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Astra

a Studio release
by
Asia

Release Year: 1985

Date Label Catalog # Comments
1985 CD Geffen 24072
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 12/19/2001 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 1/24/2016 7:18:00 PM by: DBSilver
  1. Go (4:08)
  2. Voice of America (4:28)
  3. Hard on Me (3:36)
  4. Wishing (4:16)
  5. Countdown to Zero (4:17)
  6. Love Now Til Eternity (4:13)
  7. Too Late (4:14)
  8. Suspicion (3:46)
  9. Rock and Roll Dream (6:52)
  10. After the War (5:10)

John Wetton
Bass, Keyboards, Vocals


Geoffrey Downes
Keyboards


Mandy Meyer
Guitar


Carl Palmer
Drums


With:

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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.

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