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January 2001
Helter Skelter in association with Firefly publish the book Blowin Free - 30 Years Of Wishbone Ash, the most in-depth study of the history of Wishbone Ash to date.  Compiled by leading Wishbone Ash archivists Gary Carter and Mark Chatterton, this publication traces the band’s history from its roots in the West of England, through its 1970s commercial peak, right up to the 30th anniversary of the band's formation. Martin Turner, Andy Powell and Laurie Wisefield all contributed brand new interview material. Various other band members and associates past and present also contribute and the book is packed with rare pictures, memorabilia, etc


October 2001
MCA/Universal (UK) issue another Wishbone Ash anthology. Blowin' Free - An Introduction to Wishbone Ash is part of a series of albums, each focussing on one particular artist's back catalogue. As its title implies, the album is obviously designed to give newcomers a taste of the band's back catalogue, focussing on various facets of the band's style - not solely the standards. The album features material from the band's classic 1970-1980 period.


March 2002 
MCA/Universal release the 30th anniversary CD edition of the Argus album, remixed in its entirety by Martin Turner as well as containing additional sleeve notes and bonus tracks from the Live From Memphis promo album.


September 2002
Talking Elephant Records release Tracks, a 2CD collection of mainly previously unreleased Wishbone Ash live material. The album includes many BBC In Concertprogramme recordings. Tracks recorded during the band's classic periods are included alongside selections from Andy Powell's later incarnations.


January/February 2003 
Talking Elephant re-issue the three Wishbone Ash reunion albums - Strange Affair,Here To Hear and Nouveau Calls - complete with revised artwork and bonus tracks.  All three titles are remastered by Martin Turner. 


September 2003 
Talking Elephant Records release Tracks 2. As with the first volume it features live recordings from both the classic Wishbone Ash line-ups and later Andy Powell-led incarnations.


April 2004 
Talking Elephant Records release Lost Pearls, a collection of previously unreleased recordings from the No Smoke Without Fire and Just Testing sessions.  These never before heard songs were discovered amongst a collection of multi-track tapes stored by Andy Powell and were lovingly restored by Martin Turner, who oversaw the production and mixing of these long lost recordings.


October 2004 
Classic Rock Productions release the DVDs Phoenix Rising and Inside Wishbone Ash.  Phoenix Rising features previously unreleased footage from the Mk.1 years as well as later recordings from Andy Powell-led line-ups, while Inside Wishbone Ash is a critical review of the band's career.  A limited edition double disc set including both discs plus a colour booklet is also available.


April 2nd 2007
First Light, a CD featuring the earliest known existing recordings of the original Wishbone Ash, is released. Recorded at Advision during the Spring of 1970, these studio recordings were the tapes which helped secure the band's recording contract with Decca/MCA.



November 2007
Universal release the Deluxe edition of Argus - a 2CD set featuring the original album plus a host of bonus live tracks, BBC recordings, etc. The album release results in much media coverage, with Martin Turner handling the bulk of the promotional interviews.


November 3rd 2008
Martin Turner attends the prestigious Classic Rock Awards in London, where the Deluxe edition of Argus is nominated for "reissue of the year". Other attendees include David Coverdale, Gary Moore, Slash, Jack Bruce, Ronnie Wood and Ozzy Osbourne.



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