First Light (Wishbone Ash album)

First Light (Wishbone Ash album)

Infobox Album |
Name = First Light
Type = Studio Album
Artist = Wishbone Ash


Released = 2007
Recorded = 1970
Genre = Rock
Label = Talking Elephant
Producer = Phil Dunne, Eddie Offord & Wishbone Ash
Reviews =
Last album = "Clan Destiny"
(2006)
This album = "First Light"
(2007/1970)
Next album = "Live In Hamburg"
(2007)

"First Light" is what could have become the first album by legendary rock band Wishbone Ash. The recording was made to get a record deal but as the band signed to MCA Records with the well-known help from Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore in early 1970, they decided to re-record most of them.

In 2006 a Wishbone Ash aficionado from America named Dr. John managed to purchase the acetate from a Christie's auction and in 2007 the re-discovered recordings were released by Talking Elephant and so the Wishbone Ash fans finally got the opportunity to experience the very original versions of tracks from the debut-album as well as two never before heard songs "Roads Of Day To Day", and "Joshua" and a vocalized version of "Alone" (which appeared as an instrumental on the second album Pilgrimage). The album as a whole represents the band in their first stages of their creation. During the sessions of recording, the band used home made instruments - Martin Turner used a home made bass guitar which he had bought for £5.

Track listing

All songs composed by Andy Powell, Martin Turner, Ted Turner, and Steve Upton
#"Lady Whiskey" – 3:11
#"Roads Of Day To Day" – 5:51
#"Blind Eye" – 3:35
#"Joshua" – 2:13
#"Queen Of Torture" – 3:09
#"Alone (with vocals)" – 3:09
#"Handy" – 12:41
#"Errors Of My Way" – 6:24

Personnel

*Martin Turnerbass, vocals
*Andy Powellguitar, vocals
*Ted Turner – guitar, vocals
*Steve Uptondrums


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