Ballad Of The Beacon

Album: Wishbone Four (1973)

Songfacts®:

  • At the beginning of 1973, Wishbone Ash took a break, secluding themselves in a Welsh country cottage to work on their next album. According to Blowin' Free, the official biography of the band, this song was inspired by "The beacons visible from the cottage in Anglesey". >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

Comments: 1

  • Rick from Chattanooga,tnI remember seeing their 30th anniversary concert and hearing Andy Powell say that after they were in Anglesey for two weeks that they all went out and bought guns and started shooting them in the back yard where they could see the mountains. And since the Welsh word for mountain is "beacon" that is where the word in this song comes from.
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