Live in Bristol is a seven-track live release by U.K. hard rockers Wishbone Ash featuring "Real Guitars Have Wings" and "Cosmic Jazz." This is the classic Wishbone Ash line-up captured live in concert at the Colston Hall, Bristol. Featuring Andy Powell, Ted Turner, Martin Turner and Steve Upton, grab a front row seat as the definitive Wishbone Ash unleash a powerful set. Digitally remastered for enhanced sound quality.
Wishbone Ash is renowned as a live band and has consistently cataloged its performances throughout its 46 year career with live audio recordings from back in the 1970s like the incredible Live Dates album…
Going back to where it all began, this DVD features the band playing to a sold out crowd at the famous Shepherd's Bush Theatre in London. Famous for the guitar battles of the lead guitarists, Wishbone Ash have built a solid fan base all over the world.~ amazon.com
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…
Phoenix Rising is a historical look at Wishbone Ash from it's beginnings to the present. This long awaited DVD will give the causal listener and the true believer insight into what has made this one of the most unique bands of our time. The players may have changed over the years, but the musical integrity laid down by the founding fathers lives faithfully on today.
During the early- and mid-'70s, Wishbone Ash were among England's most popular hard rock acts. The group's roots dated to the summer of 1966, when drummer Steve Upton formed a band called Empty Vessels with bassist/vocalist Martin Turner and guitarist Glen Turner. Empty Vessels soon changed their name to Tanglewood and moved to London; during a gig at the Country Club in Hampstead, they were seen by would-be rock manager Miles Copeland, who was impressed with the jazz and progressive rock influences within the band and offered to be their manager.
"Live Dates" is the first live album by the British rock band Wishbone Ash. 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 hit the road with a vibrant line-up bursting with energy, & a great set crammed with classic Ash plus awesome material forged in the timeless Ash tradition. The band drew full houses everywhere as fans delighted in a heady mix of old favorites & powerful new material from 'Bona Fide', the album which brought Wishbone back to prominence.