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$79.97
$103.68 (used)
Rare by Asia (2000-05-02)Rare by Asia (2000-05-02)
Resurgence UK
Audio CD$200.80

Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Mo One Punch by Asia Engineer (CD+DVD 2005) RARE! Japan USD $9.99 Buy It Now 5h 7m
Asia-Aqua & Astra Saudi cassettes RARE USD $4.81 [0 bids]
7h 17m
MUSIC OF SOUTHEAST ASIA HAROLD COURLANDER LP VINYL W/INSERT RARE 1959 FOLKWAYS USD $29.99 Buy It Now 10h 59m
ASIA WHO WILL STOP THE RAIN ? HEART OF GOLD *RARE* 10" PICTURE DISC VINYL 1992 USD $69.90 Buy It Now 17h 39m
Rare Vietnamese Music CD Tnh Khc Qu Huong By Asia 1996 USD $45.00 Buy It Now 19h 23m
KOKOMO-ASIA MINOR-RADIO PROMOTIOIN COPY VERY RARE 33RPM USD $39.99 Buy It Now 19h 55m
MOTT The Hoople Live Asia rare Import Rock RECORD LP VG+ USD $26.35 Buy It Now 21h 19m
RARE 80S CD TOMMY SHAW girls with guns THE JETS night ranger DENNIS DEYOUNG asia USD $29.99 Buy It Now 1 day
THE NO.1 ASIA TECHNO ALBUM CD (2CD, TECHNO, DANCE MUSIC, RARE, OUT OF PRINT!) USD $12.90 Buy It Now 1 day
ASIA LIVE IN MOSCOW RARE OOP CD USD $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
ASIA Alpha CD Black Target Early Made In Japan Pressing NO UPC RARE USD $14.99 [0 bids]
1 day
GEOFFREY DOWNES Evolution RARE JAPANESE IMPORT EDITION CD Geoff YES BUGGLES Asia USD $14.99 Buy It Now 1 day
RARE Laura Fygi Change (Special Asia Tour Edition) W/ Bonus 4 Unreleased Tracks USD $39.95 Buy It Now 1 day
Y Youth In Asia CD Dogma Records RARE 1994 FREE FAST SHIPPING USD $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
RARE OOP Strawberry Zots CD Love Operation ASIA Beggars & Thieves Hurricane rock USD $6.00 Buy It Now 1 day
ASIA Rare 1982 Australian Only Original Rock Sheet Music "Heat Of The Moment" USD $22.39 Buy It Now 2 days
BLACKFOOT CASSETTE TAPE MARAUDER MADE IN ASIA RARE USD $3.92 Buy It Now 2 days
Asia - 3 Mini LP CD Japan 2001 + Promo-Box & OBIs VERY RARE OOP MINT U.K. Wetton USD $150.00 Buy It Now 2 days
BARBRA STREISAND SOUNDTRACK CASSETTE TAPE YENTL MADE IN ASIA RARE USD $3.40 Buy It Now 2 days
VILLAGE PEOPLE CASSETTE TAPE GREATEST HITS MADE IN ASIA ULTRA RARE USD $3.40 Buy It Now 2 days
JOAN ARMATRADING CASSETTE TAPE JOAN ARMATRADING MADE IN ASIA RARE USD $3.40 Buy It Now 2 days
SPLIT ENZ CASSETTE TAPE THE BEST OF SPLIT ENZ MADE IN ASIA RARE USD $3.40 Buy It Now 2 days
Asia by Asia - 24 KT Gold HDCD CD Audio Fidelity AFZ 068 Rare OOP Sealed! USD $49.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Asia -Asia (LIMITED LP Size Sleeve Jacket) YES ,KING CRIMSON ,RARE USD $49.99 Buy It Now 2 days
BILL COSBY revenge LP VG+ CSJ 623 Taiwan Asia Press Stereo 1967 Rare USD $20.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Rare (1983) Asia . Alpha . Limited Edition, Japan Import FREE SHIPPING! USD $19.95 Buy It Now 2 days
ASIA - ALPHA - EPIC **RARE** MEXICO ISSUE - WITH LINER EX VINYL LP RECORD -L USD $12.99 Buy It Now 2 days
SPLIT ENZ CASSETTE TAPE CONFLICTING EMOTIONS MADE IN ASIA RARE USD $3.40 Buy It Now 2 days
CLIFF RICHARD CASSETTE TAPE CLIFF RICHARD'S GREATEST HITS MADE IN ASIA RARE USD $3.40 Buy It Now 2 days
BARBRA STREISAND SOUNDTRACK CASSETTE TAPE YENTL MADE IN ASIA RARE USD $3.40 Buy It Now 2 days
CLIFF RICHARD CASSETTE TAPE WIRED FOR SOUND MADE IN ASIA RARE USD $3.40 Buy It Now 2 days
LINDA RONSTADT CASSETTE TAPE WHAT'S NEW MADE IN ASIA RARE USD $3.40 Buy It Now 2 days
Vietnamese CD RARE "The Best of D? Vu 4" ASIA OOP Vietnam EUC USD $15.99 Buy It Now 2 days
THE BOOMTOWN RATS CASSETTE TAPE THE FINE MADE IN ASIA RARE USD $3.40 Buy It Now 2 days
BREAD CASSETTE TAPE TTHE BEST OF BREAD MADE IN ASIA RARE USD $3.40 Buy It Now 2 days
SPANDAU BALLET CASSETTE TAPE PARADE MADE IN ASIA RARE USD $3.40 Buy It Now 2 days
KIM CARNESCASSETTE TAPE VOYEUR MADE IN ASIA RARE USD $3.40 Buy It Now 3 days
10CC CASSETTE TAPE BLOODY TOURISTS MADE IN ASIA RARE USD $3.40 Buy It Now 3 days
JEFF BECK CASSETTE TAPE THE BEST OF JEFF BECK MADE IN ASIA RARE USD $3.40 Buy It Now 3 days
ROCKMELONS CASSETTE TAPE FROM ONE PLANET MADE IN ASIA RARE USD $3.40 Buy It Now 3 days
GOANNA CASSETTE TAPE SPIRIT OF PLACE MADE IN ASIA RARE USD $3.40 Buy It Now 3 days
JOE COCKER CASSETTE TAPE CIVILIZED MAN MADE IN ASIA RARE USD $3.40 Buy It Now 3 days
MARGARET URLICH CASSETTE TAPE SAFETY IN NUMBERS MADE IN ASIA RARE USD $3.40 Buy It Now 3 days
LOU RAWLS CASSETTE TAPE WHEN YOU HEAR LOU, YOU'VE HEARD IT ALL MADE IN ASIA RARE USD $3.40 Buy It Now 3 days
Rare first press 7''/Vinyl EP:ASIA-Smile has left your eyes+Sole survivor-LOT USD $14.99 Buy It Now 3 days
STATUS QUO CASSETTE TAPE IN THE ARMY NOW MADE IN ASIA RARE USD $3.40 Buy It Now 3 days
TINA TURNER CASSETTE TAPE PRIVATE DANCER MADE IN ASIA RARE USD $3.40 Buy It Now 3 days
FOREIGNER CASSETTE TAPE RECORDS MADE IN ASIA RARE USD $3.40 Buy It Now 3 days
VILLAGE PEOPLE CASSETTE TAPE VILLAGE PEOPLE MADE IN ASIA RARE USD $3.40 Buy It Now 3 days
VILLAGE PEOPLE CASSETTE TAPE LIVE AND SLEAZY PART 1 MADE IN ASIA RARE USD $3.40 Buy It Now 3 days
ASIA -PHOENIX- MEGA RARE JAPAN PROMO ONLY CD 13 TRACKS USD $0.99 [0 bids]
USD $44.99 Buy It Now
3 days
Ricky Martin 1999 Sony Music Mega Rare Asia VCD Video CD FCS6107 USD $9.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Visage The Anvil 1982 With A Poster Rare Polygram Asia 12" ELP1612 USD $9.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Hong Kong Beyond Band 1994 Rare Rock Records Asia CD FCS7442 USD $29.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Mega Rare Hong Kong Movie Bruce Lee The Big Boss Asia Edition Only 2xVCD FCS7433 USD $34.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Mega Rare MJ Michael Jackson Ghosts 1996 Sony Music Asia VCD FCS6240 USD $24.99 Buy It Now 3 days
L Ron Hubbard - Hymn Of Asia (Rare music CD) USD $6.02 Buy It Now 3 days
MAC DAVIS Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me - LP - RARE IMPORT from asia FL2257 USD $50.00 Buy It Now 3 days
RARE 1986 Korean Import Pop LP~Asia Record ALS-1490~NM Vinyl~FAST SHIPPING!!! USD $34.15 Buy It Now 3 days
1983.5 Riuichi Sakamoto & Danceries - The End Of Asia Japan 1st Pressing RARE CD USD $14.94 Buy It Now 3 days
Asia CD5, Rare Vietnamese CD. S.O.S. For Love Toi Dang Yeu, Llame Tinh O'i, 1989 USD $16.00 [7 bids]
3 days
METALLICA 1998 AUSTRALIA/ASIA TOUR TSHIRT RARE SZ L USD $14.95 [1 bids]
4 days
KEANE Under The Iron Sea 2007 MALAYSIA ASIA SPECIAL EDITION CD + BONUS DVD RARE USD $9.90 Buy It Now 4 days
SOUNDS OF THE EIGHTIES ~ 1982 (RARE OOP TIME LIFE CD) Toto Soft Cell REO Asia USD $4.99 [0 bids]
4 days
?FREESHIPPING?ASIA?ALPHA?JAPAN RARE CD VG?MVCG-21002 USD $18.00 Buy It Now 4 days
The Mo-Asia12" RARE ITALO EURO *MERCURY* '84 USD $7.99 [1 bids]
4 days
Peace, Love & Truth John Lennon 2005 CD EMI SE Asia Compilation Rare Remixes USD $29.90 Buy It Now 4 days
romance soundtrack korea drama (CD) NEW & SEALED RARE Asia Ver. USD $6.99 Buy It Now 4 days
GIO ARIA Like A Dream New Age, RARE Asia Ver. (CD) NEW & SEALED USD $32.99 Buy It Now 4 days
VIVALDI - The Four Seasons RARE Asia Ver. (CD) NEW & SEALED USD $12.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Toni Braxton Platinum Collect 3CD RARE Asia Ver. Snowflakes The Heat Secrets NEW USD $16.99 Buy It Now 4 days
KATY PERRY PRISM MALAYSIA ASIA FLAG Edition CD RARE NEW SEALED USD $9.90 Buy It Now 5 days
Watergate ?- Heart Of Asia CD (Avex Trax ?- AVTCDS-214) VERY RARE VERSION USD $48.25 [0 bids]
5 days
RARE Chinese Pop LP REBECCA PAN Hong Kong Sound SOUNDS OF ASIA SOA-001 USD $4.99 [0 bids]
5 days
ASIA !st + Armed To The Teeth RARE USA PROGRESSIVE ROCK PRIVATE LPs ON CD RE SS USD $9.99 Buy It Now 5 days
GTR - GTR Self-Titled Arista CD 1986 1990 RARE OOP Yes Asia Genesis USD $16.99 Buy It Now 5 days
GTR Self Titled 1986 Oop & Rare USA CD Steve Howe Steve Hackett Asia Yes 80s USD $24.73 Buy It Now 5 days
Celine Dion Live in Memphis Double VCD Asia Singapore Very Rare New USD $89.90 [0 bids]
USD $139.90 Buy It Now
5 days
Mega Rare Barbra Streisand 1994 Sony Asia Gold 2xVCD FCS6127 USD $24.99 Buy It Now 6 days
Hong Kong Leslie Cheung ??? Untitled 2000 Rare Singapore Asia CD FCS5656 USD $9.99 Buy It Now 6 days
2be3 Excuse My French Avex Trax 2001 Rare Avex Asia Promo CD+VCD Video FCS6112 USD $69.99 Buy It Now 6 days
Rare Celine Dion & Anne Geddes Miracle 2004 Sony Music Asia CD FCS6084 USD $19.99 Buy It Now 6 days
Michael Jackson History Greatest Rare Sony Music Asia Gold VCD Video CD FCS6091 USD $14.99 Buy It Now 6 days
Mega Rare Michael Jackson Blood On The Dance Floor 1997 Sony Asia CD FCS6089 USD $14.99 Buy It Now 6 days
rare Hong Kong / asia orig pressed lp/Donna summer/greatest hits vol,one/glossy USD $45.00 Buy It Now 6 days
rare Hong Kong /asia orig pressed 2 Lp/Donna summer/greatest hits vol.1 USD $60.00 Buy It Now 6 days
rare Hong Kong / asia orig pressed 2 Lp/Donna summer/bad girls/1979 USD $40.00 Buy It Now 6 days
rare Hong Kong / orig pressed Lp/Asia/first album/Steve Howe,Carl palmer/1982 USD $25.00 Buy It Now 6 days
?FREESP?SENS?HOTEL ASIA?JAPAN RARE SAMPLE CD NM?BVCR-11082 USD $15.00 Buy It Now 6 days
JOHN WETTON - AMORATA / AGENDA - CD+DVD BOXSET NEW !!RARE !!! ASIA, KING CRIMSON USD $8.99 Buy It Now 6 days
DISCO ASIA killer '82 India disco/funk/dance/break/insane/synth moog rare LP EX- USD $639.20 Buy It Now 6 days
DEEP PURPLE BLACK NIGHT SINGAPORE ASIA 4 TRACKS EP 33RPM RARE USD $19.99 [0 bids]
6 days
DEEP PURPLE NEVER BEFORE SINGAPORE ASIA 45 SINGLE EP RARE USD $19.99 [0 bids]
6 days
RARE Lot of 16 VTG Taiwan Pressing Asia Union Vinyl Records Classical Music VG+ USD $99.99 Buy It Now 6 days
ASIA "Alpha" Original LP. Promo Copy/Limited Edition "Quiex II" pressing. RARE ! USD $11.99 Buy It Now 6 days
HIDEAKI TOKUNAGA CD We All *Rare Universal Asia Release* USD $12.99 Buy It Now 6 days
Asia Live in Moscow Rhino CD Classic 80s Rock Heat of the Moment Kari Anne Rare USD $8.75 Buy It Now 6 days
REMEMBER THE YARDBIRDS LP EMI Release Asia *Rare* USD $29.99 Buy It Now 7 days
ASIA+Alpha+POSTER+AD+RARE+ORIGINAL 1983+TOP QUALITY FRAMED+EXPRESS GLOBAL SHIP USD $84.39 Buy It Now 7 days
GEORGE MICHAEL Symphonica 2014 MALAYSIA ASIA EDITION CD + 16-PAGES BOOKLET RARE USD $12.90 Buy It Now 7 days

More places to buy ASIA music online Buy ASIA & Prog Rock Digital Music online:

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 4, 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 — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives