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Wishbone Ash – Raw to the Bone (Limited Edition 2018 Vinyl Picture Disc)

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Released in 1985, Raw to the Bone is the thirteenth album by Wishbone Ash. It is the only Wishbone Ash album to feature Mervyn Spence on bass and vocals. It is also the last album with guitarist/vocalist Laurie Wisefield, who ended his eleven-year stint with Wishbone Ash after its release. This is a smart and vibrant follow-up to Twin Barrels Burning, which showed Wishbone Ash could easily add more commercial strings to their bow. 

It may not have become an instant classic, but with so many radio-friendly hooks on display every track will get feet tapping and heads nodding. No song is stretched out, each last just as long to make an impact and then moves smartly out of the way. Dreams (Searching for an Answer), Love is Blue and Little Feat pitched Rocket in My Pocket combine Mervyn Spence’s exceptional vocals, prancing bass lines and simplistic guitar licks plastered all over the place. In addition, there are two real standouts: People in Motion melts that deliciously vague guitar riff with a euphoric refrain melody, and Cell of Fame has all the confidence of slickly executed arena rock and one of those hooks that you can’t help but sing along to.


Track Listing

Side One

  1. Cell of Fame
  2. People in Motion
  3. Don't Cry
  4. Love Is Blue
  5. Long Live the Night

Side Two

  1. Rocket in My Pocket
  2. It's Only Love
  3. Don't You Mess
  4. Dreams (Searching for An Answer)
  5. Perfect Timing


Format: Vinyl / 12” Album Picture Disc

Label: Lemon

Catalogue No: LEMLP231

Barcode: 5013929783119

Release Date: 2 Feb 2018