Wishbone Ash (album)

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Wishbone Ash
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Studio album by Wishbone Ash
Released 4 December 1970
Recorded September 1970 De Lane Lea Studios, London
Genre Blues rock, hard rock
Length 42:24
Label Decca/MCA
Producer Derek Lawrence
Wishbone Ash chronology
Wishbone Ash
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Guy Peters 7.5/10 stars[2]

Wishbone Ash is the first studio album by Wishbone Ash. The band's debut album became a reality when they were opening for Deep Purple in early 1970. Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore was jamming during the band's soundcheck when Wishbone guitarist Andy Powell boldly plugged in and began jamming with Blackmore.

After the show, Blackmore recommended that MCA Records sign the band. Deep Purple producer Derek Lawrence produced this album, which features elements of blues, progressive rock, and psychedelic improvisation. The album was a success and Wishbone Ash would soon become one of the most popular rock bands of the early 1970s.

Track listing[edit]

All songs previously released on DECCA album old number DL7-5249 entitled Wishbone Ash.

MCA version is MCA-23.

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

Side one
  1. "Blind Eye" – 3:40
  2. "Lady Whiskey" – 6:13
  3. "Errors of My Way" – 6:56
  4. "Queen of Torture" – 3:23
Side two
  1. "Handy" – 11:37
  2. "Phoenix" – 10:26

"Blind Eye" and "Queen of Torture" were released on 7" single, MCA MK5061 (Decca 32826 in US) (February 1971)



  1. ^ Sleger, Dave. "Wishbone Ash Wishbone Ash". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  2. ^ Peters, Guy. "Wishbone Ash (1970)". Guy Peters Reviews. Guy Peters. Retrieved 2013-09-29.