Genre: Hard Rock, Rock Released: 1972 Label: MCA Length: 48:29 Producer: Derek Lawrence
1. Time Was 2. Sometime World *Tip* 3. Blowin' Free 4. The King Will Come *Tip* 5. Leaf and Stream 6. Warrior *Tip* 7. Throw Down the Sword 8. No Easy Road *1991 CD Release*
Argus is the third album by the rock band Wishbone Ash. It is the most popular Wishbone Ash album and widely considered the greatest by fans and reviewers. Wishbone Ash did a great job on creating Argus, This album is sensational and is Wishbone's masterpiece. Over 30 years after its release, it sounds as fresh and exciting as ever. The album opens with the 10 minute "Time was", which moves from the gentle acoustic introduction into a wonderful up-tempo number featuring some great licks by Powell. "Sometime world" and "Time Was," are medleys of different tunes, played with assurance and developing into imaginative explorations of new musical territory and group interaction. The lyrics that have medieval themes like ‘’The King Will Come" and "Warrior", adds a majestic tone to the music. "The King Will Come" and "Throw Down The Sword" are similar to each other, in between we have the gentle "Leaf and Stream" and the awesome "Warrior". This song kicks off with a great guitar riff and ends with the fantastic "I'd love to be a warrior, a slave I couldn't be" chorus. The bonus track on the 1991 release "No Easy Road" is a pleasant enough rock song, but out of place here.
All seven tracks are highlights and still feature in their live repertoire to this day. The best way to discover this album is to buy it and hear for yourself.
In 2002, Argus was remastered and expanded. Avoid this version, you should get the original!