First Light (Wishbone Ash Album)
First Light is the first album by rock band Wishbone Ash. The recording was made to get a record deal but as the band signed to MCA Records with the well-known help from Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore in early 1970, they decided to re-record most of them.
In 2006 a Wishbone Ash aficionado from America named Dr. John managed to purchase the acetate from a Christie's auction and in 2007 the re-discovered recordings were released by Talking Elephant and so the Wishbone Ash fans finally got the opportunity to experience the very original versions of tracks from the debut-album as well as two never before heard songs "Roads Of Day To Day", and "Joshua" and a vocalized version of "Alone" (which appeared as an instrumental on the second album Pilgrimage). The album as a whole represents the band in their first stages of their creation. During the sessions of recording, the band used home made instruments - Martin Turner used a home made bass guitar which he had bought for £5.
Famous quotes containing the words light and/or ash:
“The earth had a single light afar,
A flickering, human pathetic light,
That was maintained against the night,
It seemed to me, by the people there,
With a Godforsaken brute despair.”
—Robert Frost (18741963)
“For its home, dearie, homeits home I want to be.
Our topsails are hoisted, and well away to sea.
O, the oak and the ash and the bonnie birken tree
Theyre all growing green in the old countrie.”
—William Ernest Henley (18491903)