Five years sober and out of Sabbath, Ward released his first solo album, aided and abetted by several well-known musicians.
Bill Ward says:
“Along The Way was a big production for me, because I was wearing the artist’s hat and the writer’s hat as well as the producer’s hat, and co-ordinating a lot of musicians. That’s not an easy thing to do. Musicians have a whole lot of personality, as we all know, and I had to learn to be extremely patient.”
The biggest thing for me was being bold enough to get the very best out of them. We achieved a lot because they were all so flexible. Jack Bruce could do anything, and he went where I wanted him to go without any complaints or rock star ego whatsoever.”
“The album made me stronger as a musician and a producer.”