BARRY MASON - 'Over The Hills And Far Away'/'Collection Of Recollections' (Deram DM 104) Oct 1966
Barry Mason is an English singer/songwriter who wrote and no doubt made millions on the back of his song 'Delilah' recorded by Tom Jones. He also wrote songs for Rod Stewart, Elvis Presley and Barbara Streisand but don't let that put you off.
Both trips on this disc are fine examples of sombre psych that didn't have much hope of being a hit. Here, Barry Mason teamed up with Paul Samwell-Smith from The Yardbirds. To my ears both sides have a similar sound to The Yardbirds song 'Still I'm Sad' from the same period. The B-Side 'Collection Of Recollections' is still uncompiled.
BARRY MASON - Collection Of Recollections