Asia Astra

Asia - Astra (1985) [1992, Japan, MCA Victor MVCG-21008]

Asia - Astra (1985)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 290 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 108 Mb
Scans (PNG, 600 dpi) ~ 146 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | MCA Victor, Inc./Geffen Records #MVCG-21008 (GEF-D-24072)

Astra is the third studio album by British rock band Asia, released in late 1985. It was the final studio album to feature original member John Wetton until 2008's reunion album Phoenix. The recording of the album took place at several studios in London during 1984-85. It reached #67 in the US on the Billboard 200 chart and #68 in the UK Albums Chart. Strangely, although Astra itself didn't make the top 50, two songs charted well on the US Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, receiving radio airplay in various markets: "Go" (#7) and "Too Late" (#30), and the video of "Go" (based on the futuristic heroine on the album cover) received airplay on MTV. Allmusic critic Matt Collar gave Astra a three-star rating in a review full of praise. He called the album "a solid prog rock outing", "a truly underrated '80s rock album and a must-hear for fans".

Asia - Astra (1985)  

Posted by v3122 at May 12, 2014
Asia - Astra (1985)

Asia - Astra (1985)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1995 | MCA, MCAD-20851 | ~ 295 or 298 or 119 Mb | Scans Included
Progressive Rock / Arena Rock

Released in 1985, Astra is Asia's third studio album and first without guitarist Steve Howe. While somewhat unfairly regarded in comparison to Asia's first two albums, Astra is nonetheless a solid prog rock …
Asia - Astra (1985) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2014] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Asia - Astra (1985) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2014]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 44:55 minutes | Scans included | 1,34 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 938 MB

Asia - Astra(Reupload)  Music

Posted by skws at Nov. 15, 2006
Asia - Astra(Reupload)

Asia - Astra(Reupload)
Rock | 1985 | Label: The David Geffen Company | APE + CUE | 1CD | 276,5 Mb
Genre: Rock | Styles: Progressive-Rock, Hard-Rock

Audio CD
Original Release Date: November 1985
Number of Discs: 1
Made in France
Asia - Asrta (1985) [2014, Universal Music, UICY-40070]

Asia - Asrta (1985)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2014 | Universal Music, UICY-40070 | ~ 293 or 295 or 106 Mb | Scans(png, 600dpi) -> 214 Mb
Progressive Rock | Mini LP Platinum SHM-CD

Released in 1985, Astra is Asia's third studio album and first without guitarist Steve Howe. While somewhat unfairly regarded in comparison to Asia's first two albums, Astra is nonetheless a solid prog rock outing that finds bassist/vocalist John Wetton, keyboardist Geoff Downes, drummer Carl Palmer, and replacement guitarist, Krokus' Mandy Meyer, delivering a set of melodic and driving rock anthems…

Asia - Phoenix (2008) [King Record, KICP 1300]  

Posted by v3122 at May 17, 2014
Asia - Phoenix (2008) [King Record, KICP 1300]

Asia - Phoenix (2008)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
King Record, KICP 1300 | ~ 528 or 530 or 166 Mb | Scans(jpg, 600dpi) -> 72 Mb
Progressive Rock / Arena Rock | Bonus Track

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. The remarkable thing about Phoenix is that in pure sonic terms, it could have appeared as the sequel to Alpha in 1985 instead of the Steve Howe-less Astra, which is a remarkable achievement in many ways, but what makes the album more interesting is that it is suffused with a sense of mortality…

Asia - Phoenix (2008)  

Posted by uff at March 3, 2014
Asia - Phoenix (2008)

Asia - Phoenix (2008)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
EMI 50999 212869 26 | rel: 2008 | 510Mb

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. The remarkable thing about Phoenix is that in pure sonic terms, it could have appeared as the sequel to Alpha in 1985 instead of the Steve Howe-less Astra, which is a remarkable achievement in many ways, but what makes the album more interesting is that it is suffused with a sense of mortality. This is no doubt due in part to singer/songwriter/bassist John Wetton's brush with death via open heart surgery in 1997, but his frankness in regards to death gives Phoenix an emotional pull that Asia lacked on their twin blockbusters of 1982's Asia and 1983's Alpha.

The Wall Street Journal Asia December 06 2016  Newspapers

Posted by repubblica at Dec. 6, 2016
The Wall Street Journal Asia  December 06 2016

The Wall Street Journal Asia (12 - 06 - 2016)
English | 20 pages | True PDF | 9.95 MB

Madrasas in South Asia: Teaching Terror?  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at Dec. 5, 2016
Madrasas in South Asia: Teaching Terror?

Madrasas in South Asia: Teaching Terror? (Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series) by Jamal Malik
English | Dec. 13, 2007 | ISBN: 0415442478 | 201 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

After 9/11, madrasas have been linked to international terrorism. They are suspected to foster anti-western, traditionalist or even fundamentalist views and to train al-Qaeda fighters. This has led to misconceptions on madrasa-education in general and its role in South Asia in particular. Government policies to modernize and ‘pacify’ madrasas have been precipitous and mostly inadequate.

The Wall Street Journal Asia December 05 2016  Newspapers

Posted by repubblica at Dec. 5, 2016
The Wall Street Journal Asia  December 05 2016

The Wall Street Journal Asia (12 - 05 - 2016)
English | 22 pages | True PDF | 8.65 MB