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Product details

  • Audio CD (18 Mar. 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Universal / Island
  • ASIN: B000062X90
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (162 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,682 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Time Was
  2. Sometime World
  3. Blowin' Free
  4. The King Will Come
  5. Leaf And Stream
  6. Warrior
  7. Throw Down The Sword
  8. Jail Bait (Live) (Live in Memphis)
  9. The Pilgrim (Live In Memphis)
  10. Phoenix (Live at Memphis)

Product Description

This LP only reached #169 on the charts but is now renowned as a prog-rock classic. This 30th-anniversary reissue is remixed, remastered and expanded with the debut release of the entire promotional EP Live in Memphis, recorded during the Argus tour!

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Format: Audio CD
back in 1972 a college friend of mine said " theres a band called Wishbone Ash playing down at the uni.I think they are quite good,fancy going?".So off we went to see them.Well he was wrong, they were not quite good,they were fantastic and I have been a huge fan ever since. I guess I own pretty much everything recorded by Wishbone and there have been some real classics both before and after this album but this is undoubtedly their standout album.To my mind there is no weak track at all, it is all great with every track containing several real high points ranging from killer riffs,phrasing of notes that still gives me shivers and of course their famous twin lead guitar harmonies that no one else has cracked to the same level.How these guys never became bigger stars is beyond me,perhaps because they did not make singles ,perhaps they were ahead of their time ,who can say.What I do know is that this album still sounds as good today as it did over 30 yrs ago,the sign of a true classic.This is the fourth time I have bought this album,I wore out two vinyl copies and my CD was recently damaged.Knowing this album as well as I do the remastering is clear for all to hear and to my ears no bad thing.It sounds very fresh and detailed but not cold.The additional live tracks are a welcome bonus.So in summary do not hesitate in buying this album if you are remotely interested in guitar based rock . This is an album that everyone should own . It is a true classic in every way,turn it up loud get out your dancing shoes,your air guitar and a handerchief, you just might need all three
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This is a review of the Argus 2015 re issue by Culture Factory (2cd).... Well this is a really beautiful re issue. It comes packaged as a replica of the original vinyl version, in a gatefold sleeve made from very high quality heavy glossy card stock. Inside sit both CDs within replica Decca inner sleeves. The CDs have been printed as if they were small 5 inch vinyl records and CD 1 is really unusual in that even the underside of the disc is jet black. I have not seen this before and I was even sceptical at first whether it would play on my CD player, but it did. As for the quality of the sound, well this is the best version of this album to be released to date on CD in my opinion and I own every CD version of this album which has been issued along with a mint first pressing of the original vinyl. As Wishbone Ash fans will know, this album is superb and is mostly considered to be their best, however the sound suffers from a muddiness . Up to this point the only version really worth having from the sound view point was the first edition vinyl pressing. This CD is now the next best thing. The sound oozes energy and the bass is the strongest on CD so far. I believe that there are only a very limited number of these available so I would get one quickly if you are a fan. The bonus disc contains some really great live recordings from1972. Again the sound quality is excellent. This is a very nice reissue of this top album.
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"Argus" was one of the first albums that set me on the road to a lifetime of the rawk. It was amongst the first ten albums I ever bought along with records by AC/DC, Hawkwind, Motorhead, Saxon and Thin Lizzy amongst others. They became the albums that set the standards for everything that was good about the power of the rawk.

In their very early days, Wishbone Ash managed to electrify folk and combine it with blues based soloing into rock that was new and different, something that few, if any, have managed since. Their self titled debut was a bit ramshackle but in the album centrepiece 'Phoenix' they had their first classic song, one that they've been playing live for most of their career. Come "Pilgrimage" they took a major step forward with Andy Powell and Ted Turner gelling as twin guitarists and bass player Martin Turner and drummer Steve Upton turning into one of the great rhythm sections. And of course, you get 'Jail Bait' live! But then came "Argus".

Quite simply one of the greatest rock albums ever made. Why it (and Ash) aren't constantly lauded is totally beyond me, when the likes of second rate blusterers like Zeppelin get praised way beyond their meagre talents. All that was good about their first two albums was distilled into a record that defies criticism. Well, sort of, I'll come to that later.

Seven tracks of nigh on musical perfection from 'Time Was' through to 'Throw Down The Sword', anyone who claims to appreciate rock music has to own a copy of "Argus". It's the law. But. We've already had "Argus: Remastered". It came out in 2002 with the three tracks from the "Live From Memphis" promo EP tacked on the end. So you would have figured that all the Wishbone Ash fans would have bought that.
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Argus - what can you say? The ultimate dual guitar album. Fleetwood Mac may have started the sound and Lizzy may have followed but neither band topped this album. I've been listening to it for over twenty years! Electric and accoustic guitars never sounded so good. Great harmony vocals and melodies too.
One major minus is the inclusion of "No Easy Road" from "Wishbone Four" on this re-issue. This a catchy 'commercial' song has NOTHING whatever to do with Argus, an album which from the opening "Time Was" to the closing "Throw Down the Sword" hangs together perfectly as a complete work. I always have to rush to switch off the CD player before "NER" destroys the magic created by "TDTS"
Who was the genius at MCA with the bright "bonus" track idea - the band must really be big fans of him/her!
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