Prog was all but dead in 1982. This was not supposed to be a prog album. It was tailor-made to fit on AOR playlists,
and to extend the careers of these 4 highly respected, talented musicians for a bit longer.
Asia's debut did everything it's creators wanted it to do... and more!
...I wonder if 90125 by Yes would have done as well, had it not been for Asia breaking the ice the the year before...
ASIA?. I remember 'the fuss' made about them back in '82 and 'breaking America' and all that s**t but this 80s band didn't do much for me or YES for that matter BUT dudes I have been re-listening to the first Asia album of late and loving every track on the album plus Geoff Downes is cool dudes.