ASIA's 'Axis XXX Live In San Francisco MMXII' Due In July

ASIA's 'Axis XXX Live In San Francisco MMXII' Due In July

Frontiers Music Srl will release ASIA's new live audio visual release "Axis XXX Live In San Francisco MMXII" in two-CD/DVD and Blu-ray formats on July 3 in Europe and July 10 in North America.

Recorded on November 7, 2012 at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, this new ASIA live CD/DVD and Blu-ray captures once again the band, in the original lineup, in front of an ecstatic audience during one of the shows that ASIA performed in support of the "XXX" album and which was broadcasted by AXS TV in the USA.

With HD recording this new live album is truly a rewarding experience for all ASIA fans. After the recent DVD releases, this is ASIA performing one of the very last shows featuring the original lineup with Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Carl Palmer and John Wetton live on the road, in your face and for your viewing pleasure.

The setlist features songs from their first two albums and selected cuts from the reunion albums, including the single from the "XXX" album, "Face On The Bridge". This is a historical document of where the band was at the time and a snapshot of their musicianship, camaraderie and passion. This live CD, DVD or Blu-ray is an irreplaceable companion to the "XXX" studio album.

According to John Wetton, "Axis" is "a journey through ASIA's history, from 'Alpha' to 'Omega' and more, in the beautiful setting of the Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, California. Much newer material is aired, plus the band's vintage hit songs performed by all four original members of ASIA. A stunning recording, an unmissable treat for any ASIA fan, new or old."

Formed at the dawn of the MTV era, ASIA's first release was the best-selling album in the world in 1982 and sat at the No. 1 spot in the USA for 9 weeks, powered by the classic rock anthem, "Heat Of The Moment", and four other radio hits. ASIA's 1983 sophomore album, "Alpha", also went multi-platinum and enjoyed several hit singles, including the No. 1 smash, "Don't Cry". During the recording of its third disc, the band splintered, and by the 1990s, only Geoff Downes remained from the original lineup.

"Axis XXX Live In San Francisco MMXII" track listing:

CD1

01. Introduction
02. Only Time Will Tell
03. Wildest Dreams
04. Face On The Bridge
05. Time Again
06. Tomorrow The World
07. Ride Easy
08. Pyramidology
09. The Golden Mean
10. I Know How You Feel
11. Don't Cry
12. The Smile Has Left Your Eyes

CD2

01. Cutting It Fine
02. Holy War/Drum Solo
03. An Extraordinary Life
04. Here Comes The Feeling
05. Open Your Eyes
06. Sole Survivor
07. Heat Of The Moment

DVD / Blu-ray:

01. Introduction
02. Only Time Will Tell
03. Wildest Dreams
04. Face On The Bridge
05. Time Again
06. Tomorrow The World
07. Ride Easy
08. Pyramidology
09. The Golden Mean
10. I Know How You Feel
11. Don't Cry
12. The Smile Has Left Your Eyes
13. Cutting It Fine
14. Holy War/Drum Solo
15. An Extraordinary Life
16. Here Comes The Feeling
17. Open Your Eyes
18. Sole Survivor
19. Heat Of The Moment

You can check out a performance clip of the song "Face On The Bridge" below.

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