Prog supergroup Asia are to reissue Phoenix as a 2LP vinyl set via BMG on May 26. First released in 2008, the album was the first studio recording to feature the band’s original line-up of John Wetton, Steve Howe, Geoff Downes and Carl Palmer since 1983’s Alpha. ELO cellist Hugh McDowell also guests on two tracks.
Illustrator Roger Dean – whose artwork has long been associated with Yes – designed the cover, which depicts the colourful mythical bird of the title with its wings outstretched in front of his Asia logo.
Asia formed in 1981 and soon enjoyed chart success on both sides of the Atlantic with the rock anthem, Heat Of The Moment. Their 1982 self-titled debut has sold over 10 million copies worldwide, although follow-up Alpha failed to reach the same heights leading to Wetton’s departure from the band. After a series of live shows with Greg Lake at the helm – which can be heard on the recently reissued Asia In Asia live package – Wetton returned for 1985’s Astra, which saw Howe replaced by Krokus guitarist Mandy Meyer. Wetton left the band again in 1991 and was replaced by John Payne. For the next decade, Asia enjoyed modest success with alternating line-ups until the original team officially reunited in 2006.
The 2023 reissue of Phoenix finds the album presented on double vinyl for the very first time.
1. Never Again
2. Nothing’s Forever
1. Sleeping Giant / No Way Back / Reprise
3. I Will Remember You
1. Shadow Of A Doubt
2. Parallel Worlds / Vortex / Déyà
3. Wish I’d Known All Along
1. Orchard Of Mines
2. Over And Over
3. An Extraordinary Life
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- Asia - Asia - German - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.75, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 22-May-2023 14:18)on June 2, 2023 at 11:07 am
ASIA Asia (1986 German issue of the 1982 9-track LP, the band's eponymous debut, which hit the top of the US Billboard Chart upon its release and was the best-selling album in the US for the year, featuring John Wetton, Steve Howe, Carl Palmerand Geoffrey Downes; Roger Dean designed glossy picture sleeve with the picture / credits inner. The sleeve displays some light wear mostly to the edges whilst the vinyl looks barely played)
- Asia - Quadra - UK - 4-CD set - £25.00, $31.25, €29.00 (New Item) (arrived 03-Jan-2023 14:32)on June 2, 2023 at 11:07 am
ASIA Quadra (2002 UK limited edition 41-track four Compact Disc set, comprising four official live bootleg concert recordings, comes in a fold-out digipak style pack ZCRCD88LTD)
- Asia - Don't Cry - A Label - UK - 7" vinyl - Promo - £15.00, $18.75, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 18-Jul-2022 14:30)on June 2, 2023 at 11:07 am
ASIA Don't Cry (1983 UK 'A' label promotional solid centre vinyl 7" for the single release, also including True Colours, within a commercial release paper picture sleeve. The sleeve displays some light wear and the vinyl has only light signs of play A3580)
- Asia - Astra - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.75, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 26-Sep-2022 15:04)on June 2, 2023 at 11:07 am
ASIA Astra (1985 UK 10-track LP, housed in a great sc-fi picture sleeve designed by Roger Dean with lyric insert. The sleeve shows some minor edgewear and the vinyl looks barely played GEF26413)
- Asia - Heat Of The Moment - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $10.00, €9.28 (New Item) (arrived 27-Sep-2022 09:09)on June 2, 2023 at 11:07 am
ASIA Heat Of The Moment (1982 UK 7" vinyl single, also including Time Again, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some light ringwear, whilst the vinyl looks barely played GEFA2494)
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