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Wishbone Ash


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3.03 | 61 ratings

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mystic fred
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3 stars The eagerly-awaited follow up to the excellent 2003 album "Bona Fide", "Clan Destiny" is a very good album which contains some stunning musicianship and good songs which will please WA fans, though i found nothing here that really jumped out at and grabbed me or gave me goosebumps. The production and sound quality are excellent, the first track "Eyes Wide Open" is a good rocker with a catchy guitar riff and good solos, though i found "Dreams Outta Dust", "Healing Ground" and especially "Capture the Moment" the best tracks on the album. "Dreams Outta Dust" sounded similar in style to songs on "Bona Fide", has a memorable chorus and would have fitted on there nicely. "Healing Ground" is one of the songs i heard WA play live recently, it starts off with a heavy drum beat and a slow riff, some sparkly chorus guitar effects and slide. The next track "Steam Town" is a rock'n'roller which features some country style guitar interplay, "goin' down to steam town, gonna lay my money down..", "meet me at the station, i'll be waiting at track no.9..." this would go down great live - and it leaves plenty of room for extended solos! "Loose Change" is a slower number featuring slide guitar which again sounds very countryish (seems as though they've spent a lot of time in the U.S.A.!!), this is followed by ""Surfing a Slow Wave", which is a very Shadows influenced instrumental, HM eat yer heart out!. "Slime Time" is next, a boogie style rocker, which is followed by, for WA, a very traditional sounding "Capture the Moment", my favourite track, i am sure this will appeal to fans of early Ash, some great twin guitar interplay here. Another slide guitar country/blues style sounding song, "Your Dog" is followed by "The Raven", a slow dreamy song interweaved with a some nice twin guitar soloing. The last track "Motherless Child" sounds almost like an Eric Clapton song, and plods along,although it has some good guitar work, the sparse lyrics are are repeated using some rather unusual backing vocals, for WA at any rate. Overall i would say this album would please WA fans, it is a very pleasant listen, but not really for those looking for prog.
mystic fred | 3/5 |


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