Asia Astra

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

Posted by popsakov at Aug. 4, 2015
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) [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 (1985)  Music

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(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]  Music

Posted by v3122 at June 29, 2014
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 - Asia (1982) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2010 # UIGY-9041] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC {RE-UP}

Asia - Asia (1982) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2010 # UIGY-9041]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 44:07 minutes | Scans included | 1,35 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 991 MB

Asia - Aqua (1992)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Feb. 27, 2017
Asia - Aqua (1992)

Asia - Aqua (1992))
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Intercord, IRS 986.959 | ~ 361 or 142 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 40 Mb
Progressive Rock

Asia hadn't released an album of new music since 1985, so changes were to be expected. But changes for the better – well, that was a pleasant surprise. Aqua found the band infused with new energy, represented by a younger generation of arena rockers in bassist/vocalist John Payne and guitarist Al Pitrelli. Although Payne doesn't invite comparison to John Wetton or Greg Lake (his voice tends to get rougher as it gets louder), he gets the job done and turns out to be a pretty good songwriter in the bargain…
The Very Best of Asia: Heat of the Moment (1982-1990) [2000, Geffen/Universal 069 490 554-2]

The Very Best of Asia: Heat of the Moment (1982-1990)
EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & iPod M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2000 | Geffen/Universal 069 490 554-2 | ~ 571 or 576 or 198 Mb | Scans Included
Progressive Rock / Arena Rock

The period cover by this collection was of course Asia's halcyon days when they were a true supergroup who's members origins included ELP, YES, KING CRIMSON, URIAH HEEP, etc.. Asia are the subject of great controversy among prog fans, with many feeling that with such a strong and talented line up, they should have created prog masterpieces to surpass their peers…

Asia - Arena (1996)  Music

Posted by v3122 at July 11, 2013
Asia - Arena (1996)

Asia - Arena (1996)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & iPod M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2012 | Sony Music Japan, SICP-20419 | ~ 504 or 506 or 173 Mb | Scans(png) -> 82 Mb
Rock / Art Rock / Progressive Rock / Arena Rock

That being said, Arena is a likeable album, and far more serious than the poppy Asia. There's some amazing guitar melodies that pop up here and there, and some of the most popular and influential keyboard tempos pop up from Geoffrey Downes in several tracks. The lyrical content is actually stellar that previous albums, as shown in tracks such as The Day Before The War (Hands across the water, The sun is in the east…

Astra - Settembre 2017  Magazines

Posted by crazy-slim at Aug. 18, 2017
Astra - Settembre 2017

Astra - Settembre 2017
Italian | 132 pages | True PDF | 72 MB