Though the first two Asia albums are still easy find in the shops and on-line, Astra is hard to find brand new. It is a pity, as I have found this the most listenable of the first three albums. Possessing a harder edge to the sound, there is not a weak track on the whole album. The threat of nuclear war, a pre-occupation of the time, is a reoccurring theme of a number of the songs. Whilst Asia and Alpha have some classic tracks like "Heat of the Moment" and "Don't Cry", they have, in my opinion, a number of weak tracks as well. "Astra" is one album I can play right through without skipping tracks.