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Label: Great Pyramid
Catalog Number: 7 3333 35819-2
keyboards, backing vocals
lead vocals, backing vocals
lead and rhythm guitars
acoustic guitars, mandolin, pedal steel, electric 12-string, dobro
|1. ||Aqua I ||2:25|
|2. ||Who Will Stop the Rain ||4:35|
|3. ||Lay Down Your Arms ||4:10|
|4. ||Heaven on Earth ||4:52|
|5. ||Someday ||5:47|
|6. ||Crime of the Heart ||5:55|
|7. ||A Far Cry ||5:28|
|8. ||Back in Town ||4:07|
|9. ||Don't Call Me ||4:53|
|10. ||Love Under Fire ||5:13|
|11. ||The Voice of Reason ||5:34|
|12. ||Aqua II ||2:09|
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|Total Running Time:|| 55:08|
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Existing comments about this CD
|From: Mikey G.
||Date: March 14, 2002 at 15:28|
|The music sounds great but I can't stand the new singers voice .It just doesn't fit the sound of Asia that we all know and love
|From: West Of Sunset
||Date: March 31, 2002 at 4:23|
|The singer is perfect Mike G, John Wetton was a ridddddddddddiculous singer for ASIA, he had no level to sing in a band like that. This album is very good, for my the most elaborated CD from ASIA with a very good vocalist: for contact:haremscarem@eresmas .com
|From: BARI BILBAO
||Date: May 30, 2002 at 17:58|
|the return of Asia was espectacular,,This album is wonderful and caught me from the fist listening. payne is different to Wetton but they are very goods vocalist. In aura album Payne fits perfectly!!!We must look to the future!!
||Date: June 11, 2002 at 20:19|
|An awesome album! Payne's vocals are great, yet gets better and better each album after Aqua. Al Pitrelli kicks ass on it! For a bonus, Steve Howe adds his distinctive sound as well. LOVE this album!!!
||Date: June 28, 2002 at 9:54|
|With the croaky John Payne on board, Asia was reinvented for the 90s. Only after you accept the fact that Payne is not trying to be Wetton and that this is essentially a new band, does Asia in this incarnation become enjoyable. This is a fantastic album, well textured and solidly written.
||Date: October 19, 2002 at 16:18|
|THE CRIME OF THE HEART, es lo mejor q jamas haran ASIA(al menos para mi) Grandiosos y pomposos!! Ahi estaba Al pitrelli, otro super-mago. Es un gran disco.
||Date: November 19, 2002 at 16:27|
|Adding to what has been said, this is Asia for the 90's - new singer, updated sound. Geoff Downes sounds awesome and although the keyboards are the main force, they don't sound cheesy... John Payne was a good choice to replace the too AOR-oriented Wetton.
||Date: December 29, 2002 at 14:29|
| Well guys, I think it's time to be fair: John Payne is a fantastic singer. His voice is so versatile and rich,he gives more value to each song. For instance, I listened Payne singing John Wetton's 'the Heat Goes On'' and I loved this song even more! I think Payne changed the status of Asia, meaning that from a typical AOR rock band, Asia bacame a blend of different musical styles, all mixed to bring us this wonderful music that will stay forever in our hearts and minds. Aqua is a superb album.
||Date: January 6, 2003 at 14:23|
|Geniale Comeback CD ! Was f'r ein Schmankerl ! Kaufen und zwar sofort ! 9\10
||Date: June 9, 2003 at 22:14|
|Got this when it first came out without realizing John Wetton was no longer in the band. Boy, was I pissed when I opened it up only to see John Payne listed as the singer. However, this cd won me over after a few listens. It has some really good songs, and Payne does an outstanding job on the vocals.
||Date: July 23, 2003 at 18:09|
|Stop to compare between Wetton and Payne, they're both different and excellent!! Now this is a superb comeback for the 90's just listen to Who Will Stop The Rain?' 85/100
||Date: February 23, 2004 at 18:04|
|All I can say is the closing instrumental portion of 'A Far Cry' is the most powerful, epic piece of music I've ever heard. And I like both Wetton's and Payne's voices. They're just different.
||Date: April 5, 2004 at 11:50|
|I dusted off this forgotten classic and gave it another listen. I forgot what a solid piece of music this album is. Asia continue as purveyors of classic AOR. Can anybody else here the pop metal hints in 'Heaven on Earth'??? Sounds almost like a power ballad at times. All in all, a great AOR effort from one of the great AOR bands.
|From: jarett r.
||Date: June 9, 2004 at 7:22|
|al pitrelli was once in danger danger. he's on their rare cuts cd.
||Date: January 10, 2005 at 11:37|
|A FAR CRY, LO MEJOR QUE HAN ECHO ASIA EN TODA SU CARRERA, MAJESTUOSO TEMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
||Date: April 4, 2007 at 17:11|
|My favourite Asia album . perfect from begining to end . i get hooked on every song . Someday and Love under fire are my highlights but there's many more on this cd . highly recomended to anyone who like's rock . 10/10
||Date: October 16, 2010 at 19:08|
|'Who Will Stop the Rain' and 'Someday' and the two songs that really stand out for me. By no means their best, but certainly not as bad as what was to follow. Oh, and I quite liked John payne's voice.
|From: rick kerch vzla
||Date: May 10, 2011 at 15:20|
|Fantastic album recorded by 3 original members of the band(Downes,Howe & Palmer) and adding 2 very talented musicians(Payne & Pitrelli)...'Who Will Stop The Rain' is my favourite but also i like 'Heaven On Earth','Crime Of The Heart','A Far Cry','Don't Call Me' & 'Love Under Fire'(great smooth song)...recommendable album...91/100
||Date: November 5, 2012 at 17:05|
|buen disco el debut de payne.t5ermas inolvidables como who will stop the rain 8/10
||Date: October 30, 2021 at 7:57|
|Howe returns but fortunately they put him on acoustic guitar and mandolin. In this album Asia move almost in territories dear to Magnum and the tracklist is a sequence of auditory pleasures keyboardesque
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