First Light (Wishbone Ash album)
|Studio album by Wishbone Ash|
|Producer||Phil Dunne, Eddie Offord & Wishbone Ash|
|Wishbone Ash chronology|
First Light is the first album by rock band Wishbone Ash. The recording was made to get a record deal but as the band signed to MCA Records with the well-known help from Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore in early 1970, they decided to re-record most of them.
In 2006 a Wishbone Ash aficionado from America named Dr. John managed to purchase the acetate from a Christie's auction and in 2007 the re-discovered recordings were released by Talking Elephant and so the Wishbone Ash fans finally got the opportunity to experience the very original versions of tracks from the debut-album as well as two never before heard songs "Roads Of Day To Day", and "Joshua" and a vocalized version of "Alone" (which appeared as an instrumental on the second album Pilgrimage). The album as a whole represents the band in their first stages of their creation. During the sessions of recording, the band used homemade instruments - Martin Turner used a homemade bass guitar which he had bought for £5.
All songs composed by Andy Powell, Martin Turner, Ted Turner, and Steve Upton
- "Lady Whiskey" – 3:11
- "Roads Of Day To Day" – 5:51
- "Blind Eye" – 3:35
- "Joshua" – 2:13
- "Queen Of Torture" – 3:09
- "Alone (with vocals)" – 3:09
- "Handy" – 12:41
- "Errors Of My Way" – 6:24