Header

BATTLE LINES

John Wetton

Prog Related


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

John Wetton Battle Lines album cover
3.51 | 33 ratings | 6 reviews | 24% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
rock music collection


Write a review
Buy JOHN WETTON Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 1994

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Right Where I Wanted to Be (4:56)
2. Battle Lines (5:25)
3. Jane (4:19)
4. Crime of Passion (4:43)
5. Sand in My Hand (3:50)
6. Sea of Mercy (4:40)
7. Hold Me Now (5:58)
8. Space and Time (4:07)
9. Walking on Air (3:10)
10. You're Not the Only One (5:02)

Total Time: 46:10

Lyrics

Search JOHN WETTON Battle Lines lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search JOHN WETTON Battle Lines tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- John Wetton / vocals, bass, acoustic guitar, keyboards
- Bob Marlette / keyboards, grand piano, synthesizer, programming
- Michael Landau / guitars
- Michael Cartellone / drums
- Claude Gaudette / keyboards, programming
- Robert Fripp / guitar, devices
- Simon Phillips / drums
- Steve Lukather / guitar
- Dave Boruff / alto saxophone
- Robbie Buchanan / grand piano
- Jed Leiber / keyboards, programming

Releases information

CD Eclipse 084-46552 (1994)

Thanks to ProgLucky for the addition
Edit this entry

JOHN WETTON MP3, Free Download (music stream)


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

Buy JOHN WETTON Battle Lines Music


Live in OsakaLive in Osaka
Import
Voiceprint/Trademark of Official Quality 2003
Audio CD$27.93
$25.99 (used)
SinisterSinister
Import
Inside Out Germany 2004
Audio CD$11.67
$10.09 (used)
Raised in CaptivityRaised in Captivity
Frontiers Records 2011
Audio CD$3.99
$8.15 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
ASIA STEVE HOWE 45 RPM LOT PROMO MONO/STEREO JOHN WETTON YES CARL PALMER US $4.99 [0 bids]
3h 42m
JOHN WETTON Arkangel +1 bonus trk CD Japan OBI RARE PCCY-01109 - KING CRIMSON US $19.50 Buy It Now 7h 22m
John Wetton King's Road 1972-1980 UK Asia King Crimson E.G. Records Fast Ship!! US $11.95 Buy It Now 7h 27m
Wetton and Downes Geoffrey Downes/John Wetton Asia NEW (CD 2006, Stallion Music) US $69.99 Buy It Now 14h 22m
John Wetton - Voice Mail - JAPAN ONLY CD 1994 PCCY-00573 ASIA, KING CRIMSON US $11.99 Buy It Now 15h 20m
JOHN WETTON - CHASING THE DRAGON [JOHN WETTON] [8231950109020] - NEW CD US $5.00 Buy It Now 20h 29m
King Crimson USA w/ Robert Fripp / John Wetton / Bill Bruford Vinyl L US $12.75 Buy It Now 21h 57m
WISHBONE ASH NUMBER THE BRAVE JOHN WETTON / KING CRIMSON 1981 MCA PROMO RARE LP US $14.99 [0 bids]
22h 26m
JOHN WETTON CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE VINYL LP RECORD 12" US $19.24 Buy It Now 1 day
John Wetton - Normans Land POCE-19017 MINI LP CD Japan +1 +OBI US $36.80 Buy It Now 1 day
JOHN WETTON - AGENDA/AMORATA/AMATA - NEW CD BOXSET US $25.31 Buy It Now 1 day
John Wetton Ken Hensley One Way Or Another Uriah Heep Asia NEW Rare Import CD US $69.99 Buy It Now 1 day
John Wetton : Live at the Plaza (2CDs) (2001) US $13.37 Buy It Now 1 day
JOHN WETTON Raised in Captivity 2011 CD NEW US $20.99 Buy It Now 1 day
JOHN WETTON GEOFF DOWNES ICON "HEAT OF THE MOMENT 05" ASIA YES KING CRIMSON US $11.66 Buy It Now 1 day
JOHN WETTON - AGENDA - NEW CD US $11.27 Buy It Now 1 day
JOHN WETTON & PHIL MANZANERA - WETTON MANZANERA 2007 JAPAN MINI LP CD US $32.41 Buy It Now 1 day
Never in a Million Years by Geoffrey Downes/John Wetton (CD, Jan-2006,... US $9.95 [0 bids]
US $14.00 Buy It Now
1 day
John WETTON & Geoffrey DOWNES Icon CD US $16.21 Buy It Now 1 day
The Prog Collective -The Prog Collective(Deluxe Vinyl Edition) [2LP]-John Wetton US $26.60 Buy It Now 1 day
Mogul Thrash CD Reissue with 7 bonus tracks 1971 Rock with John Wetton US $19.44 Buy It Now 1 day
ASIA Resonance: The Omega Tour CD/DVD DIGIAPCK YES John Wetton 2012 release US $15.90 Buy It Now 1 day
Duncan Mackay Score - 12' UK Vinyl Rock LP John Wetton Steve Harley M- US $17.99 [0 bids]
1 day
Anthology by Asia (CD, Feb-1999) GREATEST HITS GEOFF DOWNES/JOHN WETTON/YES US $7.20 Buy It Now 1 day
JOHN WETTON**AGENDA/AMORATA.AMATA (LIMITED EDITION/DIGIPAK)**2-CD+DVD BOX SET US $18.86 Buy It Now 2 days
Live in New York by John Wetton (CD, Mar-1999, Blueprint (USA) Like New US $9.95 [0 bids]
2 days
Monkey Business: 1972-1997 by John Wetton & Richard Palmer-James US $9.95 [0 bids]
2 days
Never in a Million Years by Geoffrey Downes and John Wetton New and Sealed. US $5.95 [0 bids]
2 days
One World by John Wetton and Phil Manzanera In Good Condition US $6.95 [0 bids]
2 days
Sub Rosa: Live in Milan 1998 by John Wetton Very Good Condition US $5.95 [0 bids]
2 days
John Wetton "Battle Lines" CD (1994, Avalanche Records) RARE - Out of print US $5.99 [1 bids]
2 days
John Wetton "Akustika: Live in Amerika " CD (1996, Blueprint) RARE - OOP US $9.99 [0 bids]
US $24.99 Buy It Now
2 days
John Wetton - Caught In the Crossfire -1980 Vinyl Lp./ Prog. Rock AOR US $4.99 Buy It Now 2 days
John Wetton Wetton Manzanera vinyl LP album record Japanese P-13486 GEFFEN US $27.48 Buy It Now 2 days
John,wetton, & Richard - Jack-knife / Monkey Business NEW CD US $18.85 Buy It Now 2 days
Never In A Million Years, Icon Live - John Wetton; Geoffrey Downes US $7.71 Buy It Now 2 days
John Wetton - Raised In Captivity [CD New] US $7.69 Buy It Now 2 days
Live in Tokyo by John Wetton (CD, Mar-1999, Blueprint (USA)) US $2.99 [0 bids]
2 days
JOHN WETTON - RAISED IN CAPTIVITY NEW CD US $11.98 Buy It Now 2 days
UK - Danger Money LP Eddie Jobson John Wetton Terry Bozzio U.K. US $17.83 [1 bids]
2 days
UK - U.K. LP Eddie Jobson John Wetton Allan Holdsworth Bill Bruford US $17.83 [0 bids]
2 days
JOHN WETTON - Caught In The Crossfire - 1999 - CD - SU 29023 - GERMANY - UPC 8 7 US $29.89 [0 bids]
US $38.99 Buy It Now
2 days
Raised in Captivity by John Wetton *New CD* US $4.86 Buy It Now 3 days
King Crimson USA Editions EG Audiophile LP N MINT Robert Fripp John Wetton US $14.99 [0 bids]
3 days
Never in a Million Years by Geoffrey Downes/John Wetton (CD, Oct-2006, The... US $1.29 [0 bids]
US $1.68 Buy It Now
3 days
JOHN WETTON - RAISED IN CAPTIVITY - BONUS TRACK (IMPORT) NEW CD US $48.19 Buy It Now 3 days
ASIA The Heat of the Moment 7" SOUTH AFRICA Steve Howe John Wetton Cat# SSC5337 US $19.99 Buy It Now 3 days
ASIA Asia Debut Cassette SOUTH AFRICA Cat#CCGEF 20033 Steve Howe John Wetton US $14.99 Buy It Now 3 days
New: ASIA (John Wetton, Carl Palmer) - Live in Nottingham 1990 [Bonus Tracks] CD US $3.98 Buy It Now 3 days
John Wetton - Jack-Knife/Monkey Business (2014) US $21.45 Buy It Now 3 days
THE DECEMBER PEOPLE - SOUNDS LIKE CHRISTMAS CD (NEW) John Wetton/King Crimson US $7.28 Buy It Now 3 days
Qango: Live in the Hood (Carl Palmer, John Wetton) - CD FREE SHIPPING! US $22.79 Buy It Now 3 days
John Wetton - Welcome To Heaven [CD New] US $42.17 Buy It Now 3 days
John Wetton - Raised In Captivity [CD New] US $45.82 Buy It Now 3 days
JOHN WETTON-RAISED IN CAPTIVITY-JAPAN CD BONUS TRACK G00 US $28.99 Buy It Now 3 days
JOHN WETTON-CHASING THE DRAG~-JAPAN MINI LP CD LTD 1215 F25 US $26.50 Buy It Now 3 days
Stil Sealed ASIA LP John Wetton ROGER DEAN Art Steve Howe ALPHA PALMER GEFFEN 83 US $14.99 Buy It Now 3 days
JOHN WETTON & PHIL MANZANERA-JAPAN MINI LP CD LTD 1215 F25 US $26.50 Buy It Now 3 days
John Wetton - Rock of Faith CD 2003 GEPCD 1033 GIANT US $18.04 Buy It Now 3 days
John Wetton - Sinister CD 2001 GEPCD 1029 GIANT US $14.24 Buy It Now 3 days
Newspaper Clipping : John Wetton, A amn for all seasons US $8.11 Buy It Now 4 days
Wetton Manzanera LP, NEW, SEALED, MINT, John Wetton, Roxy Music, Asia, Crimson US $7.50 [0 bids]
4 days
JOHN WETTON-CAUGHT IN THE C~-JAPAN MINI LP CD LTD 1215 F25 US $26.50 Buy It Now 4 days
ASIA + ALPHA + ASTRA + GTR * 4 LPs STEVE HOWE, JOHN WETTON, CARL PALMER, PROG US $10.97 [0 bids]
4 days
JOHN WETTON 10" X 8" PROMO PHOTO / PRINT POP ROCK A429 US $1.12 [0 bids]
4 days
John Wetton : Akustika Live in America CD (1996) US $5.69 Buy It Now 4 days
John Wetton - Raised In Captivity CD + 1 bonus ( ASIA ) US $8.49 Buy It Now 4 days
VOW WOW don't leave me now JAPAN 7" PROMO WTP-17978 John Wetton kR4 US $14.99 Buy It Now 4 days
JOHN WETTON - WELCOME BACK TO HEAVEN - NEW CD US $39.19 Buy It Now 4 days
Wetton, John-Wetton, John - Agenda CD NEW US $14.40 Buy It Now 4 days
Never in a Million Years by Geoffrey Downes/John Wetton (CD, Oct-2006, The... US $1.99 [0 bids]
4 days
John Wetton - Arkangel / TH Cassette US $14.99 Buy It Now 4 days
John Wetton - Rock Of Faith / TH Cassette US $19.99 Buy It Now 4 days
URIAH HEEP RETURN TO FANTASY LP JOHN WETTON US $14.99 [0 bids]
US $19.99 Buy It Now
4 days
JOHN WETTON LIVE IN ARGENTINA SEALED 2 CD SET NEW US $7.50 Buy It Now 4 days
@ CD John Wetton - Chasing The Dragon PROG AOR GTR / MAGNETIC AIR 1995 US $9.99 Buy It Now 4 days
JOHN WETTON - RAISED IN CAPTIVITY - FRCD522 US $11.67 Buy It Now 4 days
JOHN WETTON CHASING THE DRAGON CD 15 TRACKS - 1994 (NO OBI) JAPANESE US $16.21 Buy It Now 4 days
John Wetton - Agenda (2006) - New - Compact Disc US $11.30 Buy It Now 4 days
Live in Tokyo by John Wetton (CD, Mar-1999, Blueprin... US $13.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Wetton , John-Wetton, John - Agenda/Amorata/Amata CD NEW US $28.32 Buy It Now 4 days
John Wetton : Nomansland CD (2010) US $13.37 Buy It Now 4 days
? Rare Bird - Somebody's Watching (Polydor 6502) (John Wetton on 1 cut) US $14.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Liesegang - No Strings Attached(CD, Mar-2003, Glenn Hughes / John Wetton US $9.99 [0 bids]
US $13.99 Buy It Now
4 days
John Wetton - Manzanera 1987 Cassette Rock US $3.00 Buy It Now 5 days
John Wetton - Caught In The Crossfire 1980 Cassette Rock Canada US $3.00 Buy It Now 5 days
JOHN WETTON & GEOFFREY DOWNES - ICON +1 bonus track, 2005 JAPAN CD W/OBI US $18.99 Buy It Now 5 days
U.K. NIGHT AFTER NIGHT LIVE! LP JOHN WETTON, EDDIE JOBSON TERRY BOZZIO US $6.00 Buy It Now 5 days
John Wetton - Agenda - 2004 Live CD US $6.47 [0 bids]
5 days
John Wetton, Geoff Downes - Icon - Slipcased US $8.09 [0 bids]
5 days
Asia - Aria Special Edition SEALED (John Wetton) US $17.82 Buy It Now 5 days
Asia / Go / After The War / 7" 45 & Picture Sleeve / John Wetton / Geoff Downes US $2.73 Buy It Now 5 days
U.K. Self Titled Debut CD EGCD35 John Wetton Alan Holdsworth Bill Bruford Jobson US $29.95 Buy It Now 5 days
John Wetton - Chasing The Deer (OST) CD + CD-single 1994 Cromwell EXTREMELY RARE US $100.00 Buy It Now 5 days
PHIL MANZANERA : SOUTHERN CROSS CD : Mint! ROXY MUSIC John Wetton MEL COLLINS US $1.88 [0 bids]
5 days
John Wetton - King's Road, 1972-1980 1987 Cassette Rock US $3.00 Buy It Now 5 days
Uriah Heep HIGH AND MIGHTY Japan 2013 SHM CD OBI John Wetton KEN HENSLEY RARE US $17.99 [0 bids]
5 days
John Wetton : Battle Lines CD (1996) US $8.09 Buy It Now 6 days
WISHBONE ASH john wetton asia NUMBER THE BRAVE (1981) CD Mint! US $24.99 [0 bids]
6 days
JOHN WETTON, CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE /URIAH HEEP SOLO/ LP 1980 1ST UK Pres PRESS US $7.99 Buy It Now 6 days

More places to buy JOHN WETTON music online Buy JOHN WETTON & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for JOHN WETTON DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

JOHN WETTON Battle Lines ratings distribution


3.51
(33 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(24%)
24%
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(27%)
27%
Good, but non-essential (36%)
36%
Collectors/fans only (9%)
9%
Poor. Only for completionists (3%)
3%

JOHN WETTON Battle Lines reviews


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

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by SouthSideoftheSky
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Symphonic Team
2 stars Right where he wanted to be

This is not John Wetton's first solo album, but it was the first one he did after his participation in Asia. Wetton eventually left and Asia soldiered on with John Payne on vocals and after a collaboration album with Phil Manzanera, Wetton's solo career begun for real with Battle Lines. Robert Fripp appears on this album, but Battle Lines has clearly more to do with Asia than with King Crimson. Indeed, Battle Lines can be seen a continuation of late 80's Asia in the 90's. This is hardly a Prog album and as such it is bound to disappoint anyone expecting it to be. However, Wetton is a very talented songwriter and this album features a good set of songs. He is right where he wants to be musically, but it is mostly not right where I want to be, I'm afraid!

Still, the only songs I have a problem with here are the two ones with girl's names appearing in the choruses - Jane and Sand In My Heart (Mary Ann). Despite being released in 1994, Jane also has a strong 80's sound that I'm sure will make many Prog fans cringe. The opening track is also a bit too catchy for my taste. Otherwise the songs are generally good, but mostly rather unexciting.

The title track is in my opinion a great song! This was the only song from this album that I knew before from various live recordings. For example, from the excellent concert DVD Amorata and the even better Steve Hackett DVD The Tokyo Tapes on which Wetton sings. Another song here that I really like is the beautiful keyboard based ballad Walking On Air.

Despite the presence of a couple of very good songs and the generally high quality of the song writing, Battle Lines is only recommended for fans of Asia and John Wetton. For the average Prog fan this is not the best place to start.

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).

Send comments to SouthSideoftheSky (BETA) | Report this review (#231348) | Review Permalink
Posted Thursday, August 13, 2009

Review by Rune2000
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Metal Team
3 stars It's all about setting the right level of expectations...

Most of us here are well familiar with the great studio album trilogy of the 73-74 King Crimson lineup and some of us are also fans of the two late '70s U.K. albums. Wouldn't it have been swell to hear more of that great music on a John Wetton solo album? Well, you can pretty much forget all that on Battle Lines since 1982 was the year that Wetton discovered his niche in the AOR genre which he's been relying on ever since!

Does this mean that Battle Lines is a bad release? No, not at all. In fact, this is easily the best collection of tracks that Wetton has released since the famous Asia debut. Just keep in mind that this album has nothing even remotely prog related on it and you'll be just fine. I happen to enjoy this type of music when it has just enough momentum to it and Battle Lines certainly delivers the goods in the somewhat cheesy songwriting department. Most of these tracks will make you realize the Wetton has no intention of leaving the '80s since this release sounds almost exactly like the early Asia recordings. The material tends to lean heavily on the softer ballad-driven side of the band's repertoire with Right Where I Wanted To Be being as bombastic as this material will ever get.

If you're a fan of Asia and know their debut, Alpha, Phoenix and Omega by heart then this is definitely a great follow-up purchase for you. If you're looking for that wonderful bass player and singer from the '70s, who could mesmerize us with his vocals and skillful playing, then you'll have more luck exploring all the great live King Crimson records that have been reissued over the last decade. John Wetton has no intention of reinventing the wheel with his material so keep those expectations at a reasonable level and you'll find Battle Lines to be a pleasant little album well worth a few spins.

**** star songs: Right Where I Wanted To Be (4:56) Battle Lines (5:25) Crime Of Passion (4:43) Hold Me Now (5:58) Space And Time (4:07) Walking On Air (3:10) You're Not The Only One (5:02)

*** star songs: Jane (4:19) Sand In My Hand (3:50) Sea Of Mercy (4:40)

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).

Send comments to Rune2000 (BETA) | Report this review (#591485) | Review Permalink
Posted Monday, December 19, 2011

Latest members reviews

3 stars Your girlfriend doesn't like prog ? Try this one. Of course, you won't tell her that the only prog element here is Robert Fripp's name in the credits. Seriously, Battle Lines is the most unchallenging album I have heard in years. Everything here is purposely mellow to the core and very easy o ... (read more)

Report this review (#120494) | Posted by Bupie | Wednesday, May 02, 2007 | Review Permanlink

5 stars An outstanding masterpiece of melodic-rock !!!! Very catchy melodies in 10 beautiful timeless songs. The songs on "Battlelines" are mostly melodic-rock/AOR based and well-structured. A CD which you can play again and again all over the years. With no doubt, this is JOHN WETTON's best and most ... (read more)

Report this review (#79660) | Posted by Grendelbox | Sunday, May 28, 2006 | Review Permanlink

5 stars A fine album. The presence of rock musician/producer Bob Marlette (Alice Cooper, Joe Satriani...) is maybe the reason of the great sound on this album. For the songs, it's a good mix of straightforward rock and beautiful ballads. The album starts with a little soundscape from Mr Robert Fripp (! ... (read more)

Report this review (#71022) | Posted by zaxx | Friday, March 03, 2006 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Quite possibly one of the greatest albums ever. It is not be a prog rock album but what it is is a fine rock album. In my opinion there is not a single weak track on this record. Each track flows from one to the next in what seems like the perfect order for this record. A must for any John Wet ... (read more)

Report this review (#63294) | Posted by | Thursday, January 05, 2006 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of JOHN WETTON "Battle Lines"

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).

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | 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: 0.37 seconds