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Artist: Asia

Title: Silent Nation

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Category: Hard Prog Rock

Year: 2004

Label: Inside Out

Catalog Number: IOMCD 175


Geoffrey Downes keyboards
John Payne vocals, bass
Chris Slade drums
Guthrie Govan guitar


1.  What About Love  
2.  Long Way from Home  
3.  Midnight  
4.  Blue Moon Monday  
5.  Silent Nation  
6.  Ghost in the Mirror  
7.  Gone Too Far  
8.  I Will Be There for You  
9.  Darkness Day  
10.  The Prophet  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Wotty Date: September 6, 2004 at 19:43
Four words describe this CD....WHAT A FANTASTIC ALBUM....

From: AOR freaky Date: September 7, 2004 at 5:11
I totally agree with Wotty ! THIS IS SUPERB ! A perfect combination of AOR and prog elements ! With Stan Bush BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR SO FAR ! BUY OR DIE ! Their best in years !!!!!!!

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From: Jez Date: September 7, 2004 at 11:43
The boys do it again. Brilliant from start to finish. Alot more Proggy influences than the last few releases make this a more challenging listen . 'What About Love' & 'Blue Moon Monday' are the standouts for me -with John Payne sounding in top form throughout. I still prefer the debut and the awesome 'Aura' over this, but this is right up there with their best releases.

From: Wotty Date: September 9, 2004 at 16:21
Gets better with every listen...

From: TIM (2) Date: September 13, 2004 at 11:37
Jez is dead right again, I was initially disappointed by the more progressive nature of it but once those subtle hooks take hold you'll rate this as highly as "Aqua" and "Aura" (I've never owned the stuff with Wetton fronting it). The best tracks are all in the first half of this, for me, but you always know what you'll get with Asia and any fan will not be disappointed with this. Great production on this also, and a real highlight of 2004 so far. 8.5/10.

From: ^Rockhits^ Date: September 16, 2004 at 2:20
One word WoW

From: KIPJUANJO Date: September 23, 2004 at 3:05
muy buen album, y eso que no empieza el título por la letra A :-) Es AOR progresivo del bueno, con estribillos superpegadizos y con un muy buen trabajo de teclados, como siempre. En resumen, im-prezionante.

From: Rycheage Date: September 24, 2004 at 21:38
Well thought out and executed. The best they have done since "Aqua". More progressive than before but like TIM (2) said, once it gets those subtle hooks in, there is no getting them out. Memorable album throughout. The musicianship is superb and the writing is spot on. Highly recommended.

From: ThunderDan Date: September 25, 2004 at 8:31
Again, AsiA released yet another blockbuster of an album. I'd say my favorite three songs would be 'What About Love', 'Long Way From Home' and 'I Will Be There For You'. Thankfully, we have a cohesive unit of four guys doing what they do best...Aura was great, but it had too many guests on it. 'Silent Nation' gets my vote for Album of the Year. The bonus package w/ the DVD is really cool. Simply put, A MUST-HAVE!!

From: melodiker Date: October 8, 2004 at 5:52
Wow,Asia did it again ! a little more proggy,but still very melodic ! Great Album ! 9,0 Points !!! Thx to the Boys for your music !

From: rocky Date: October 11, 2004 at 6:20
this time you have to listen to the record more then once to find some really catchy tunes,("long way from home"), that`s a huge differnence from "aura", who had a lot of catchy tunes, some that perhaps reminded me a little bit to much of A-ha, and Wax of all bands. even though it is absolutely worth having.....

From: AOR freaky Date: January 16, 2005 at 13:55
Yes, they did it once again. Bloody great AOR/symphonic record, one of the best of 2004 ! Absolutely recommended stuff !!!!!

From: CARLOS-ANNA Date: August 12, 2005 at 12:19
en la buena linea de los asia,buen trabajo con estribillos pegadizos y una produccion de primera linea,recomendado.

From: juan carlos Date: July 31, 2007 at 16:38
Increíble que nadie haya mencionado a "LONG WAY FROM HOME" que es de lejos el mejor tema del album IMO, que temazo muy logrado con ese toque fino antes del solo de mitad de la canción Uff.. El resto está bueno AOR progresivo con sus teclados bien puestos, John Payne lo hace muy bien(Lástima que no pude ir a su concert como si lo hizo Beto y x lo q veo CarlosA. tb) y no defrauda. La 7,6.8 y 10, "Blue Moon Monday" muy buen tema Lento Místico pero muy alargado/Progresivo. 8.5/10

From: Carlos A. Date: July 31, 2007 at 19:29
Amigo Juan carlos,de este disco(el cual es un obligado como cualquiera de ASIA, yo lo tendre en breve)en el concierto del 05/05/05 La banda se mando con:"What About Love","Silent Nation" y "Long Way from Home",te comento ademas que luego vendria un solo de bateria de Chris Slade......un concierto simplemente de la RCCHSM!ojala algun dia vuelvan y si lo hacen quizas sea con Wetton(bueno compadre alucinar no cuesta nada jajaja)Un Saludo y no te olvides de Brutal metal ya nos veremos por alli.

From: juan carlos Date: August 1, 2007 at 10:24
Vaya que sí Carlos, Beto me contó y sí que fué un muy buen concert de seguro. Que tal temazo el Long Way from Home! me lo perdí, mira tú Chris Slade me impresionó x meterle mucha chispa a los veteranos de AC/DC me lo perdí. Ojala que Wetton vuelva y sí ps alucinar no cuesta nada . Ya ps Carlos, yo tengo harto material para comentar en BrutalMetal y ojala que escribas pronto, por cierto, respeto todas todos los coments pero a los loquitos que no tienen cura si no los paso Saludos.

From: shoemaker Date: February 2, 2008 at 15:22
Strange votings by HARLINGS ROCK CDs!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 28, 2008 at 14:28
Perfect combination...PROG meets AOR at its best!!!...well balanced album between the harmony & the virtuosity!!!.enough said.90/100

From: ALEXX GLAM Date: November 10, 2008 at 13:17

From: pibe Date: November 5, 2012 at 17:10
un buen disco sin mas.7/10

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