As the fall begins to fall, which is not to be confused with the spring that will spring, I am one who believes that when the shadows of summer begin to length and the sun sets earlier in the evening, it seems such times lend themselves to thoughts of mellow rock. In truth, I cannot think of another time in the history of rock music that mellow rock was more prevalent than the late 1970's. As production quality improved the gruffness of early incarnation of rock were supplanted to some degree by mellow vocal music with a plethora of artists who truly set the table of soft sounds.
During those latter years of the 8th decade of the 20th century, one album really does stand above all the rest if you ask me. I was listening to the radio the other day and along came a song titled, "Let It Flow..." which is the title track for a Dave Mason album that really is unlike anything he had ever done before and done since. Let It Flow the album, from I think 1976 is one that everyone should have in their collection for those nights when they feel like having a glass of wine and unwinding. I know, it has little to do with rock in San Francisco though he did play Winterland in support of the album in 1977. I don't think that really matters.
Now I'm sure most of you know the borderline hit, "We Just Disagree" but that's just one of ten really good tracks. Each is as good as the rest. There are no album fillers. Just wall to wall good music. Now don't ask me where it came from because Mason really was never one to produce a myriad of hits. His music would be considered more for those who really appreciate a legacy.
There aren't many accolades I can reap on the album nor do I think I have to. I think it is simply reality. I do appreciate a great album and this one never grows old...