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WISHBONE FOUR

Wishbone Ash

 

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3.05 | 186 ratings

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BigDaddyAEL1964
3 stars A click behind Pilgrimage, this is the first not-elite quality album by Wishbone Ash. Yet, it has some classics in it!

Let's get down to a track-by-track review:

So Many Things To Say: A song in the spirit of The Who, both musically and vocally. Edgy and aggressive, yet melodic and catchy. A very good song.

Ballad Of The Beacon: Indeed a ballad, it's considered one of their best songs; actually one of the most well known, not one of their best. The chorus is very catchy and easy to memorize, it gives a live concert standard for the fans to sing along, but not an actually great song in my opinion. I think it's overrated.

No Easy Road: A rather common Rock 'n' Roll formula, feels like it's been played by bands like The Rolling Stones a hundred times before. Not bad, but not significant.

Everybody Needs A Friend: A beautiful ballad, much better than "Ballad Of The Beacon" in my opinion. The last, long lasting instrumental part is my favorite, as it makes you feel so high and nostalgic... Very, very nice.

Doctor: Another song close to The Who formula, not as good as "So Many Things To Say", but fun to listen and maybe headbang to!

Sorrel: One of the most unique riffs they ever wrote, you never forget it once you listen to it. Sounds like it came from the Argus sessions; it could! Timeless.

Sing Out The Song: Yet another ballad, with a country feeling and nothing extraordinary to offer. Let's jump to the next song, 'cause it's...

Rock 'n' Roll Widow: What a song! Fantastic riff, great melody, catchy chorus, easy lyrics; the perfect combination for a radio hit which never went to become. Maybe if they played it a bit more edgy and bold... Who knows. I know that this is one of my favorite songs by Wishbone Ash!

RATING: Half of them are great, half of them are not... Where does Wishbone Four stand next to Pilgrimage, which is the less great of the Holy Triad for my taste? A bit lower. So it has to go with 3 stars, although it should get 3,5.

BigDaddyAEL1964 | 3/5 |

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