Aura is the ninth studio album by British rock band Asia, recorded in 2000 at Loco Studios, South Wales and first released in 2001. The lyrics for "Awake" were adapted from "The Rubaiyat" of Omar Khayyám. Although in the liner notes the lyrics are credited to Geoff Downes and John Payne, it is believed that they have been written mainly or solely by Payne. "Ready to Go Home" was originally recorded by Andrew Gold and Graham Gouldman of 10cc and appeared on the 1995 album Mirror Mirror. The lyrics for "The Longest Night" were inspired by Wilfred Owen's poem of 1918. Aura was issued by Recognition Records in two versions: regular jewel-case edition (CDREC501) and special Digi-Pack edition (CDRECX501). The latter included three extra tracks.
Steyoyoke Recordings welcomes the new year with yet another profound piece of art; their fourth album, "Aura". Following previous projects such as "Equilibrium", "Coalescence" and "Synergy", "Aura" is the result of a collaborative effort driven by creativity and passion, all united under a marvellous concept. The human Aura is believed to be made of layers of colour, representing the energy we radiate. In this album, the artists composed tracks that represent theirs, which slightly differs from their current productions. Let us take you on an exquisite aural odyssey and let your mind effortlessly float among the colours of the spectrum; aligning in a natural harmonic balance. The album offers tracks by Soul Button, Nick Devon, Blancah, Clawz SG, Binaryh, Arude as well as Mashk, Jobe and Kris Davis.