Front Page News

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Front Page News
Studio album by Wishbone Ash
Released 1977
Genre Hard Rock
Label MCA
Producer Ron Albert and Howard Albert
Wishbone Ash chronology
Classic Ash
(1977)
Front Page News
(1977)
No Smoke Without Fire
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Front Page News is the eighth album by rock band Wishbone Ash. It is mostly made up of slower, breezy soft rock ballads with lush vocal harmonies. This style is in marked contrast to the earlier albums, such as Argus, but there were several tracks of this idiom on their previous album, New England. Their following album, No Smoke Without Fire, moves back to a heavier style.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Martin Turner/Andy Powell/Laurie Wisefield/Steve Upton except where noted.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Front Page News" – 5:10
  2. "Midnight Dancer" – 4:28
  3. "Goodbye Baby Hello Friend" (Wisefield) – 3:50
  4. "Surface to Air" (Turner) – 4:53
  5. "714" (Wisefield) – 3:20

Side two[edit]

  1. "Come in from the Rain" (Turner) – 4:34
  2. "Right or Wrong" (Turner) – 2:51
  3. "Heart-Beat" (Turner) – 4:21
  4. "The Day I Found Your Love" – 4:31
  5. "Diamond Jack" – 4:23

Personnel[edit]

  • Martin Turner – bass guitar, lead vocals except "Goodbye Baby Hello Friend"
  • Andy Powell – lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars, mandolin, vocals
  • Laurie Wisefield – lead, 12 string and rhythm guitars, lead vocal on "Goodbye Baby Hello Friend"
  • Steve Upton – drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eder, Bruce. Front Page News at AllMusic