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Wishbone Ash


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3.05 | 186 ratings

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4 stars This album was the follow up to Argus and showcases the band in a more mature light. If you are looking for Argus mark 2 then you will be dissappointed, the progressive influences are still there but not so noticeable and the medieval fantasy element has gone completely. I guess it alienated a lot of fans when it first came out because it is such a large departure from Argus; however, don't let this put you off. The song writing is excellent and they still have that experimentation with different guitar sounds from electric and slide to acoustic which give the songs much more depth.

Son Many Thing to Say is an up tempo rocker and has a distinct live feel. Great solo in the middle. Next up is Ballad of Beacon and one of their best acoustic numbers, superb instrumentation. No Easy Road is more of a pop song but swings with energy courtesy of a brass section. To end the first side of the vinyl album we have the epic Everybody Needs a Friend, there is a couple of superb extended solos in this track.

The next four tracks have much the same feel with a rocker, a ballad and an epic. Sing out the Song is a more mellow number with some great slide guitar by Ted Turner.

Not worthy of five stars but a solid 4, no question in my mind.

jimpetrie2000 | 4/5 |


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