Wishbone Ash

Lost Cause in Paradise

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Lost Cause in Paradise is yet another live offering from classic rockers Wishbone Ash. Many longtime fan favorites, like "Kings Will Come," are included on this tight-sounding concert recording. The drums are especially punchy, the band's famous dueling harmony guitars are smooth and articulate, and the anthemic soft rock choruses are sung with the precision one might expect from an outfit with 30-plus years of road experience. A spontaneous feel exists on Lost Cause in Paradise that essentially rules out any studio doctoring -- a refreshing effect that more live rock discs would benefit from. But not all rock musicians can play with the fluidity Wishbone Ash demonstrates on this 2002 release. Fans of the group who enjoy a good classic rock showcase are encouraged to pick this one up, assuming they don't already own one of the many similar Wishbone Ash live collections.

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