Asia

Anthology

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If you're assuming that Asia's 1999 release, ANTHOLOGY, is a best-of collection that features the original versions of the band's biggest hits, you're mistaken. Due to a court order obtained by original Asia singer/bassist John Wetton, the vocals for the songs he originally sang on had to be re-recorded (the vocal and bass duties on ANTHOLOGY are handled by John Payne).

This isn't to say that these re-recorded versions of such Asia prog-pop favorites as "Heat of the Moment," "The Heat Goes On," "Don't Cry," and "Go" won't be enjoyable for longtime fans. But newcomers will probably want to hear the original versions first (2000's THE VERY BEST OF ASIA being your best bet).

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