Pilgrimage (Wishbone Ash album)

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Pilgrimage WishboneAsh.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1971
RecordedDe Lane Lea Studios, London, May 1971
GenreProgressive rock, hard rock, jazz fusion
LabelDecca Records/MCA Records
ProducerDerek Lawrence
Wishbone Ash chronology
Wishbone Ash
Live From Memphis
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]

Pilgrimage is the second studio album by the rock band Wishbone Ash. The album focuses more on folk and acoustic music as opposed to the blues rock sound that dominated the first album. The album also contains an instrumental jazz workout ("Vas Dis") and a four-part harmony vocal track in the spirit of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young ("Valediction").

The album sold well, reaching no. 14 in the UK Albums Chart,[2] but the band reached their creative and commercial peak with their next studio release, Argus.

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Martin Turner, Steve Upton, Ted Turner and Andy Powell, except where noted.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Vas Dis" (Jack McDuff) – 4:41
  2. "The Pilgrim" – 8:30
  3. "Jail Bait" – 4:41
  4. "Alone" – 2:20

Side two[edit]

  1. "Lullaby" – 2:59
  2. "Valediction" – 6:17
  3. "Where Were You Tomorrow" – 10:23 (live at De Montfort Hall, Leicester on June 14, 1971[3])



  1. ^ Sieger. Pilgrimage at AllMusic
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 607. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  3. ^ album sleeve notes