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Wishbone Ash (album)

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Released  4 December 1970
Length  42:24
Producer  Derek Lawrence
Genre  Blues rock, hard rock
Label  Decca/MCA
Recorded  September 1970 De Lane Lea Studios, London

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

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" – 3:15
  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)


  • Andy Powell - lead guitar, vocals
  • Ted Turner - lead guitar, vocals
  • Martin Turner - bass, vocals
  • Steve Upton - drums
  • References

    Wishbone Ash (album) Wikipedia