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.
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.
Almighty Blues: London & Beyond is a live album recorded on the two-year 2002-2003 tour in support of the studio album Bona Fide. 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.
Tough is one of two new compilation albums from Wishbone Ash covering their last twelve years of studio albums. Tough feature the real rock side of the band with the heavier rifts of the original and best twin guitar band in the World. Such tracks as 'Mountainside', 'Almighty Blues' and 'Healing Ground' are regular features in the current Wishbone Ash set. And with 'Power' and 'In Crisis' being from the latest studio album 'Power of Eternity' this compilation is right up to date.
4 CD set, Fab Four Series with the Highest Quality on Four Cd's. Wishbone Ash became famous for their invention of the "twin-guitar-sound". Two equal lead guitars breed beautiful harmonies and double voiced guitar parts. Wishbone Ash are masters of rock. Sometimes hard, mostly melodic - and always superior.
Bona Fide is a studio album from the legendary British rock band Wishbone Ash. It is the first studio album in six years (since 1996's Illuminations) and is the only studio album to feature guitarist Ben Granfelt. The band began on a two-year, worldwide tour in support of the album beginning in 2002. In the main, the album remains firmly within the parameters established by the band over many years, guitar driven vocal rock being the order of the day. The brief dabbling with prog nuances of the early albums are pretty much absent here, the emphasis being on gathering together a collection of highly accessible numbers.
This 2 CD set is actually culled from 3 later Wishbone Ash efforts. It consists of all the tracks from 1996's "Illuminations", 5 tracks from 2002's acoustic effort "Bare Bones", and 3 tracks from "Bona Fide", also from 2002. How does it sound? The record label Talking Elephant is the home of Wishbone Ash and releases continually compilations, but this one does not add much to the already existing albums for the the fan. For those who till now do not own any of them it can be a good release.
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…