Title: “Spirit Of The Night: The Phoenix Tour”
Label: Frontiers Records
Release Date: 3/8/2011
Genre: Progressive Rock
Active again since 2006, The Original Asia of Geoff Downes, John Wetton, Steve Howe and Carl Palmer have been keeping as busy as possible for their fans by releasing both live and studio material along with full concert DVD’s that pay proper attention to the tour they come from. I loved the bands eponymous debut album of “Asia” when it was released way back in the ancient times of 1982 and believe that I still have the LP version somewhere in a box over at my parents house. The bands reunion tour was celebrated on “Fantasia” and this release focused mostly on the debut. It was not long before the band delivered the commendable “Phoenix” as their first album together since 1983’s “Alpha”. There were many that felt the album successfully captured some of the same magic that made the band so appealing back when the project was first introduced and I had to agree since I really enjoyed it myself.
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