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Elegant Stealth [CD]

Wishbone Ash Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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The classic rock bands of the late ’60s and early ’70s enjoy a unique place in popular musical history. The Beatles had gone their separate ways, Britain had already experienced the Blues Boom, and Psychedelia had made its impact. The creative possibilities were infinite.

Wishbone Ash embarked on the nascent Progressive Rock scene in 1969, taking ... Read more in Amazon's Wishbone Ash Store

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  • Audio CD (28 Nov 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Golden Core Records (Plastic Head)
  • ASIN: B005W7JCRS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 68,414 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Reason to Believe
2. Warm Tears
3. Invisible Thread.
4. Man With No Name
5. Searching For Satellites
6. Give it Up
7. Heavy Weather
8. Mudslick
9. Big Issues
10. Migrant Worker
11. Can't Go It Alone

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4.3 out of 5 stars
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An elegant Wishbone Ash album 1 Dec 2011
Format:Audio CD
This album has to rate as one of Wishbone Ash's strongest albums to date. The band have been working on it on-and-off for about two years and it was definitely worth the effort.

After the first few listens, my favourite tracks are Reason To Believe (the single released last year on download), Can't Go It Alone (with great additional fiddle playing from co-writer, ex-Celtus/Mama's Boys guitarist Pat McManus), Searching For Satellites, Mud-Slick (an instrumental featuring a guest appearance from Deep Purple's Don Airey), Big Issues and Invisible Thread.

Overall, there's great playing from all four members of the band (Andy Powell, Muddy Manninen, Bob Skeat and Joe Crabtree) and a good amount of stretching out musically and trying slightly different styles and sounds.

This album will appeal to all fans of good intelligent rock music. It has strong lyrics, great vocals from Andy Powell, great guitar playing (with many extended guitar solos, which is something that's been missing from the last few albums), and a great solid rhythm section.

Even after just a few listens this is my favourite album of the year. Highly recommended.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just brilliant 2 Dec 2011
Format:Audio CD
Absolutely stunning album - Wishbone Ash at their best. Great songs, dreamy vocals, wonderful guitars, superb production. Need to play a few times for the tracks to grow - what's that awful American saying - Awesome !
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Ash album for some while 11 Mar 2012
By Westie
Format:Audio CD
I purchased Elegant Stealth recently having deliberated whether to add this to my collection of Ash albums. Mostly if want to listen to Wishbone Ash I tend to play the Travelogue collection CD.

Having seen the band live recently the new songs didn't make much impression on me. So I was pleasantly surprised on playing Elegant Stealth. It really is a good collection of songs. Songs such as "Give it Up" can take their place alongside Ash's classic numbers.

A strong album - highly recommended for all Ash fans.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wishbone Ash - Elegant Stealth 8 Dec 2011
By Ozhead
Format:Audio CD
Elegant Stealth, the latest album by the one and only Wishbone Ash is quite frankly their best album since the heady days
of Argus! Stunning trade mark 'Twin Guitars', great vocals and the band playing as tight as two coats of paint. If you love
the sound of 'Classic Rock' young or old you need to check out this c.d. - 11 tracks and not a dud on here. It's one of those
rare albums that you do not have to 'skip' a track. Sit back and prepare to be amazed by the return of great Rock!!
Thankyou Andy Powell and Co!
Track listings:
Reason To Believe
Warm tears
Man With No name
Can't Go it Alone
Give It Up
Searching For Satellites
Heavy Weather
Mud- Slick
Big issues
Migrant Worker
Invisible Thread
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Modern Classic - Prepare To Smile! 16 Dec 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This really is a superb album from the masters of classic rock. Not only is the musicianship of the very highest standard but the songs are all strong and leave you with a very contented smile on your face! This really does rate up there along with Wishbone's very best. Those twin guitars soar and battle and their trademark subtle / heavy light and shade riffs and melody make you want to reach for the nearest tennis racket, you'll need a partner to dual with for Big Issues. Other highlights included Man With No Name, Mud-Slick (with Deep Purples Don Airey) Can't Go It Alone (with Pat McManus) & Invisible Thread. Where this latest album really scores is the live feel the production has achieved which has too often been missed on past albums. If you've ever liked Wishbone Ash but at times may have doubted them, then as in the title of the opening song there really genuinely is REASON TO BELIEVE.........enjoy!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Time was... 16 Dec 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
"Argus" was such a seminal and career-defining album and set such a high benchmark that it's been almost impossible over the ensuing decades for any new Wishbone Ash release to assert itself without having to be held up for close, and usually unfavourable, comparison.

The band's output since then has been somewhat variable, so it's pleasing to find that almost forty years on, and despite numerous personnel changes and periods of internal strife, Andy Powell and his current line-up have produced a refreshingly solid and, yes, elegant body of work that plays to the band's strengths and is probably their most consistent release in recent memory.

From the radio-friendly "Reason To Believe" to the rollicking jazz-rock instrumental "Mud-Slick" there's plenty of scope for the famed twin leads, and the vocals - not always the band's strongest point in the past - have a depth and warmth that enhances and enriches the overall sound. "Heavy Weather" and "Searching for Satellites" are other highlights.

Just one quibble: the mess that is the hidden track "dance remix" of "Reason To Believe". A Wishbone Ash dance remix? Come on...
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars argus was then...this is now 5 Jan 2012
By Mr Blackwell TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Having loved Wishbone Ash for the best part of 30 plus years, i'm fed hearing every new album compared to Argus,those days are gone,the fire that burned in THAT band died along time ago.

So what have we here? a well played album,fantastic harmonies,cliched lyrics,superlative guitar playing,all combined to give a decent disc but as far removed from the 'glory' days as you could possibly get.

Highlights ? well 'Reason to Believe' is an upbeat opener,while 'Searchin for Satelites contains some excellent lead guitar and 'Mud Stick' is a joy to hear with Don Airey providing Purplesque keyboards.

The rest solid,easy listening and enjoyable ,a couple nod towards late 70's Ash particularly 'Invisible Thread'/'Heavy Weather'

Ultimately its a safe dependable disc never likely to sell by the shed load , it will provide enjoyment if your prepared to listen with the acceptance that it will never be Argus or the like.

Wishbone of yore has long gone,this is a pretty good album,will give plenty of pleasure but it aint Argus/New England or such like,we need to accept the current line up for what it is rather than have unrealistic expectations,love this album for what it is not what you imagined it might be.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
Saw Wishbone Ash live at Bootleggers in Kendal. They were excellent! Loved Heavy Weather and bought the album on the strength of the live concert - a really good album, though... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Mr. S. W. Roberts
4.0 out of 5 stars Great album, fitting addition to the 'classic' Wishbone releases.
This really is a cracking album of music produced by Wishbone Ash - in the form of Andy Powell, Muddy Manninen,Bob Skeat and Joe Crabtree. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Mr Ash
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality Rocks
Bought with some trepidation, this cd has stealthily(!) made its way into my conciousness. Some really great vocal melodies with Andy singing with conviction from the heart and... Read more
Published 23 months ago by GonzoTroll
5.0 out of 5 stars Elegance personified
I have been a Wishbone Ash fan since 1972 when I saw the lads in concert at Brighton Dome - Andy Powell has been carrying the Ash banner for many years, tirelessly gigging around... Read more
Published on 9 Feb 2012 by Jonathon M. PRICE
5.0 out of 5 stars what a band
ive loved this band since the late seventies when i saw them at reading. they are still brilliant.heard some of these tracks last time i saw em-great. Read more
Published on 6 Feb 2012 by reggie
3.0 out of 5 stars GREAT MUSIC - BUT ?
Over the Years Ash have been one of my favourite bands - I have seen them live numerous time = from 1975 onwards

Some of the arrangements and guitar playing on this... Read more
Published on 5 Feb 2012 by Mr. J. D. Wood
5.0 out of 5 stars Phil J
Back to their best. I have followed Wishbone Ash for many a year and always go to see them when they are in the vacinity so to hear this for the first time was a delight. Read more
Published on 1 Feb 2012 by Phil J
3.0 out of 5 stars ELEGANT ASH
This is at a rough estimation,the 37th Wishbone album,and all things considered it's not that bad,Wishbone have like say Yes. Read more
Published on 29 Jan 2012 by Finbar the looney
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, not great.
I hate to rain on the parade of the people who are so enamored with this new offering from Wishbone Ash. Read more
Published on 27 Jan 2012 by R.J.N.
4.0 out of 5 stars Another near miss?
I bought this particular album due to the many positive reviews seen for it on Amazon which on the whole were positive to the point of adulation so what do I think? Read more
Published on 25 Jan 2012 by Mr. T. D. Marshall
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