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Wishbone Ash


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3.05 | 186 ratings

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3 stars As this is a prog related band, you should not expect something progressive about the music of Wishbone Ash. But asa legendary band, I also like the kind of music this band plays. There are blends of hard rock, vintage rock (like The Who), blues and sothern rock (like Lynyrd Skynyrd) are presented here. When you play this CD, you might find that So Many Things To Say (5:00) is like typical hard rock music. But, if you notice that there is brilliant segment in the middle of the track that sounds truly progressive through great double guitar work. It's truly cool segment. Similar thing happens again to track 5 Doctor (5:48) where the double guitar work brilliantly in music style that is similar with The Who. But the guitar solo and double guitar work make it so different with any kind of vintage rock music.

Ballad Of The Beacon (4:58) has strong component of blues rock with nice singing while No Easy Road (3:40) is more on Southern Rock. The most critical song of that time was the radio hit (at least in my country) of Everybody Needs A Friend (8:27). It was quite famous song where it reminds me to the kind of music Babe Ruth plays. It's a mellow blues rock in pop signature. It's nice and easy listening. Sorrel (5:02) has progressive touch at the opening part of the song. The guitar solo in the middle of the song with talk box is a brilliant segment of the music. Again, the double guitar work makes this song is different and enjoyable. Sing Out The Song (4:21) is a mellow track with good acoustic guitar work, nice and natural music flow. The album concludes nicely with Rock'n Roll Widow (5:41)

Overal, this is a good album. For those of 70s generation, owning this album is a must. This is the kind of music we loved in the 70s even though composition-wise there is nothing special. But, it's truly enjoyable. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW (i-Rock! Music Community)

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