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Mason Williams

  • The Releases That Brought Prodigiously Talented Multi-Instrumentalist/Writer/ Poet/Artist Mason Williams to Fame

 

  • Phonograph Record Includes the #1 Hit Instrumental "Classical Gas"

 

  • Ear Show Makes Its CD Debut

 

  • Liner Notes by Gene Sculatti Include Exclusive Quotes from Mason Williams

 

  • Unique Listening Experiences from a True American Original

 

He won an Emmy Award as head writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and has published many books of poetry and prose. He is an accomplished visual artist, with a piece (“Bus”) in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection. And he penned and performed a #1 hit instrumental (“Classical Gas”). He’s Mason Williams, and that brief summation of his accomplishments doesn’t begin to scratch the surface of the man’s many talents. Now, we at Real Gone Music are very, very proud to present the first two solo albums Williams recorded for Warner Bros., the records that introduced America to one of its true originals. As you might expect given his background, these albums are quirky, eclectic and wholly unique affairs combining pop, rock, folk, bluegrass and no shortage of whimsy; they’re like having a conversation with a brilliant raconteur who also happens to be a prodigiously talented musician. Gene Sculatti provided the notes for both releases, with fresh quotes from Mason Williams himself. Essential listening.

 

The first 25 customers to buy the album from us get an autographed booklet. First-come, first-served, only one autographed copy per customers order allowed. AUTOGRAPHED COPIES ARE NOW SOLD OUT but the regular version is still available ORDER NOW!

MASON WILLIAMS: The Mason Williams Phonograph Record. CD

Produced by Mike Post with arrangements by Al Capps, Mason Williams’ 1968 debut record for Warner Bros. scored a #1 hit with the instrumental “Classical Gas,” and went to #14 on the charts. But there’s a lot more to Phonograph Record than “Classical Gas”—check out the rollicking “Baroque-A-Nova” and the somber “Sunflower” for other sides of this multi-faceted artist.

Songs:

1.   Overture

2.   All the Time

3.   Dylan Thomas

4.   Wanderlove

5.   She’s Gone Away

6.   Here Am I

7.   Classical Gas

8.   Long Time Blues

9.   Baroque-A-Nova

10. The Prince’s Panties

11. Life Song

12. Sunflower

 

 

 

The first 25 customers to buy the album from us get an autographed booklet. First-come, first-served, only one autographed copy per customers order allowed. AUTOGRAPHED COPIES ARE NOW SOLD OUT but the regular version is still available  ORDER NOW!

MASON WILLIAMS: The Mason Williams Ear Show. CD

 Released within a few months of his smash debut The Mason Williams Phonograph Record, The Mason Williams Ear Show is very much of a piece with its predecessor, except that its musical roaming goes even farther afield, as “Generatah-Oscillatah” brings a moog synthesizer into Wiiliams’ ever-eclectic mix. Listeners drawn to this record expecting another “Classical Gas” definitely got more than they bargained for; The Mason Williams Ear Show is one of the first post-modernist pop albums. CD debut!

Songs:

1.   Road Song

2.   Baroque-A-Nova

3.   (Whistle) Hear

4.   The Last Great Waltz

5.   One Minute Commercial

6.   $13 Stella

7.   Love Are Wine

8.  Cinderella-Rockefella

9.  Generatah-Oscillatah

10. Saturday Night at the World

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