All That It Isn't & Less
Music Lover: Richard Marques
SCOTTSDALE, AZ US
-- March, 27, 2013
I was excited to see a title by Asia that I didn't already have, since I have their entire discography on CD. But this isn't a great release, it's a 'moneymaker release' to capitalize on a title fans didn't already have, not pertinent material.
For starters, this CD is NOT a Varese Sarabond release, it is released on the Fuel label, that has released a few Asia independent titles.
The cuts on this CD are all live performances. Live performances that didn't make the cut for their already voluminous amount of live releases, and there's a reason. This was very obviously leftover material that was never released, probably due to pitchy vocal performances, very average to below average performances, and below average sound quality and production.
If you absolutely have to have every title released by this band, then purchase it. But you will find much better live performances of these same songs on other live releases.
These were canned for a reason, and then released, probably by the label, just to capitalize on another live release.