The typical twin guitar sound can already be heard with the first track "Reason To Believe". Similar to the German Jane or Barclay James Harvest there are currently several Wishbone Ash line-ups. Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash seems to be focusing on managing the legendary "Argus" album. Andy Powell's Wishbone Ash, on the other hand, comes around the corner with new material at least every few years. A good four years after the somewhat ambivalent "Power Of Eternity", "Elegant Stealth" is the 23rd studio album. That Turner is the more charismatic singer, there are hardly two opinions about that. On the other hand Powell also manages to breathe the old Wishbone Ash spirit into the new songs: melodic, classic timeless rock, which always unfolds its magic when the songs exceed the five-minute mark. The fact that the only remaining original member Powell brought the Fiddler Pat MacManus into the studio for "Can't Go It Alone" and Don Airey for "Mud-Slick" Deep Purples Deep Purples makes musical sense and enriches the songs.
Top track: Reason To Believe