- Audio CD (4 May 2006)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Eagle
- ASIN: B000EZMOBY
- Other Editions: Audio CD | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 140,563 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Top Customer Reviews
Is it any good? You bet it is! I reckon it is their best offering since Just Testing (in 1979!). There is real focus on the songwriting here from rockers like Slime Time to a fantastic ballad, Loose Change. As always with Wishbone Ash the twin guitar interplay is superb and Andy Powell's vocals are his best ever.
For those who thought Wishbone Ash had gone away then I recommend that you buy this CD, you won't be disappointed.
So why only 4 stars?
They lose one because the tracks could have worked out even better. If the acoustic guitar (probably there as a guide during recording) had been dropped just leaving the twin lead electric six strings we'd have the classic axe sound. If Andy had just dropped his vocals down in the mix and the backing vox up a bit we'd have their trademark harmony vocals.
If they'd just stretched out on the intro's, outro's and mid-track breaks rather than being ruled by the vocal we'd have even better ambience...if that means losing a track then so be it (Motherless Child would be the one to go for me).
"Ifs" eh.......that's what happens when you've got a quality back catalogue...you're forever compared to yourselves!
Several tracks were familiar from the 'Live From Hamburg' release but the whole album is a real treat,superb production/sound quality and endless soaring guitar makes your heart sing.
Highlights a plenty: 'Eyes Wide Open' with its infectious chorus tumbles out the speakers and has you smiling instantly while its mid section reminds you where Lizzy got there ideas from.
Others such as 'Steam Town' will have your feet tapping and grinning from ear to ear,while you'll marvel at the SHADOWS influenced? instrumental'Surfing a Slow Wave','Slime Time ' despite the weak lyrics has a groove all of its own which will keep you happy.
The rest well ,they all have moments of spine tingling lead guitar,only really 'Your Dog' being the runt of the litter.
This is a superb easy listening disc to chill out to,lights down low,relax, put this on and remember why you loved them in the first place,its not Argus it has more in common with Front Page News,truth be told,modern Ash for the modern world,excellent.
Slide guitar makes a welcome appearance on Loose Change and the instrumental Surfing A Slow Wave. These tracks are followed by Slime Time; the second highlight.
Just as I was planning to write a four-star review I heard Capture The Moment. The interplay between the guitars is at its best on this track. The final highlight was Your Dog.
I can honestly say that I enjoyed every track on this CD and am happy to give it five stars.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
After a lot of deliberation I could only give this solid album 3 stars although the first six tracks are excellent and are in my view five star territory. Read morePublished on 3 May 2014 by Andrew M
Ever since Argus,the band has produced albums with a couple of good tracks.This is another one.Ok in the background but no hair on neck tinglers.Published on 1 Jan. 2013 by concerned shopper 1