The album features the original members of the band, namely John Wetton, Carl Palmer, Steve Howe, and Geoff Downes, and on first listen, it is unmistakably Asia. The guys have still got the magic that catapulted this ‘supergroup’ to stardom 30 years ago. Incidentally, to back this album, the band will be undertaking a huge “30th Anniversary” world tour, so they have BIG plans.
This album is greater than the sum of it’s parts, and is another modern masterpiece. One would expect nothing less from musicians as talented as the guys involved with it, but after listening, there is no way that you could expect any more. The thing is though, I could well be biased, as I grew up with these guys. Asia’s debut album is still one of my favourite albums of all time.
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