1970 – It Was a Very Good Year, Especially for Dave Mason


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Before I get too far into the story of the sound, I want to say that this album appears to be criminally underrated as music nowadays, having fallen from favor with the passage of time.

It is a surely a MASTERPIECE that belongs in any Rock Collection worthy of the name. Every track is good, and most are amazingly good. There’s not a scrap of filler here.

The recording by Bruce Botnick is hard to fault as well.

1970 was a great time in music. Some of the best albums released that year (in no particular order):

  • Tea for the Tillerman,
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water,
  • Moondance,
  • Sweet Baby James,
  • Tumbleweed Connection,
  • After the Goldrush,
  • The Yes Album,
  • McCartney / Self-Titled,
  • Elton John / Self-Titled,
  • Morrison / His Band And Street Choir,
  • Deja Vu,
  • Workingman’s Dead,
  • Tarkio,
  • Stillness,
  • Let It Be — need I go on?

Even in such illustrious company — I defy anyone to name ten albums of comparable quality to come out in any year — Alone Together ranks as one of the best releases of 1970.