VERY BEST is a budget-priced CD reissue of a 1978 Dave Mason release on Blue Thumb Records originally meant to cash in on the US commercial success of 1977's LET IT FLOW. Surprisingly, there isn't a more up-to-date greatest hits collection covering this material. But then, perhaps it's not too surprising after all: Mason recorded only two solo albums, 1970's ALONE TOGETHER and 1972's HEADKEEPER, plus an ill-fated collaboration with Mama Cass Eliot, while at the label.
THE VERY BEST OF DAVE MASON ignores the duo album and gathers about half of each of the other two, led off, of course, by Mason's only hit for the label, "Only You Know and I Know." It's a perfectly fine compilation, but it doesn't cost that much more to simply buy both albums.