Asia – The Official Live Bootlegs, Vol. 1 (2021)

Posted by Green on November 25, 2021as

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The Official Live Bootlegs Volume 1 celebrates the huge appeal of the concert tours that followed ASIA’s first two albums in 1982 and 1983. The success continued following ASIA’s 25th anniversary reunion in 2006 and three more highly acclaimed albums. The slipcase boxset features 5 x 2CD concerts from 1982 (Buffalo, NY, USA), 1983 (Worcester, MA, USA), 2007 (São Paulo, Brazil), 2008 (Tokyo, Japan) and 2010 (London, UK)

“This historical collection represents some of our finest and most defining live moments,” says Geoff Downes, “from the very first ASIA tour in 1982 and the Alpha tour the following year through three of our many ‘Reunion’ shows. It was such a privilege to take ASIA’s music to these different continents and feel the warmth and support from fans all over the world. We hope this brings back great memories and inspires others to appreciate the music of ASIA”.

The recordings are presented together in a superb collector’s edition boxset with original artwork by Roger Dean, who created all of ASIA’s album artwork. ASIA, The Official Live Bootlegs, Volume 1 is available as a 10CD boxset and Digital Album on 26th November 2021 through BMG Records.

ASIA: Geoff Downes (The Buggles, YES, keyboards), Steve Howe (YES, guitars), Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer, drums) and John Wetton (King Crimson, UK, bass/vocals), took the world by storm with their eponymous debut album, globally the biggest-selling album of 1982, and the single Heat Of The Moment.

Tracklist:

1. One Step Closer (Live at Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY, USA, 3 May 1982) (4:06)
2. Midnight Sun (Live at Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY, USA, 3 May 1982) (7:25)
3. Cutting It Fine (Live at Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY, USA, 3 May 1982) (3:27)
4. Wildest Dreams (Live at Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY, USA, 3 May 1982) (5:20)
5. Sole Survivor (Live at Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY, USA, 3 May 1982) (6:20)
6. Heat of the Moment (Live at Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY, USA, 3 May 1982) (5:31)
7. Only Time Will Tell (Live at the Centrum, Worcester MA, USA, 22 August 1983) (5:23)
8. Geoffrey Downes Solo (Live at the Centrum, Worcester MA, USA, 22 August 1983) (5:48)
9. Beginnings / Valley of Rocks / Clap (Steve Howe Solo) [Live at the Centrum, Worcester MA, USA, 22 August 1983] (15:57)
10. Time Again (Live at The Credicard Hall, São Paulo, Brazil, 23 March 2007) (5:08)
11. Clap (Live at The Credicard Hall, São Paulo, Brazil, 23 March 2007) (5:57)
12. Fanfare for the Common Man (Live at The Credicard Hall, São Paulo, Brazil, 23 March 2007) (8:47)
13. The Court of the Crimson King (Live at The Credicard Hall, São Paulo, Brazil, 23 March 2007) (4:42)
14. Here Comes the Feeling (Live at The Credicard Hall, São Paulo, Brazil, 23 March 2007) (6:01)
15. Video Killed the Radio Star (Live at The Credicard Hall, São Paulo, Brazil, 23 March 2007) (4:51)
16. The Heat Goes On (Carl Palmer Solo) [Live at The International Forum, Tokyo, Japan, 12 May 2008] [First Night] (11:25)
17. Never Again (Live at The International Forum, Tokyo, Japan, 12 May 2008) [First Night] (5:10)
18. Bolero (Live at The International Forum, Tokyo, Japan, 12 May 2008) [First Night] (3:35)
19. The Smile Has Left Your Eyes (Live at The International Forum, Tokyo, Japan, 12 May 2008) [First Night] (3:31)
20. An Extraordinary Life (Live at The International Forum, Tokyo, Japan, 12 May 2008) [First Night] (5:43)
21. Finger On the Trigger (Live at The Forum, London, UK, 14 December, 2010) (4:41)
22. End of the World (Live at The Forum, London, UK, 14 December, 2010) (6:04)
23. Go (Live at The Forum, London, UK, 14 December, 2010) (4:37)
24. Open Your Eyes (Live at The Forum, London, UK, 14 December, 2010) (7:18)

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