Wednesday 28 February 2018
Wishbone Ash - New England (1976)
The seventh album from this British band.
The band was a quartet with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, mandolin and vocals.
A guest musician added percussions to the lineup.
Their previous album Lockup is regarded as a disaster and I am not reviewing that one. Neither am I going to get that album.
I have though reviewed their first albums and you can read these reviews somewhere else in this blog.
The band had left their progressive rock roots behind them by now. They were still mostly known for their Argus epic and their live gigs.
New England was a new start too after that Lockup disaster and this forty minutes long album showcases a band as they want to sound.
... Which is, a hard rock band with some Americana influences. The songs are pretty good and the sound is good. The twin guitars kicks in on a frequent basis. This is clearly an US rock album with all it's whistles and drums.
The quality is somewhere between decent and good. It is a nice album and just that. Check it out.