- Released: August 2, 2005
- Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
Uncut - p.1244 stars out of 5
- "[A] wonderful album that combined the edginess of '60s British rock with effortless American funk and fluidity."
- 1.Only You Know and I Know
- 2.Can't Stop Worrying Can't Stop Loving
- 3.Waitin' on You
- 4.Shouldn't Have Took More Than You Gave
- 5.World in Changes
- 6.Sad and Deep as You
- 7.Just a Song
- 8.Look at You Look at Me
- 9.To Be Free
- 10.In My Mind
- 11.Here We Go Again
- 12.A Heartache
- 14.Pearly Queen - (live)
- 15.Just a Song - (live)
- 16.World in Changes
- 17.Can't Stop Worrying Can't Stop Loving
- 18.Feelin' Alright
2 LPs on 1 CD: ALONE TOGETHER / HEADKEEPER.
Personnel: Mark Wilson Jordan (piano, keyboards); Dr. Rick Jaeger (drums); Felix "Flaco" Falcon (congas, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Al Schmitt.
Audio Remasterer: Andrew Thompson .
Liner Note Author: John Tobler.
Recording information: Elektra Recording Studio; Sunset Sound Studios.
Photographers: Tom Wilkes ; Barry Feinstein.
It's hard to argue with this two-fer issued by the fine Beat Goes On label from Great Britain, as it pairs two of former Traffic guitarist Dave Mason's finest records on a single disc. Alone Together featured the hit "Only You Know and I Know," as well as "Shouldn't Have Took More Than You Gave," and "Look at You, Look at Me." Headkeeper contains "Pearly Queen," his solo version of "Headkeeper," "Feelin' Alright?," and "World in Changes." What these discs most reveal is just how deep Mason's roots went into R&B, soul, and into country as well. If anything, Mason would have been right at home on a Delaney & Bonnie record as his sensibilities were closely allied with theirs. Mason was always underrated and, in America at least, under-noticed. These records are as fine as anything Eric Clapton ever issued solo. The comparison is fair because they were both digging into the same territory at the time, only Mason's delivery and understated guitar playing come off as far more emotionally honest. ~ Thom Jurek