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Asia - Asia Live: 09-XI-90 Mocквa CD (album) cover




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2.77 | 53 ratings

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3 stars You know the history of this band, of this "Super Group", well, in this case Steve Howe is not here, a man called Pat Thrall played in this concert, so im going to talk about the concert, not about Asia.

I wont review track by track, there are 14, and if you know this live album, of course you know all the songs in their respective studio albums ( well the most of them maybe), so I think this concert pleased the most of the audience, because it has some of the most commercial and well- known songs of them, so if you go to a concert of a band pop rock oriented, you will expect that kind of songs, and you will be happy with them. But, the point of view from a progressive rock fan, this album is boring, simple and repetitive, I say this because I find the songs here quite similar , the same style during the concert, but as I said above, you know the history of Asia, you know that they aren't a prog band, and you can enjoy their albums if you want.

John Wetton is here, so he can do anything he want , and in this case he and Asia of course, performed "Book of Saturday" and excerpts of "Starless", both songs of King Crimson with Wetton, it is a nice part of the concert, but we can think, Asia doesn't have more songs? Why a couple of Crimson`s songs?.

Anyway, pop rock, a complete 80`s sound, nice drums ( of course!, is Carl Palmer!) and guitars, keyboards not the best, "Sole Survivor", "Don't Cry", "Only Time will Tell", "Heat of the Moment" and "Go" are the main tracks here. This album is good, so for that reasons im going to give it 3 stars, good but non essential. (Not Progressive Rock)

memowakeman | 3/5 |


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