Asia Acoustic and Electric

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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Label: Fuel 2000

Tracks:

  • 1.The Heat Goes On
  • 2.Who Will Stop The Rain
  • 3.Cutting It Fine (Keyboard Solo)
  • 4.Video Killed The Radio Star
  • 5.Heat Of The Moment
  • 6.Open Your Eyes
  • 7.Lay Down Your Arms
  • 8.Voice Of America
  • 9.Different Worlds
  • 10.Back In Town
  • 11.Summer
  • 12.Arena
  • 13.Only Time Will Tell
  • 14.Sole Survivor

Product Description:

The group's debut album, ASIA, was released 26 years ago in 1982, and remains one of only 4 albums in history to stay at the Billboard album chart position of #1 for a staggering nine weeks! Formed at the dawn of the MTV era, ASIA was the first super group of the 1980s, featuring members from Yes, Emerson Lake & Palmer, King Crimson and The Buggles. Videos made for the band's first two albums, Asia and Alpha, were a staple part of the historic music channel's initial programming. ACOUSTIC & ELECTRIC captures the best of Asia featuring Steve Howe, Geoff Downes, Carl Palmer and John Payne. The material on this disc spans several phases of the band's career, but listening to it, clearly Asia went a long to defining the rock sound of the 1980s. The Asia concept surely is about virtuoso musicianship, strong and instantly accessible American Rock choruses, and finely crafted songs.
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Customer Rating: Rating 2.4
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Rating 1.5 All That It Isn't & Less Music Lover: from 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.


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  • Sales Rank: 23,275
  • UPC: 030206173024
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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