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5.0 out of 5 stars Omega Rocks!, 8 May 2010
This review is from: OMEGA (Audio CD)
Asia are alive and kicking! Omega is an excellent follow up to Phoenix - the band are really comfortable in what they are doing and this comes through on all the tracks. First thing that struck me on initially playing was the medieval / Renaissance / Celtic-style arrangements / intros / bridges on a lot of the songs ... Not in a concept album sort of way ... more using the musical imagery as a vehicle. It would make an excellent sound track for example one of Bernard Cornwell's medieval novels (Harlequin et al)

A brief overview of the tracks:

THROUGH MY VEINS - strong (particularly the guitar riff[?] that comes in at the end of most of the phrases), memorable - "Running Through My Brain" ... brilliant
HOLY WAR - Agincourt / Crecy etc. Echoes of "Wildest Dreams" especially in the shouted bit. EXCELLENT EXCELLENT keyboard from Geoff Downes on this one too.
LISTEN CHILDREN ... Troubadours, travelling minstrels .... almost Christmassy in arrangement .... was this another song about the Group's dynamic with the audience, along with DON'T WANT TO LOSE YOU NOW?
END OF THE WORLD ... opening section all Asia going full out - symphonic.
THERE WAS A TIME ... Reflections on Times Past ... soaring vocals from John Wetton.
EMILY ... Diverting and quirky ... reminiscent of "Delilah" (Queen's "Innuendo" not Tom Jones ) ... could see The Kinks or Madness doing a version at some point.
DROP A STONE - not on the UK / European release - well worth getting hold of though when it becomes available to download - Asia as you've never heard 'em before - Mr Wetton has a cracking blues vibe on this one - think Paul Carrack but at least 10 times better (and I like Paul Carrack!)

Consistently stellar vocals from John Wetton through the whole CD in all the varying styles of songs. It's the sheer variety of the songs that makes Omega so special IMHO ... the traditional style Asia and new departures (like Listen Children) performed with equal energy and aplomb by all.
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