Category: ASIA

GTR – GTR [2-CD Deluxe Expanded Remastered Edition]

Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red Records finally did it: the official release of a 2CD Deluxe Expanded Remastered Edition of “GTR“, the self-titled 1986 album by Steve Hackett and Steve Howe’s band GTR.Apart from the much needed remastering, there are also 3 bonus tracks taken from promotional 12-inch singles of ‘When the Heart Rules the Mind’ & ‘The Hunter’ (two...

ASIA – Aqua [Japan remaster mini LP Blu-Spec CD] Out Of Print

This one was requested several times here: the out of print, hard to find Japan release on mini LP Blu-SpecCD of ASIA‘s album “Aqua” remastered. The sound quality is amazing, with clearer vocals and bass, especially the wonderful harmonics. By 1991, John Wetton left Asia and it was pretty much clear that the band called its quits. Or, needed a...

ASIA – Alpha +2 [SHM-SACD Limited Release remastered] Out Of Print

When released some years ago we featured here the Universal Japan reissue of the 3 first albums by ASIA on an awesomely sounding Platinum SHM-CD. The band’s third offering “Astra” was requested again, but now we got the rare SHM-SACD (SuperAudio CD) a limited edition now out of print. If you ask me, SHM-SACD is equally good to the regular...

ASIA – Asia [Limited Platinum SHM-CD Universal Japan] Out Of Print

Super group ASIA most famous and celebrated recording, their self-titled debut “Asia”, was reissued in Japan not so long ago in a special edition pressed on a Platinum SHM-CD disc. The sound quality of this remaster from this high quality SHM-CD is simply incredible. When Asia was formed in 1981, the notice made waves as with the line-up including members...

JOHN WETTON – The Studio Recordings Anthology (2-CD remastered)

Legendary English musician JOHN WETTON, best known for his work with Asia, UK and King Crimson, sadly passed away last year, but his music will live with us forever.“The Studio Recordings Anthology” is a superb double CD containing 32 tracks from six of his solo albums and featuring guest appearances by Jim Peterik, Robert Fripp, Steve Hackett, Geoff Downes, Steve...

JOHN WETTON – New York Minute (CD version)

Legendary JOHN WETTON, best known for his work with Asia, UK and King Crimson, passed away last January. But the talented Englishman left a great musical legacy, and one of his latest albums, “New York Minute” (recorded with The Les Paul Trio as back up band) almost silently released, was requested by one of you. As a singer, bassist and...

ICON (Wetton – Downes) – Urban Psalm [Deluxe Edition] (2017)

ICON (Wetton – Downes) – Urban Psalm [Deluxe Edition] (2017)

ICON was the collaborative band of the late John Wetton and keyboardist Geoff Downes, both known as the stellar songwriting duo behind the ASIA catalogue including the mega hit Heat Of The Moment. “Urban Psalm” emerged out of a very special one-time concert featuring the music of Wetton / Downes set in an historic Church in London, recorded and filmed....

ASIA – Symfonia, Live In Bulgaria (2017)

ASIA – Symfonia, Live In Bulgaria (2017)

Released by Frontiers Music today, ASIA‘s “Symfonia, Live In Bulgaria”, a live set recorded in 2013, will serve as their memorial to singer John Wetton who passed away last month at the age of 67. Taped on September 21, 2013 during the Sounds Of The Ages Festival a the IInd Century Roman Theater in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, the band, which included...

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases Feb-March 2017 – Vol.3

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases Feb-March 2017 – Vol.3

Between February / March there will be really great new releases, here’s a little look at advances to taste ’em all.Frontiers Music has announced some great new albums for next March, James Christian’s HOUSE OF LORDS, here with another single, as well as Melodic Hard Rockers ECLIPSE. More from the label, we have the 2nd single from the awesome project...

ASIA – Phoenix (Special Edition) [US Mix remastered] (2016)

Cherry Red Records is releasing a digitally remastered & expanded two CD edition of ASIA‘s excellent album “Phoenix“, their best since the band first seminal LP’s. Legendary band Asia released the biggest selling album in the world in 1982. The original line-up of the band reunited in 2006 and recorded the studio album Phoenix in 2008. This album features original...

ASIA – Phoenix (Special Edition) [European Mix remastered] (2016)

Cherry Red Records is releasing a digitally remastered & expanded two CD edition of ASIA‘s excellent album “Phoenix“, their best since the band first seminal LP’s. Legendary band Asia released the biggest selling album in the world in 1982. The original line-up of the band reunited in 2006 and recorded the studio album “Phoenix” in 2008 featuring original members Geoff...

ASIA – Axis XXX Live in San Francisco MMXII (2015)

* Frontiers Music will be releasing in a couple of weeks a new ASIA double CD titled “Axis XXX Live in San Francisco MMXII” recorded during one of the shows that ASIA performed in support of the ‘XXX’ album, featuring the original line-up of John Wetton: bass and vocals, Carl Palmer: drums, Steve Howe: guitars and Geoff Downes: keyboards. There’s...

STEVE HOWE – Anthology [2CD remastered] (2015)

* Get ready to say ‘Yes’ to a new retrospective from progressive rock legend STEVE HOWE. The English guitarist has curated a new double CD, 33-track retrospective, simply titled “Anthology“, released via Rhino Records. The 2-CD only set – not available as digital download – is primarily drawn from the studio albums he’s recorded between 1975 and 2011. Steve Howe...

ASIA – Astra [Ltd. Platinum SHM-CD Universal Japan] (2014)

ASIA – Astra [Ltd. Platinum SHM-CD Universal Japan] (2014)

* Universal Japan has just reissued the 3 first albums by ASIA on a wonderful sounding Platinum SHM-CD limited edition.“Astra” was the band’s third offering, the final studio album (excluding half studio/half compilation album Then & Now) to feature original member John Wetton until 2008’s reunion album Phoenix, and first without guitarist Steve Howe. While somewhat unfairly regarded in comparison...

ASIA – Alpha +2 [Ltd. Platinum SHM-CD Universal Japan] (2014)

ASIA – Alpha +2 [Ltd. Platinum SHM-CD Universal Japan] (2014)

* Universal Japan has just reissued one of the best albums by ASIA, their second “Alpha”, on a wonderful sounding Platinum SHM-CD.In my musical book, “Alpha” is a definite classic, brimmed with terrific Melodic Rock songs and beautiful AOR melodies. Highlights are the classics “Don’t Cry”, “The Smile Has Left Your Eyes”, “Open Your Eyes”, and “The Heat Goes On”...