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CD review DUKES OF THE ORIENT "Dukes of the Orient"

Veröffentlicht am 23. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Dukes Of The Orient, Asia, AOR, Prog Rock, News, CD Review, Rock, Hardrock, Frontiers Music

CD review DUKES OF THE ORIENT "Dukes of the Orient"

(8/10) Very often it’s the pairing of singer and guitarist that leads to a new band or project. Here things are slightly different since Duke Of The Orient is the banner for a collaboration of singer and keyboarder. Vocalist John Payne, known from his...

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CD review ASIA "Symfonia - Live in Bulgaria"

Veröffentlicht am 8. März 2017 von Markus W. in Asia, News, Hardrock, Prog Rock, Rock, Frontiers Music, CD Review, Live

CD review ASIA "Symfonia - Live in Bulgaria"

(*/10) What to say about another Asia live album? If I counted right, Asia has published more live records than studio albums and here comes another one which it's maybe more than just a live recording. It is an Asia release that is the first on after...

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CD review ASIA "Axis XXX live in San Francisco MMXII"

Veröffentlicht am 6. Juni 2015 von Markus W. in Asia, Prog Rock, Classic Rock, Rock, News, CD Review

CD review ASIA "Axis XXX live in San Francisco MMXII"

(8/10) There have been many Asia live releases over the last years. Some of them better and some of them maybe not that much needed. Now there is a new one coming: "Axis XXX in San Francisco MMXII". My first reaction was "OK, another one.". But by having...

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CD review ASIA "High voltage - Live"

Veröffentlicht am 16. August 2014 von Markus W. in Asia, Rock, Prog Rock, CD Review, News

CD review ASIA "High voltage - Live"

(6/10) After the latest studio album, which was unfortunately a weaker one Asia releases a live album. You might say 'another one' and I guess you're right. The band has eighteen live records plus several 'best of...' records in their discography. So...

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CD review YES "Heaven & earth"

Veröffentlicht am 23. Juli 2014 von Markus W. in Yes, Prog Rock, Rock, CD Review, News, Asia

CD review YES "Heaven & earth"

(5/10) Prog rock legend Yes added another studio record to their almost endless discography. The name: "Heaven & earth". It's the first Yes album since 2013 when the prog rockers published "Fly from here". The line-up stayed almost the same. It is founding...

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CD review ASIA "Gravitas"

Veröffentlicht am 15. März 2014 von Markus W. in Asia, Prog Rock, AOR, CD Review, News

CD review ASIA "Gravitas"

(7/10) "Gravitas" is different. I'm an Asia fan from the very beginning. Records like "Alpha" and "Astra" are still milestones in the history of melodic prog rock. After all the ups and downs I was very happy with the reunion of the original band members....

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