaniment, but still, it was the best of those few that included "the man with the blue violin". This aside, "Live at Perkins Palace" has a nice unplugged atmosphere and the acoustic reworkings of the Mason choices mostly succeed. "(It's) Just a song" is much faster than it's studio version but it still works in a chirpy way. Although it was good to hear Dave do some out of the ordinary tunes (for him) such as the tune made famous by Ben E. King, "Stand by me", it's still ineffective. "Sad and deep as you" ends up being fair due to the annoying violin part. "Dust my blues" is another different set list addition and it's good to hear Mason sing some straight out blues but it really did end up working better for him in ELECTRIC concert about ten years later on. "We just disagree" is not much different to the way we are used to hearing it live here except for a slight 12 string sound and it's perhaps a little faster. "Let it go (Let it flow)" works very well under this arrangement with good help on the vocals from Jim Krueger. "Feelin' alright" is another tune that is better suited to it's electric live renditions but I suppose he kind of had to play that one anyways. Elvis' "All shook up" works better than the other "not elsewhere on Mason albums" tunes but mainly only due to the interplay between the crowd and Dave when he feels as though they missed their "cue" on the "oomph" part though, unless it was edited out of the CD and video editions of this release, they were never actually asked/told to join in. "Every woman" is best live here as it most resembles the original acoustic "It's like you never left" version. "The words" is propelled by powerful Dave vocals and makes one remember what an underrated song it is. The version of "Bring it on home to me" here is one of the better live versions around but I have always been confused as to what Dave felt as though he was adding to The Eagles "Take it to the limit" as it seems pretty straightforwardly bland, it's too fast and just doesn't have the power of the original. Also, there's that fiddle again, which spells trouble! However, "All along the watchtower" is a real surprise, though used to hearing it (and wanting to hear it...) electric, this is the epic show stopper piece, with virtually the last four minutes (of the ight minute track) being an acoustic guitar show off (mainly or Krueger) that works wonders. Measures up very well with the recent "Live at Sunrise" electric version and those two can battle it out for the title of the best live version done by Mason to date. This is a very good way to hear Dave the songwriter and performer, void of excess which may open some eyes (and ears) of some Mac fans.

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This is a repackage of the 1981 Montgomery Home video VHS (and Pioneer laserdisc) release entitled "Dave Mason In Concert" (minus one track: "Maybe", but with a newly recorded audio commentary track by Dave). "Live At Perkins Palace" has also been released on VHS/DVD Video.

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Discography entry submitted by Christy Valkman.