Wishbone Ash has had a pretty amazing lifespan, with the usual courses of direction changes, flirtation with superstardom, line-up changes and re-visitations, and new directions after finalized breakups. Andy Powell has maintained the continuing saga of Wishbone Ash with a good series of excellent albums. On the other hand, Martin Turner has stayed with the music of Wishbone Ash from its past. He has released an excellent album of new music with his recent, Written In The Stars album. But it is the legacy of Wishbone Ash that Martin Turner is most interested in.

On November 3, Cherry Red Records (as The Right Honourable Recording Company) will reissue a complete re-record of the classic Wishbone Ash album, Argus. And while nothing will replace the great playing on the original, sometimes a re-record provides a great new perspective on aged music. That’s what Martin Turner’s upcoming Argus Through The Looking Glass hopes to attain.

Argus Through The Looking Glass will offer all of the classic songs on Argus as a fresh set with the current Turner band. In addition, there is some involvement with John Wetton (harmony vocals), and Geoff Downes (Hammond organ) as  guests appearances.  To further add nice touches, the new studio set will deliver four bonus cuts that include an alternate mix (recent)of “Throw Down The Sword”, and three live performance tracks from the 2008 Cambridge Rock Festival (“Throw Down The Sword”, “Time Was”, “Sometime World”).

Argus Through The Looking Glass was originally released in 2008, and re-released in 2010. The new Cherry Red reissue gets a brilliant new cover as an extra bonus.


By MARowe