Tuesday, April 24, 2012

VIDEO: Asia – original lineup returns with new song



Thirty years after its eponymous debut album, “Asia,” reached the top of the Billboard Top 100 chart (where the album remained #1 for 9 consecutive weeks), the legendary British classic rock band returns with a new studio album, a 30th Anniversary edition of their debut album, 2 DVDs, and a world tour that includes UK, Europe, Japan and America.

Asia will release their new studio album “XXX” (pronounced Triple X) on the following schedule:

Jun 29: Mainland Europe release
Jul 02: UK release
Jul 03: North American release

The project features the original Asia line-up: Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Carl Palmer and John Wetton.

The new album, produced by Mike Paxman, has been hailed as Asia’s best since its classic early 80s releases. “XXX” will be released on CD, collector’s edition CD/DVD (featuring new music videos and behind the scenes footage), and on a limited edition vinyl.

The first single is entitled “Face On The Bridge”; the group issued a new video for it on Monday, and the single will be released digitally worldwide on Monday, May 14

“We’re very pleased with, and confident about, XXX,” says Wetton. “It encapsulates, lyrically and instrumentally, the essence of the band today. However, it is the very same four people that gave you the original, iconic album 30 years ago. If you loved it then, you will love it now.”

“We wanted to recapture the energy of the first album,” added guitarist Steve Howe. Asia has always been about great songs, fantastic musicianship and I am sure fans of the first album, will fall in love with XXX.”


“XXX” CD EDITION – TRACK LISTING

01. Tomorrow The World (Wetton/Downes) 6:47
02. Bury Me In Willow (Wetton/Downes) 6:01
03. No Religion (Howe/Wetton/Downes) 6:36
04. Faithful (Wetton/Downes) 5:37
05. I Know How You Feel (Wetton/Downes) 4:53
06. Face On The Bridge (Wetton/Downes) 5:59
07. Al Gatto Nero (Wetton/Downes) 4:36
08. Judas (Howe/Wetton/Downes) 4:43
09. Ghost Of A Chance (Wetton/Downes) 4:21

Total Time 49:41

“XXX” SPECIAL EDITION 11-TRACK CD (+ BONUS DVD) - TRACK LISTING


01. Tomorrow The World(Wetton/Downes) 6:47
02. Bury Me In Willow (Wetton/Downes) 6:01
03. No Religion (Howe/Wetton/Downes) 6:36
04. Faithful (Wetton/Downes) 5:37
05. I Know How You Feel (Wetton/Downes) 4:53
06. Face On The Bridge (Wetton/Downes) 5:59
07. Al Gatto Nero (Wetton/Downes) 4:36
08. Judas (Howe/Wetton/Downes) 4:43
09. Reno (Silver and Gold) (Howe/Wetton) 5:15 (Bonus Track)
10. Ghost Of A Chance (Wetton/Downes) 4:21
11. I Know How You Feel (Midnight Mix) (Wetton/Downes) 5:23 (Bonus Track)

Total Time: 60:20

BONUS DVD

• Face On The Bridge (Music Video) (4:33)
• Faithful (Music Video) (4:34)
• The Making of XXX (Featurette) (20:33)

Total Time: 29:40


In addition Asia has also completed “Resonance”, a DVD concert film of the group’s 2010/2011 Omega World Tour, captured live in Switzerland which will be released subsequently.

To celebrate their 30th Anniversary, Asia will release a collector’s edition box set based on their legendary 1982 eponymous debut album, supported by a myriad of Asia releases in 2012.

The 30th anniversary edition of their debut album will feature 2 audio CDs (a re-mastered edition of the debut album, plus a CD of live rare tracks), an expansive historical booklet, a limited edition Asia T-shirt, goodies from Asia’s 1982 tour, plus a DVD of the new band documentary: Asia - 30 Years On. A newly commissioned painting by Roger Dean updates the symbolic dragon and pearl from 1982 to 2012, the Year of The Water Dragon (in the Chinese calendar).


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Asia – Face On The Bridge



Asia – Heat Of The Moment (1982)