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Poll Question: Which album you prefer?
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    Posted: October 16 2011 at 12:04
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Asia.

Tull's A is a good album, originally designed as a Anderson solo vehicle. Asia's debut is fantastic.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 16 2011 at 12:46
I voted for A, which is an inventive album and very unusual in the annals of Tull.  Eddie Jobson could have become another foil for Ian Anderson, along with Martin Barre, which may have been why he did not stay with the group (also, I believe this was always intended as a one-off).  Jobson added a dimension to Tull not found anywhere else.  Ansderson's songwriting is as good as ever.  Asia, on the other hand, is an album which defines 80s arena rock and ultimately has much broader influence.  This is not a detraction in any way.  It's  just that, as the poll questions, I prefer A.
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I agree with Lazland totally
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It was the heat of the vomit.

Never even had the Nausia on LP.  The Tull on the other hand, aaaaaaa.


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Asia's debut is actually pretty good taken on its own terms - and it stands up pretty well compared with many other albums of a similar vintage.
 
A is an album of similar vintage. It was pretty unimpressive then and time hasn't done it any favours.
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I really like Tull's A  they have other albums that are much better of course, but I still like it

Asia's debut is not terrible as a pop album but I like  the Tull album better
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Asia by far.......I did not have the vinyl (need to find it in the used bins next trip).....I had the cassette tape, wore it out, I think I still have it.
The Tull's A is just okAAAA.......but very forgettable.
      
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I don't care for A at all. But you've put it up against an album I care for even less.
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I've never understood the love for "A" - it's even been reissued in deluxe, two disc format.  I thought it was the end of the classic Tull, well, Stormwatch was the first step and "A" the final full stop.  Just the sound of record - so "unTully".
 
Asia also marked the end of an era - that record, 90210 and abacab.  Prog gone pop and though all involved have tried to return to their classic sounds, it just comes across as hollow.  IMO, the best Howe since Drama has been the trio jazzy music he's been playing with his son on drums (he sounds like a young Bruford!).
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Asia. Love it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote lazland Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 13 2011 at 11:49
Originally posted by Intruder

I've never understood the love for "A" - it's even been reissued in deluxe, two disc format.  I thought it was the end of the classic Tull, well, Stormwatch was the first step and "A" the final full stop.  Just the sound of record - so "unTully".
 
Asia also marked the end of an era - that record, 90210 and abacab.  Prog gone pop and though all involved have tried to return to their classic sounds, it just comes across as hollow.  IMO, the best Howe since Drama has been the trio jazzy music he's been playing with his son on drums (he sounds like a young Bruford!).

To be fair, it was supposed to be an Anderson solo release until the record company made him release it under the Tull banner.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote HolyMoly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2011 at 10:03
Asia's debut is pretty great.  It helps to have been 12 when it came out.
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Def. chose `Asia's debut!

I was shocked to find that it's very decent, especially after reading so many negative things about it! A couple of the tracks have some especially great intros!

Mind you, if I never heard `Heat Of The Moment' again, I'd be very happy!
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Tull for me. Not a particularly great album, but okay. Can't stand Asia.
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^^ Pretty much the same for me.
A was one of the first Tull albums I bought before I heard anything negative about it, so approaching it objectively I actually liked it a lot. It didn't age with me very well since, but it's still miles better than anything by Asia.



Edited by The Miracle - November 14 2011 at 22:05
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Asia - wow, I have that on vinyl somewhere....
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