District 97 & John Wetton

John Wetton - Chasing The Deer (1998)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Oct. 2, 2016
John Wetton - Chasing The Deer (1998)

John Wetton - Chasing The Deer (1998)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Blueprint, BP282CD | ~ 160 or 80 Mb | Scans Included
Progressive Rock

John Wetton is easily one of the greatest singers of the rock era and he shines on this soundtrack CD with two compelling versions of "Battle Lines." His orchestrations of the music for the film are also top shelf…
John Wetton - Caught In The Crossfire (1980) {1999, Japanese Reissue}

John Wetton - Caught In The Crossfire (1980) {1999, Japanese Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 386 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 123 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 54 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Progressive Rock | Avalon #MICY-1162

Upon leaving UK, before reaching Asia, journeyman John Wetton released his first solo album, Caught in the Crossfire. Although a vocal doppelgänger of Greg Lake, as a songwriter Wetton was always more of a team player, so there was no occasion in Wetton's past work where you could say, "Aha, this is what he'd sound like on his own." And he is largely on his own here, handling vocals, bass, keyboards, and even guitar while writing all of the material (though Peter Sinfield does chip in on "Get What You Want"). The result is surprisingly good; Wetton is clearly more comfortable writing songs on the bass, but he fleshes them out nicely with keyboards, supported by Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke…

John Wetton & Geoffrey Downes - Icon (2005) {Japanese Edition}  Music

Posted by popsakov at May 19, 2016
John Wetton & Geoffrey Downes - Icon (2005) {Japanese Edition}

John Wetton & Geoffrey Downes - Icon (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 394 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 153 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Avalon #MICP-10481

Icon is a studio album recorded and released by Asia band members John Wetton and Geoffrey Downes in 2005. It is the first in the Icon franchise, though they previously recorded in 2002 the album Wetton Downes, a precursor to the Icon series…
John Wetton & Geoffrey Downes - Icon Live: Never In A Million Years (2006)

John Wetton & Geoffrey Downes - Icon Live: Never In A Million Years (2006)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Frontiers, FR CD 306 | rec: 2005 - 2006 | 370Mb

The original Asia lineup supplied several tracks that were spun endlessly by MTV during the early '80s, as the band scored a mega-hit with their chart-topping 1982 self-titled debut. But the group was unable to retain its success, no doubt due to constant lineup fluctuation and inner-band bickering. By the early 21st century however, all was well in the Asia camp once more, as the original lineup had reunited.

John Wetton, Geoffrey Downes - Icon II (2006)  Music

Posted by uff at April 26, 2016
John Wetton, Geoffrey Downes - Icon II (2006)

John Wetton, Geoffrey Downes - Icon II (2006)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Wv + Cue + Log | covers
Avalon, MICP-10616 | rel: 2006 | 430Mb

Icon II - Rubicon is the second collaborative effort by John Wetton and Geoff Downes who first worked together in Asia in the early 80's. Compared to the first Icon album, Icon II - Rubicon is certainly more "iconic" and might well be the finest set of songs that Wetton and Downes have ever written together, at least since the first two Asia albums that were released more than 20 years earlier. I think they have matured as songwriters and certainly as lyricists and there is nothing as banal as Heat Of The Moment or Don't Cry here.
John Wetton & Geoffrey Downes - Icon (2005) (Special Edition)

John Wetton & Geoffrey Downes - Icon (2005) (Special Edition)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Frontiers Records, FR CD 473 | rel: 2010 | 580Mb

The songwriting core of '80s supergroup Asia was vocalist/bassist John Wetton and keyboardist Geoffrey Downes. Guitarist Steve Howe and drummer Carl Palmer contributed to the awesome whole, but virtually every song on 1982's number-one behemoth Asia and 1983's Alpha were officially credited to Wetton and Downes. After the original lineup splintered following those two albums, Downes continued to lead various incarnations of the group with occasional, gradually dwindling involvement from the others.

John Wetton - Rock Of Faith (2003)  

Posted by popsakov at July 29, 2015
John Wetton - Rock Of Faith (2003)

John Wetton - Rock Of Faith (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 333 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 124 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Giant Electric Pea #GEPCD 1033

John Wetton's early-2003 album Rock of Faith appeared after a two-year string of concert releases. It was written at a crossroads in the singer/bassist's life, in the wake of his 50th birthday – it was also occasioned by his extended visit to Vienna, which stimulated him artistically, and recorded in the wake of the dire world events of 2001 halfway around the globe. The ex-Family/King Crimson/Asia member rises to the occasion here, with an album evocative of his progressive rock past, yet slightly leaner and more focused than most of those efforts ever were, and supported by Geoffrey Downes (keyboards), Clive Nolan (keyboards), John Mitchell (electric guitars), and Steve Christey (drums)…
John Wetton - Battle Lines (1995) [1996, Blueprint BP240CD]

John Wetton - Battle Lines (1995/1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 369 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 133 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Blueprint Australia #BP240CD

A reissue of an album originally released in Japan in 1994 under the title Voice Mail, 1995's Battle Lines continues John Wetton's career path over the preceding 15 years – there's more pop than prog in his prog pop, in other words. Basically indistinguishable from a late-period Asia album, the ten tracks on Battle Lines were mostly co-written by Wetton and keyboardist Bob Marlette. The re-release garnered a new cover and bonus track - acoustic version of the title track.
John Wetton ‎- King's Road: 1972-1980 (1987) EG/EGLP 70 - Original US Pressing - New Equipment!! - In 24bit/96kHz

John Wetton ‎- King's Road: 1972-1980
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 900mb
Label: EG/EGLP 70 | Release: 1987 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

This collection, marking the end of John Wetton's association with E.G. Records, is a somewhat skewed compilation of his work in the seventies. Five songs by U.K., five from his first solo album, one track listed as coming from the one album from his seventy-nine one-off band Jack-Knife (the track isn't listed on sites I can find for the album, so I presume it was left off of the LP), and, strangely, only two tracks by King Crimson (and only one of these was on the original LP version).
John Wetton - The Studio Recordings Anthology Vol 1 (2015)

John Wetton - The Studio Recordings Anthology Vol 1 (2015)
EAC | APE(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Primary Purpose, PP004CD | ~ 982 or 351 Mb | Scans Included
Progressive Rock

JOHN WETTON is the lead singer of ASIA, UK and the Red era of KING CRIMSON, with an extensive solo catalogue. The Studio Anthology collects together the best of his six solo studio albums across a 2 CD set with extensive new liner notes…