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Wishbone Ash


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4 stars Not the greatest Wishbone Ash record but one of the few that is undeniably Progressive Rock. This album starts on a Jazz Fusion note with the jam track Vas Dis with some fantastic instrumental work from Martin Turner who's fantastic bass playing and scat vocal drives the track along with the twin guitars of Turner and Powell. The Pilgrim follows a more atmospheric approach with folky vocals and more brilliant guitar work throughout it's duration. Jail Bait is the most famous from this album with it's Rock n Roll style approach similiar to Blowin Free from Argus. The Next 2 tracks are shorter Guitar Harmony based tracks which offer a clear indication of what would come with their next album. The album then moves to Acoustic Folk with fantastic harmony vocals and acoustic guitar playing. The album ends with a live recording of a blues jam song.

This record can be labelled as a truely fantastic piece of eclectic Prog Rock. It moves through Jazz, Rock, Folk and Blues and offers something quite unique in the Wishbone Ash catalogue. It shows more experience than their previous eponymous album and shows clearly why they became such a big name soon after.

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