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"Gravitas": A mediocre Asia album, but a decent John Wetton solo album

As an Asia album: 6/10
As a John Wetton album: 8/10

Earlier this year I posted about the (then) upcoming, new Asia album, “Gravitas,” and wrote the following about the first single, “Valkyrie”: 716 more words

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Copying Himself in the Heat of the Moment?

I never paid much attention to the band Asia. As a (mainstream) prog rock supergroup, they represented exactly the kind of “dinosaur rock” most sneered at by the punk dogma I upheld (and, to a lesser degree, still embrace). 45 more words

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ASIA at Sage, Gateshead on 28th October 2014

Celebrating over thirty years in the music Industry is an achievement not to be underestimated. In the world of disposable Pop/Rock tunes and crossover Rap we often forget that some bands – despite not being consistently popular in mainstream culture or mentioned in the pages of Kerrang – have long lasting and significant impacts on the audiences they entertain. 441 more words