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Product details

  • Vinyl (13 April 2015)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Caroline International S&D
  • ASIN: B007ZBWJX8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 358,363 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. I Really Really Love You - Father's Children
  2. Sleepwalking - The Summits
  3. We're in Love - The Exceptions
  4. Town Called Nowhere - Skip Mahoney and the Casuals
  5. It Takes Two - The Summits
  6. It Must Be Love - The Exceptions
  7. Don't Worry About the Joneses - Dyson's Faces
  8. We Share Love - Skip Mahoney and the Casuals
  9. Generation - East Coast Connection
  10. I'm Not Ready for Love - The Promise
  11. Phoney People - Father's Children
  12. Summer in the Park Pt. 1 - East Coast Connection
  13. Were Two Fools in Love - Dyson's Faces
  14. Let's Do It Over - The Summits
  15. Day By Day - The Exceptions
  16. I Need Your Love - Skip Mahoney and the Casuals
  17. I'll Never Say No - The Summits
  18. Seems Like - Skip Mahoney and the Casuals
  19. Linda Movement - Father's Children

Customer Reviews

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If judging a 5-star review as the original album, then this is certainly a 4-star album. 11 tracks of which only 3 I don't care for, similar to Omega. I'd rank this album alongside that one, keeping up the decent standard of the post-Payne era revival. Say what you like about the argument as to whether Asia is better with Payne or Wetton, my preference is clearly for Wetton. The songs are stronger, catchier and Wetton's voice blows Payne's out of the water.

Tomorrow The World begins quietly, a departure from the usual Wetton-era albums, but its not unpleasant. Then suddenly bursts into rocky life and is a great start to the album. Reminiscent of Finger on the Trigger as far as the general beat goes. I also like one of the lines that uses a Shakespeare-style twist to a phrase.
Bury Me In Willow is one of those songs that can only be described as beautiful. Wonderfully crafted and composed. Not a really outstanding track to me as one or two of the others but beautiful nonetheless. And a perfect foil for what comes next.
What can you say about No Religion? OMG. Steve Howe's power chords. A head-nodding foot-tapping number so reminiscent of the 80s. I love it. Alright, alright, so part of it sounds like Blue Oyster Cult. So what? This knocks Don't Fear the Reaper out of the way.
Faithful. Um. Too similar to the bland pap of the middle part of Phoenix. Don't like it.
I Know How You Feel. Not this version, no. I think the keyboards are a little too irritating. It doesn't do it for me anyway.
Face On The Bridge. One of those slow burners. Wasn't sure about it when I first heard it but now, yes its a good one. Runs smoothly. I did wonder why he mentioned the King of Bohemia but then when I watched the DvD that comes with this version I got it.
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It's been six years now since the original Asia line-up reformed for one reunion tour. Of course, they haven't stopped since, and have put out two new studio albums in the shape of "Phoenix" in 2008 and "Omega". They've also managed a couple of live albums and a few more trips around the world. Which is pretty good going, as Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Carl Palmer & John Wetton have a combined age of about a thousand, and are also keeping busy with other bands and solo projects. So, fair play.

Which would all mean sweet Fanny Adams if the music they were putting out wasn't up to much. But not only is it good, it's getting better. And this is probably the best album they've released since their debut came out thirty years ago. Of course, that's a big anniversary, so as well as this new album, there's a thirtieth anniversary edition of their debut album, a couple of DVDs, and another world tour that takes in the UK, Europe, Japan and America. This, dodgily titled album (which will hopefully see some traffic increase here), sees the band collaborating with well known producer Mike Paxman, and is out as a , deep breath, CD, collector's edition CD/DVD (featuring new music videos and behind the scenes footage), and on a limited edition vinyl.

The band are very confident about the new release. John Wetton says, "we're very pleased with, and confident about, XXX. It encapsulates, lyrically and instrumentally, the essence of the band today. However, it is the very same four people that gave you the original, iconic album 30 years ago. If you loved it then, you will love it now.
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This is probably Asia's best album, full of great musicianship and well-crafted songs. "Face on the Bridge" is probably the highlight but there are some hugely enjoyable offerings here, including the mesmeric "Ghost of a Chance". This is a mature set that's deeply satisfying - the bonus songs in this edition aren't any weaker, though the DVD comprises a couple of music videos and interviews - not worth paying extra for. If you are an Asia fan then this should be in your collection and if you haven't heard them for a while, then check this out.
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Asia can do so much better than this. I can't engage with the album - there is not much substance and only a couple of half decent tracks. "Omega" was a great album - perhaps the band need a break, to come up with some better ideas!
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This will say it all.... I have six albums from this Band... and still going strong for the next one
Need I say any more than that " wicked fab " plus the album cover art work is so good as well Eye catching
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Got this after seeing Asia in concert recently - didn't know they were still going! Keep putting it on, some really catchy stuff on there. Not brilliant, but pretty good.
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are asia still great without steve howe? they most certainly are. what a great sounding record what a great guitarist.
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Three Albums released by the reformed original line up. Didnt ever expect to see the real Asia ever reform or to release 3 really strong Abums together.
XXX is a classy mix of classic Asia melodic stadium rock. The deluxe edition is the one to get as it includes 2 versions of I Know How You Feel, the funkier version on the 9 track release, featuring a wonderful catchy keyboard sound and lovely vocals by John Wetton. the midnight mix is just wonderful, so haunting and beautiful. other highlights are Bury Me In Willow which is a lovely power ballad. the rocking Tomorow The World is very catchy and a really good way to kick of the Album. Ghost of A Chance is also a big highlight starts very softly and ends in rousing style.
All in all a really strong follow up to Omega but doesent quite top Omega for excellence as that album has at least 10 really good songs.
Lets hope Asia can stay together to release one more Album as good as these last 3. Buy all 3 and enjoy top musicians at the top of their game.
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