Wishbone Ash - Argus
Release date:April 28, 1972
Genre: Hard Rock
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", later with "Iron Maiden" and other hard rock / heavy metal bands.
The album be recorded on 16 track tape (previous two were on 8 track).
John Tout of "Renaissance" played organ on Throw Down The Sword.
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 band also became one of the most popular live attractions of the day.
- Time Was
- Sometime World
- Blowin' Free
- The King Will Come
- Leaf And Stream
- Throw Down The Sword
- Martin Turner – Bass, Vocals
- Andy Powell – Guitar, Vocals
- Ted Turner – Guitar, Vocals
- Steve Upton – Drums
- John Tout - Organ on "Throw Down The Sword"