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Front Page News is the eighth album by rock band Wishbone Ash. It is mostly made up of slower, breezy soft rock ballads with lush vocal harmonies. This style is in marked contrast to the earlier albums such as Argus, but there were several tracks of this idiom on their immediately preceding studio albums, Locked In and New England. It peaked at No. 31 in the UK Albums Chart.[2]

Front Page News
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1977
Genrerock
Length42:21
LabelMCA
ProducerRon Albert and Howard Albert
Wishbone Ash chronology
Classic Ash
(1977)
Front Page News
(1977)
No Smoke Without Fire
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Their following album, No Smoke Without Fire, moves back to a heavier style. U.S. distribution had switched back to MCA Records.

Contents

Track listingEdit

All songs written and composed by Martin Turner/Andy Powell/Laurie Wisefield/Steve Upton except where noted.

Side oneEdit

  1. "Front Page News" – 5:10
  2. "Midnight Dancer" – 4:28
  3. "Goodbye Baby Hello Friend" (Wisefield) – 3:50
  4. "Surface to Air" (Turner) – 4:53
  5. "714" (Wisefield) – 3:20

Side twoEdit

  1. "Come in from the Rain" (Turner) – 4:34
  2. "Right or Wrong" (Turner) – 2:51
  3. "Heart-Beat" (Turner) – 4:21
  4. "The Day I Found Your Love" – 4:31
  5. "Diamond Jack" – 4:23

PersonnelEdit

  • Martin Turner – bass guitar, lead vocals except "Goodbye Baby Hello Friend"
  • Andy Powell – lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars, mandolin, vocals
  • Laurie Wisefield – lead, 12 string and rhythm guitars, lead vocal on "Goodbye Baby Hello Friend"
  • Steve Upton – drums

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eder, Bruce. Front Page News at AllMusic
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 607. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.