Album Name - Asia
Produced by: Mike Stone
Label: Geffen Records - 1982
Catalog # - GHS 2008
|side one||side two|
|Heat Of The Moment - [3:50]||Wildest Dreams - [5:10]|
|Only Time Will Tell - [4:44]||Without You - [5:04]|
|Soul Survivor - [4:48]||Cutting It Fine - [5:35]|
|One Step Closer - [4:16]||Here Comes The Feeling - [5:42]|
|Time Again - [4:45]|
Thanks For Visiting And Be Sure To Tell All Your Friends.
I decided at the last moment to include this, "ASIA's First Record".
Asia debuted in 1982 after Yes's last studio release of Drama. As
you Drama was the last release of the old "Classic Yes". Drama also
was void of Jon Anderson; the first and last time this would ever happen.
Asia was formed by: John Wetton and Trevor Rabin along with Steve Howe playing
guitar. Originally, Rick Wakeman was slotted to play keyboards, but it never
materialized. Instead, Geoffrey Downes became the man on keyboards. the same could
be said of Alan White on drums, but Carl Palmer from ELP ultimately became the
drummer. Asia was an instant smash with their first release including mega hits:
"Heat Of The Moment", "Only Time Will Tell" and "Time Again". But I can remember
that WMMR played every song on this album all the time except for "Without You" and
"Cutting It Fine". Their second album, "Alpha" did well, but not as the highly
known initial release. They did go on to release more studio albums and a couple of
live ones too. Though, there are not many MIDI's available today, I was able to
locate at least 3 from the first and their hit song from Alpha called, "Don't Cry".
If you locate any missing MIDI songs, especially from the debut album, please let me
know. Now, enjoy the added sounds of Asia...