First Light (Wishbone Ash album)

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First Light
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Studio album by Wishbone Ash
Released 2007
Recorded 1970
Genre Rock
Label Talking Elephant
Producer Phil Dunne, Eddie Offord & Wishbone Ash
Wishbone Ash chronology
Clan Destiny
First Light
Live In Hamburg

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.

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Andy Powell, Martin Turner, Ted Turner, and Steve Upton

  1. "Lady Whiskey" – 3:11
  2. "Roads Of Day To Day" – 5:51
  3. "Blind Eye" – 3:35
  4. "Joshua" – 2:13
  5. "Queen Of Torture" – 3:09
  6. "Alone (with vocals)" – 3:09
  7. "Handy" – 12:41
  8. "Errors Of My Way" – 6:24