Thirty years after its eponymous debut album ascended to the top of the Billboard Top 100 chart (where the album remained #1 for 9 consecutive weeks),
the legendary British band returns with a new studio album, featuring the original ASIA lineup!
Produced by Mike Paxman, ‘XXX’ (pronounced ‘Triple X’) is being hailed as ASIA’s best album since its classic early 80’s releases.
The original artwork for the album was designed by the legendary, acclaimed artist Roger Dean. “We’re very pleased with, and confident about, XXX,” says John Wetton. “It encapsulates, lyrically and instrumentally, the essence of the band today.
However, it is the very same four people that gave you the original, iconic album 30 years ago. If you loved it then, you will love it now.”
Says ASIA’s guitarist, Steve Howe; “We wanted to recapture the energy of the first album, ASIA has always been about great songs, fantastic musicianship and
I am sure fans of the first album, will fall in love with the songs on XXX.”
Asia will be supporting the global release of ‘XXX’ with a full-scale tour of Europe, Japan, and the United States in the fall of 2012.
Geoff Downes – keyboards
Steve Howe – guitars
Carl Palmer – drums
John Wetton – bass, vocals
XXX CD EDITION – TRACK LISTING
1. Tomorrow The World (Wetton/Downes) 6:47
2. Bury Me In Willow (Wetton/Downes) 6:01
3. No Religion (Howe/Wetton/Downes) 6:36
4. Faithful (Wetton/Downes) 5:37
5. I Know How You Feel (Wetton/Downes) 4:53
6. Face On The Bridge (Wetton/Downes) 5:59
7. Al Gatto Nero (Wetton/Downes) 4:36
8. Judas (Howe/Wetton/Downes) 4:43
9. Ghost Of A Chance (Wetton/Downes) 4:21