David Eade

"Discerning Fan"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 58% (83 of 142)
Location: BEVERLEY, United Kingdom


Top Reviewer Ranking: 289,411 - Total Helpful Votes: 83 of 142
Blue Horizon ~ Wishbone Ash
Blue Horizon ~ Wishbone Ash
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars More Argos than Argus, 14 April 2014
Reviewing Blue Horizon raises so many thorny issues and makes me wonder about the whole scenario of music criticism and public opinion. Maybe my title is unkind, but I've read the positive reviews of this album and the one truly negative one and I feel that people are being unrealistic if not a little deluded. Firstly, I must say that Andy Powell is one of the most creative, exciting guitarists that I have ever heard, both live and in the studio, and there are many great guitar passages on this album. The songs, however, are weak. Opener "Take it Back" is a prime example - an exciting beginning, a great riff, then an uninteresting melody. And so it goes for the rest of the album. The… Read more
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I so much wanted to like this, but..., 3 Feb 2014
... it was awful. It was especially awful because it could have been so much more (i) if only there had been a decent script instead of a series of clichés ("You're only a monster if you behave like one") (ii) if only the supporting cast had been able to act (iii) if only Bill Nighy hadn't been Bill Nighy (again) (iv) if only the film had been as good as the poster. Don't expect a franchise.
The title of the review says it all. Great concert, great sound, with the Mk II line-up. There are many Wishbone Ash live albums out there, some of them unofficial. This may fall into that bracket, but it was a genuine vinyl release in 1978, for Japan only. It's produced by Martin Turner and, despite clocking in at just under 40 minutes and being a bit pricey, I'd urge any Wishbone Ash fan to buy it.