What Am I Listening to Now: Sounds of the Orient – Dave Mason

Posted: February 21, 2011 in music, What Am I Listening To Now?
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There are two Dave Masons. Who knew?

Sounds of the Orient - Dave Mason

Sounds of the Orient - Dave Mason

I’m sure some of you aren’t aware there is one, since the more famous of the two has been pretty quiet on the recording front for at least two yonks and half a donkey’s age. However, according to the official website, the former Traffic guitarist and high-profile 70s solo artist is still touring . in fact, tonight he’s in Pennsylvania. Playing “We Just Disagree”, “Look at You, Look at Me”, and other numbers well known to his fans, no doubt.

The other Dave Mason is a clarinettist who played with the Royal Signals before spending 35 years as a music teacher. Since retiring he has focused on recording. He has just released a new age album entitled ”Sounds of the Orient”, which sounds much as you would expect during a reiki session, for example.

I’m relating this information in case some of you are confused, like We7 is, and think that the new age album is a new recording from the other Dave Mason. It isn’t, and it couldn’t be more different (well, maybe if it was a cycle of Gregorian chants).

  1. Chris says:

    Hi David,
    Thanks for defining the difference. Dave Mason from Oban is without doubt “the other Dave Mason” who is really pleased he was not born with the name Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger or John Smith and at the mercy of the web passing him off as someone else.

    With all respects to the famous Dave Mason we are pleased to hear he is still active and touring.
    Red Admiral Records LLP

  2. Chastua says:

    yes thanks for clearing that up. I have always been a fan of Traffic and the other Dave Mason. Found this on spotify.com while searching for work by the more famous one. Now I have new music for doing yoga to.

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