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When they appeared in the early '80s, Asia seemed to be a holdover from the '70s, when supergroups and self-important progressive rockers reigned supreme. Featuring members of such seminal art rock bands as King Crimson (John Wetton), Emerson, Lake & Palmer (Carl Palmer), and Yes (Steve Howe), as well as Geoff Downes from the Buggles, Asia did feature stretches of indulgent instrumentals on their records. However, they also could be surprisingly poppy, and that is what brought them to the top of the charts with their debut album, Asia, and its hit single, "Heat of the Moment." Alpha, their second album, also had a couple of hits ("Don't Cry" and "The Smile Has Left Your Eyes") but its follow-up, Astra, was a flop. The group disbanded in 1985, only to reunite in 1990 without John Wetton; John Payne took his place. After churning out a couple of new songs for a greatest-hits collection, the band hit the road, including two sold-out dates in front of 20,000 fans in Moscow, of all places. Thereafter, they toured sporadically and released Aqua (1992), Aria (1994), Arena (1996), Aura (2001), and Silent Nation (2004). The band's lineup reverted to its original form featuring Wetton, Palmer, Howe, and Downes for Phoenix (2008) and Omega (2010). In 2012, the original Asia lineup returned with the studio album XXX, featuring the single "Face on the Bridge." The following year, Howe announced his amicable departure from the group to pursue other projects, and in 2014, Asia released the album Gravitas, featuring new guitarist Sam Coulson. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Albums by
Asia

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    13 songs

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    British Live Performance Series

    26 songs

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    Phoenix [Special Edition]

    19 songs

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    Axis Live - San Francisco

    18 songs

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    Resonance (The Omega Tour 2010) [Live]

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    Spirit of the Night – Live in Cambridge 09

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    Omega

    14 songs

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    FM

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    Aura

    10 songs

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    Winning Combinations: Asia & Boston

    10 songs

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    Astra

    12 songs

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    Aqua

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    Alpha

    9 songs

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    Gravitas

    9 songs

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    XXX

    9 songs

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    Asia

    6 songs

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    Iubiri adevarate

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    Nopti albe

    6 songs

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    Periculos

    14 songs

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    Progressive Rock Friends

    16 songs

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    The Definitive Collection

    29 songs

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    Chronicles

    36 songs

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    Gold

    12 songs

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    20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Asia

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    The Heat of the Moment: The Very Best of Asia

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Top Songs by
Asia

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    Popularity
  2.   Heat of the Moment
  3.   Only Time Will Tell
  4.   Don't Cry
  5.   Voice of America
  6.   Sole Survivor
  7.   Bury Me in Willow
  8.   Here Comes the Feeling
  9.   Heat of the Moment by John Wetton
  10.   Blue Moon Monday
  11.   Prayin' 4 a Miracle
  12.   Heaven Help Me Now: Wings of Angels/Prelude/Heaven Help Me Now
  13.   Through My Veins
  14.   Confortably Numb by Chris Squire
  15.   Alibis
  16.   The Last to Know
  17.   The Day Before the War
  18.   Video Killed the Radio Star
  19.   Showdown
  20.   End of the World
  21.   No Religion
  22.   Lay Down Your Arms
  23.   Introduction
  24.   Uneori
  25.   Razbunarea mea
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Asia

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