You can say that guitarist/singer and Wishbone Ash member Andy Powell has done all sorts of things, but not that he hasn't carefully taken care of the band's great legacy. While his former companion and for some time adversary Martin Turner is making himself and us a nice live evening with old "Argus" laurels, Powell and his quartet are trying to spun the thread. "Blue Horizon" starts in typical Ash manner, subtle with interwoven guitar runs. "Deep Blues" becomes clearer and more violent, but never denies its Wishbone Ash origin. And so it stays with almost all ten tracks of the new album. Powell and his team look stylistically here, there over the garden fence, but never leave the typical Ash groove. What's more, they haven't been able to do that as harmoniously and excellently as on "Blue Horizon" for years. As if the Martin Turner competition had made them legs again. But not everything on Blue Horizon works. Thus "Strange How Things Come Back Around" bubbles away rather insignificantly. But all in all "Blue Horizon" is a surprisingly refreshing album.
Top Track: Blue Horizon