Just Testing

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Just Testing
Wishbone Ash - Just Testing (1980).jpg
Studio album by Wishbone Ash
Released 18 January 1980
Recorded Surrey Sound Studios, England, except "Helpless" at Kingsway Recorders, London
Genre Hard rock
Length 38:00
Label MCA
Wishbone Ash chronology
Live in Tokyo
Just Testing
Live Dates 2
Singles from Just Testing
  1. "Living Proof/Jail Bait"
    Released: 1980
  2. "Helpless/Living Proof"
    Released: 1980
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]

Just Testing is the tenth studio album by the British rock band Wishbone Ash, released on 18 January 1980 by MCA Records. Recorded primarily at Surrey Sound Studios in England, it was the last to feature the original lead vocalist and bass guitarist Martin Turner until the release of Nouveau Calls (1987).

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Martin Turner, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Living Proof" Laurie Wisefield, Claire Hamill 5:44
2. "Haunting Me"   4:34
3. "Insomnia"   5:10
4. "Helpless" P. Kendrick 4:03
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
5. "Pay the Price"   3:35
6. "New Rising Star"   3:58
7. "Master of Disguise" Andy Powell 4:26
8. "Lifeline" Turner, Powell, Wisefield, Steve Upton 6:29
Total length: 38:00


Wishbone Ash[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Claire Hamill – vocals (on "Living Proof", "Pay the Price" and "Master of Disguise")
  • Ian Kew – organ (on "Master of Disguise")

Technical personnel[edit]

  • John Sherry – co-producer
  • Martin Moss – engineer
  • Bob Broglia – engineer
  • Colin Elgie – sleeve design
  • Hipgnosis – photography and art direction


Chart (1980) Peak
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[2] 51
UK Albums (OCC)[3] 41
US Billboard 200[4] 179


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