Essential Collection - 2CD Compilation - Tracks

Released in 2013.

A compilation with a couple of embarrassing bloopers:
The "Taken from" presented in the table below list original studio albums as the source for live tracks. Also: Warrior is supposedly "taken from" Wishbone Four.
I've not corrected these bloopers in the table below but further down is a list of corrections Neil Hunt presented at Wishbone Ash forum, Us fans are more knowledgeable than the record company people...

There's also some mistakes in the composer credits in the booklet, but better left unsaid.

Song Time "Taken from"
Disc 1:
Blind Eye
Jail Bait
The King Will Come
Blowin' Free
Ballad of the Beacon
Warrior (live)
Silver Shoes
Say Goodbye
When You Know Love
Front Page News
You See Red
Master of Disguise
Living Proof (live)
Loaded
   
Wishbone Ash
Pilgrimage
Argus
Argus
Wishbone Four
Wishbone Four (1)
There's the Rub
Locked In
New England
Front Page News
No Smoke Without Fire
Just Testing
Just Testing (2)
Number the Brave
Disc 2:
Lady Whiskey
Valediction
Throw Down the Sword
Everybody Needs a Friend
No Easy Road
Rock 'n' Roll Widow (live)
Lady Lay (sic)
Runaway
Right or Wrong
Stand and Deliver
Haunting Me
Persephone
Underground
   
Wishbone Ash
Pilgrimage
Argus
Wishbone Four
Wishbone Four
Wishbone Four (3)
There's the Rub
New England
Front Page News
No Smoke Without Fire
Just Testing
There's the Rub
Number the Brave
     

 
Product Coordination (sic) by Joel Howard
Compilation and Sequence by Dave Ling

 

Corrected information by Neil Hunt at Wishbone Ash forum:

(1) Studio version was on Argus, not on Wishbone Four
Actually from Live Dates
Recorded in 1973, Newcastle City Hall
(2) Previously on Live Timeline in year 1997 and later releases of the same source.
Recorded in 1991, The Bottomline Club, Nagoya Japan.
(3) Actually from Live Dates
Recorded in 1973, Reading University

 

One More Thing...

Look at the track lists. The running order of tracks is chronological on both CDs (separately). The only "glitch" is the next to last track on CD 2: Persephone. Even it would fit perfectly if it was from Live Dates II, and not from the studio release (There's the Rub). According to the credits, the CDs were compiled and sequenced by Dave Ling. Guess he wanted Persephone from Live Dates II, but someone at Spectrum/Universal made one more blooper, possibly even on purpose.

 

Written by: Rainer Frilund - Last update: May, 2013