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Wishbone Ash


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5 stars Absolutely grand-dazzlingly magnificent from beginning to end.

I do agree with the ‘prog-related’ label, as I think of it as only having progressive tendencies, namely the twin guitars with which Wishbone are true masters. The album is very consistent with a variety of beautiful melodies and harmonies. It is certainly an album you can easily listen to all the way through, possibly even twice, with no skips or breaks.

“Sometime World” and “Throw Down the Sword” are my favourites. “Sometime World” starts out fairly slowly, revolving around vocals. Two and half minutes it changes direction, with focus on a wonderful bass melody, which continues through to the end of the track, often behind a guitar solo or vocals. “Throw Down the Sword” is more of a classic rock power ballad, with emotive twin guitar throughout.

The bonus tracks of the album; “Jail Bait”, “The Pilgrim” and “Phoenix” do not strike me as remarkable, but the standard tracks are essential. As a whole, the album has aged very well, sounding fresh and new. With this, Wishbone Ash have created a classic in rock history.

ProgHappy | 5/5 |


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