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  Asia - MSN Encarta
Most geographers regard Asia as bounded on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the Bering Strait and the Pacific Ocean, on the south by the Indian Ocean, and on the southwest by the Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea.
On the west, the conventional boundary between Europe and Asia is drawn at the Ural Mountains, continuing south along the Ural River to the Caspian Sea, then west along the Caucasus Mountains to the Black Sea.
Asia is bounded on three sides by oceans: the Arctic to the north, the Pacific to the east, and the Indian to the south.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761574726/Asia.html   (1295 words)

 Get Ready to ROCK! Review of DVD featuring classic rock band Asia called The Ultimate Anthology and recorded live in ...
Asia have consistently peddled intelligent, melodic, rock since the eighties and this compilation follows the band in live performance from a 1990 TV broadcast with John Wetton and Pat Thrall, to a more recent outing at a New Jersey classic rock festival.
The one common denominator appearing in all iterations of the band is the great Geoff Downes who supplies a cultured pop sensitivity with lush synth stylings, and ear for the symphonic chorus.
If you have the currently available DVDs 'Asia Live In The USA', 'Live In Nottingham' and 'Live In Moscow' you will already own many of these tracks, but for those approaching Asia for the first time, who relish some visuals, this is an excellent introduction and whets the appetite for the next CD.
www.getreadytorock.com /reviews/asia_dvd2.htm   (322 words)

In spite of Asia doin' very well indeed in their line-up of the latter years (with Jeff Payne as vocalist/ bassist), the band original band members decided (as far back as January 2006) to reform the original unit, in order to commemorate the 25 th anniversary of their 1982 smash hit self-titled debut album.
It was the first time ever the band in its original line-up had played in Japan, and therefore it was considered the ideal place to do some recordings (this being the audio rendition, there's also a DVD coming out soon).
With "the Heat Goes On", the band brings another track of their second album, and with "Ride Easy", they bring a song which was originally intended to be on the debut, but was only used as the b-side to the "Heat Of The Moment" single.
www.concreteweb.be /reviews/reviews_2007/reviews_12_08_2007/CD/asia/cdasia.htm   (503 words)

 2007 嘉義市管樂節 Chiayi city lnternational band festival
The Chiayi City Band Festival that has been conducted for fifteen years has built up its well known reputation in the Asia Pacific and various countries in the world and is one of the famous grand musical festivals of Taiwan.
For the 15 th Annual Chiayi City International Band Festival in 2006 that was on stage end of last year, the activity period was from December 2, 2006 to January 1, 2007 and this festival was hosted by the Chiayi City Government.
Outstanding band bands in the Asia Pacific Countries and in the country were invited to participate.
www.cabcy.gov.tw /band_web/en/01/01_1.htm   (456 words)

 Phoenix Review | Asia | Reviews @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com
Like the Phoenix of the title of their 2008 album, Asia has risen from the ashes and made their first studio album with their original lineup in a quarter century.
It could have easily fit on the debut record, and in a way it gives the fans reassurance that this is not a band that has lost touch with why it's songs gained attention in the first place.
Asia is a band that won’t click with everyone, but that isn’t really news to most of us at this point.
www.ultimate-guitar.com /reviews/compact_discs/asia/phoenix/index.html   (827 words)

 Band International stackable banquet wedding chairs, banqueting event seating.
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Band seating is often the preferred choice at royal and state occasions as well as at society weddings and other celebrations in Europe, the Americas, the Arab world, Australia and Asia.
Band chairs are chosen by many furniture hire and rental companies and events organisers for their ease of transport and their ability to withstand the wear and tear of frequent use.
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Downes carried on with many forms of the band but they never were able to regain the musical magic of the original line up.
Asia, for the first time, allowed each member to play a song from the band that they were in before the super group was formed.
The band puts their own spin on it, changing tempos, adding guitar solos and at a times playing a new acoustic arrangement.
www.classicrockrevisited.com /Reviews/Reviews07/asiatokyo.dwt   (533 words)

 DPRP : Counting Out Time : Asia - Asia
Maybe the best example of this is Asia, compiled from several legendary prog-bands, who managed to become the best selling group of 1982 in the United States with their debut album 'Asia'.
The band is unprepared for such acclaim, given they only have 45 minutes of material for a live show.
Greg Lake (ex of ELP) is brought in to replace Wetton for the band's ASIA IN ASIA show for MTV in December.
www.dprp.net /proghistory/index.php?i=1982_02   (1690 words)

 Steve Howe Of Asia And Yes: 'Now We've Got Such Clarity' | Interviews @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com
Asia, when it first came out, was interesting because it wasn't Yes.
I do hate the band Asia though but I'm not going to bash Steve Howe's guitar playing because he is amazing.
The member in Asia were all in kickass bands before, Asia was just a supergroup that turned bad.
www.ultimate-guitar.com /interviews/interviews/steve_howe_of_asia_and_yes_now_weve_got_such_clarity.html   (3240 words)

 MelodicRock.com - Interactive Melodic CD Reviews
The band, which have carried on successfully in recent years with the nucleus of keyboardist Geoff Downes and singer John Payne, have recorded one of their best efforts since their heyday.
Asia are never going to be a hard rock outfit, but this album is definitely more uptempo and has a stronger rock feel.
I have all of Asia's back-catalogue and I agree that they are not the band they once were, but they still are among the best around.
www.melodicrock.com /reviews/asia-silentnation.p3   (3027 words)

Asia was formed in 1981, but was curiously prefigured the year before by an intriguing quartet that could have changed the course of Yes's history.
However, it was not to be: the band have said they felt a fifth member was not needed, while, as Rabin describes it, he had already turned down the offer anyway in favour of that from Squire and White.
Made by four former members of the leading progressive rock bands of the 1970s (Yes, King Crimson, ELP), Asia's more mainstream sound was a surprise to many fans of Yes, ELP and King Crimson, but the new sound proved hugely popular commercially with a new audience.
www.relayer35.com /Yescography/asia1.htm   (579 words)

 Al Jazeera English - News - Led Zeppelin: Crossing Cultures
Since their formation from the remnants of the British band The Yardbirds in 1968, Led Zeppelin have consistently been in the vanguard of amalgamating musical themes from around the world.
The band's music validated the belief of another hero of mine, the great Sufi Ibn al-Arabi, who said that only through a multitude of sources can universal harmony be achieved.
The band's music echoes their own history and culture, helping them create new hybrids of rock, metal and Islam, and through it, some of the world's lushest, and most innovative and powerful rock 'n' roll.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/7F626286-8C42-4138-87D1-CB3C19B41277.htm   (1073 words)

 The Return of 'Art-Rock' Band Asia - 2004-08-12
Formed in the early-1980s, Asia was considered one of the ultimate progressive or art-rock bands, with hits such as "Heat of the Moment" and "Don't Cry." Waning in popularity in the 1990s, they've now re-grouped with a few new members and are releasing a new album, Silent Nation.
Asia's self-titled debut album was released in 1981, the same year that video music channel MTV signed on the television airwaves.
Asia is about to release Silent Nation, which they call a deliberate return to their musical roots, with an updated sound for the 21st century.
voanews.com /english/archive/2004-08/a-2004-08-12-19-1.cfm   (491 words)

 Asia Music (Used, New, Hard-to-Find) - Alibris
As a band Asia were able to do what few from the prog rock era were able to do: combine streamlined pop hooks into very sophisticated songs that included varying instrumental passages where individual members could stretch a bit.
At its best, Asia was the majestic, arena-sized tonic to the increasingly goofy end of the new wave movement, a last gasp from the near dormant volcano called prog rock.
The Asia of old actually had an arena rock sort of sound that, while espousing prog elements and textures, was pretty much straightforward rock.
www.alibris.com /search/music/artist/Asia   (1112 words)

 Vintage Rock Concert Review: Asia - May 4, 2008 at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA
I remember first hearing about Asia and thinking they were on their way to becoming the greatest band in the world.
A band called Union Of Saints was were the openers, and they had set up around Downes' skyscrapers of keys and Palmer’s Ludwig double-bass with two Paiste gongs.
If Asia is to exist in 2008 and beyond, it’s essential they kick things up a notch without falling back on their laurels any more than necessary.
www.vintagerock.com /asia08.aspx   (1414 words)

 In The 80s - Album Reviews of the 80s, Index
Asia was formed in the fall of 1981 by vets of the British Prog movement of the 1970's.
Asia's video's were a treat to watch....featuring some of the most progressive and innovative ideas of the time.
And although Asia was not really an "image band", they did wear all the cool standards of the time: White Capezio shoes, cool shirts with the classic flap, a headband once in a while in concert....and white pants.
www.inthe80s.com /reviews/asiaasia.shtml   (397 words)

Wetton eventually returned to the band, but I don't think their credibility really recovered with the personnel changes, and by the time Steve Howe was replaced, interest in the band evaporated, and it was all downhill ever since.
With Palmer in the band, Asia almost never kept a straighforward beat - his drum parts were fairly flexible or all over the place, and his successors tried to pretty much follow his lead.
ASIA debut is one of those albums that is not really essential in your collection, much less in an album review page but boy am I glad you are starting a review on these dudes.
starling.rinet.ru /music/asiac.htm   (1672 words)

 Asia - Definitive Collection CD Review
Asia are band with a convoluted history, at times akin to a soap opera and the comings and goings, line up changes, fallings out et al would make a good book.
However before all that took place the band had recorded one of the best debut albums of all time, and the biggest selling album of 1982, in the shape of the self titled Asia opus.
Opener 'Heat Of The Moment' is probably the song that will forever define Asia, a bona fide classic and a song most readers will probably have in one form or another, however Asia were by no means a one trick pony.
www.hardrockhouse.com /NewReleases/Asia1.htm   (424 words)

History: After Arena, the permanent membership of Asia was back down to Downes and Payne, but plans emerged in 1999 for a stable quartet of Downes, Payne, Slade and Crichton (with Crichton simultaneously remaining a member of Saga).
The Asia reunion had been principally to tour, but there were reports of new material, although this seems to have just been some songs Wetton brought to the band.
The Asia name was owned solely by Payne by now: Wetton, Howe and Palmer had all disposed of their rights to it, until finally Downes sold the name to Payne.
yescography.tripod.com /aura.htm   (914 words)

 Amazon.com: Arena: Asia: Music
Aria closes the chapter on the band you remember from their debut, while Arena gives you a glimpse of where the group was heading in the future.
Asia had become more of a two-man 'project' rather than a tradional 4-man 'band'(like their heroes Steely Dan), and with ARENA being mostly a studio creation, there was no tour for the album.
At this point, anything was game for Asia and it was here on this album that Asia had become a true 'progressive' band in that they were taking chances and changing styles and influences rather than trying to relive 'Heat Of The Moment' or their MTV heyday.
www.amazon.com /Arena-Asia/dp/B000A2FHSI   (1710 words)

 BEst band - Asia Finest Discussion Forum
Right now the only band out there that i think is a little popular is illusion, reflection, stone heart, KLS(Not sure if they're singing anymore), and some other ones..
My all time favorite hmong band is Sounders..who rock, because they're all original and sound great live, plus they have a unique image that sets them apart from others.
We need more singer and band to sing in Hmoob....stop with the english crap...we got that at the store and them white/fl/mexican ppls are making way much money then the wanna besss....
www.asiafinest.com /forum/index.php?act=findpost&pid=1132894   (1016 words)

 Sayonara Concert: PACAF Band goes out in style
This concert was also a way for the Japanese and American bands to show their mutual admiration for each other through music.
During the concert bands took turns playing music for the crowd until the finale when the bands joined forces to play a musical farewell.
The band will continue to perform, but only in Japan, while the duties of traveling Asia will be given to another band.
www.bandofthepacific-asia.af.mil /news/story.asp?id=123060395   (445 words)

 Geoff Downes - Yes
A 1977 appearance live with the Gary Boyle band was released as Live at the BBC by Isotope and Gary Boyle in 2004.
Asia was an immediate success upon the release of its eponymous debut record in 1982, and has formed the backbone of Downes's career since then.
Currently, Downes is performing with the 4 original members of Asia again, and the band are embarking on a series of concerts around the World in 2007 to celebrate their 25th Anniversary.
yes.wikia.com /wiki/Geoff_Downes   (792 words)

 Yehey! Search results
Their multiple-platinum albums, sold-out concerts and numerous industry awards are living testament to the talent and industry of one of Asia’s most commercially viable acts throughout the last decade.
This year, the band is setting its sights on bringing their music to the American market by relocating to the continental United States.
The band has currently employed US artist management and will be doing tours once they have settled in.
www.yehey.com /search/Pick.aspx?id=99   (361 words)

 Official Reunion Site:: The Four Original Members of Asia - History of Asia
Though all four men had seen chart-topping success in their previous bands, Asia had a special chemistry that fans and music industry insiders were quick to recognize.
Asia, aware the network's impact on the industry, began shooting videos as soon as the album was finished.
In April, all four original members of Asia confirmed that they would be reuniting for a world tour to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the band's creation and debut album.
originalasia.com /index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=171&Itemid=30   (2081 words)

 Asia Band Bio Song Lyrics Watch Asia Videos Artist Biography Asia Video
The 80's band Asia began as a result of the breakup of the 70's bands Yes and Emerson, Lake & Palmer.
Asia's early albums were considered too commercial and radio friendly by fans of classic progressive rock.
Asia's self-titled debut album was a huge commercial success and spent nine weeks at the top of the US album charts.
www.project80s.com /lyrics/artist-lyrics.php?artist=Asia   (418 words)

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