Resonance: Live in Basel Switzerland

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
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 "The Heat Goes On." 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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/27/2012
  • Label: Frontiers Records
  • EAN: 8024391058046
  • Catalog Number: 105804
  • Sales rank: 147,689

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Believe (6:43)
  2. 2 Only Time Will Tell (4:58)
  3. 3 Holy War (5:59)
  4. 4 Never Again (4:52)
  5. 5 Through My Veins (5:31)
  6. 6 Don't Cry (4:23)
  7. 7 All's a Chord (2:25)
  8. 8 The Valley of Rocks (3:43)
  9. 9 The Smile Has Left Your Eyes (5:56)
  10. 10 Open Your Eyes (6:56)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Finger on the Trigger (4:27)
  2. 2 Time Again (5:15)
  3. 3 An Extraordinary Life (5:14)
  4. 4 End of the World (5:42)
  5. 5 The Heat Goes On (10:57)
  6. 6 Sole Survivor (7:25)
  7. 7 Go (4:26)
  8. 8 Heat of the Moment (8:38)
Disc 3
  1. 1 I Believe
  2. 2 Only Time Will Tell
  3. 3 Holy War
  4. 4 Never Again
  5. 5 Through My Veins
  6. 6 Don't Cry
  7. 7 All's a Chord
  8. 8 The Valley of Rocks
  9. 9 The Smile Has Left Your Eyes
  10. 10 Open Your Eyes
  11. 11 Finger on the Trigger
  12. 12 Time Again
  13. 13 An Extraordinary Life
  14. 14 End of the World
  15. 15 The Heat Goes On
  16. 16 Sole Survivor
  17. 17 Go
  18. 18 Heat of the Moment
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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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