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Fantasia: Live in Tokyo
     

Fantasia: Live in Tokyo

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As a band Asia were able to do what few from the prog rock era were able to do: combine streamlined pop hooks into very sophisticated songs that included varying instrumental passages where individual members could stretch a bit. Their chart success -- especially early on -- was formidable. Fantasia: Live

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As a band Asia were able to do what few from the prog rock era were able to do: combine streamlined pop hooks into very sophisticated songs that included varying instrumental passages where individual members could stretch a bit. Their chart success -- especially early on -- was formidable. Fantasia: Live in Tokyo is an anniversary concert performed with all the original members: Geoff Downes, Carl Palmer, Steve Howe and John Wetton. Eagle Rock has issued the entire concert, on both on a double-CD as well as DVD. There are 18 cuts here, including the hits as well as tracks by the members' other bands such as "Roundabout" by Yes (that contains guitarist Howe) Downes' "Video Killed the Radio Star" from his stint with the Buggles, and Aaron Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man," (which was recorded by Emerson, Lake & Palmer). The bookends for this rather indulgent but exciting live show are "Time Again," and, of course, "Heat of the Moment," a live version that 25 years later seems to top the original! For Asia fans, this is a rather indispensable document.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/26/2007
Label:
Eagle Records
UPC:
0826992011523
catalogNumber:
20115
Rank:
138026

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Performance Credits

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

Technical Credits

Steve Howe   Producer,Audio Production
John Wetton   Producer,Audio Production
Geoffrey Downes   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Ian Page   Drum Technician
Carl Palmer   Producer,Audio Production
Bruce Pilato   Marketing,Merchandising,Public Relations
Phil Carson   Executive Producer,Management
Martin Darvill   Executive Producer,Management

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Fantasia: Live in Tokyo 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album was recorded live in Tokyo, Japan, and it's awesome from start to finish, and they perform some of their songs from their 1982 debut self titled album, and all of the other albums with John Wetton as the lead vocalists, but they also perform their take on Aaron Copland's "Fanfare For The Common Man", which was Emerson Lake & Palmer's arrangement of it, and they also peformed Yes' "Roundabout" which is written by Steve Howe and Jon Anderson, which is no stranger to Geoffrey Downes, because he joined Yes in 1980, replacing Rick Wakeman with Trevor Horn whom replacing Jon Anderson for the Drama album and tour, but before Geoffrey Downes and Trevor Horn joined Yes as replacements, they had a hit song called "Video Killed The Radio Star", which is featured on this album. John Wetton meanwhile, performs "In The Court of the Crimson King", which he was the bassist of King Crimson before forming Asia.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This double disc has all the Asia hits plus some great ELP and Yes songs. Performance is clean and of a quality usually found in many of the Yes live recordings. If you are standing in front of your prog rock cd collection and you can't decide between Yes, ELP, or Asia, pull out Fantasia and enjoya long lively show with tunes from all of those bands. You'll be satisfied.