Wishbone Ash – Sweden Rock Festival (2017)

FrontCover1Wishbone Ash are a British rock band who achieved success in the early and mid-1970s. Their popular albums included Wishbone Ash (1970), Pilgrimage (1971), Argus (1972), Wishbone Four (1973), There’s the Rub (1974), and New England (1976). Wishbone Ash are noted for their extensive use of harmony twin lead guitars, which had been attracting electric blues bands since Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page had played together in the Yardbirds in 1966. Their contributions helped Andy Powell and Ted Turner to be voted “Two of the Ten Most Important Guitarists in Rock History” (Traffic magazine 1989), and to appear in the “Top 20 Guitarists of All Time” (Rolling Stone). Melody Maker (1972) described Powell and Turner as “the most interesting two guitar team since the days when Beck and Page graced The Yardbirds”. Several notable bands have cited Wishbone Ash as an influence, including Iron Maiden, Van Halen, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Thin Lizzy, Metallica, Dream Theater, Overkill and Opeth. (wikipedia)

And the group went through many, many various line.ups ..

… And then, there was one. After various changes over the years – British rock band Wishbone Ash was formed in 1969 – only guitarist/vocalist Andy Powell remains from the original lineup.

And on this really brilliant show they play of course a lot of their old hits from the Seventies … enjoy the power of Wishbone Ash

Recorded live at the Sweden Rock Festival. Sweden Stage, Sölvesborg, Sweden
June 9, 2017. Very good FM broadcast.

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Personnel:
Mark Abrahams (guitar, vocals)
Joe Crabtree (drums)
Andy Powell (guitar, vocals)
Bob Skeat (bass, vocals)

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Tracklist:
01. The King Will Come (Powell/M.Turner/T.Turner/Upton) 7.47
02. Eyes Wide Open (Andy Powell/Aynsley Powell/Manninen) 4:24
03. Warrior (Powell/M.Turner/T.Turner/Upton) 5.40
04. Throw Down the Sword (Powell/M.Turner/T.Turner/Upton) 5.54
05. Open Road ((Upton/Wisefield/Powell) 9.41
06. Jail Bait (Powell/M.Turner/T.Turner/Upton) 7.27
07. Phoenix (Powell/M.Turner/T.Turner/Upton) 14.52
08. Blowin’ Free (Powell/M.Turner/T.Turner/Upton) 5.55

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