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NOV 13th 2021

Wishbone Ash - Portsmouth 1980 


Some great news for fans of classic Wishbone Ash....

Following on from the Vintage Years boxed set and the Glasgow 1977 CD, Madfish release a further classic Wishbone Ash concert on both 2CD and vinyl on 26 November 2021.

Portsmouth 1980 was recorded during the Just Testing tour on 15th Feb 1980. As with several shows on that tour, this show was recorded with Live Dates Volume II in mind, although none of this show made that set and the performance remains unheard until now.

Authorised by all four members who appear on the recording - Martin Turner, Steve Upton, Andy Powell, Laurie Wisefield - Portsmouth 1980 has been mixed from the original multi track recordings.

The track list features the entire concert as performed on the night:


Blind Eye

The Way of the World

Living Proof

The King Will Come




Blowin' Free

Queen of Torture


Jail Bait

Bad Weather Blues

Too Much Monkey Business

Purchase here



NOV 3rd 2021

Nov/Dec Tour Dates - Important update - Covid safety


Martin and band look forward to resuming their much delayed “Wishbone Gold” tour this week, performing “Pilgrimage” in full plus other Wishbone Ash classics.

The band looks forward to reconnecting with their audiences via the live performances, but wish to point out that during the Nov/Dec 2021 dates they will not be engaging in any form of “meet and greets” – including autograph signings and photos at the merchandise stand, backstage, stage door or anywhere else in or outside of the venues. We therefore ask fans not to bring items for the band to sign along to the shows.

While the band will miss greatly these direct interactions with their audiences and the invaluable feedback that is received during these encounters, this measure has been introduced in an agreement between the band, its management and agent and the venues for the maximum protection of everyone concerned – band, crew, venue staff and, not least of all, audience members – and to help safeguard against any shows being postponed or cancelled should anyone involved directly become infected, which would obviously be disappointing for all.

We mean no disrespect and thank everyone in advance for their understanding. Enjoy the shows!

Martin Turner management team