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 Live Dates
Live Dates Set List
- The King Will Come – 7:44 (originally on the studio album Argus)
- Warrior – 5:57 (Argus)
- Throw Down the Sword – 6:08 (Argus)
- Rock ‘n Roll Widow – 6:08 (Wishbone Four)
- Ballad of the Beacon – 5:22 (Wishbone Four)
- Baby What You Want Me to Do – 7:48 (cover of the Jimmy Reed song)
- Phoenix – 17:10 (recorded in Memphis in 1972 – on the first Wishbone Ash album)
- The Pilgrim – 9:14 (Pilgrimmage)
- Blowin’ Free – 5:31 (Argus)
- Jail Bait – 4:37 (Pilgrimmage)
- Lady Whiskey – 5:57 (Wishbone Ash)
- 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:
Planet Rock 16
Feedback at Amazon is very positive.
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