Review by Gary Hill
This album has all of the original lineup of Asia except Steve Howe. The music, however, is much different than what we heard on their debut disc. This third release shows a sound more tied directly to the pop of the 1980’s. For that reason it doesn’t hold up as well. There is some good music here, but those moments don’t rise as high. There is nothing really terrible, but rather a lot of fairly average music. There seem to be a couple places where John Wetton’s voice is compressed, too. All in all, this is a good disc, but far from great. It really doesn’t fit in progressive rock (although there might be a couple moments), but rather is included here in that category due to the prog musicians (Wetton, Geoff Downes and Carl Palmer) present.