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Another lost 70's Classic,
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This review is from: It's Like You Never Left (Audio CD)
Having long being familiar with Mason's first couple of excellent solo releases (see Alone Together/headkeeper review) following his departure from Traffic, this album somehow managed to pass me by. Having never heard this until purchasing the CD this album came as a very welcome surprise. It's every bit as good as his brilliant debut and both albums should be in the collection of any lover of Traffic alongside Jim Capaldi's 'Whale Meat Again'. Not a dud track on the album and one of my most played in recent months. Mason should have been one of rock's all time greats but was largely overlooked. If you like Clapton's solo work this will probably also appeal, as Mason has a similar guitar style with the added bonus that Mason is a brilliant songwriter. The fact that Carl Radle of Derek and The Dominos features on bass on several tracks only serves to reinforce the similarity with Clapton's sound. Graham Nash also features on backing vocals with Stevie Wonder even popping up on Harmonica. In such hallowed company you know this album has to be a little bit special.