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Wishbone Ash: Empire Music Hall, Belfast

Colin Harper, The Independent, 10 February 1998

THERE WAS A TIME, as schoolboys of certain vintage will doubtless recall, when knowing the line-up details of the more venerable British rock bands really meant something and, in the little musical fishpond of the age, the world was a happier, simpler place. But everything moves on, or just fades away, and 26 years after Argus – his (first and only) band's creative and commercial apogee – Andy Powell is looking the next millennium right in the eye and determinedly using pragmatism as a means of ensuring that those who care for it never lack for the live option of progressive rock at its best.

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