October 25, 2013

101 Reel-To-Reel Tapes 5: Wishbone Ash ~ Pilgrimage

reel-to-reel tape
photo of album box by Styrous®
In addition to my vinyl collection I'm selling, I have hundreds of reel-to-reel, pre-recorded tapes. This is an entry about one of them that was for sale on eBay (see link below for others). I have the vinyl LP version as well. Interested? Contact me.

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Pilgrimage is the second studio album by Wishbone Ash. It is more folk and acoustic music as opposed to the blues rock sound of the first album. My favorite cut from the album is the instrumental jazz/rock piece ("Vas Dis") which has a four-part harmony scat vocalization that is just out of this world! Be sure to check out a live performance of it by them on the BBC in 1971 on YouTube (see link below).

The album sold well, reaching no.14 in the UK charts.

Wishbone Ash ~ Pilgrimage
photo by Styrous®

Wishbone Ash ~ Pilgrimage
detail photo by Styrous®

Wishbone Ash ~ Pilgrimage

photo by Styrous®

 Wishbone Ash ~ Pilgrimage
reel-to-reel label detail

detail photo by Styrous®

Track listing

All songs composed by Martin Turner, Steve Upton, Ted Turner and Andy Powell, except where noted.

Side one

  1. "Vas Dis" (Jack McDuff) – 4:41
  2. "The Pilgrim" – 8:30
  3. "Jail Bait" – 4:41
  4. "Alone" – 2:20

Side two

  1. "Lullaby" – 2:59
  2. "Valediction" – 6:17
  3. "Where Were You Tomorrow" – 10:23 (live at De Montfort Hall, Leicester on June 14, 1971)


Music links:

Vas Dis (live 1971 performance but mono) on YouTube
Vas Dis (stereo with computer graphics) on YouTube

Wishbone Ash ~ Pilgrimage, Reel-To-Reel Tape on eBay

reel-to-reel listings on eBay

more reel-to-reel tapes on the Styrous® Viewfinder:
                                             reel-to-reel tape archive

Styrous® ~ October 25, 2013


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