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Wishbone Ash


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4.25 | 769 ratings

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4 stars It always seemed to have that concept or theme feel to it.

I guess I feel the need to review some of my old favorites being a newbie...

The progression and placing of most of the songs is what gives it a theme type quality and should help explain a little bit why this is in a prog review site as well as its use of the second lead guitar and some lengthy tracks, prog related is a perfect category for the Wishbone.

The opening track, Time Was brings us in quiet and builds to a good jam. Followed by Sometime World, which has nice harmonies and it also builds to a jamming end. The next song, Blowing Free, was somewhat of a hit in the UK, but is my least favorite of the album.

The remaining tracks for me is where the rubber meets the road towards concept. The King Will Come leads us marching in with some inter-weaving lead guitar work and some of the best bass work that you will hear (has chordish qualities) which continues throughout. The song changes pace a few times with distinct lead doubling. This is followed by a very good acoustic/electric harmonic driven piece which has very clean, beautiful picking.

The previous two tracks leads us into battle form with Warrior, which is strong lyrically as well as musically and leads perfectly into Throw Down the Sword. It is filled with appropiately fitting lyrics and the end soloing is Powell at his best with emotionally filled leads.

PS-I do hear some organ blending in at the end of Throw Down the Sword...

4 and a half stars to me, rounded down to 4.

AEProgman | 4/5 |


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