how I prefer Asia to sound. I must admit I wasn't too thrilled about
their latest album, Phoenix, but all my pessimism is quickly washed away and
from the first track "Finger on the Trigger" onwards they deliver a fine
collection of classic Asia songs and they maintain the high level
throughout the rest of the album, leaving a lasting impression on me.
I would say that for the first time since Geoffrey Downes, Steve Howe, Carl
Palmer and John Wetton reunited in 2006, my expectations have been met. "Omega"
is another fine album that fits nicely with "Asia", "Alpha" and "Astra" and it
should please any new and old Asia (Wetton/Downes) fans immensely.
Working with an outside producer, Mike Paxman (Uriah Heep, Status Quo) for the
first time since their illustrious debut album back in 1982 has really paid off,
and the result is an album packed with classic Asia signatures and
trademarks; wrapped in a good production and very skilful executed.
The Year of the Tiger is upon us... and Asia proves that they can
still deliver the goods!