The Definitive Collection
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||Heat of the Moment||Asia||3:49||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Only Time Will Tell||Asia||4:44||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Smile Has Left Your Eyes||Asia||3:12||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Open Your Eyes||Asia||6:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Go||Asia||4:06||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Too Late||Asia||4:11||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Go (Remix)||Asia||7:17||$0.99||View in iTunes|
At its best, Asia was the majestic, arena-sized tonic to the increasingly goofy end of the new wave movement, a last gasp from the near dormant volcano called prog rock. That said, it's impossible to roll down the car windows and crank "Only Time Will Tell," "Don't Cry," or "The Smile Has Left Your Eyes" without attracting the furrowed eyebrows and sarcastic air drumming of the general public. Geffen's The Definitive Collection features all of the aforementioned hits, as well as "Heat of the Moment," "Go," "Sole Survivor," and "Voice of America," making it a fine choice for the average fan, but those looking to dig deeper into the void should search out the peerless two-disc Gold collection, which has everything but a miniature Paiste Gong.
Universal seem to have an endless recycling policy when it comes to their vast catalogue. Asia are no exception. The same old songs real Asia fans already have, slewn together for the tour (I think the merchandise table at the show had this on CD, but it's cheaper here). The remix of "Go" is not new. It was on a rare maxi-single (I have it on UK 12") in 1985, but never on an official CD or download. The reunited Asia have yet to find time in the studio, but they plan on it. Most other UMe heritage acts are unwilling to reunite or are no longer with us, so these best of packages lure in new fans and completists alike.
This is worth it for the Go Remix but that is about it.
Stuff you have, but Go Remix is new
Hopefully these guys will decide to do some new material as well.
Formed: January, 1981 in England
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s
Top Albums and Songs by Asia
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