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CD/DVD Releases: Updated: Asia Enter Recording Studio; Updates On Live CD/DVD And A New Bio

Posted on Saturday, June 09 @ 02:25:46 UTC by nightowl

A few Asia items to report, as published at the Asia website: Firstly, Asia are in the studio to begin work on their first full studio album together since Alpha in 1983 (as you recall, the band has had different lineups over the years subseqent to Alpha). They work on the album between tour breaks. Meanwhile, there's the new live CD on the horizon - Fantasia: Live In Tokyo. You can see a larger - much larger - version of the Roger Dean-designed cover artwork at the Asia website.

While you listen - as the DVD version will come this fall - you can read the band's official biography, Asia: Heat Of The Moment written by Dave Gallant - the band's webmaster and maintainer of the Asian Armada newsletter. Gallant previously profiled the band in The Heat Goes On. Whether this Heat Of The Moment is an updated version of The Heat Goes On, or a new bio covering only the original line up, I'm not sure. But this edition, will be released to coincide with the band's 25th Anniversary Tour and is due out in June.

The band's will be touring North America in June, July and August (with a couple of European dates in between in July) and the UK in December.


In a later posting, author Dave Gallant notes: "For those of you who have purchased my previous book, I feel as if I should mention that this version does contains some of the material on the original band from the earlier version. However, that time period is supplemented by new interviews and quotes, specifically on the real reasons for the band's break-up in 1983. I think you will find this material quite revealing.

"In addition, the following are included:

- Four solo chapters, one for each band member on their post-Asia activities.
- A HUGE reunion chapter, discussing the 25th anniversary at length. With all of the your questions answered.
- Large 8.5" by 11" format
- An amazing 8-page color photo spread with photos from their early days and the reunion
- Track-by-track commentary from the song-writers themselves on all of the songs from Asia and Alpha. Lots of very revealing information, to be sure.
- Foreword by Lee Abrams, FM Radio giant and XM Satellite Radio executive.

The direct link for pre-orders can be found here. Credit cards will not be charged until the book is mailed out: www.oneshoprock.com/products.asp?id=108&Cat=ASIA+Gift+Shop&SubCat=Books&SubCatID=69

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