Reviewed by Eric on 14 Aug 2005
After the sugar drenched meanderings of Alpha
and a disastrous World tour which saw Greg Lake
fill-in for Wetton on the Japanese leg of the tour after the cancellation of the North American dates it seemed all was lost. Fortunately they still had one good album left in them and on Astra
Wetton returns with former Krokus
guitarist Mandy Meyer added to the mix. Opening with the excellent and powerful Go
, the band sound revitalized, the material is stronger and lyrically miles away from Alpha
This would be the last Asia album I would buy. I just never had any interest in the band for whatever reason. I recently missed Asia’s current tour which is unfortunate since I am curious as to what they have become in the years since? Oh well. The debut and Astra are probably enough.