Asia – Alpha (1983/2021) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Asia – Alpha (1983/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 42:12 minutes | 931 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Geffen

Alpha is the second studio album by British rock band Asia, released on 26 July 1983 in the United States and on 12 August 1983 in the United Kingdom by Geffen Records. Recorded at Le Studio in Morin-Heights, Quebec, and Manta Sound in Toronto from February to May 1983, the album was produced, like its multi-platinum predecessor, by Mike Stone. Guitarist Steve Howe left the band in 1984. Thus, Alpha was the last album to feature the band’s original line-up until Phoenix which was released in 2008. The original line-up re-formed two years earlier in 2006.

The eagerly awaited follow-up to the supergroup’s debut, Alpha landed with a resounding thud a year later. The album still managed to be a platinum-selling Top Ten hit, as did the leadoff single “Don’t Cry,” but where Asia managed to make old sounds fresh, Alpha fails miserably. Nothing on Alpha packs the sheer sonic force of the band’s debut. Instead, much of the record is lightweight both lyrically and musically, leaning heavier on keyboard-laden ballads like “The Smile Has Left Your Eyes,” which managed to scrape into the Top 40, and “My Own Time (I’ll Do What I Want).” The only real meat on the record comes during the last cut, “Open Your Eyes” (and only at the end of the song). Rumored creative differences, the album’s lukewarm reception, and flagging ticket sales for the ensuing tour led to lead singer John Wetton leaving the band before the year was out. Alpha is sorely disappointing, especially coming on the heels of a promising debut. – Tom Demalon

Tracklist

1. Asia – Don’t Cry
2. Asia – The Smile Has Left Your Eyes
3. Asia – Never In A Million Years
4. Asia – My Own Time (I’ll Do What I Want)
5. Asia – The Heat Goes On
6. Asia – Eye To Eye
7. Asia – The Last To Know
8. Asia – True Colors
9. Asia – Midnight Sun
10. Asia – Open Your Eyes

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