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Wishbone Ash


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5 stars When people think of Wishbone Ash, what they have in mind is Argus. This is not good. It has been 37 years since they recorded their first, self-titled album and as someone has said, "they can still deliver"; during that time they experimented a lot - and Nouveau Calls is one of their experiments. The best one in my opinion.

Originally enough, there is no vocals on this one. Furthermore, this one is by their *original* line-up (this is to those who have been more or less disappointed by their previous endeavours with different bassists, me being one of them).

The songs may vary little, but the album itself is a great variation to what we heard before. Interesting guitar riffs and an appropriate sound engineering make this one a jewel. The absence of vocals leaves a lot of room for solos and complex harmony-duelling guitars stuff. Some of the songs that particularly stand out are Clousseau, From Soho to Sunset and Something's Happening in Room 602.

I recommend this album to anyone who wishes to find out that Wishbone Ash is more that their first four albums.

Ampersand | 5/5 |


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