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Wishbone Ash - Argus mp3 album

Wishbone Ash - Argus mp3 album Performer: Wishbone Ash
Title: Argus
Style: Classic Rock
Date of release: 1984
Country: UK
Size MP3: 1594 mb
Size FLAC: 1103 mb
Rating: 4.3

Wishbone ash- argus- classic 1972 album art print t shirt- white - extra large. Whilst Wishbone Ash became more of a guitar-based rock band later in their career, their first three albums are classics of prog rock and this is the best of the three. Most songs feature the excellent twin guitars of Andy Powell and Ted Turner and usually have two or three part vocal harmonies. Time Was" kicks the album off with an acoustic flavour and some nice harmony vocals, before changing to the rockier part of the song. Some nice guitar work here. Sometime World" again starts off slow, before breaking down before a chunky guitar riff appears from the mix and takes.

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I saw Wishbone Ash play this music live several times in the 1970s. They were a great live band. This was viewed as a great album in the early 1970s and reached in the UK album charts. This was Wishbone’s third album. The band were all living in bedsits in the Ladbroke Grove area of London when it was recorded. The next album Wishbone IV (1973) reached in the UK charts. The band was at the peak of its success after Argus was released. The cover was designed by Hipgnosis who designed the Dark Side of the Moon cover for Pink Floyd.

Wishbone Ash ‎– Argus. Label: Universal ‎– 0602498496244, Universal ‎– 9849624. Ever discovered by Ritchie Blackmore (during a sound check in the opening act for Deep Purple), the English rock band Wishbone Ash since its inception in 1966 guarantee a recognizable mix of hard rock and prog-rock. Through the years the band has built up a solid fan base and especially by the lovers of symphonic rock is the group. On the new studio album Bona Fide is good to hear why. On the ten songs, which are produced by frontman Andy Powell, time seems to have stood still. Everything on the plate reminds of the 1970s: from the lumbering hard rock riffs to the double guitar licks.

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.

It was named "Album of the Year" in the 1972 year-end issue of Sounds magazine. The album is medieval-themed, featuring a blend of progressive rock, folk, and hard rock, and is considered a landmark album in the progression of twin-lead guitar harmonisation later adopted by bands such as Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden. In 2002, an expanded CD was released, featuring a remix (by Martin Turner) of the original album as well as 3 live tracks from the EP Live from Memphis promotional EP, recorded in the studios of WMC-FM. This included the 1972 mix as well as additional BBC Session tracks. In 2008, Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash released a new studio recording of Argus.

Formed in 1969 and releasing their first album in 1970, English classic rock band Wishbone Ash were pioneers of the twin lead guitar sound which was also used by Thin Lizzy and which would become famous in the 80s through the work of Iron Maiden. Some of their early work, including this album, is actually progressive rock, although no keyboards are used. What immediately stands out on Argus are the bass lines of bassist, vocalist Martin Turner.


A1 Time Was 9:00
A2 Sometime World 5:15
A3 Blowin' Free 5:17
B1 The King Will Come 7:00
B2 Leaf And Stream 3:50
B3 Warrior 6:20
B4 Throw Down The Sword 6:06


  • Bass – Martin Turner
  • Composed By – Wishbone Ash
  • Design [Cover Design] – Hipgnosis
  • Drums, Percussion – Steve Upton
  • Engineer – Martin Birch
  • Guitar [Rhythm, Harmony Lead], Acoustic Guitar – Andy Powell, Ted Turner
  • Lead Guitar – Andy Powell (tracks: A1 to A3, B2 to B4), Ted Turner (tracks: A2 to B1, B3)
  • Lyrics By – Martin Turner (tracks: A1 to B1, B3, B4), Steve Upton (tracks: B2), Ted Turner (tracks: A1)
  • Organ – John Tout (tracks: B4)
  • Producer – Derek Lawrence

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MDKS 8006, MAPS 6007, MAPS.6007 Wishbone Ash Argus ‎(LP, Album) MCA Records, MCA Records, MCA Records MDKS 8006, MAPS 6007, MAPS.6007 UK 1972
DL 7-5347, MCA-49 Wishbone Ash Argus ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Decca, MCA Records DL 7-5347, MCA-49 US 1973
662.005, MCTP 91544 Wishbone Ash Argus ‎(Cass, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records 662.005, MCTP 91544 Germany 1972
6.21 764, 62.005 Wishbone Ash Argus ‎(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records 6.21 764, 62.005 Germany 1977
CLALP 140 Wishbone Ash Argus ‎(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Castle Classics CLALP 140 UK 1987

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Also released on CD on MCA label, catalog# DMCL 1787 (barcode 5 011781 178722) issued 1991.