Wishbone Ash Live Dates 1973

Live Dates is the first live album by Wishbone Ash, recorded in 1973, after the critical and commercial success of Argus and when they were promoting their next album, Wishbone 4.

Wishbone Ash haven’t shown much imagination with the titles of their live albums because there are also Live Dates 2 and Live Dates 3 from later reincarnations of the band..

Wishbone Ash Live Dates

Wishbone Ash Live Dates

Live Dates Set List

Disc one

  1. The King Will Come – 7:44 (originally on the studio album Argus)
  2. Warrior – 5:57 (Argus)
  3. Throw Down the Sword – 6:08 (Argus)
  4. Rock ‘n Roll Widow – 6:08 (Wishbone Four)
  5. Ballad of the Beacon – 5:22 (Wishbone Four)
  6. Baby What You Want Me to Do – 7:48 (cover of the Jimmy Reed song)
  7. Phoenix – 17:10 (recorded in Memphis in 1972 – on the first Wishbone Ash album)

Disc two

  1. The Pilgrim – 9:14 (Pilgrimmage)
  2. Blowin’ Free – 5:31 (Argus)
  3. Jail Bait – 4:37 (Pilgrimmage)
  4. Lady Whiskey – 5:57 (Wishbone Ash)
  5. Phoenix – 17:23 (Wishbone Ash)

Live Dates includes four of the seven original songs on Argus – missing are Time Was, Sometime World and Leaf and Stream. Argus is a very good studio album but I think the songs are better on Live Dates.

It’s a great track but I’m puzzled about why they included two versions of Phoenix when it moved to CD. I’d have preferred the missing Argus songs.

The original band were still together at this stage:

  • Andy Powell – guitar, vocals
  • Ted Turner – guitar, vocals (the first to leave).
  • Martin Turner – bass, vocals
  • Steve Upton – drums

Here are Wishbone Ash performing Warrior in 1973 live in concert.

What People Say About Live Dates

I’ve seen it in one best live albums list:

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