Running to around 5 minutes 10 seconds, "Eyes Wide Open" is more reminiscent in places of a Thin Lizzy twin lead guitar than a Wishbone Ash style, and what a terrific way to open Clan Destiny
or indeed any album. Needless to say it is excellent live, when any lineup of Wishbone Ash is always at its best.
Produced by lead guitarist Andy Powell
like the rest of the album, in a September 2006 interview with David Randall, he said it "has a shuffle feel which is a style we often dip into and actually a tricky groove to pull off. It has a great twin lead guitar riff and interesting ascending vocal harmony running through it. It sets the tone nicely for the album."