Ballad Of The Beacon
Wishbone Ash Lyrics


We'll be leaving this town in the mornin'
Tomorrow we'll be able to see
I've had me enough of this city
And she's had enough out of me

Say if I climbed to the mountain
Would you still follow me there
Steal me away in an echo
The mountain will always be there
Well I'm turning my sights on the country
I sold everything that I own
Heading away from the bright lights
Looking for where the wind blows

Say if I climbed to the mountain
Would you still follow me there
Steal me away in an echo
The mountain will always be there

We'll be leaving this town in the mornin'
Tomorrow we'll be able to see
I've had me enough of this city
And she's had enough out of me

Say if I climbed to the mountain
Would you still follow me there
Steal me away in an echo
The mountain will always be there

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Written by: ANDREW POWELL, DAVID TURNER, MARTIN TURNER, STEVE UPTON

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Sakchai Suriyajantratong

We'll be leaving this town in the morning
Tomorrow we'll be able to see
I've seen enough of the city
And she's had enough out of me

Say if I climbed to the mountains
Would you still follow me there
Steal me away in an echo
The mountains will always be there

I'm turning my sights on the country
I've sold everything that I own
I'm heading away from the bright lights
Looking for where the wind blows

Say if I climbed to the mountains
Would you still follow me there
Steal me away in an echo
The mountains will always be there



Kamakiri Sassorichan

Martin Turner writes in his autobiography, No Easy Road, about the making of Wishbone Four:

“I think we felt we’d learned enough to be able to produce ourselves. In retrospect that was maybe a bit naive and I was really disappointed at how the album eventually turned out, mainly because something went seriously wrong at the mastering stage. When we were recording it in the studio it sounded really good, but all the balls and hi-fidelity got lost during the mastering, making it sound very mid-rangey. I don’t think enough care was taken over the mastering. Maybe that was down to us and, through inexperience, we under-estimated how important that final stage was. That was one thing Derek Lawrence was very good at. He always used to follow it through until the test pressing was received and if it didn’t sound right he’d go back and do it again. I would love to get my hands on the multi-track tapes and actually re-mix the album. As yet I have only been able to find one reel. That is a real disappointment because the album could really benefit from being re-mixed.”

You said it, Martin! On this track the vocals are inexplicably mixed IN MONO running up the centre of the mix, with the rest of the instrumentation panned to the left and right—as it should be.

I never heard any of this when I was listening to it on vinyl on shitty record players back in the 70s but now, listening with fantastic headphones, it sounds ATROCIOUS! It’s literally a crime to have mixed it down like this—I cannot believe anyone got away with it actually coming out of the studio.

Heads should roll on this, but mainly it's the BAND’s heads that should roll—Andy Powell in particular but also the producers of this horrendous mistake.

I think Martin Turner understates things to a high degree. I am not surprised at all that the fans were horrified at this abortion of a record, especially when the band themselves were so care-free about creating it.

I attribute this to BURNOUT. No wonder Ted Turner called it quits and quit.

Very too bad about this. But happy listening.



All comments from YouTube:

Nick Wells

Martin Turner - awesome bass playing!

GoldTA70sChick

LOVE IT! I want to learn the bass myself.

Nick Wells

Couldn't agree more

Sakchai Suriyajantratong

We'll be leaving this town in the morning
Tomorrow we'll be able to see
I've seen enough of the city
And she's had enough out of me

Say if I climbed to the mountains
Would you still follow me there
Steal me away in an echo
The mountains will always be there

I'm turning my sights on the country
I've sold everything that I own
I'm heading away from the bright lights
Looking for where the wind blows

Say if I climbed to the mountains
Would you still follow me there
Steal me away in an echo
The mountains will always be there

wedge128

*i had me enough of the city

roch mainville

really nice ballad !! they don't make them like that anymore !! great song

Edd Pilgrim

Listened to this song whilst driving across the Sussex downs on a sunny Sunday afternoon - reminds me of a happier time in my life I long to return to.

Flyboy Steven

I saw these guys in 1973 when "Wishbone Four" came out....both Turner brothers were still with the band..i will never forget it..i still have my pictures i took there...Andy Powell with the Red flying V guitar....I'll never forget "Rock and Roll Widow"....they are very underrated....i don't think they made it very well, commerical-wise, but their style and medieval image is very unique and they have always been one of my favorite rock bands of all time......

66marlinmike

Martins brother, Glen, Martin and Steve Upton were originally in a Torquay based band called "Empty Vessels" they moved to London, Glen left and was replaced by Ted Turner and Andy Powell. They convinced the group of the twin lead concept by writing and playing "Blind Eye".

PHAWDA PHAWDA

Martin and ted Turner were not related, everything else you said checks out:))!

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