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Resonance: Live in Basel Switzerland
     

Resonance: Live in Basel Switzerland

by Asia
 
Recorded live in Basel, Switzerland on May 4, 2010, Resonance features the original line-up of the legendary prog rock supergroup Asia in concert during their Omega tour. This is an older but no less adept Asia -- grounded by vocalist/bassist John Wetton's still powerful vocal chops -- performing a cross-section of their ambitious

Overview

Recorded live in Basel, Switzerland on May 4, 2010, Resonance features the original line-up of the legendary prog rock supergroup Asia in concert during their Omega tour. This is an older but no less adept Asia -- grounded by vocalist/bassist John Wetton's still powerful vocal chops -- performing a cross-section of their ambitious songs that mix a hard rock intensity and classical virtuosity with a catchy, melodic songcraft. The band's 2010 studio album, Omega, was the second to feature the original line-up of Wetton, guitarist Steve Howe, keyboardist Geoff Downes, and drummer Carl Palmer since the group shifted personnel in 1983. As such, Resonance features a mix of newer songs off Omega, as well as the band's previous 2008 reunion album, Phoenix. Of course, the band also wisely play many of their most loved '80s hits. To these ends, we get such songs as "Never Again" off Phoenix, "I Believe" and "Finger on the Trigger" off Omega, and "Only Time Will Tell" and "Sole Survivor" off the band's smash 1982 self-titled debut. We also get "Don't Cry" and "The Smile Has Left Your Eyes" from 1983's Alpha. Interestingly, although Howe left the band prior to 1985's Astra, we do hear him play on that album's lead-off track "Go." Elsewhere, Howe takes the spotlight on the delicate, acoustic guitar instrumental "All's a Chord," and of course, the band close with their signature 1982 hit "Heat of the Moment." While Asia was successfully led by Downes for many years with a changing roster of members who released several underrated albums, the band always sounded the best with the original line-up. Ultimately, that's what the live Resonance concert delivers.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/27/2012
Label:
Frontiers Records
UPC:
8024391058046
catalogNumber:
105804

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. I Believe
  2. Only Time Will Tell
  3. Holy War
  4. Never Again
  5. Through My Veins
  6. Don't Cry
  7. All's a Chord
  8. The Valley of Rocks
  9. The Smile Has Left Your Eyes
  10. Open Your Eyes

Disc 2

  1. Finger on the Trigger
  2. Time Again
  3. An Extraordinary Life
  4. End of the World
  5. The Heat Goes On
  6. Sole Survivor
  7. Go
  8. Heat of the Moment

Disc 3

  1. I Believe
  2. Only Time Will Tell
  3. Holy War
  4. Never Again
  5. Through My Veins
  6. Don't Cry
  7. All's a Chord
  8. The Valley of Rocks
  9. The Smile Has Left Your Eyes
  10. Open Your Eyes
  11. Finger on the Trigger
  12. Time Again
  13. An Extraordinary Life
  14. End of the World
  15. The Heat Goes On
  16. Sole Survivor
  17. Go
  18. Heat of the Moment

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Asia   Primary Artist
Steve Howe   Background Vocals,Group Member
John Wetton   Acoustic Guitar,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Geoffrey Downes   Keyboards,Background Vocals,Group Member
Carl Palmer   Drums,Group Member

Technical Credits

Asia   Producer
Steve Howe   Composer
John Wetton   Composer,Liner Notes
Roger Dean   Illustrations,Logo
Carl Palmer   Composer
Bruce Pilato   Marketing,Merchandising,Public Relations
Joe Comeau   Guitar Techician
Andy Burgess   Additional Production
Martin Darvill   Management
Paul Silveira   Tour Manager
Michael Inns   Artwork
Steve Rispin   Producer,Engineer
Bernhard Baran   Director,Camera Operator
Richard Rosenberg   Accounting
Alexander Haas   Camera Operator
Geoff Downes   Composer
Rudiger Jonitz   Camera Operator
Simone Angelini   Drum Technician
Gavin Crumpton   Authoring
Michael Schorlepp   Engineer,Camera Operator
Sebastian Spann   Camera Operator
Daniel Freund   Camera Operator
Steve Jeffery   Accounting
Stephan Ramme   Camera Operator
Rick Nelson   Bass Technician
Phipps Nizer   Legal Counsel
Nicolas Hecker   Camera Operator
Mishcon De Reya   Legal Counsel
Michael Milbourn   Web Design
Grant Court   Accounting
Dean Griffin   Additional Production
Dave Gallant   Web Design
Cat Macmorland   Accounting
Andy Clark   Visuals,Lighting Director

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