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Wishbone Ash CD

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WISHBONE ASH: Live Dates Vol. Two. CD

  • Classic Live Album Never Before Released in the U.S. In Any Format
  • Includes the Bonus Material That Only Appeared on First 25,000 Copies Pressed
  • Features Original Gatefold Art and New Liner Notes by Scott Schinder
  • The Definitive Document of the Andy Powell-Laurie Wisefield- Martin Turner-Steve Upton Line-Up
  • 79 Minutes of Twin-Guitar Magic

When band has not one, not two, but three releases entitled Live Dates, it’s a pretty good bet that the band in question is pretty good in concert. And in the case of Wishbone Ash, that’s an understatement; various line-ups of the group have been rocking the globe with their patented brand of twin-guitar hard/progressive rock for 40 years now. Though Live Dates (1973)  charted, and Live Dates III  (2001) is well thought-of by their fanbase, it’s Live Dates II (released in 1980 and assembled from various 1976-1980 shows) that’s considered the real gem of the three; it’s a much better quality live recording than its predecessor, and it ranks as probably the key document of the Wishbone Ash Mk. II line-up of guitarists Andy Powell (he of the Flying V) and Laurie Wisefield, bassist Martin Turner and drummer Steve Upton. This album never came out in the U.S.; what’s more, only the first 25,000 copies released in Britain included an extra bonus LP, the contents of which we’ve included on this 79-minute CD (Live Dates II was only briefly available on CD before in a Japanese limited edition that came out last year and is already fetching triple figures online). A wish (sorry) come true for Ash fans and for ‘70s rock guitar fans, too—check out “F.U.B.B.” and “The Way of the World” for some serious axe-slaying.


Record One

1 Doctor 

2 Living Proof 

3 Runaway 

4 Helpless 

5 F.U.B.B. 

6 The Way of The World

Bonus Record

7 Lorelei 

8 Persephone 

9 You Rescue Me 

10 Time Was 

11 Goodbye Baby Hello Friend 

12 No Easy Road

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