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Wishbone Ash


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2.09 | 132 ratings

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2 stars Where are your beautiful melodies and songs? They're locked in. Locked in the past.

Well, this will be a hard task. I am a huge fan of this group from their earlier era. However, changing a guitarist and even country (they settled in the USA) brought some delcine to this extraordinary group. There's the rub was very good album but this is...disaster. Laurie Wisefield is fine guitarist and not so fine singer (kind of Bob Dylan, maybe...). His influences are obvious. I've heard some songs from his previous band Home and it has a style very much similar to country. Here it is the same. Only the first track (with banjo - only nice adding to the whole album) is worth it. And the last one, Say goodbye, is some mediocre WA song. The rest are som short maybe-rock songs with weak melodies.

It's a pity. I like this group and this album is by far their worst from the first half of the 70's. Two stars, but it's close to one.

Hejkal | 2/5 |


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