I wish to thank all of you for the many gifts, cards and messages.
As I hit yet another milestone in my life, I am delighted to be able to confirm that I am busier than ever.
Keith, Rob, Ray and I have spent much time in the studio at Liscombe Park this summer. First, we have mixed and mastered New Live Dates 2 which will soon be going to press. Once again, our friend and designer Howard “Ghostmojo” Johnston has helped us with the cover, bringing the Hipgnosis artwork legacy to the 21st century. Stand by for further news about Hipgnosis.
While in the studio we commenced work on a new project. For many years I have been encouraged to discuss the origins and creativity behind Argus. It is the body of work that I am most proud of and it is an open secret that we have been using studio time to record a new version of Argus, which will be released next year, together with bonus features.
I will always be grateful for the great talents of Andy, Ted and Steve which brought the concept to life. The maturing years have solidified respects and friendships and I am in regular contact with many of my past colleagues, energised by their support for my return to the stage and studio. Other musical friends and subsequent Wishbone Ash players have kindly lent their support to the returning Argus.
It has been a great experience for me to bring new ideas to the Argus songs and I hope you will enjoy the eventual experience as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you.
Meanwhile, we have been working with Universal in their renewed passion for the ‘70s catalogue, and we will be working closely as they re-release the early albums, including Live Dates 2. Universal’s repackaged Argus will be released 19 November 2007. Our re-record will be released during the 2008 tour schedule.
We are looking forward to the upcoming dates in November and hope to see many of you there. Perhaps some of our overseas friends. Look out for our advert in Classic Rock.
Later in the year we will be giving you details of our 2008 touring agenda, where the 2nd set will be devoted to Argus in its entirety. The tour will be a celebration of Wishbone Ash’s classic heritage. We are planning an intimate media preview of the show before the main “New Live Argus” Tour and we will make a certain number of tickets exclusively available to those of you who have been so supportive from the start. Watch this site for details.
I would like to thank my family and my management team who have worked closely with me throughout 2 challenging years and who have never let me lose sight of the bigger picture. I’m pleased to welcome renowned publicist Roland Hyams to our team.
Finally, once again I would like to thank all of you. Your generosity has been overwhelming,
The gifts, cards and messages.
Some which can’t be mentioned on a family site.
Very funny !!!!!!!!!
Wishbone Ash fans never lose their sense of mischief. Don’t take life too seriously, and you can have some great fun.
Let’s all go forth. Spend more time being happy, and less time fighting each other.
Peace and Love, Man