Producer Mike Post and composer Mason Williams packed all sorts of experiments into this half-hour listening experience called The Mason Williams Phonograph Record, and though there are some interesting moments from the clever singer, it is the instrumental masterpiece "Classical Gas" that displays the highest level of creativity. The 45-rpm was a number one adult contemporary hit in the summer of 1968 while the award-winning artist was writing for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.
The Mason Williams Phonograph Record. The Mason Williams Phonograph Record is a solo album by guitarist and composer Mason Williams released in 1968. The album is Williams most successful and most recognized album, and contains the track "Classical Gas," his best known song. Mason Williams won two Grammy awards, for Best Pop Instrumental Performance and Best Instrumental Theme, and Mike Post won Best Instrumental Arrangement on the song. All tracks written by Mason Williams, unless otherwise noted.
Classical Gas" is an instrumental musical piece composed and originally performed by Mason Williams with instrumental backing by members of the Wrecking Crew. Originally released in 1968 on the album The Mason Williams Phonograph Record, it has been re-recorded and re-released numerous times since by Williams. One later version served as the title track of a 1987 album by Williams and the band Mannheim Steamroller.
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Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). I would have bought the older version of the album had I known that "Baroque A Nova" would be an instrumental. I like the original version with voices better, but the rest of the songs are the same.
The album is Williams most successful and most recognized album, and contains the track "Classical Gas," his best known song.