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Wishbone Ash


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4 stars Exit Turner and welcome Wisefield is a good introduction for this fifth "Wishbone Ash" album.

One could have been scared by this change in personnel, but actually he is handing over the charge with conviction. Just listen to the excellent opening number "Silver Shoes" to be re-assured. It is a great classic WA song for sure.

So far, I was only disappointed by their sophomore album and this "Rub" one is definitely another good album of theirs. Rock fans: you should take the time and listen to this work; you would be rewarded/delighted.

For progheads, the story might be different but the music is so good that you should be interested with all these great and solid guitar solos ("Don't Come Back").

There are only six songs on this album, which means that most of them are of decent length, which is always a good sign while listening to a "Wishbone Ash" album. The same and pleasant music is displayed all the way through during "Rub". There are no such weak moments as available during "Four" (maybe the funky "Hometown" to be fully honest).

One of the gorgeous parts from this album is the excellent instrumental that can be discovered during "Persephone". Do I need to mention the instruments?

The long closing and instrumental number starts in a mid tempo which has seriously influenced "You Keep On Moving" from the Purple ("Come Taste The Band" in 1975). The magnification of the twin guitar which is the trade mark from this band is again superbly highlighted during this long track. It is another highlight of course.

I will upgrade this great rock album to four stars (from a seven out of ten rating). This rating is a bit stretched on the upside though.

I can cope with some purists who would claim that the band didn't produce a lot of prog during their long career. And they are right.

ZowieZiggy | 4/5 |


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