Yet another live album released by Frontiers Records, and another live album for Asia, this time a recording made in November 7th at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. The album is available as double CD, as a DVD and on blue ray. At that time the band still had it’s original line-up including Steve Howe, who would leave the band a few months later to focus on other projects.
This can’t be another live album by Asia I said to myself. How many more does the world/do the fans need ? But yes my friends, this is the umpteenth live album by this band, and if you ask me, not a very good one at that.
This was recorded on the 24th of July 2010 at the inaugural High Voltage Festival in Victoria Park, London, and shows the band in it’s original line-up. They mostly bring is classics from the eighties, and some songs from the first two albums after the reunion, ‘Phoenix’ and ‘Omega’.
Another of these bands that seem to have existed forever, and despite not receiving much attention in the regular press nor on the mainstream airwaves, continue to record and release new albums. And on this album, there still are three of the four original band members giving acte de presence.