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Dave Mason — World in Changes
Album: Alone Together
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Released: 1970
Length: 4:20
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Things could be lazy
If they weren't so crazy
I wasn't following you
Running in circles won't find me no purpose
It's right here with you and what I do

Changes of season, are nearly as pleasin'
As watchin' the changes in you
Time for a new day, in search of a new way
But are you sure that it will do

World in changes still going through
I've got a lot to learn about you
World in changes still going through
You've got a lot to learn about me too
You've got a lot to learn about me too

I said well, let's see
What you really mean to me
I'll tell the truth 'cause I can't pretend
Find yourself a real friend
Then you nearly reached the end
Of all of this runnin' 'round we do

World in changes still going through
I've got a lot to learn about you
World in changes still going through
You've got a lot to learn about me too
You've got a lot to learn about me too

World in changes, world in changes
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Profoundly great song from a great songmeister. Forgive me if I ignore lyrics but this is an outstanding performance for its genera and era. Not withstanding, I was there.
Always love Dave Mason
A Dave Mason sort of day.  I was introducing my wife to some of my favorite Dave tunes.  Good melodies and better words.

"I got a lot to learn about you"
Starts with the same chord the previous song ended.
(Truth is a Wonderfull thing by London Grammar)
Pure Genius Bill!
 capandjudy wrote:

Quite the opposite. To me "Alone Together" was the remedy for the psychedelic mind blowing that was going on at the time.

 
Interesting.  Traffic as a band was heavily into psychedelics in the 60's.  On a similar thought, some of my most favorite music was made by heroin addicts.  Never did any though.  Just about the only thing I never did, but hey, prolly woulda killed me.
Uh oh...references to: blue barrels, micro dots, window pane, orange sunshine. 

What do these words mean?  
 SanFranGayMan wrote:

Pizza? Hell, we were doing Blue Barrels of LSD and just sat staring at the mottled tans and blacks of this vinyl spinning relentlessly at 33 and 1/3 RPM. Far out! At the time.... :) And we still got just good this album was, or perhaps, we REALLY got how good it was...And here we am...

 
Quite the opposite. To me "Alone Together" was the remedy for the psychedelic mind blowing that was going on at the time.
 SanFranGayMan wrote:

Pizza? Hell, we were doing Blue Barrels of LSD and just sat staring at the mottled tans and blacks of this vinyl spinning relentlessly at 33 and 1/3 RPM. Far out! At the time.... :) And we still got just good this album was, or perhaps, we REALLY got how good it was...And here we am...

 
Blue Barrels? 

Micro dot? Window Pane? 


Yes, such a talented guy and this was a favorite album back in the day.
 justin4kick wrote:

Well that's quite something. Although I must admit that I never noticed any acoustic guitar in All Along the Watchtower.

 
The beginning of the song starts with an acoustic guitar and then Jimi enters in.  You can hear the acoustic through most of the song, but you hardly notice it, understandably.
 Skydog wrote:

yep, if we could come up with enough for a pizza and a 12-pak of beer we had it made

 
Pizza? Hell, we were doing Blue Barrels of LSD and just sat staring at the mottled tans and blacks of this vinyl spinning relentlessly at 33 and 1/3 RPM. Far out! At the time.... :) And we still got just good this album was, or perhaps, we REALLY got how good it was...And here we am...
Seems to be strongly inspired by Deep Purple. Compare with "Child in Time"...
Love the organ. Looks like it's Leon Russel.
 Skydog wrote:

yep, if we could come up with enough for a pizza and a 12-pak of beer we had it made

 
Pretty much still sums things up for me! {#Roflol}
 pankman wrote:
Kids take note: more than 45 years ago we had no computers, no smartphones, no facebook, no twitter, or instagram but damn did we have fun! We had the best music in history.
 {#Bananajam}

 
yep, if we could come up with enough for a pizza and a 12-pak of beer we had it made
 boontonite wrote:
 The time change at the chorus is what makes it.

 
yep
Awesome freakin' tune. Takes me back to my SF Bay Area teenage days where drugs were cool and chicks were loose and concerts were $3.
 ThePoose wrote:


Yes, you have heard Dave before: he played acoustic guitar on All Along the Watchtower by Jimi.

 
Well that's quite something. Although I must admit that I never noticed any acoustic guitar in All Along the Watchtower.
Kids take note: more than 45 years ago we had no computers, no smartphones, no facebook, no twitter, or instagram but damn did we have fun! We had the best music in history.
 {#Bananajam}
"Things could be lazy
If they weren't so crazy"

And if you reverse them...

"Things could be crazy
If they weren't so lazy"

And you realize that the rhyme was maybe just—just—a tad more important than the meaning. I love this song.
The best song on a very good album. The time change at the chorus is what makes it.
Great album start to finish. I can always listen to it. I give it a 10.
I only had one Traffic album, Low Spark, not a big fan but I loved this album, didn't sound like Traffic

this album has the same feel as "Minnows" by Marc Benno
I played this album over and over back in the day...  Nice memories :)
Still one of my alltime favourites. I grew up up with this and Traffic, et al.
HEY!!!

this is one solid cool tune  
Dave Mason played here last weekend and still puts on great show.
Saw him at Winterland Ballroom, S.F. in the same year this was released. Trippin' as usual. Great musician, both as a member of Traffic as well as a solo artist. I believe Jim Capaldi was playing with him that night....probably on the whole album.
Never replaced my beloved World in Changes album that I gifted a needy cousin.
I've been hearing a fair amount of Dave lately and appreciate it.
That tidbit about Dave playing on Jimi's All Along the Watchtower blew me away! 
Thanks RP. 
 MJdub wrote:
I have one of Dave's guitar picks in my small but treasured collection of celebrity guitar picks.  Yellow Tortex, just like I use!

 

Yes how right you are this is a ''CLASSIC'' to say the least
I have one of Dave's guitar picks in my small but treasured collection of celebrity guitar picks.  Yellow Tortex, just like I use!
Now we have an idea where War on Drugs got his whoop... 
Oh does this take me back.  I loved this album, one of the best from that era. Thanks!
Tasty {#Tongue}
love it! {#Sunny}
 ThePoose wrote:


Yes, you have heard Dave before: he played acoustic guitar on All Along the Watchtower by Jimi.

 
He also does a nice version of All Along the Watchtower on electric guitar.
Great musician, 40 years later, pretty boring song.
How I miss that album!  I loaned it to a cousin and never saw it again due to a long sad story.
I need to buy it again.  Thanks for the play! 
 winotron wrote:
I'd never heard Dave Mason before.  Has a very Procol Harum feel to it.

 

Yes, you have heard Dave before: he played acoustic guitar on All Along the Watchtower by Jimi.
idiot_wind wrote:
This is a very good album.

Just one of hundreds/thousands that came out in the 1960/70s. They were well-crafted and many were below the radar of the super albums. 

   

 

And this LP--at least the first pressing--was stamped into white vinyl swirling with psychedelic multihued colours.
You smoke a doobie and watch that record spin--woo hoo!


This album (the album, not the songs) drove my cat nuts.
Brilliant song. Far better than the ever popular tune of his 'We Just Disagree'.
This is a very good album.

Just one of hundreds/thousands that came out in the 1960/70s. They were well-crafted and many were below the radar of the super albums. 

   
This whole album is superb! If you like this track, there are plenty more gems on it, "Alone Together."
Nice song!
I'd never heard Dave Mason before.  Has a very Procol Harum feel to it.
 megaboogieman wrote:

Great Traffic sound. I miss 70s.



 
Yes, Traffic-like. Great - that is!
Ahha, so this is the song sampled in Doomtree's Dots & Dashes.  I like both.
" Headkeeper " is definitely worth checking-out.

Great Traffic sound. I miss 70s.


Typical crazy sound of the 70s! Nice!
Nice to hear Mr. Mason.  It's been a while.  What a show at Cape Cod Coliseum in 1979.
Thanks for introducing this album into my life. Don't know how I missed it first time round. I'm making up for lost playing time as am always playing it.
..that album cover really, uh, rocks..(dig the top hat too)..
Dave Mason kinda faded away, but this was a terrific album.
brings back such good memories!
Wow. Greatness
Cool. Yeah. Thanks RP.
Preferred Headkeeper later...
 Dinges,_the_Dude wrote:
Sounds like Stephen Stills to me, which is good, btw.
 
This post apparently contained an image that was dragged into the post editor. Sorry, but any text contained in the post after this point has been lost.
Happy birthday, Dave.
Sounds like Stephen Stills to me, which is good, btw.
 DaveInVA wrote:

 

. . . is that vomit-colored vinyl?

{#Eek}


I just heard my s.o.  say "Hey, that's your song!"


 DaveInVA wrote:


Nice photo! I listened to this version of the record (one of my all-time favorites!) for a while, and bought another to keep wrapped as a collector's item, but found that subsequent releases were pressed on regular black vinyl. I do think the black one sounded better, though.
 

Love this song and this album.  Just a terrific solo effort from Dave after Traffic.  And, i bought that original vinyl multi-colored when it came out too.
 DaveInVA wrote:

 
Put a wall plate on that socket.

Nice vinyl.

This song was at one time very important to me, and I haven't heard it in ages.  Thanks for playing it. 


 driver8 wrote:

 
A picture is still worth a 1,000 words.


 PFM wrote:
Excellent album and memories. Used to put on a great live show.
 
Still does.



Excellent album and memories. Used to put on a great live show.
Picked this CD up recently after hearing a couple tunes on RP.  I think it's a real good album.
Dated? Excuse me....One of the BEST albums ever! Can we go to eleven?
He just released a new album.

Very dated sounding.  Good if you're into nostalgia, but I never liked him in the first place.
He plays the 12 string intro on Hendrix' version of All Along the Watchtower.

Saw him a bunch of times in the mid-70s with the band that had Mike Finnegan, Jim Krueger & Gerald Johnson - great stuff, underrated artist and Alone Together was probably his best album.
  One of the best shows I saw. Mason, Robin Trower and Golden Earing at the Spectrum 1974


That {#Bananapiano} is just killin' me ! # 10-
              

Saw him a bunch of times in the mid-70s with the band that had Mike Finnegan, Jim Krueger & Gerald Johnson - great stuff, underrated artist and Alone Together was probably his best album.
Oh the memories this song brought up.
I was just listening to Headkeeper yesterday..........
Just simply outstanding on all levels.
Doesn't get much finer...............9 minimum.
ahhhhh....memories....I guess everyone remembers their "innocence lost" music....this is the album to which I "lost" my virginity! {#Clap}
 jcjoh wrote:
Play more Dave! I've even liked Mason's version of "Watchtower" better than Hendrix'. One of his worst songs was probably the most popular - "We Just Disagree". Commercial radio is good at that.
 
It happens that Mason was hanging around Electric Ladyland when Jimi was recording the two-record set. Some accounts have him playing on some numbers, including Watchtower. Certainly fellow Traffic alum Steve Winwood appears on the album, and it's Jack Cassidy's bass you hear on the thundering opening to Voodoo Chile (Slight Return).

DM was the first live concert I went to. It was at St. Bonaventure Univ. back in 1975. Great show. Big fan of his ever since.
he still has it...he was just in Morgantown, WV and rocked the theater. Loved this album in the 70's
Dave Mason- I agree. Very classy act! :cheers:
Great album, not a bad cut on it. Saw Mr Mason several times during the seventies, early eighties. Always great musicianship and great shows. Intend seeing him again this summer. Introducing the kids to the golden age of rock.
Someone keeps goosing him.
BTW he is still touring small clubs and he puts on a great show! All his greats, some Traffic, very good band, good jams.
can't remember the last time I heard this. It got a fair amount of airplay on "FM" back in the day.
Dave Mason has a nice body of work, I wonder why he never got his due.
Sziasztok! Sajnos én csak magyarul tudok, de akkor is el akarom mondani, hogy nagyon jó a rádiótok. Egyszerűen fantasztikus. Sok sikert Boldog karácsonyt és boldog új évet! Very Mery Cristmass and Happy New Year
Historical!
before my time but i likes it! :cowboy: Good ol' San Fran sound!
Play more Dave! I've even liked Mason's version of "Watchtower" better than Hendrix'. One of his worst songs was probably the most popular - "We Just Disagree". Commercial radio is good at that.
Great to hear he's still performing in the US. I recently renewed Certified Live, which still is a great album. His band back then could easily beat the Eagles as far as backing vox are concerned.
One of my favorites albums...(love the song, too!) Many thanks.
Dave is one of the few of my faves from way back that continues to deliver outstanding live shows despite the decreasing size of the venues. He has a lot of live shows in circulation, check them out! "Every Woman" is my favorite DM tune. It is the ultimate musical expression of the love I have for my wife.
I remember being at a party when this album came out.Stoned to the Bee Jesus someone asked me to put on another album. I went up to the turn table and by God if there wasn't any album . Everybody laughed and that's when I realized the album looked like a marble turntable! Still have the original.

saw him at summerfest last year, still a great performer also................
Saw Dave in the school gym, U of Pitt (Johnstown) circa '75. Front row, kept passin' joints and beers up to the band. Great show.
ThePoose wrote:
Don't forget that Dave Mason has had a huge influence on other musicians. After a party one night in London, Mason played Dylan's All Along the Watchtower for his buddy Jimi, whereupon the latter immediately said, ''Oh, man, I gotta cut this.'' A couple of days later, Jimi was in the studio recording his masterful version (which Dylan says is the definitive one) with Mason on acoustic guitar.
Lindsey Buckingham says Alone Together had a huge influence on him.
Good job Bill - it's been a long time since I heard Dave Mason on rock radio
sharkartist wrote:
Originally off his seminal first solo album Alone Together. An amazing record from beginning to end.
Indeed! And just look at the players on this: George Harrison, Leon Russell, etc., etc.
Dave Mason's free use of voice in this song is so refreshing. You 'get' that he is really hooting & howling and crooning as a spontaneous expression of his feelings right there in the moment. Beautiful.
sharkartist wrote:
Originally off his seminal first solo album Alone Together. An amazing record from beginning to end.
Agreed. This got much play in the car stereo in the seventies.
Originally off his seminal first solo album Alone Together. An amazing record from beginning to end.
kevin36 wrote:
Oh I don't know. If songs could drive, I assume this one would use a car to get around.
This one drives very well thanks.
cookinlover wrote:
Damn, this song brings back some memories of a misspent and wild youth. . . worth every second of it, too. :devil_pimp:
I didn't know there was another kind
woozurdaddy wrote:
Now here's a real oldie but goodie!
Damn, this song brings back some memories of a misspent and wild youth... worth every second of it, too. :devil_pimp:
:yes:
WonderLizard wrote:
A weak and late second: Alone Together was Mason's first solo project, and, yes, I still have it on the marblized vinyl--very cool. Sorta forever dashed the purists' notion that only black vinyl would do. The version on Headkeeper was a live recording, something cobbled together by Blue Thumb after a food fight with Mason. BTW, if you can find it, Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs' gold CD of Alone Together is a sonic masterpiece, especially if your old marblized vinyl has seen better days... :propeller:
I'm proud to say that I have both the marblized version (which happens to be signed by all the participating musicians) and the gold CD. Funny, the things that we consider our true prized possessions!
Quite the jam!
Did anyone ever see his 42 lb. fountain pen?
TobalMoreno wrote:
My father is completely obsessed with this man. Signed poster prominent in the living room. Never heard any of his stuff before RP, not bad.
He played a few years back in an SF bay are a town of San Rafael. Got backstage to have Dave M. sign a poster for each of my older bros. I was a BIG star with them. RIP Steve N. & Dave N.!! You guys rocked!