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Dave Mason ‎- Certified Live (1976) [Original US Pressing, 2LP] {Vinyl Rip 24Bit/96khz}

Dave Mason ‎- Certified Live (1976)
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz | 1,72 Gb
Label: Columbia/PG 34174 | Release: 1976 | Genre: Classic-Rock

Through relentless touring in the mid-1970s, Dave Mason built up a concert audience that didn’t necessarily translate into a record-buying audience, and this double-live album, released at a time when double-live albums were all the rage (remember Frampton Comes Alive?), was intended to address that problem. (Jim Krueger even contributed some Frampton-style “voicebox” guitar to “Goin’ Down Slow.”) It did demonstrate that Mason had a tight touring band and a repertoire of rock ‘n’ roll standards to draw from, as well as such interesting acquisitions as the Eagles’ “Take It To The Limit” and the Spencer Davis Group’s “Gimme Some Lovin ‘,” and while it didn’t achieve the career breakthrough intended, it did give Mason time to craft the studio album that would achieve that breakthrough. (It also gave Columbia versions of such earlier Mason songs as “Feelin’ Alright?,” “Pearly Queen,” “Sad And Deep As You,” and “Only You Know And I Know.”) (Originally released by Columbia Records as Columbia 34680, Certified Live was reissued on CD by One Way Records as One Way 26078 on August 29, 1995.)

Review by William Ruhlmann,


A1 Feelin’ Alright
A2 Pearly Queen
A3 Show Me Some Affection
A4 All Along The Watchtower

B1 Take It To The Limit
B2 Give Me A Reason Why
B3 Sad And Deep As You
B4 Every Woman
B5 World In Changes

C1 Goin’ Down Slow
C2 Look At You, Look At Me
D1 Only You Know And I Know

D2 Bring It On Home To Me
D3 Gimme Some Lovin’

Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
Manufactured By – CBS Inc.
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab
Recorded At – Universal Amphitheatre – Universal Amphitheater
Art Direction – Ron Coro
Bass – Gerald Johnson
Design – Tom Steele*
Directed By – Jason Cooper (4)
Drums – Rick Jaeger
Engineer [Remote Recording] – Bruce Botnick, Doug Botnick
Executive-Producer – Michael Dilbeck
Guitar – Jim Krueger
Keyboards – Mike Finnigan
Mixed By – Ron Nevison
Photography – Jim Greene
Producer, Guitar – Dave Mason
Recorded By – Wally Heider Recording
gatefold cover, printed inner-sleeves
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): C 34175 AL 34175
Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): C 34175 BL 34175
Matrix / Runout (Side C Label): C 34176 AL 34176
Matrix / Runout (Side D Label): C 34176 BL 34176
Matrix / Runout (Side A): PAL 34175 1D TML-S
Matrix / Runout (Side B): PBL 34175 1C TML-M
Matrix / Runout (Side C): PAL 34176 1D TML-S
Matrix / Runout (Side D): PBL 34176 1H TML-S



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