Wishbone Ash

Wishbone Ash - New England (1976) {2001, Remastered, Japan}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Sept. 22, 2017
Wishbone Ash - New England (1976) {2001, Remastered, Japan}

Wishbone Ash - New England (1976) {2001, Remastered, Japan}
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Classic Rock / Hard Rock / Blues Rock

New England is the seventh studio album by rock band Wishbone Ash. It was a success compared to the band's Locked In album, but still did not chart as high as most of their previous albums. This album would mark the "Americanization" of Wishbone Ash, as the band would relocate from England to the Northeastern United States (New England) for tax purposes. New England contained an even balance of hard rock songs and breezy, soft rock ballads, the latter of which would see further exploration from Wishbone Ash on their next studio album, Front Page News.

Wishbone Ash - Locked In (1976) {2001, Remastered, Japan}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Sept. 21, 2017
Wishbone Ash - Locked In (1976) {2001, Remastered, Japan}

Wishbone Ash - Locked In (1976) {2001, Remastered, Japan}
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Classic Rock / Hard Rock / Blues Rock

Either the mid-'70s or the addition of Ted Turner's replacement, Laurie Wisefield, brought about a severe identity crisis for Wishbone Ash. No longer were they the self-conscious band that evolved from their blues-based debut to their prog precursor Pilgrimage to their progressive tour de force Argus. While Wishbone Ash was still a guitar-oriented band, Locked In provided no originality and, save for a guitar refrain in "Rest in Peace," no memorable passages whatsoever. While his credentials are impressive, producer Tom Dowd was not the man for the job…

Wishbone Ash - There's The Rub (1974) {2001, Remastered, Japan}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Sept. 20, 2017
Wishbone Ash - There's The Rub (1974) {2001, Remastered, Japan}

Wishbone Ash - There's The Rub (1974) {2001, Remastered, Japan}
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Progressive Rock / Hard Rock / Blues Rock / Classic Rock

There's the Rub is the fifth studio album by rock band Wishbone Ash. It is the first album to feature guitarist/vocalist Laurie Wisefield, who would be a major part of the band's creative direction for the next 11 years. The album is considered by many to be a highpoint of the band's recording career. The title is taken from Shakespeare's Hamlet; "To sleep—perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub." The track "F.U.B.B." caused controversy because of the acronym's meaning ("Fucked Up Beyond Belief") upon the album's release. Moreover, the haunting ballad "Persephone" would go on to become one of the band's most popular live songs…

Wishbone Ash - Live Dates (1973) {2001, Remastered, Japan}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Sept. 19, 2017
Wishbone Ash - Live Dates (1973) {2001, Remastered, Japan}

Wishbone Ash - Live Dates (1973) {2001, Remastered, Japan}
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Progressive Rock / Hard Rock / Blues Rock / Classic Rock

No surprise – in concert was the best way to hear Wishbone Ash, because the studio was just too sterile an environment, at least for their hardest-rocking stuff to take off. Anyone really into the group should own this record.

Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Four (1973) {2001, Remastered, Japan}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Sept. 18, 2017
Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Four (1973) {2001, Remastered, Japan}

Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Four (1973) {2001, Remastered, Japan}
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Hard Rock / Classic Rock

Wishbone Four is the fourth studio album by British rock band Wishbone Ash, released in 1973. It was a departure from their previous album, Argus, in that it lacked that recording's overall cohesion and atmosphere and the loose conceptual framework of a stately, pastoral and warring medieval England. Containing only hints of the extended twin-lead guitar harmonies, Wishbone Four's stylistic variety found its footing in acoustic folk elements in half of the eight-song set ("Ballad of the Beacon", "Everybody Needs a Friend", "Sorrel" and "Sing Out the Song"), two aggressive and melodic starters on each side of the vinyl release (Side 1: So Many Things to Say" and Side 2: "Doctor"), and the band's first use of horns on the semi-autobiographical "rave-up" touring song "No Easy Road"…

Wishbone Ash - Argus (1972) {2001, Remastered, Japan}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Sept. 17, 2017
Wishbone Ash - Argus (1972) {2001, Remastered, Japan}

Wishbone Ash - Argus (1972) {2001, Remastered, Japan}
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Progressive Rock / Hard Rock / Classic Rock

If Wishbone Ash can be considered a group who dabbled in the main strains of early-'70s British rock without ever settling on one (were they a prog rock outfit like Yes, a space rock unit like Pink Floyd, a heavy metal ensemble like Led Zeppelin, or just a boogie band like Ten Years After?), the confusion compounded by their relative facelessness and the generic nature of their compositions, Argus, their third album, was the one on which they looked like they finally were going to forge their own unique amalgamation of all those styles into a sound of their own…

Wishbone Ash - Pilgrimage (1971) {2001, Remastered, Japan}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Sept. 16, 2017
Wishbone Ash - Pilgrimage (1971) {2001, Remastered, Japan}

Wishbone Ash - Pilgrimage (1971) {2001, Remastered, Japan}
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Progressive Rock, Jazz Fusion, Hard Rock

Pilgrimage is the second studio album by the rock band Wishbone Ash. The album focuses more on folk and acoustic music as opposed to the blues rock sound that dominated the first album. The album also contains an instrumental jazz workout ("Vas Dis") and a four-part harmony vocal track in the spirit of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young ("Valediction"). The album sold well, reaching no.14 in the UK charts, but the band would reach their creative and commercial peak with their next studio album release.

Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Ash (1970) {2001, Remastered, Japan}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Sept. 15, 2017
Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Ash (1970) {2001, Remastered, Japan}

Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Ash (1970) {2001, Remastered, Japan}
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Hard Rock, Progressive Rock

Wishbone Ash is the first studio album by Wishbone Ash. The band's debut album became a reality when they were opening for Deep Purple in early 1970. Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore was jamming during the band's soundcheck when Wishbone guitarist Andy Powell boldly plugged in and began jamming with Blackmore. After the show, Blackmore recommended that MCA Records sign the band. Deep Purple producer Derek Lawrence produced this album, which features elements of blues, progressive rock, and psychedelic improvisation. The album was a success and Wishbone Ash would soon become one of the most popular rock bands of the early 1970s.

Wishbone Ash - Distillation [4CD Box Set] (1997) (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at July 19, 2017
Wishbone Ash - Distillation [4CD Box Set] (1997) (Repost)

Wishbone Ash - Distillation [4CD Box Set] (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 2,14 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 698 MB | Covers - 24 MB
Genre: Hard Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Repertoire Records (REP 4649)

While it's certainly too much for the average Wishbone Ash fan, "Distillation" is an excellent four-disc, 56-track box set that features the best of the band's heavy boogie from the '70s. None of the group's essential tracks are missing, and it contains 4 previously unreleased cuts, 11 very rare tracks from the vaults and 12 live versions (CD 4) plus band biography and track by track comments by Andy Powell and Martin Turner.
Wishbone Ash - Argus (1972/2013) {2016, SHM-SACD, Remastered, Geffen UIGY-15033} [SACD ISO + FLAC 24/88]

Wishbone Ash - Argus (1972/2013) {2016, SHM-SACD, Remastered}
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Progressive Rock, Hard Rock, Classic Rock | 01:20:44 | © 2016 Geffen Records #UIGY-15033

If Wishbone Ash can be considered a group who dabbled in the main strains of early-'70s British rock without ever settling on one (were they a prog rock outfit like Yes, a space rock unit like Pink Floyd, a heavy metal ensemble like Led Zeppelin, or just a boogie band like Ten Years After?), the confusion compounded by their relative facelessness and the generic nature of their compositions, Argus, their third album, was the one on which they looked like they finally were going to forge their own unique amalgamation of all those styles into a sound of their own…