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|John Wetton||Bass, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals|
|Royal Philharmonic Orchestra||Performing Ensemble|
|Louis Clark||Arranger, Orchestration, Orchestral Arrangements|
|Roger Dean||Cover Design|
|John Kalodner||Executive Producer|
|Mike "Clay" Stone||Producer, Engineer|
|Willie Christie||Cover Photo|
|Mark Gorlick||Art Direction|
I am a big fan of Asia, and consider the first two albums "must own" for those who like prog-influenced rock. Astra is pretty good but doesn't stack up to the first two albums. I think "Go", "Voice of America", "Wishing", and "Rock and Roll Dream" are the best songs on the album. Perhaps it's missing the guitar stylings of Steve Howe more than I originally thought. If you're a collector like me (trying to get all the albums I once owned on cassette) then it's worth getting, but it shouldn't be your first Asia album.
One thing I was severly disappointed in is that there are no liner notes or artwork in this release. The insert is just a single sheet with only the track listing on the back. No band photos, lyrics, or credits. That's the main reason I'd buy a CD over downloading. So if you like that sort of thing don't look to this release.
Posted October 1, 2010
One of their best efforts. Vastly underrated album in their catalog. Every song is great.''Go'' has become a concert staple for the band. ''Dreaming'' and ''Rock and Roll Dream'' are also standouts.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.