Ward One: Along the Way

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Ward One: Along the Way
Studio album by
Released10 January 1990 (1990-01-10)
GenreHeavy metal
LabelChameleon, Capitol (US)
ProducerPeter R. Kelsey
Bill Ward chronology
Ward One: Along the Way
When the Bough Breaks
Alternative cover
The original print cover art
The original print cover art
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic4.5/5[citation needed]

Ward One: Along the Way is the debut solo album from Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward. Originally released January 10, 1990, it features a wide array of guest musicians, including then-former Black Sabbath band member Ozzy Osbourne.

Cover art issue[edit]

As originally released, Ward One featured a cover art image with a white background and a "one man band" motif. Bill Ward has stated in interviews and on his website that this artwork was not intended to be the proper artwork, and was replaced for a reprint with a much more somber "black" cover. Shortly after the black cover was issued, the record label (Chameleon) went out of business, and as such, the black cover art, while being Bill's preferred, is much harder to come by than the white one. The cover image for the white version does remain in the black version, albeit as interior artwork.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "(Mobile) Shooting Gallery" (Ward, Phillips, Lynch) – 5:11
  2. "Short Stories" (Ward, M. Bruce) – 1:06
  3. "Bombers (Can Open Bomb Bays)" (Ward, Phillips, Lynch) – 4:23
  4. "Pink Clouds an Island" (Ward) – 3:15
  5. "Light Up the Candles (Let There Be Peace Tonight)" (Ward, Phillips, J. Bruce) – 3:35
  6. "Snakes & Ladders" (Ward, Phillips) – 6:35
  7. "Jack's Land" (Ward, Yeager) – 4:41
  8. "Living Naked" (Ward, Lynch) – 6:03
  9. "Music For a Raw Nerve Ending" (Ward) – 2:05
  10. "Tall Stories" (Ward, Lynch) – 5:04
  11. "Sweep" (Ward) – 4:00
  12. "Along the Way" (Ward, Phillips, Lynch) – 3:09



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