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.