Wishbone Ash to Reissue ‘Twin Barrels Burning & ‘Raw to the Bone’, Order, Buy
Two classic albums from British rock band Wishbone Ash will be reissued on February 2, 2018 via Cherry Red Records. The definitive remastered editions of Twin Barrels Burning from 1982 and Raw to the Bone from 1985 will be available as a 2 CD set and on picture disc vinyl. The second disc of bonus tracks accompanying each CD will not be available with any other product or box set. As part of the band’s PledgeMusic campaign, those who pre-order the album before the following December deadlines will receive their orders before Christmas.
Please note last dates for orders for delivery pre-Christmas:
UK – 19th December
EU – 12th December
Rest of the World – 8th December
Twin Barrels Burning
The 21-TRACK 2 CD set includes the American remixes of the album on a second disc, which have NEVER BEEN ON CD BEFORE, plus new liner notes by rock journalist Dave Ling.
Raw To The Bone
The mammoth 23-TRACK 2 CD set has bonus tracks, including “HOLY GRAIL” + ALL FOUR UNRELEASED SONGS from the post album 1986 SESSIONS. The bonus CD also includes The Friday Rock Show BBC Sessions, plus four live tracks from Hammersmith. The reissue also includes new liner notes by rock journalist Dave Ling.
Wishbone Ash achieved success in the early and mid-1970s. Their popular albums included Wishbone Ash (1970), Pilgrimage (1971), Argus (1972), There’s the Rub (1974), and New England (1976). The group is noted for their extensive use of the harmony twin lead guitar format which had been attracting electric blues bands since Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page had played together in the Yardbirds in 1966. Their contributions helped Andy Powell and Ted Turner to be voted “Two of the Ten Most Important Guitarists in Rock History” (Traffic magazine 1989), and to appear in the “Top 20 Guitarists of All Time” (Rolling Stone). Melody Maker (1972) described Powell and Turner as “the most interesting two guitar team since the days when Beck and Page graced The Yardbirds”. They have been cited as an influence by Iron Maiden founder and bassist Steve Harris, as well as Thin Lizzy and other dual guitar bands.