Asia

Different Worlds Live

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A repacking of two individual releases from 1999 and 2000, the two discs included on Different Worlds feature two distinct group lineups from crucial points in their second regeneration. After their studio reunion in 1992 for the Aqua album, the group went on a successful world tour that culminated in the recording of their performance at London's Town and Country Club. Mainly featuring new cuts from Aqua and minor hits, this disc will largely appeal to die-hard fans only. However, the second disc is a gem in the Asia catalog. The live acoustic performance features Asia's finest moments stripped down from their heavy, bombastic arena rock sound. Steve Howe is nowhere present on this particular performance, but Aziz Ibrahim most definitely picks up the slack and is in fine form throughout. While definitely not for the casual listener just getting into Asia's massive catalog, this set is definitely a nice piece to add to a collection for the die-hard fans. Also included is a bonus interview DVD featuring an in-depth conversation with Geoff Downes and John Payne.

Track Listing - Disc 3

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