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WISHBONE ASH BIOGRAPHY! !
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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  • Vinyl
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: MCA
  • ASIN: B000LXRECI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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WISHBONE ASH Front Page News (1977 UK 10-track vinyl LP featuring the eighth studio album from the band implementing a new softer sound than their previous releases gatefold picture sleeve. Both the sleeve & vinyl are in Excellent condition MCG3524)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nelly on 30 April 2011
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When Ted Turner left Wishbone Ash Laurie Wisefield certainly had a good start with "There's the rub" and then they faultered with the awful "Locked In" and almost regained their crown with "New England", the latter being an album which still doesn't sit well with me, although I appear to be in a minority. Front page news is certainly not a great album, and letting Laurie sing was not their best decision, but the album does have some good tracks.

Worth a listen, but no need to rush to buy.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 6 Jun 2010
Format: Audio CD
"Front Page News" was the 4th album to feature Laurie Wisefield on dual Lead Guitar in the Wishbone Ash line up (ex CBS act Home) and was originally released October 1977 on MCA Records MCG 3524 in the UK and on MCA 2311 in the USA.

This 19 May 2010 Japanese-only CD reissue comes on the SHM-CD format (Super High Materials) which has the highest quality production values and is compatible on all CD players. Universal UICY-94493 is one of those 5" mini LP card sleeves which repros the original artwork; it comes in a gatefold sleeve, has a 'numbered' card insert which reproduces both sides of the original UK MCA label (MCG 3524), a large foldout insert with lyrics (the "Wishbone Ash Part 2 - 1975-80" history is unfortunately entirely in Japanese), an outer Obi strip and a protective resealable polythene wrap (with the SHM-CD sticker). The card insert on mine is numbered 1240 - it doesn't say how many of these were made - but I'm guessing the number is as low as 3000 for the world.

The 2010 DSD Remaster has been done by HITOSHI TAKIGUCHI in Universal's Mastering Studios in Japan (42:38 minutes) and is one of 13 albums released in this series (full list below). The sound quality is BEAUTIFUL throughout - especially the bass and drums. Until the May 2010 "Sometime World - Travelogue" 2CD set in the UK (reviewed separately), this album hasn't been available as a good remaster for decades and hearing "Come In From The Rain" with its blistering guitar battles is a thrill - as is the rocking riffage of "Right Or Wrong". "Midnight Dancer" and "Surface To Air" have loads of presence now too, but the peach for me is the last track on Side 1 of the original LP...
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Wright on 19 May 2014
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Just as I expected from this long established supergroup. Really surprised they didn't make the really big time as their music was, and still is (from both MTWA and APWA), superb.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 6 Nov 2014
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Love this album still got it on vinyl
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"...It's Good To See You After All This Time..." 6 Jun 2010
By Mark Barry - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
"Front Page News" was the 2nd album to feature Laurie Wisefield on dual Lead Guitar in the Wishbone Ash line up (ex CBS act Home) and was originally released October 1977 on MCA Records MCG 3524 in the UK and on MCA 2311 in the USA.

This 19 May 2010 Japanese-only CD reissue comes on the SHM-CD format (Super High Materials) which has the highest quality production values and is compatible on all CD players. Universal UICY-94493 is one of those 5" mini LP card sleeves which repros the original artwork; it comes in a gatefold sleeve like the original album, a 'numbered' card insert which reproduces both sides of the original UK MCA label (MCG 3524), a large foldout insert with lyrics (the "Wishbone Ash Part 2 - 1975-80" history is unfortunately entirely in Japanese), an Obi and a protective outer polythene wrap (with the SHM-CD sticker). The card insert on mine is numbered 1240 - it doesn't say how many of these were made - but I'm guessing the number is as low as 3000 for the world.

The 2010 DSD Remaster has been done by HITOSHI TAKIGUCHI in Universal's Mastering Studios in Japan (42:38 minutes) and is one of 13 albums released in this series (full list below). The sound quality is BEAUTIFUL throughout - especially the bass and drums. Until the May 2010 "Travelogue" 2CD set in the UK (reviewed separately), this album hasn't been available as a good remaster for decades and hearing "Come In From The Rain" with its blistering guitar battles is a thrill - as is the rocking riffage of "Right Or Wrong". "Midnight Dancer" and "Surface To Air" have loads of presence now too, but the peach for me is the last track on Side 1 of the original LP... You could never get a good sound out of it because of where it was placed - it's a sort of lingering Jeff Beck instrumental circa "Blow By Blow" called "714" (a Laurie Wisefield composition) - and it now sounds glorious.

I've always loved this album and Wisefield's touch with a great rock melody ("Goodbye Baby Hello Friend" is a perfect example - lyrics above), so this is a treat for me. It is pricey, but like all of these beautiful Japanese issues - it's superbly done.

Highly recommended.

PS: the full list of 13 titles in this 19 May 2010 Japan-only SHM-CD re-issue series are:

1. "Wishbone Ash" (December 1970), Universal UICY-94483
2. "Pilgrimage" (September 1971), Universal UICY-94484
3. "Argus" (April 1972), Universal UICY-94485/6
(2CD set, 16-Page Booklet, 2007 Remastering, Repros The "Deluxe Edition")
4. "Wishbone Four" (December 1973), Universal UICY-94487
5. "Live Dates", (December 1973 2LP Live Set), Universal UICY-94488/9 (2CDs)
6. "There's The Rub" (November 1974), Universal UICY-94490
7. "Locked In" (March 1976), Universal UICY-94491
8. "New England"(November 1976), Universal UICY-94492
9. "Front Page News" (October 1977), Universal UICY-94493
10. "No Smoke Without Fire" (October 1978) Universal UICY-94494
(Doe NOT include the 2-track live 7" single that came with original issues of the UK LP - "Lorelei" and "Come In From The Rain" on MCA PSR 431)
11. "Just Testing" (January 1980), Universal UICY-94495
12. "Live Dates Volume 2" (October 1980 2LP Live Set), Universal UICY-94496/7 (2CDs)
13. "Number The Brave" (April 1981), Universal UICY-94498

PPS: I've also noticed that certain CD sites in Japan are already showing these titles as "sold out" or "unavailable" - a mere 3 weeks after release.
I'd say purchase sooner rather than later if you want to get one...
Everybody's Talking... 28 Feb 2005
By Otis Robb - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This was the second of the two projects produced by the Brothers Albert. Interestingly so, the Boners headed south, once again, to Miami to record this rather intriquing record, which had more of a 'songwriter's guitar feel' about itself than the previous disks - when Laurie Wisefield left "Home" and availed his services to the Bone. The title track and 'Goodbye Baby Hello Friend' were actually singles back in the day, that well, didnt do too much on the airways here in the US. Regardless, they still sound as fresh as ever. Andy Powell does some nice touches on mandolin on the latter, btw. Not to forget, either, the 'melodic crunchers' on side 2-'Right or Wrong' and 'Come In From the Rain' (which the latest lineups have performed live in the not so distant past) Both are STILL quite sonorously explosive in spirit and of course in structure wise too. For those who dont know, the short instrumental (714) with orchestration, YES Strings, is a reference to...should I just say no...
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A Classic from Wishbone Ash... 1 Sep 2001
By RKL - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is a great cd full of interesting songs and as usual, brilliant guitarwork(Check out the title track)save for one sappy instrumental, this is a must-have if you are a fan. Get the BGO remastered version paired with 'New England', see my review on this 2 disc set.
I Used To Like It And I Bought It Again 22 Nov 2012
By Hop Sulah - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I really wanted the instrumental song "711" in my music collection, but I couldn't just download it. Fortunately there are used CDs still floating around. Now that I've heard the album again, I've saved about half of it for my collection. It's not the best Wishbone Ash ever, but it's still good.
Back in touch. 6 Oct 2012
By ScottE - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
(1977) 8th studio album "Front Page News", gave us back some stronger Wishbone Ash". Produced by Ron Albert who engineered "Derek and the Dominos", "Cactus" and the Allman Brothers. This brought back some of the folky elements that were missing for the last few albums. Some good songs in, the title track, "Goodbye Baby Hello Friend", "Come In From The Rain", "Right Or Wrong" and "Diamond Jack". Their 9th studio slab would be released in 1978, on the rockin' "No Smoke Without Fire", which failed to chart, but produced some great music.
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