Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

RARE

Asia

Prog Related


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Asia Rare album cover
2.70 | 15 ratings | 4 reviews | 13% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy ASIA Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Boxset/Compilation, released in 1999

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Waterfall (5:60)
2. The Journey Begins (1:43)
3. The Seasons (2:12)
4. The Gods (1:28)
5. The Whales (2:16)
6. The Journey Continues (1:21)
7. The Reservation (2:58)
8. The Bears (2:13)
9. Under The Seas (1:54)
10. At The Graveyard (1:14)
11. Downstream (2:17)
12. The Ghosts (2:56)
13. The Sun (0:34)
14. The Moon (1:08)
15. The Skarks (2:34)
16. The Journey Ends (0:33)
17. The Indians (2:55)
18. The Angels (2:52)
19. The Horizons (3:13)
20. To The Deep (3:27)
21. The Game (3:52)
22. The Exodus (4:25)

Total Time: 53:58

Lyrics

Search ASIA Rare lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search ASIA Rare tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Geoff Downes / keyboards
- David Payne / bass

Releases information

The material is music that Geoff Downes and David Payne composed for soundtracks (part for a documentary film and part for a video game).

Thanks to ProgLucky for the addition
and to NotAProghead for the last updates
Edit this entry

ASIA MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy ASIA Rare Music


RareRare
Import
Resurgence UK 2000
Audio CD$89.99
$117.18 (used)
Rare by Asia (2000-05-02)Rare by Asia (2000-05-02)
Resurgence UK
Audio CD$279.34
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Asia "The Smile has left your Eyes" 12" Single on Red Vinyl Rare USD $32.87 Buy It Now 40m 38s
Ya Ya - II 2 MEGA RARE AOR CD Original 1988 Atco Scarred Sam Blue GTS Asia Burns USD $131.48 Buy It Now 55m 53s
RARE Lot of 16 VTG Taiwan Pressing Asia Union Vinyl Records Classical Music VG+ USD $99.99 Buy It Now 5h 33m
HIDEAKI TOKUNAGA CD We All *Rare Universal Asia Release* USD $12.99 Buy It Now 9h 32m
Asia Live in Moscow Rhino CD Classic 80s Rock Heat of the Moment Kari Anne Rare USD $8.99 Buy It Now 12h 54m
ASIA lp ALPHA bolivia ID# 54528 1983 CBS 20363 KING CRIMSON EX EX automat77 rare USD $85.00 Buy It Now 1 day
ASIA lp ALPHA argentina ID# 02319 CBS 20433 KING CRIMSON NM NM automat77 rare ha USD $29.99 Buy It Now 1 day
ASIA lp ASIA argentina ID# 02320 CBS 20302 KING CRIMSON NM NM automat77 rare har USD $29.99 Buy It Now 1 day
REMEMBER THE YARDBIRDS LP EMI Release Asia *Rare* USD $29.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Boys Boys Boys ?Dance The Night Away Rare 12" Italian Zone Italo Hi NRG LP Asia USD $14.99 Buy It Now 1 day
CD Jimmy Wisner Kokomo 'Asia Minor' VERY RARE jazz on Taragon 1998 USD $34.99 [0 bids]
1 day
STEVE HOWE "THE GRAND SCHEME OF THINGS" CASSETTE SPAIN RARE! NEW! YES ASIA USD $4.95 Buy It Now 1 day
ANDERSON BRUFORD WAKEMAN HOWE CASSETTE 1989 SPAIN RARE! SEALED! YES ASIA USD $6.95 Buy It Now 1 day
JAZZ & ASIA HUSSAIN BLEY MARIANO SHANKAR GIGER MUSICA JAZZ PROMO ITALY CD RARE USD $12.49 Buy It Now 2 days
ASIA Asia RARE CASSETTE AOR PROG Steve Howe Yes USD $1.30 [0 bids]
2 days
Rare Hong Kong Andy Lau 1991 (Inner: Pan Asia FH102092) EMI Asia CD FCS6688 USD $99.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Mega Rare Mariah Carey Around The World Sony Music Asia VCD FCS6828 USD $19.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Mega Rare Malaysia Malay Band SHANG Asia Label Singapore 12" LP MLP048 USD $24.99 Buy It Now 2 days
China Faye Wong Wang Fei 1995 Di-Dar Polygram Rare Asia CD FCS5915 USD $19.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Mega Rare Alan Tam ??? ??? 1983 Movie TV Drama OST Polygram Asia 12" CLP4536 USD $39.99 Buy It Now 2 days
FAIRPORT CONVENTION-RARE BROADCASTS (ASIA) CD NEW USD $13.30 Buy It Now 2 days
MUSIC OF SOUTHEAST ASIA HAROLD COURLANDER LP VINYL W/INSERT RARE 1959 FOLKWAYS USD $23.99 Buy It Now 2 days
The Corrs Unplugged Rainy Day Rare 2 CD Limited Bonus Package Asia New Sealed USD $40.00 Buy It Now 2 days
A.Sia - 1st - Babycat (K-Pop KPop Korea CD / Asia Dance Pop / Rare Out-of-Print) USD $8.99 Buy It Now 2 days
CD MODERN TALKING - THE VERY BEST OF (RARE, BMG ASIA, PROMO) USD $136.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Mahalia Jackson's - Greatest Hits - RARE Union Record Asia UP-2016 USD $19.99 [0 bids]
2 days
SCOOTER Jumping All Over The World Greatest Hit Hard Dance ASIA Edition 3CD RARE USD $24.99 Buy It Now 3 days
ASIA - Asia - CD Album *Original Germany Pressing**No Barcode* **RARE** USD $5.57 Buy It Now 3 days
Rare Essence - Live Pa 18: Live At Cafe Asia 11-28-15 Explicit Version [CD New] USD $15.26 Buy It Now 3 days
Live Pa, #18: Live at Cafe Asia 11-28-15 by Rare Essence (CD, Jan-2016, Rare... USD $10.05 Buy It Now 3 days
Hella Emcees Rare 12" Feat The Grouch Planet Asia Bas 1 Fanatic Vinyl USD $19.99 Buy It Now 3 days
ASIA lot of 3 RARE Radio shows Off The Record Superstar concert Innerview yes LP USD $89.99 Buy It Now 3 days
JOHN WETTON PHIL MANZANERA Wetton Manzanera RARE OOP PAP SLV ROXY MUSIC ASIA USD $19.99 Buy It Now 3 days
ASIA 45 Heat Of The Moment RaRe Argentine Test Pressing Demo 7" John Wetton USD $49.99 [0 bids]
3 days
CLIFF RICHARD More Hits By Cliff LP 1965 rare Singapore/South East Asia pressing USD $12.00 Buy It Now 3 days
ASIA-Astra Rare Japan LP w/OBI & Sticker Sheet NM USD $14.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Nini Rosso ?- Digital Best..Korean CD..Asia Record..RARE USD $32.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Lot of 4 Cassette Tapes Rock 80s Asia Triumph ZZ Top Def Leopard Prog Rare USD $9.99 [0 bids]
4 days
GEOFFREY DOWNES Evolution RARE JAPANESE IMPORT EDITION CD Geoff YES BUGGLES Asia USD $14.99 Buy It Now 4 days
ASIA Asia RARE OOP 24 KARAT GOLD HDCD LMT ED Audio Fidelity King Crimson YES USD $54.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Asia Phoenix Italian Import Limited Edition With Slip Case & Bonus Track Rare CD USD $7.99 [0 bids]
4 days
VIJAY RAGHAVA RAO STRINGS OF FRIENDSHIP ASIA DRUMS RARE SINGLE 7" 45 INDIA EX USD $119.20 Buy It Now 4 days
ASIA"ONLY TIME WILL TELL"V.RARE PICTURE DISC CLOCK USD $10.51 [0 bids]
4 days
ASIA-HEAT OF THE MOMENT/RIDE EASY-RARE DUTCH 7" 45 rpm-PS-ROCK-1982 USD $5.00 Buy It Now 4 days
ASIA-ONLY TIME WILL TELL/TIME AGAIN-RARE DUTCH 7" 45 rpm-PS-ROCK-1982 USD $5.00 Buy It Now 4 days
TINA TURNER CASSETTE TAPE GET BACK MADE IN ASIA RARE USD $3.86 Buy It Now 4 days
RARE 1960s ROGER MILLER " KING OF THE ROAD " 12" ASIA/ CHINA PRESSING NO.CSJ-496 USD $14.95 Buy It Now 4 days
RARE 1960s CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL 12" ASIA/ CHINA PRESSING NO. FL-1880 USD $16.50 Buy It Now 4 days
RARE 1960s BEST OF OF THE VENTURES 12" ASIA/ CHINA PRESSING NO.K H S -4023 USD $14.95 Buy It Now 4 days
RARE 1960s MARTY ROBBINS 12" ASIA/ CHINA PRESSING FIRST LABEL NO. FL-2045 USD $14.95 Buy It Now 4 days
RARE 1960s CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL 12" ASIA/ CHINA PRESSING TD-1030 USD $16.50 Buy It Now 4 days
RARE 1960s CHRISTMAS WITH CONNIFF 12" ASIA/ CHINA PRESSINGl NO K H S- 4279 USD $14.95 Buy It Now 4 days
RARE 1960s JOHNNY TILLOTSON 12" ASIA/ CHINA PRESSINGl NO.T W L -1241 USD $14.95 Buy It Now 4 days
RARE 1960s CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL 12" ASIA/ CHINA PRESSING NO.C S J-957 USD $18.95 Buy It Now 4 days
The Mo - Asia / He's so silly negative Near Mint Rare Synth-Pop USD $79.00 [0 bids]
5 days
YES & ASIA FACTORY Sealed 24 Karat Gold AUDIOPHILE LIMITED EDITION RARE 3 CD SET USD $119.99 Buy It Now 5 days
ASIA/AQUA/FRENCH 2tracks PROMO ONLY hits CD/109292/1992/RARE!!!! USD $14.99 [0 bids]
5 days
Hong Kong Pop ???? ???? Leslie Cheung ??? ??? ??[ PAN ASIA ( A1 ) ? ] ?? CD Rare USD $89.99 Buy It Now 5 days
JOHN WETTON - King's Road 1972 - 1980 - RARE AOR - ASIA - 1987 EG Records USD $4.90 [0 bids]
5 days
JOHN WETTON - Caught In The Crossfire - 1980 RARE AOR - ASIA - LTD GOLD Edition USD $4.90 [0 bids]
5 days
Asia Aura CD 2001 Digipak Rare Yes Kansas Journey USD $99.99 Buy It Now 5 days
ASIA+Alpha+POSTER+AD+RARE+ORIGINAL 1983+TOP QUALITY FRAMED+EXPRESS GLOBAL SHIP USD $91.97 Buy It Now 5 days
rare asia orig pressed lp/the beatles/oldies /pcs 7016 USD $35.00 Buy It Now 6 days
ASIA_Go_used RARE cassette_ships from AUS!_Y4 USD $4.41 Buy It Now 6 days
ASIA- "GRAVITAS" LP LIMITED EDITION IMPORT NEW/SEALED VINYL RARE- OUT OF PRINT USD $19.98 [0 bids]
USD $28.98 Buy It Now
6 days
SEALED RARE OOP Bryan Ferry CASSETTE TAPE Another Time A Place ROXY MUSIC Asia USD $9.99 Buy It Now 6 days
Mordern Talking - The Modern Talking Story (Asia ver. early CD) NEW w./OBI RARE USD $36.99 Buy It Now 6 days
The Tourists - Greatest Hits (Asia ver. early CD) NEW w./OBI RARE USD $18.99 Buy It Now 6 days
SONG OF ASIA RARE 1975 LP & LYRIC SHEET (FOLK / WORLD / JOSEPH ZOKUNGA) USD $5.90 Buy It Now 6 days
ROCK THIS WAY RARE 2 CD John Parr Head East Donnie Iris Vixen Asia Billy Squier USD $79.99 Buy It Now 6 days
Ryuichi Sakamoto FIELD WORK + STEPPIN' INTO ASIA RARE Paper jacket USD $13.99 Buy It Now 6 days
SHERBET CASSETTE TAPE SHERBET MADE IN ASIA RARE USD $3.86 Buy It Now 6 days
WISHBONE ASH CASSETTE TAPE BEST OF WISHBONE ASH MADE INA ASIA RARE USD $3.86 Buy It Now 6 days
Live Pa 18: Live at Cafe Asia 11-28-15 Rare Essence CD USD $24.81 Buy It Now 6 days
Fatboy Slim - Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars ASIA CD RARE Version #R01 USD $3.99 Buy It Now 7 days
ASIA : AURA THAILAND CASSETTE TAPE Sealed..... Rare! USD $9.99 Buy It Now 7 days
Asia - Only Time Will Tell (Rare) Mint 7" Picture Disc USD $19.71 Buy It Now 7 days
ASIA ASTRA ULTRA RARE NEW SEALED CASSETTE TAPE! USD $13.96 Buy It Now 7 days
Steve Howe Rare Signed Asia Vinyl LP Alpha 1983 Record 2012 Reunion Tour Yes USD $124.99 Buy It Now 7 days
Rare Korean Treasure Deep Rooted Tree Collection Korean Folk Songs 3 Books 11 LP USD $500.00 Buy It Now 8 days
ASIA "ARIA" CASSETTE TAPE ENGLAND RARE! NEW & SEALED! USD $7.95 Buy It Now 8 days
ASIA "ALPHA" CASSETTE TAPE GERMANY RARE! NEW & SEALED! YES EMERSON LAKE & PALMER USD $6.95 Buy It Now 8 days
ASIA "ASTRA" CASSETTE TAPE GERMANY RARE! NEW & SEALED! YES USD $6.95 Buy It Now 8 days
ASIA "AQUA" CASSETTE TAPE RARE! NEW & SEALED! USD $6.95 Buy It Now 8 days
ASIA "THEN & NOW" CASSETTE TAPE GERMANY RARE! NEW & SEALED! YES USD $6.95 Buy It Now 8 days
Rare- GOLD & PLATINUM - "99 Luftballons" +15 more (CD) ASIA, BENATAR, NENA, etc USD $15.95 Buy It Now 8 days
U.K. - 3 Mini LP SHM CD Japan 2009 + Promo-Box VERY RARE OOP MINT UK WETTON ASIA USD $200.00 Buy It Now 8 days
PAUL McCARTNEY WINGS 12" Single "Goodnight Tonight" Rare TAIWAN? ASIA? Pressing USD $19.99 Buy It Now 8 days
INCREDIBLY RARE - TOP COPY BILLY JOEL 52ND STREET LP - PHILIPPINES ASIA PRESS NM USD $19.95 Buy It Now 8 days
INCREDIBLY RARE - TOP COPY BILLY JOEL SONGS ATTIC LP PHILIPPINES ASIA PRESS NM USD $9.95 Buy It Now 8 days
A Musical Journey To Asia by Andy Street CD 1998 BCI Music-Rare OOP: 11 Tracks USD $1.95 Buy It Now 8 days
Asia - Aqua (Crime Of The Heart) - Rare 1992 French 2trk promo only sampler CD USD $6.56 Buy It Now 8 days
Kylie Minogue Rare limited Asia only edition CD Bonus 'Post it' inside. NEW~! USD $79.99 Buy It Now 8 days
GIORGOS DALARAS ASIA MINOR ORIG GREEK 1972 LP KALDARAS ALEXIOU CENSORED RARE!!!! USD $24.00 Buy It Now 9 days
Models Planet P Oxo Debbie Harry John Hiatt Asia Wang Chung Madness Cher RARE CD USD $31.99 Buy It Now 9 days
Mega Rare ABBA Musical By Steps Tina Cousins Cleopatra 1999 Asia CD FCS6969 USD $34.99 Buy It Now 10 days
Celine Dion All The Way... A Decade Of Song & Video 2000 Rare Asia 2xVCD FCS7035 USD $34.99 Buy It Now 10 days
Mega Rare Jennifer Lopez Feelin' So Good 2000 Sony Music Asia VCD FCS7009 USD $24.99 Buy It Now 10 days
Mega Rare A1 In The Picture 2000 Sony Music Asia VCD FCS7007 USD $24.99 Buy It Now 10 days
Extremely RARE AVATAR RECORDS THE HEART OF TRANCE PSY NIMBA ASIA 2001 ManMadeMan USD $8.99 Buy It Now 10 days
0 result found for "ASIA"
Visit LPCDressisues.com for more results
More places to buy ASIA music online Buy ASIA & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for ASIA DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

ASIA Rare ratings distribution


2.70
(15 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(13%)
13%
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(0%)
0%
Good, but non-essential (53%)
53%
Collectors/fans only (33%)
33%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

ASIA Rare reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Easy Livin
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin
2 stars Asia in prog album shock!

Beware, this is not a true Asia album. Although released under that name, only Geoff Downes and John Payne performed on it. It is thus "rare" only because it did not sell well, not because it contains long sought after gems by Asia.

The music was created to provide music for a documentary film and video game, and as such is entirely instrumental musak. The tracks, of which there are many, tend to be short or very short, and therefore the album requires to be heard as a complete piece rather than Individually.

Taken on that basis, it's actually quite pleasant, if undemanding. Downes keyboards dominate throughout, moving through piano, synths, etc.

Ironically, given that there is nothing of the true Asia style or sound here, the album is probably the most prog release to bear the band's name!

Review by SouthSideoftheSky
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Symphonic Team
2 stars Amoeba

I've seen this album listed as a proper studio album by Asia rather than as a compilation, but it is probably best left out when listing Asia's "regular" studio output in virtue of the radically different nature of the music found here. Even though this was released as under the Asia name it actually has a lot more to do musically with Geoffrey Downes' solo career and his New Dance Orchestra releases in particular. Like Downes' The World Service album which was released in the same year, Rare is an all instrumental album. It consists of many brief instrumentals, some of which were originally intended for a nature documentary and the others for a computer game. I'm guessing that the two tracks The Journey Begins and The Journey Ends mark the start and the finish of the nature documentary material and the rest of the tracks are the computer game tracks, but I'm not sure about this.

The only two musicians credited are Geoff Downes and John Payne. There are no lead vocals at all but Payne does add some choir vocals. There are some occasional drums and guitars.

While I do find some value in at least some of these compositions, the fact that this music was intended to be accompanied by pictures is evident and it rarely stands on its own feet. It is not bad as background music, but it does sound somewhat incomplete and even unfinished at times. Some of Geoff Downes' solo albums are much better examples of his instrumental side. Rare is for fans only.

Latest members reviews

3 stars An enjoyable album consisting of instrumentals only. Not a real Asia album - more a Downes/Payne album. Not easy to highlight any track here - tracks 1-16 have been written for a documentary and are more like one big instrumental track, tracks 17-22 have been written for a game (and probably ... (read more)

Report this review (#71115) | Posted by zaxx | Saturday, March 04, 2006 | Review Permanlink

5 stars This IS an Asia release, and John Payne is performing on it, along with of course Geoff Downes. Some people mistakenly refer to this as a non-Asia release because it only features the two artists and obviously, being mainly short instrumental pieces, sounds nothing like anything else Asia has ... (read more)

Report this review (#37228) | Posted by | Wednesday, June 22, 2005 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of ASIA "Rare"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 1.52 seconds