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Wishbone Ash - Argus album download
Wishbone Ash - Argus album download
Performer: Wishbone Ash
Title: Argus
Country: UK
Released: 1977
Style: Hard Rock, Pop Rock, Classic Rock
Rating: 4.6/5
Format: MP3 FLAC MP1 APE RA DXD ASF AIFF AU
FLAC size: 1833 mb | MP3 size: 1508 mb | WMA size: 1345 mb
Genre: Rock

Argus is a music studio album recording by WISHBONE ASH (Prog Related/Progressive Rock) released in 1972 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. Argus Extra tracks · Remastered Geffen 2002.

Wishbone Ash. Argus ‎(LP, Album). MCA Records, MCA Records, MCA Records. Mdks 8006, maps 6007, maps. This, much like Wishbone Ashes first album on MCA Records has quite a lackluster sound. Its very low end murky and quiet for the most part, making worn copies very hard to play. Not very dynamic or present either and just leaves me dumbfounded at why no one else mentions this. There are some nice harmonics and detail in the soundstage compared to the forst album though and it shows how tjis was recorded better. Too bad the mastering engineer was not. I have no idea if any other release better the slacking aspects or not but it would be great to hear someones input on it.

Formed in 1969 and releasing their first album in 1970, English classic rock band Wishbone Ash were pioneers of the twin lead guitar sound which was also used by Thin Lizzy and which would become famous in the 80s through the work of Iron Maiden. Some of their early work, including this album, is actually progressive rock, although no keyboards are used. What immediately stands out on Argus are the bass lines of bassist, vocalist Martin Turner.

by their relative facelessness and the generic nature of their compositions, Argus, their third album, was the one on which they looked like they finally were going to forge their own unique amalgamation of all those styles into a sound of their own. The album boasted extended compositions, some of them ("Time Was," "Sometime World") actually medleys of different tunes, played with assurance and developing into imaginative explorations of new musical territory and group interaction.

It was named Album of the Year in the 1972 year-end issue of Sounds magazine. The album is medieval-themed, featuring a blend of progressive rock, folk, and hard rock, and is considered a landmark album in the progression of twin-lead guitar harmonisation later adopted by bands such as Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden

Tracklist

A1 Time Was
A2 Sometime World
A3 Blowin' Free
B1 The King Will Come
B2 Leaf And Stream
B3 Warrior
B4 Throw Down The Sword

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – Metronome Musik GmbH

Credits

  • Bass Guitar – Martin Turner
  • Composed By – Wishbone Ash
  • Drums – Steve Upton
  • Engineer – Martin Birch
  • Lead Guitar – Andy Powell (tracks: A1 to A3, B2 to B4), Ted Turner (tracks: A2 to B1, B3)
  • Lyrics By – Martin Turner (tracks: A1 to B1, B3, B4.), Steve Upton (tracks: B2), Ted Turner (tracks: A1)
  • Organ – John Tout (tracks: B4)
  • Producer – Derek Lawrence

Notes

Catnum on sleeve: 0062.005 MZPS:6007
Catnum on labels: 0062.005 - A (MZPS:6007 - S 1)
0062.005 - B (MZPS:6007 - S 2)

Different to Wishbone Ash - Argus which has another Category on label, "MAPS" instead of "MZPS" & GEMA logo on left side/10o'clock instead of right/3o'clock; Also sleeve front mentions Category.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, Stamped): 6.21764-00-1 ℗ 1972
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, Stamped): 6.21764-00-2 ℗ 1972
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 1056

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MDKS 8006, MAPS 6007, MAPS.6007 Wishbone Ash Argus ‎(LP, Album) MCA Records, MCA Records, MCA Records MDKS 8006, MAPS 6007, MAPS.6007 UK 1972
DL 7-5347, MCA-49 Wishbone Ash Argus ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Decca, MCA Records DL 7-5347, MCA-49 US 1973
662.005, MCTP 91544 Wishbone Ash Argus ‎(Cass, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records 662.005, MCTP 91544 Germany 1972
6.21 764, 62.005 Wishbone Ash Argus ‎(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records 6.21 764, 62.005 Germany 1977
CLALP 140 Wishbone Ash Argus ‎(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Castle Classics CLALP 140 UK 1987

Tracklist

1 Time Was 9:42
2 Sometime World 6:55
3 Blowin' Free 5:18
4 The King Will Come 7:06
5 Leaf And Stream 3:53
6 Warrior 5:53
7 Throw Down The Sword 5:55
8 No Easy Road [Bonus Track] 3:36

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 08811 90852 2
  • Matrix / Runout: MASTERED BY NIMBUS DMCL 1787

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MDKS 8006, MAPS 6007, MAPS.6007 Wishbone Ash Argus ‎(LP, Album) MCA Records, MCA Records, MCA Records MDKS 8006, MAPS 6007, MAPS.6007 UK 1972
DL 7-5347, MCA-49 Wishbone Ash Argus ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Decca, MCA Records DL 7-5347, MCA-49 US 1973
662.005, MCTP 91544 Wishbone Ash Argus ‎(Cass, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records 662.005, MCTP 91544 Germany 1972
6.21 764, 62.005 Wishbone Ash Argus ‎(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records 6.21 764, 62.005 Germany 1977
CLALP 140 Wishbone Ash Argus ‎(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Castle Classics CLALP 140 UK 1987

Tracklist

1-1 Time Was
1-2 Sometime World Part 1
2-1 Sometime World Part 2
2-2 Blowin' Free
2-3 The King Will Come Part 1
3-1 The King Will Come Part 2
3-2 Leaf And Stream
3-3 Warrior Part 1
4-1 Warrior Part 2
4-2 Throw Down The Sword

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Miles Music
  • Published By – Feldman Music

Credits

  • Written-By – Powell*, M. Turner*, Upton*, T. Turner*

Notes

Grey cartridge with colour stickers.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MDKS 8006, MAPS 6007, MAPS.6007 Wishbone Ash Argus ‎(LP, Album) MCA Records, MCA Records, MCA Records MDKS 8006, MAPS 6007, MAPS.6007 UK 1972
DL 7-5347, MCA-49 Wishbone Ash Argus ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Decca, MCA Records DL 7-5347, MCA-49 US 1973
662.005, MCTP 91544 Wishbone Ash Argus ‎(Cass, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records 662.005, MCTP 91544 Germany 1972
6.21 764, 62.005 Wishbone Ash Argus ‎(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records 6.21 764, 62.005 Germany 1977
CLALP 140 Wishbone Ash Argus ‎(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Castle Classics CLALP 140 UK 1987

Tracklist

A1 Time Was
A2 Sometime World
A3 Blowin' Free
B1 The King Will Come
B2 Leaf And Stream
B3 Warrior
B4 Throw Down The Sword

Credits

  • Bass – Martin Turner
  • Composed By – Wishbone Ash
  • Design [Cover Design] – Hipgnosis
  • Drums, Percussion – Steve Upton
  • Engineer – Martin Birch
  • Lead Guitar – Andy Powell (tracks: A1 to A3, B2 to B4), Ted Turner (tracks: A2 to B1, B3)
  • Lyrics By – Martin Turner (tracks: A1 to B1, B3, B4), Steve Upton (tracks: B2), Ted Turner (tracks: A1)
  • Organ – John Tout (tracks: B4)
  • Photography By [Inside Photos] – Barry Wentzell*
  • Producer – Derek Lawrence
  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar [Harmony], Acoustic Guitar – Andy Powell, Ted Turner

Notes

℗ 1972 MCA Records, Reissue in single sleeve. This is the black label version, but also exist with the blue label design.

Reissue release date based on MCA catalog numbering sequence generated by Discogs

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1): MC 7-13028 W-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2): MC 7-13029 W-2

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MDKS 8006, MAPS 6007, MAPS.6007 Wishbone Ash Argus ‎(LP, Album) MCA Records, MCA Records, MCA Records MDKS 8006, MAPS 6007, MAPS.6007 UK 1972
DL 7-5347, MCA-49 Wishbone Ash Argus ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Decca, MCA Records DL 7-5347, MCA-49 US 1973
662.005, MCTP 91544 Wishbone Ash Argus ‎(Cass, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records 662.005, MCTP 91544 Germany 1972
6.21 764, 62.005 Wishbone Ash Argus ‎(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records 6.21 764, 62.005 Germany 1977
CLALP 140 Wishbone Ash Argus ‎(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Castle Classics CLALP 140 UK 1987

Tracklist

A1 Time Was 9:00
A2 Sometime World 6:15
A3 Blowin' Free 5:17
B1 The King Will Come 7:00
B2 Leaf And Stream 3:50
B3 Warrior 6:20
B4 Throw Down The Sword 6:06

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – MCA Records, Inc.
  • Pressed By – MCA Pressing Plant, Gloversville
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – MCA Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – MCA Records, Inc.
  • Published By – Colgems Music Corp.
  • Published By – Blackclaw Music, Inc.

Credits

  • Bass – Martin Turner
  • Composed By – Wishbone Ash
  • Design [Cover Design] – Hipgnosis
  • Drums, Percussion – Steve Upton
  • Engineer – Martin Birch
  • Lead Guitar – Andy Powell (tracks: A1 to A3, B2 to B4), Ted Turner (tracks: A2 to B1, B3)
  • Lyrics By – Martin Turner (tracks: A1 to B1, B3, B4), Steve Upton (tracks: B2), Ted Turner (tracks: A1)
  • Organ – John Tout (tracks: B4)
  • Photography By [Inside Photos] – Barry Wentzell*
  • Producer – Derek Lawrence
  • Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar [Harmony] – Andy Powell, Ted Turner

Notes

Black MCA labels w/ rainbow; same as Wishbone Ash - Argus.

Gatefold jacket.
MCA-49
(Formerly DL7-5347)

℗ 1972 MCA RECORDS, INC.
© 1973 MCA RECORDS, INC.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, label): 7-13028
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, label): 7-13029*
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched): 7-13028 E1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched): 7-13029 E1
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MDKS 8006, MAPS 6007, MAPS.6007 Wishbone Ash Argus ‎(LP, Album) MCA Records, MCA Records, MCA Records MDKS 8006, MAPS 6007, MAPS.6007 UK 1972
DL 7-5347, MCA-49 Wishbone Ash Argus ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Decca, MCA Records DL 7-5347, MCA-49 US 1973
662.005, MCTP 91544 Wishbone Ash Argus ‎(Cass, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records 662.005, MCTP 91544 Germany 1972
6.21 764, 62.005 Wishbone Ash Argus ‎(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records 6.21 764, 62.005 Germany 1977
CLALP 140 Wishbone Ash Argus ‎(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Castle Classics CLALP 140 UK 1987