Living Proof

Album: Just Testing (1980)

Songfacts®:

  • "Living Proof" is an extremely rare Wishbone Ash recording as it features a female lead vocal. It was co-written by lead guitarist Laurie Wisefield and Claire Hamill - who was actually briefly a member of the band - and was released January 4, 1980 backed by a live version of "Jailbait" from Live In Tokyo.
    Having said that, this uptempo commercial track which features some typically fine duel lead guitar, is or was usually sung by Andy Powell, whose voice seems more suited to it.
  • As with all Wishbone Ash singles before and since it got absolutely nowhere chart-wise, but it was and remains one of the band's most performed and recorded songs. Probably the definitive recording is the live version from the double album Live Dates 2. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

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