Asia
Axis XXX Live in San Francisco MMXII

Genre: Progressive rock
Format: 2CD+DVD combo digipak

Catalogue Number: FR CDVD 694
Barcode: 8024391069448

Euro Release Date: 19-06-2015
N.A. Release Date: 23-06-2015

The set list features songs from their first two albums and selected cuts from the reunion albums, including the single from “XXX” “Face on the Bridge”. This is a historical document of where the band was at the time and a snapshot of their musicianship, camaraderie and passion. This live CD / DVD is an irreplaceable companion to the “XXX” studio album.


ALBUM DETAIL

Recorded on November 7th 2012 at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, this new ASIA live CD / DVD and Blu Ray captures once again the band, in the original line-up, in front of an ecstatic audience during one of the shows that ASIA performed in support of the “XXX” album and which was broadcasted by AXS TV in the USA.

With HD recording this new live album is truly a rewarding experience for all ASIA fans. After the recent DVD releases, this is Asia performing one of the very last shows featuring the original line up with: Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Carl Palmer and John Wetton live on the road, in-your face and for your viewing pleasure.

The set list features songs from their first two albums and selected cuts from the reunion albums, including the single from “XXX” “Face on the Bridge”. This is a historical document of where the band was at the time and a snapshot of their musicianship, camaraderie and passion. This live CD / DVD is an irreplaceable companion to the “XXX” studio album.

Formed at the dawn of the MTV era, Asia’s first release was the best selling album in the world in 1982 and sat at the number 1 spot in the USA for 9 weeks, powered by the classic rock anthem, “Heat Of The Moment,” and four other radio hits. Asia’s 1983 sophomore  album, Alpha, also went multi-platinum  and enjoyed several hit singles, including the #1 smash, “Don’t Cry”. During the recording of its third disc, the band splintered, and by the 1990s, only Geoff Downes remained from the original line-up.

The reunion came to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the band, but morphed itself into an ongoing endeavour.

TRACKLIST

Cd1
Introduction
Only Time Will Tell
Wildest Dreams
Face On The Bridge
Time Again
Tomorrow The World
Ride Easy
Pyramidology
The Golden Mean
I Know How You Feel
Don't Cry
The Smile Has Left Your Eyes

Cd2
Cutting It Fine
Holy War/Drum Solo
An Extraordinary Life
Here Comes The Feeling
Open Your Eyes
Sole Survivor
Heat Of The Moment

Dvd - Introduction; Only Time Will Tell; Wildest Dreams; Face On The Bridge; Time Again; Tomorrow The World; Ride Easy; Pyramidology; The Golden Mean; I Know How You Feel; Don’t Cry; The Smile Has Left Your Eyes; Cutting It Fine; Holy War/Drum Solo; An Extraordinary Life; Here Comes The Feeling; Open Your Eyes; Sole Survivor; Heat Of The Moment

LINEUP

John Wetton: bass and vocals
Carl Palmer: drums
Steve Howe: guitars
Geoff Downes: keyboards

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