Label
Geffen
Release date
17 Nov 2009
Running length
18 tracks
Running time
142:42

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Time Was 9:44 45,866
2 Sometime World 6:56 43,212
3 Blowin' Free 5:23 55,690
4 The King Will Come 7:47 59,659
5 Leaf And Stream 3:55 44,633
6 Warrior 5:53 54,283
7 Throw Down the Sword 5:54 52,149
8 No Easy Road 3:37 16,601
9 The Pilgrim (live (1972/Memphis)) 10:10 83
10 Phoenix (Live (1972/Memphis)) 17:08 108
1 Time Was (1972 BBC In Concert Session) 9:55 54
2 Blowin' Free (1972 BBC In Concert Session) 5:22 63
3 Warrior (1972 BBC In Concert Session) 5:44 39
4 Throw Down The Sword (1972 BBC In Concert Session) 6:17 44
5 The King Will Come (1972 BBC In Concert Session) 7:33 82
6 Phoenix (1972 BBC In Concert Session) 19:33 35
7 Blowin' Free (1972 BBC Session) 5:37 32
8 Throw Down The Sword (1972 BBC Session) 6:14 30

About this album

This is the third album from Wishbone Ash (originally released in May 1972) featuring the line-up of Ted Turner (guitar/vocals), Martin Turner (bass/vocals), Andy Powell (guitar/vocals) and Steve Upton (drums).
Argus is the most popular Wishbone Ash album. It was named “Album of the Year” in the 1972 year-end issue of Sounds magazine. The album features a blend of progressive rock, folk, and hard rock, and is considered a landmark album in the progression of twin-lead guitar harmonization later adopted by bands such as Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden. The sound engineer on Argus was Martin Birch, who also worked with Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and other rock/metal bands.
The bulk of the melodies and lyrics were provided by bassist/lead vocalist Martin Turner, although all members contributed to the song arrangements.

With the success of ‘Argus’ (the album reached #3 in the UK charts) Wishbone Ash became one of the most popular live attractions of the day.

A mixture of medieval lyricism and tight musicianship, ‘Argus is not a concept album, but is an album of strong, interesting songs. Fans agree that ‘Argus’ is the classic Wishbone Ash sound and that the band have not bettered this with any of their subsequent releases. Their twin “harmony lead guitars” are masterfully backed up with a tight rhythm section.
Their follow-up “Pilgrimage” album (released in September 1971) did reach #14 in the UK charts.

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  • Mii85

    Classic masterpiece. Perhaps little bit too good and take limelight from other fantastic Wishbone Ash albums, but alas, it is never too late to discover/re-discover other Wishbone Ash albums.

    18 Feb 11:13am Reply
  • Costelongue

    I'lll always be thankful to the person who presented me this album, last year.

    4 Dec 2014 Reply
  • VasilySavush

    Шикарный альбом

    18 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Strange_Desire

    I'm on top of the world.

    11 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Drazba

    GET THIS ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    15 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Sewer007

    this album is so perfect, and always makes me cry...

    11 Jun 2013 Reply
  • LadyStarstruck

    hell of an album

    19 Apr 2013 Reply
  • CharGuzman

    In the fire, the king will come thunder rolls, piper and drum...

    13 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Lukasx0

    Fucking Genial!

    27 Oct 2012 Reply
  • CactusVoice

    amazing album

    13 Jul 2012 Reply
  • WiJoCo

    Question: Why was "No Easy Road" included as a bonus track on one of the remasters of 'Argus' when it was already a standard track on 'Wishbone Ash Four'?

    19 Apr 2012 Reply
  • WiJoCo

    Quote from Iron Maiden's Steve Harris (bass/primary songwriter) in 2010: "I think if anyone wants to understand Maiden’s early thing, in particular the harmony guitars, all they have to do is listen to Wishbone Ash’s Argus album."

    13 Feb 2012 Reply
  • pjfan320

    wasn't there an original (studio) vesion of this song? was it on the first album?

    7 Jan 2012 Reply
  • grandfunk49

    Love it !!

    5 Jan 2012 Reply
  • OmarCandelas

    Great Album!

    25 Oct 2011 Reply
  • JLucasACDC

    um dos melhores de sempre

    5 Oct 2011 Reply
  • MadSok

    The best.

    7 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Sewer007

    these sounds is the true magic...

    24 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Chemin

    One of the best albums I've heard in a while. Awesome.

    22 May 2011 Reply
  • GedasB

    Amazing album! i love it

    2 Apr 2011 Reply
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