Loopmasters are proud to present a fresh collection of unique sounds from Mason, the Dutch duo who have been lighting up clubs all over the world in recent months. Welcome to the musical farmyard of Mason's unique house sound. From hit records, collaborations with household name artists, or tracks for their label Animal Language, the Dutch producers are constantly at the forefront of modern day club music.
Ostensibly a Dave Mason solo album, this became one of his finest when he was coupled with Cass Elliot, a stroke of genius. Elliot's involvement is, while not suspect, somewhat limited. Although she provides excellent background vocals, she tends to get a little lost in the harmony stack. Nevertheless, this is a great moment for her too. The album, though, is propelled by Mason's awesome songwriting talents, and tracks such as "On and On," "Walk to the Point," and several others bear this out. His guitar playing is some of his finest recorded work, especially the epic "Glittering Facade," where he layers acoustic and electric guitars with a scintillating effect. Elliot's "Here We Go Again" showcases her ability as a great lead vocalist, and Paul Harris provides some excellent keyboard and string arrangements, providing a glimpse of the fine work that was to follow in Stephen Stills' Manassas. Overall, this was a highly underrated album, but in the end, it is also one of the finest from the '70s.Matthew Greenwald – Allmusic
Bowling in Paris is an album by singer/songwriter Stephen Bishop, released by Atlantic Records in 1989. It is his first studio album released in America since 1980's Red Cab to Manhattan. Notable contributors include Eric Clapton, Phil Collins and Sting.
An all-too-rare new recording from Polyphony and Stephen Layton presents highlights from the choral repertoire by four twentieth-century American giants: Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and Randall Thompson. Framed by Thompson’s understated favourites Alleluia and Fare Well, the programme includes Bernstein’s Missa brevis, Copland’s early set of four motets, and—of course—Barber’s inimitable Agnus Dei.