Dave Mason — Look At You Look At Me
Album: Alone Together
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Released: 1970
Length: 7:26
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Looking all around me what do I see
Lots of changing faces and lots of things to be
But I'm happy just to be a part of all I see
As I turn round to look at you
And you look back at me

There isn't time to hang around
Anymore
So fill your heart with lovin'
And open up the door
Someone's calling out to you
And that's what love is for
As I turn round to look at you
And you look back no more

I'm feelin' up
I'm feelin' down
My head's been twisted
All around
But now my feet
Are on the ground
For everyone to see

There's many ways to reach you
Though you're far away
All the little things we do
The little things we say
I miss you like I miss the sun
I need you every day
As I turn round to look at you
And you look back my way

Looking all around me what do I see
Lots of changing faces and lots of things to be
But I'm happy just to be a part of all I see
As I turn round to look at you
And you look back at me

I'm feelin' up
I'm feelin' down
My head's been twisted
All around
But now my feet
Are on the ground
For everyone to see
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 On_The_Beach wrote:

Just a few of the players on this album:
Leon Russell, Jim Capaldi, Jim Gordon, Jim Keltner, John Barbata, Rita Coolidge, Bonnie Bramlett.
Yep, that's one "mediocre wedding band" for sure!

 
Maybe he meant that the wedding itself was mediocre.  {#Wink}
Fantastic music from 47 fucking years ago man still awesome  : )
Yeah baby!

Nice Christmas/holiday present!

I wish I was driving country roads, around snow covered fields, see Christmas lights in the distance, dotting the landscape. 

Uh oh...I think I'm back into "Along the Watchtower"!      
 colt4x5 wrote:
Good beach band.
Decent bar band.
Mediocre wedding band that nobody would remember the following week.
 
Just a few of the players on this album:
Leon Russell, Jim Capaldi, Jim Gordon, Jim Keltner, John Barbata, Rita Coolidge, Bonnie Bramlett.
Yep, that's one "mediocre wedding band" for sure!
How many late 60s songs still sound this fresh in 2017? Clearly this is one listeners' opinion, but this was a staple of FM radio (called underground at the time, which says something about the state of radio at the time!) and still compels a listen. Radio Paradise is the closest entity to the free-form low power radio stations of that era that exists, as far as I know. And I don't need to be within 50 miles or (much) less of the transmitter to listen.
The guitar solo at the end could go on like that for ever. Absolutely outstanding!

p.s.
Mr Mason plays 12 string on Jimi's 'All along the Watchtower'.  {#Smile}



.
Godlike

psd leftover cuties and am rewarded with this Grand Slam, Thank you!  : ) 
 DocStrangelove wrote:
terrible
cliches and horrid vocals

 
What???? Completely disagree. {#Beat}
terrible
cliches and horrid vocals
Absolutely some of the best, most highly inspired guitar jamming here! Heck, half of Traffic is on this! Really does send my mind aloft!
A perfect remedy for the mind blown 1960s.
Please no more references to Watchtower. 

I just read a freakin essay o the meaning of the song: metaphors, symbolism, who was the joker? who was the thief? The end of the world!!!   
Geez, it's just a freakin song, by a Nobel prize winner.   
And dang, was he good!

stevesaw wrote:
Going to see him next week!

 


i thnk that another david like this too, the final guitar solo is very similar to the one in pigs, at the end of the song too {#Bananajam}7 years later
 RabbitEars wrote:
progression mimics all along the watchtower

 
Dave Mason played rhythm guitar AND bass on Jimi's recording of that Dylan tune.

BTW, it's a VERY common progression.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Along_the_Watchtower#The_Jimi_Hendrix_Experience
 
Awesome guitar man
Going to see him next week!
{#Bananajam}
That's a tasty bit of guitar work.
Just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in
There are four drummers credited on Alone Together: Jim Keltner, John Barbata, Jim Capaldi, and Jim Gordon. I wonder who crafted the masterpiece intro to this song. I also wonder why/how Mason used a drummer not named "Jim." I mean, really.
 idiot_wind wrote:
His best song and one of the best 70's song that has great lyrics, tempo changes, and freakin great guitar work; especially at the end of song.  

You should really play it a lot more!  

This guy never gets enough credit.   

 
True That!
 I second that {#War}
RabbitEars wrote:
progression mimics all along the watchtower

 


progression mimics all along the watchtower
And the lyrics are memorable. A sense of sadness...and forlorn....   
Good beach band.
Decent bar band.
Mediocre wedding band that nobody would remember the following week. 
 idiot_wind wrote:
His best song and one of the best 70's song that has great lyrics, tempo changes, and freakin great guitar work; especially at the end of song.  

You should really play it a lot more!  

This guy never gets enough credit.   

 
Agreed!  It just gets rolling at the fadeout. So good.

The whole album is good - and he doesn't get enough credit. The only good thing about his lack of fame is he plays at small venues now (or at least did), which is good for us.
This is new to me. Me likey. Are you sure this isn't Nick Gilmour? {#Smile}
But Koko....the guitar work is nice!
Awesome piece man!   and thank you kurtster for the roster, quite a solid crew!!!
I know they're some better Dave Mason cuts out there. This one was just a bit too long.
 thewiseking wrote:

never much of a fan of this guy

this one a straight riff on All Along The Watchtower, no?



 
Yah, there's certainly a relationship there. But to be fair to Dave, he does play the acoustic guitar part on "Watchtower". 

I love this song, though still haven't bumped it up to 10. Not sure why not.
Great stuff! I missed this one when I was a youngster, but am glad I discovered it a few years ago!
 Proclivities wrote:

I believe you are correct.  While Clapton and Mason have worked together (with Delaney & Bonnie),I don't believe Clapton is on this record at all.  Mason is a very capable soloist.

 
One of my desert island discs.  Mason is the real slowhand.

Here's the album lineup.  Quite a group.

 Credits and personnelDave Mason - guitar, vocalsBonnie Bramlett - vocalsLeon Russell - keyboardsCarl Radle - bassChris Ethridge - bassLarry Knechtel - bassJim Capaldi - drumsJim Gordon - drumsJim Keltner - drumsMichael DeTemple - guitarDon Preston - keyboardsJohn Simon - keyboardsJohn Barbata - drumsRita Coolidge - vocalsMike Coolidge - vocalsClaudia Lennear - vocalsLou Cooper - vocalsBob Norwood - vocalsJack Storti - vocals
 bwanab wrote:

Do you have a source for that? Clapton isn't listed as a contributor to the album Alone Together. Dave Mason used to play lead, I thought it was him.

 
I believe you are correct.  While Clapton and Mason have worked together (with Delaney & Bonnie),I don't believe Clapton is on this record at all.  Mason is a very capable soloist.
 gjeeg wrote:
Monster Lost Gem for the 70's.
Timeless and ahead of it time.
Alone Together stands up today without pause.
Melody, wisdom, production, guitar/arrangement genius.
Thank you RP.

 
I agree wholeheartedly!
An all-time favorite album with no real weak points IMHO.
His best song and one of the best 70's song that has great lyrics, tempo changes, and freakin great guitar work; especially at the end of song.  

You should really play it a lot more!  

This guy never gets enough credit.   
 NWNative wrote:

Screw waterboarding. Just keep playing this constantly looping Dave Mason song and Al Qaeda will give up every secret they have.



 
Seriousl. the guitar solo is good. But the res, meh. 
With Leon Russell's unmistakable piano.
Great surprise!  I loaned my album about 30 years ago and couldn't get it back.
Wow. Those are some craptastic lyrics. Must have spent a whole 3 minutes on them. 
 trek_29er wrote:


that was senor Clapton

 
Do you have a source for that? Clapton isn't listed as a contributor to the album Alone Together. Dave Mason used to play lead, I thought it was him.

never much of a fan of this guy

this one a straight riff on All Along The Watchtower, no?


Monster Lost Gem for the 70's.
Timeless and ahead of it time.
Alone Together stands up today without pause.
Melody, wisdom, production, guitar/arrangement genius.
Thank you RP.
 CinnamonGirl wrote:
So is this Dave Mason on the lead solo or someone else?

Just saw him in concert and he only played rhythm guitar (acoustic 12-string). He had an awesome guitarist named John McKuen (I think that was his name), for the set.

Mason played with many great guitarists — so I'm wondering who that was.
 

that was senor Clapton
 whizzo wrote:
 Yep. Just present in iTunes. Too bad there isn't a PSD button there. The iOS app is acting wonky as well - the streams are stuck on "connecting..."

bodyschool wrote:




 



 
It's not just iTunes. I have the same problem using winamp...  Dave's still going strong... The mp3 file at the CDN is mucked up. 

Screw waterboarding. Just keep playing this constantly looping Dave Mason song and Al Qaeda will give up every secret they have.


 Yep. Just present in iTunes. Too bad there isn't a PSD button there. The iOS app is acting wonky as well - the streams are stuck on "connecting..."

bodyschool wrote: