Elegant Stealth

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Elegant Stealth
Studio album by Wishbone Ash
Released 25 November 2011[1]
Genre Progressive rock, hard rock
Length 1:05:52
Label ZYX Records
Producer Andy Powell, Tom Greenwood
Wishbone Ash chronology
Argus "Then Again" Live
Elegant Stealth
Blue Horizon

Elegant Stealth is the twenty-first studio album from rock band Wishbone Ash and the culmination of 2 years of writing and recording sessions. The songs featured on the band's 2012 tour of Europe.

The album features guest artists Don Airey (Deep Purple / Ozzy Osbourne / Black Sabbath) and Pat McManus (Mamas Boys / Celtus / Pat McManus Band).

All songs were recorded at Cross Stix Studios, Lancashire, UK on AMS Neve genesys by Tom Greenwood except for "Reason to Believe" and "Man with No Name" which were recorded by Stephan Ernst (also at Cross Stix). Both of these recordings were mixed at Separate Sounds Studios in Nuremberg, Germany.

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Andy Powell, Muddy Manninen, Bob Skeat and Joe Crabtree, except where noted

  1. "Reason to Believe" – 4:21
  2. "Warm Tears" – 5:02
  3. "Man with No Name" – 4:18
  4. "Can't Go It Alone" (Pat McManus) – 5:39
  5. "Give It Up" (Powell) – 5:07
  6. "Searching for Satellites" – 6:02
  7. "Heavy Weather" – 6:40
  8. "Mud-slick" (Manninen) – 4:14
  9. "Big Issues" – 7:42
  10. "Migrant Worker" – 5:13
  11. "Invisible Thread" – 11:34

"Invisible Thread" includes a hidden track after approx. one minute of silence: Reason to Believe – Remix by Al Carson

Hammond B3 organ on "Mud-slick": Don Airey (Deep Purple / Ozzy Osbourne / Black Sabbath)

Fiddle on "Can't Go it Alone": Pat McManus (Mamas Boys / Celtus / Pat McManus Band)