|Asia - 'Spirit Of The Night : Live In Cambridge 2009' CD/DVD (Frontiers Records)|
|Written by David Prince|
|Friday, 08 October 2010 05:00|
Having only been given the CD portion of this live CD/DVD to review, I have to say that the CD absolutely captures Asia (with their original line-up) performing to an enthusiastic crowd. The masters come from the band's own archive and this is a show they have personally selected to be filmed and released. It's a raw and honest view of the musicians as they play to a receptive audience and therefore a "must have" for all Asia fans.
The set list features songs from their reunion album 'Phoenix' along with a selection of the classics that all the fans would expect. The recording is a historical document of where the band was at the time and a snapshot of their musicianship, camaraderie and passion.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 shows the band at the top of their game.
Opening with 'Only Time Will Tell', the album will automatically be like welcoming an old friend in from the cold. Next up is 'Time Again' with its almost masterclass like intro into the world of Asia and prog rock. I can only imagine what the DVD looks like as the musicianship on display here is that of masters.
With tracks like - 'Fanfare For The Common Man', 'Here Comes The Feeling', 'Never Again', 'The Heat Goes On' and their biggest hit 'Heat Of The Moment' you have basically got a greatest hits/best of live album which shows a band on fire! Ok, with a load of live CDs available Asia gives you another reason to splash the cash on this, a great little package for even the most hard nosed fan.