Multi-platinum selling prog supergroup Asia will release a triple vinyl set of the band’s 2007 live album Fantasia: Live in Tokyo 2007 through BMG Records on February 24. it’s the first time the set, which was originally released through Eagle Records in June 2007, has been made available on vinyl.
Fantasia: Live in Tokyo 2007 was recorded on the band’s original line-up reunion tour to celebrate Asia’s 25th anniversary. The original line-up of Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Carl Palmer and John Wetton reunited in 2006, after Downes severed ties with John Payne, which whom he’d been running Asia with since 1992’s Aqua.
The original line-up announced their reunion and headed out on tour in America in late 2006, reaching Japan in 2007, where they recorded their show at Tokyo’s Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan venue on March 8.
The setlist focuses on their globally successful 1982 debut album Asia and second LP Alpha, and includes one song each of the members’ previous bands – Buggles’ Video Killed The Radio Star, Yes’s Roundabout, ELP’s Fanfare For The Common Man and King Crimson’s The Court Of The Crimson King.
The reformed line-up went on to record three studio albums together, Phoenix (2008), Omega (2010) and XXX (2012) before Howe quit once more. He was replaced by young UK guitarist Sam Coulson on 2014’s Gravitas.
Wetton sadly succumbed to cancer in 2017. The band toured in 2018 with Yes bassist Billy Sherwood in the Wetton role and Sons Of Apollo‘s Ron ‘Bumbelfoot’ Thal on guitar. He has since been replaced by former Keith Emerson guitarist Marc Bonilla.
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- Asia - Alpha - US - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.20, €23.40 (New Item) (arrived 28-Nov-2023 14:43)on December 10, 2023 at 1:06 am
ASIA Alpha (1983 US Geffen label 10-track vinyl LP, housed in a glossy Roger Dean designed picture sleeve, includes the singles Don't Cry and The Smile Has Left Your Eyes, with deletion notch in the top edge, with lyric inner. The outersleeveshows minimal ringwear and wear to edge, whilst the inner sleeve has a few small splits on edges. The vinyl remains in Excellent shape GHS4008)
- Asia - Alpha - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $12.60, €11.70 (New Item) (arrived 10-Nov-2023 09:49)on December 10, 2023 at 1:06 am
ASIA Alpha (1983 UK 10-track vinyl LP, the second studio album from the prog supergroup featuring Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Carl Palmer & John Wetton. The Roger Dean artwork picture sleeve shows a little shelfwear but comes with the illustrated lyric insert and the vinyl remains in excellent condition with only light signs of play GEF25508)
- Asia - Then & Now - German - vinyl LP - £30.00, $37.80, €35.10 (New Item) (arrived 10-Nov-2023 09:37)on December 10, 2023 at 1:06 am
ASIA Then & Now (1990 UK/German pressed 10-track vinyl LP featuring a half studio/half greatest hits album, picture sleeve with credits inner. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl appears barely played - a fantstic copy)
- Asia - Asia - Dutch - vinyl LP - £10.00, $12.60, €11.70 (New Item) (arrived 01-Nov-2023 10:42)on December 10, 2023 at 1:06 am
ASIA Asia (1982 Dutch 9-track LP featuring John Wetton, Steve Howe, Carl Palmer & Geoffrey Downes, glossy picture sleeve with album credits inner. The cover is Excellent with a small corner crease & the vinyl appears Excellent with light signsof play over the years GEF85577)
- Asia - Only Time Will Tell - UK - 7" picture disc - £20.00, $25.20, €23.40 (Back In Stock) (arrived 02-Oct-2023 12:13)on December 10, 2023 at 1:06 am
ASIA Only Time Will Tell (1982 UK limited edition 7" Picture Disc single featuring the great sea dragon artwork, also including Ride Easy, clear PVC sleeve GEFA11-2228)