Dave Mason

The Best of Dave Mason [Columbia]

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The 1981 Columbia compilation album The Best Of Dave Mason was a ten-track disc that included the four Mason singles which had hit the upper half of the charts in 1977 and '78--"So High (Rock Me Baby And Roll Me Away)," "We Just Disagree," "Let It Go, Let It Flow," and "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow"--plus some of Mason's better known album cuts from his Columbia albums and live versions of his older hits "Only You Know And I Know" and "Feelin' Alright?" Of course, the more familiar recordings of those songs, and a few other tracks that arguably should have been part of a comprehensive Mason best-of were owned by other companies, so this album did not live up to its name entirely. Then again, neither did any of the many Dave Mason albums with the word "best" in the title. (This album is not to be confused with an identically titled album released by Blue Thumb [6013] in 1974, or with the more extensive compilation of Mason's Columbia recordings, Long Lost Friend: The Best Of Dave Mason, released by Legacy/Columbia [57165] in 1995.)

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