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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
If Wishbone Ash can be considered a group who dabbled in the main strains of early-'70s British rock without ever settling on one were they a prog rock outfit like Yes, a space rock unit like Pink Floyd, a heavy metal ensemble like Led Zeppelin, or just a boogie band like Ten Years After?, the confusion compounded by their relative facelessness and the generic nature of their compositions, Argus, their third album, was the one on which they looked like they finally were going to forge their own unique amalgamation of all those styles into a sound of their own. The album boasted extended compositions, some of them "Time Was," "Sometime World" actually medleys of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
If Wishbone Ash can be considered a group who dabbled in the main strains of early-'70s British rock without ever settling on one were they a prog rock outfit like Yes, a space rock unit like Pink Floyd, a heavy metal ensemble like Led Zeppelin, or just a boogie band like Ten Years After?, the confusion compounded by their relative facelessness and the generic nature of their compositions, Argus, their third album, was the one on which they looked like they finally were going to forge their own unique amalgamation of all those styles into a sound of their own. The album boasted extended compositions, some of them "Time Was," "Sometime World" actually medleys of different tunes, played with assurance and developing into imaginative explorations of new musical territory and group interaction. The lyrics touched on medieval themes "The King Will Come," "Warrior" always popular with British rock bands, adding a majestic tone to the music, but it was the arrangements, with their twin lead guitar parts and open spaces for jamming, that made the songs work so well. Argus was a bigger hit in the U.K., where it reached the Top Five, than in the U.S., where it set up the commercial breakthrough enjoyed by the band's next album, Wishbone Four, but over the years it came to be seen as the quintessential Wishbone Ash recording, the one that best realized the group's complex vision. [The 2002 "Remastered & Revisited" reissue was remixed by bassist Martin Turner, who expanded the sound picture without isolating the instruments too much, retaining the sense of interplay yet making the sound bigger. The reissue was improved by the addition of the 1972 promotional EP Live from Memphis. It consisted of three songs from earlier albums -- "Jail Bait," "The Pilgrim," and "Phoenix" -- performed at length.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/5/2002
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 008811281625
  • Catalog Number: 112816
  • Sales rank: 34,830

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Time Was (9:45)
  2. 2 Sometime World (6:57)
  3. 3 Blowin' Free (5:18)
  4. 4 The King Will Come (7:08)
  5. 5 Leaf and Stream (3:56)
  6. 6 Warrior (5:54)
  7. 7 Throw Down the Sword (5:56)
  8. 8 No Easy Road (3:38)
  9. 9 The Pilgrim (10:10)
  10. 10 Phoenix (17:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Wishbone Ash Primary Artist
Andy Powell Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
John Tout Organ
Martin Turner Bass Guitar, Vocals
Ted Turner Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Steve Upton Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
Andrew Powell Composer
Martin Birch Engineer
Derek Lawrence Producer
Andy Powell Composer
Leon Tsilis Liner Notes
Martin Turner Composer, Remixing
Ted Turner Composer
Steve Upton Composer
Laurie Wisefield Composer
Vartan Art Direction
Erick Labson Digital Editing, Remastering
Hipgnosis Cover Design
Denni Alan Composer
M. Turner Composer
Hideki Masubuchi Liner Notes
Eric Kvortek Remastering
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