MENU
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

RARE

Asia

Prog Related


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Asia Rare album cover
2.68 | 16 ratings | 4 reviews | 12% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy ASIA Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Boxset/Compilation, released in 1999

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Waterfall (5:60)
2. The Journey Begins (1:43)
3. The Seasons (2:12)
4. The Gods (1:28)
5. The Whales (2:16)
6. The Journey Continues (1:21)
7. The Reservation (2:58)
8. The Bears (2:13)
9. Under The Seas (1:54)
10. At The Graveyard (1:14)
11. Downstream (2:17)
12. The Ghosts (2:56)
13. The Sun (0:34)
14. The Moon (1:08)
15. The Skarks (2:34)
16. The Journey Ends (0:33)
17. The Indians (2:55)
18. The Angels (2:52)
19. The Horizons (3:13)
20. To The Deep (3:27)
21. The Game (3:52)
22. The Exodus (4:25)

Total Time: 53:58

Lyrics

Search ASIA Rare lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search ASIA Rare tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Geoff Downes / keyboards
- David Payne / bass

Releases information

The material is music that Geoff Downes and David Payne composed for soundtracks (part for a documentary film and part for a video game).

Thanks to ProgLucky for the addition
and to NotAProghead for the last updates
Edit this entry

ASIA MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy ASIA Rare Music


RareRare
Import
Resurgence UK 2000
Audio CD$229.28
$87.20 (used)
Rare by Asia (2000-05-02)Rare by Asia (2000-05-02)
Resurgence
Audio CD$700.38

Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Salsa RARE CD FANIA First Pressing Machito ASIA MINOR campesino PARA BAILAR CHA USD $89.21 Buy It Now
Rare Hip Hop Cassette Marley Marl, Jay Z, Planet Asia, L Fudge Hot USD $7.76 Buy It Now 47s
HALLOWEEN PART ONE RARE FRANCE PROG 1988 MUSEA ORIG LP ASIA MINOR SHYLOCK USD $24.88 Buy It Now 11m 8s
Asia Aura CD 2001 Digipak Rare Yes Kansas Journey USD $79.99 Buy It Now 55m 34s
Nils Frahm SCREWS germany asia ed. rare indie piano rock brand new copy USD $24.99 Buy It Now 7h 4m
CD z24 PacificUV indie rock post shoegazer space 2002 dream asia ed. new rare USD $32.19 Buy It Now 7h 6m
CD z4 Caroline VERDUGO HILLS post rock indie asia ed. rare new copy vocal female USD $22.99 Buy It Now 7h 6m
Ellie Goulding Halcyon Days Special Asia Tour Edition Taiwan CD DVD RARE Sealed USD $69.99 Buy It Now 13h 58m
MADONNA MDNA 2012 MALAYSIA ASIA Flag Edition CD RARE NEW SEALED USD $7.90 Buy It Now 14h 13m
Michael Jackson - Dangerous/ The short Films - Rare 2 VCD SET/ ASIA USD $18.00 Buy It Now 15h 14m
VISHISS Street Sampler RARE 4 Track U.S. PROMO CD 2003 Hip Hop PLANET ASIA Agony USD $9.99 Buy It Now 15h 15m
U2 "SONGS OF INNOCENCE" ORG CD S.E. ASIA EDITION ++RARE++ USD $9.99 [0 bids]
17h 16m
Boyzone Back again No Matter what rare edition not for sale outside of Asia USD $12.28 [0 bids]
19h 6m
Hilary Duff Hilary Duff Rare 18 track 2004 Made in Asia CD album USD $7.75 [0 bids]
19h 17m
Vengaboys The Platinum album 10 track + Enhanced Made in Asia sealed CD rare USD $6.46 [0 bids]
19h 19m
Taiwan Zhou Zhi Ping 1992 Melody Of Time Polygram T113 Rare Asia CD FCS7562 USD $19.99 Buy It Now 20h 2m
ASIA MEXICAN LP ALPHA NM IN SHRINK RARE MEXICO YES USD $25.00 Buy It Now 21h 21m
ASIA MEXICAN LP LNS-117389 NM IN SHRINK RARE MEXICO YES USD $25.00 Buy It Now 21h 23m
Landspeed Records Essential Underground Hip Hop Cd Rare Planet Asia, Jedi Mind USD $7.76 Buy It Now 22h 21m
ASIA_Go_used RARE cassette_ships from AUS!_Y4 USD $4.49 Buy It Now 1 day
Mordern Talking - The Modern Talking Story (Asia ver. early CD) NEW w./OBI RARE USD $36.99 Buy It Now 1 day
The Tourists - Greatest Hits (Asia ver. early CD) NEW w./OBI RARE USD $18.99 Buy It Now 1 day
THE BLACK EYED PEAS - MONKEY BUSINESS CD DVD Asia Special Addition Pump It RARE USD $6.95 Buy It Now 1 day
MIGUEL ANGEL MUNOZ M.A.M CD+DVD [Asia Special Ver] w/OBI RARE OOP HTF SEALED USD $29.99 Buy It Now 1 day
RONAN KEATING Bring You Home CD [Asia Version] w/OBI RARE OOP HTF SEALED Boyzone USD $29.99 Buy It Now 1 day
ASIA GREATEST HITS LIVE BULGARIA EU CD NEW ULTRA RARE SEALED USD $16.66 Buy It Now 1 day
SHERBET CASSETTE TAPE SHERBET MADE IN ASIA RARE USD $4.86 Buy It Now 1 day
ASIA Live in Moscow 1990 JAPAN 2 MINI LP CD NEW OUT OF PRINT RARE GQCP-50024-5 USD $65.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Asia Self Titled/Same Japan CD 1st 35DP-25 Rare USD $29.99 Buy It Now 1 day
ENYA rare single CD MARBLE HALLS as baile S FAGAIM MO BHAILE book of days asia USD $99.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Fatboy Slim - Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars ASIA CD RARE Version #R01 USD $3.99 Buy It Now 1 day
SEALED RARE OOP Keith More CD Guitar Stories rock ARENA Pallas ASIA Jethro Tull USD $24.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Celine Dion - Let's Talk About Love 1997 SONY ASIA CD 16Trk RARE Version #K03 USD $4.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Asia - Only Time Will Tell (Rare) Mint 7" Picture Disc USD $19.39 Buy It Now 1 day
PLANET ASIA - SUMMERTIME IN THE CITY (12") Vinyl Single RARE USD $4.24 Buy It Now 2 days
Steve Howe Rare Signed Asia Vinyl LP Alpha 1983 Record 2012 Reunion Tour Yes USD $124.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Asia (2) ?- Asia 1982 Vinyl 1XLP (Rare 1st Print - Made in Greece) USD $6.46 Buy It Now 2 days
SCOOTER Jumping All Over The World Greatest Hit Hard Dance ASIA Edition 3CD RARE USD $18.90 Buy It Now 2 days
Mega Rare China Faye Wong Rare Plastic Back Cover 2000 EMI Asia CD FCS5601 USD $34.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Mega Rare China Faye Wong 1997 EMI Asia CD FCS5603 USD $29.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Mega Rare Best Collections Of Faye Wong China 1997 Polygram Asia CD FCS5604 USD $49.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Lam Thuy Van & VARIOUS ARTIST By Asia ASD0045 1992 Rare USD $30.00 Buy It Now 2 days
CLIFF RICHARD turn around JOHNNY HORTON 7" OLYMPIC RECS ID6001 VERY RARE - asia? USD $9.99 [0 bids]
2 days
YES - Heaven & Earth RARE OOP 8Trk 2014 CD New/Sealed Chris Squire ASIA HACKETT USD $4.99 [1 bids]
2 days
Asia ?- Don't Cry Shaped Picture Disc Vinyl Record UK Import Rare 1983 Prog Rock USD $31.45 Buy It Now 2 days
RARE Laura Fygi Change (Special Asia Tour Edition) W/ Bonus 4 Unreleased Tracks USD $39.95 Buy It Now 2 days
BABY BLAK - ONCE YOU GO BLAK (VINYL 2LP) 2003 RARE!! OBIE TRICE + PLANET ASIA!! USD $39.99 Buy It Now 2 days
BABY BLAK, PLANET ASIA, OBIE TRICE - NO COAST ALL-STARS (12") 2003!!! RARE!!! USD $14.99 Buy It Now 2 days
BAHAMADIA - SPECIAL FORCES (12") 2000!! RARE!! PLANET ASIA + RASCO + CHOPS!!! USD $24.99 Buy It Now 2 days
CALI AGENTS - THE GOOD LIFE (12") 2000!!! RARE!!! RASCO + PLANET ASIA!!! USD $24.99 Buy It Now 2 days
ASIA LIVE AT THE TOWN & COUNTRY CLUB STEVE HOWE RARE VGC USD $9.04 Buy It Now 2 days
DJ REVOLUTION - THE BACKBONE (12") 2000 RARE!! RASCO + PLANET ASIA + KARDINAL ? USD $34.99 Buy It Now 2 days
80's Hot Rock RARE CD Asia JoBoxers Icehouse Donnie Iris Lucky - Greg Kihn USD $23.99 Buy It Now 2 days
PLANET ASIA + HI-TEK - PURE COKE (12") 2001!! RARE!! ? USD $29.99 Buy It Now 2 days
PLANET ASIA + KUTMASTA KURT - GOLDEN AGE / AFRICAN STYLE (12") 2003!! RARE!! ? USD $14.99 Buy It Now 2 days
PLANET ASIA + TALIB KWELI - DON'T LET UP (12") 2000!!! RARE!!! 427!!! ? USD $12.99 Buy It Now 2 days
PLANET ASIA - PLACE OF BIRTH / THE PROFESSIONAL (12") 1999!! RARE!! EVIDENCE ? USD $34.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Asia Astra (1985) 1992 Japan MCA Victor MVCG-21008 RARE JAPAN CD OBI G-25971 USD $9.99 Buy It Now 3 days
PLANET ASIA + EVIDENCE (BUMRUSH BROTHERS) - GOLD CHAIN MUSIC (12") 2000!! RARE ? USD $14.99 Buy It Now 3 days
RARE 1960s BEST OF OF THE VENTURES 12" ASIA/ CHINA PRESSING NO.K H S -4023 USD $14.95 Buy It Now 3 days
RARE 1960s CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL 12" ASIA/ CHINA PRESSING NO.C S J-957 USD $18.95 Buy It Now 3 days
RARE 1960s JOHNNY TILLOTSON 12" ASIA/ CHINA PRESSINGl NO.T W L -1241 USD $14.95 Buy It Now 3 days
PLANET ASIA + TALIB KWELI - DON'T LET UP (12") Vinyl Single RARE!!! USD $8.49 Buy It Now 3 days
ASIA LIVE IN MOSCOW 1st EDITION RARE OOP CD USD $9.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Peace, Love & Truth John Lennon 2005 CD EMI SE Asia Compilation Rare Remixes USD $29.91 Buy It Now 3 days
Nini Rosso ?- Digital Best..Korean CD..Asia Record..RARE USD $32.99 Buy It Now 3 days
ASIA+Debut LP+Heat Moment+POSTER+AD+RARE ORIGINAL 1982+FRAMED+FAST GLOBAL SHIP USD $90.50 Buy It Now 3 days
LP Vinyl Sing Asia's heart / Yasunori Kanno Canyon JAPAN OBI C28A0352 Rare USD $0.99 [0 bids]
3 days
U.K. Nothing To Lose rare promo 45 ASIA YES JOHN WETTON USD $9.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Rare, Asia, Good Import USD $91.19 Buy It Now 4 days
CLUB ASIA 2001 SUMMER DANCE TRANCE RARE JAPAN CD OBI SEALED G-20090 USD $2.99 Buy It Now 4 days
ASIA+Alpha+POSTER+AD+RARE+ORIGINAL 1983+TOP QUALITY FRAMED+EXPRESS+GLOBAL SHIP USD $90.50 Buy It Now 4 days
ASIA+Alpha+POSTER+AD+RARE+ORIGINAL 1983+TOP QUALITY FRAMED+EXPRESS GLOBAL SHIP USD $90.50 Buy It Now 4 days
Asia ~ Astra ~ 1985 Geffen GHS24072 ~ Rare Club Edition - Columbia House ~ 1A/1A USD $9.99 Buy It Now 4 days
ASIA Days Like these w/RARE EDIT & AC MIX PROMO radio DJ CD single 1990 MINT USA USD $33.24 Buy It Now 4 days
Asia - Self Titled Debut Album ? Rare Original 1982 Record Club Edition Vinyl LP USD $13.49 Buy It Now 5 days
Rolling Stones vintage 80s cassette tape asia RARE C90 29 tracks best of USD $9.99 Buy It Now 5 days
Asia ?- Alpha 1983 1ST VERY RARE JAPAN 35-DP PRESS CD USD $35.00 Buy It Now 5 days
Mike Hazzard - I'm In Love 12 Inch Vinyl 1990 Rare Asia Records Hi Nrg Italo NM USD $19.08 Buy It Now 5 days
ROCK THIS WAY RARE 2 CD John Parr Head East Donnie Iris Vixen Asia Billy Squier USD $40.49 Buy It Now 5 days
ASIA ALPHA W/INNER SYMPHONIC ROCK 1984 ORIGINAL RARE EXYUGO LP N/MINT USD $19.94 Buy It Now 5 days
ASIA RARE 2 CD SET THE SMILE HAS LEFT YOUR EYES BRAND NEW UNPLAYED USD $1.28 [0 bids]
5 days
WINGS CASSETTE TAPE WINGS OVER AMERICA PART 1 MADE IN ASIA RARE USD $4.86 Buy It Now 6 days
GOLD & PLATINUM - "99 Luftballons" +15 more (CD-Rare) ASIA, BENATAR, NENA, etc. USD $14.95 Buy It Now 6 days
LOU RAWLS feelin good LP VG NEW-24 Vinyl Korea Asia Press RARE stereo Record USD $30.00 Buy It Now 6 days
ASIA Astra JAPAN GEFFEN P-13472 with OBI rare Warner press NM copy! John Wetton USD $55.00 Buy It Now 6 days
ASIA 1st JAPAN GEFFEN P-13316 with OBI rare Warner pressing NM copy! John Wetton USD $55.00 Buy It Now 6 days
OLDIE LP - KOKOMO - ASIA MINOR - RARE OUT OF PRINT - NEAR MINT LP USD $69.00 Buy It Now 6 days
OLDIE - KOKOMO - ASIA MINOR - RARE OUT OF PRINT - MONO LP USD $69.00 Buy It Now 6 days
?FREESHIPPING?ASIA?ARIA?JAPAN RARE CD NM?WPCP-5830 USD $20.00 Buy It Now 7 days
Colors of Asia, Logical Drift, Audio Cd, Rare innovative/unique experience, 2012 USD $12.99 Buy It Now 7 days
Asia Rare Band Signed Vinyl Steve Howe Carl Palmer John Wetton Geoffrey Downes USD $399.99 Buy It Now 7 days
KOKOMO PIANO ORCHESTRA ROY'S TUNE/ASIA MINOR RARE SINGLE INDIA EX USD $199.00 Buy It Now 7 days
ASIA ASIA heat of the moment RARE LP RECORD vinyl 1982 INDIA INDIAN VG+ USD $299.00 Buy It Now 7 days
ASIA Who will stop the rain RARE RADIO EDIT PROMO DJ CD Single 92 Steve Howe YES USD $24.99 [0 bids]
7 days
LAURIE CHICA CUBANA 12" ORIG 88 ASIA RARE ITALO DISCO HI-NRG ELECTRO BALDELLI NM USD $9.99 Buy It Now 7 days
RARE 1960s ROGER MILLER " KING OF THE ROAD " 12" ASIA/ CHINA PRESSING NO.CSJ-496 USD $14.95 Buy It Now 8 days
KITARO RARE PROMO FROM 'ASIA' ALBUM IN NEW CONDITION FOR COLLECTORS ONLY! USD $29.99 Buy It Now 8 days
ASIA - GO - RARE 7" 45 PROMO VINYL RECORD - 1985 USD $5.98 Buy It Now 8 days
GOLDDISC Rare Radio Promo 663 CD Damn Yankees INXS Neil Young Asia Winger Vixen USD $31.99 Buy It Now 8 days

More places to buy ASIA music online Buy ASIA & Prog Rock Digital Music online:

ASIA Rare ratings distribution


2.68
(16 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(12%)
12%
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(0%)
0%
Good, but non-essential (50%)
50%
Collectors/fans only (31%)
31%
Poor. Only for completionists (6%)
6%

ASIA Rare reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Easy Livin
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin
2 stars Asia in prog album shock!

Beware, this is not a true Asia album. Although released under that name, only Geoff Downes and John Payne performed on it. It is thus "rare" only because it did not sell well, not because it contains long sought after gems by Asia.

The music was created to provide music for a documentary film and video game, and as such is entirely instrumental musak. The tracks, of which there are many, tend to be short or very short, and therefore the album requires to be heard as a complete piece rather than Individually.

Taken on that basis, it's actually quite pleasant, if undemanding. Downes keyboards dominate throughout, moving through piano, synths, etc.

Ironically, given that there is nothing of the true Asia style or sound here, the album is probably the most prog release to bear the band's name!

Review by SouthSideoftheSky
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Symphonic Team
2 stars Amoeba

I've seen this album listed as a proper studio album by Asia rather than as a compilation, but it is probably best left out when listing Asia's "regular" studio output in virtue of the radically different nature of the music found here. Even though this was released as under the Asia name it actually has a lot more to do musically with Geoffrey Downes' solo career and his New Dance Orchestra releases in particular. Like Downes' The World Service album which was released in the same year, Rare is an all instrumental album. It consists of many brief instrumentals, some of which were originally intended for a nature documentary and the others for a computer game. I'm guessing that the two tracks The Journey Begins and The Journey Ends mark the start and the finish of the nature documentary material and the rest of the tracks are the computer game tracks, but I'm not sure about this.

The only two musicians credited are Geoff Downes and John Payne. There are no lead vocals at all but Payne does add some choir vocals. There are some occasional drums and guitars.

While I do find some value in at least some of these compositions, the fact that this music was intended to be accompanied by pictures is evident and it rarely stands on its own feet. It is not bad as background music, but it does sound somewhat incomplete and even unfinished at times. Some of Geoff Downes' solo albums are much better examples of his instrumental side. Rare is for fans only.

Latest members reviews

3 stars An enjoyable album consisting of instrumentals only. Not a real Asia album - more a Downes/Payne album. Not easy to highlight any track here - tracks 1-16 have been written for a documentary and are more like one big instrumental track, tracks 17-22 have been written for a game (and probably ... (read more)

Report this review (#71115) | Posted by zaxx | Saturday, March 4, 2006 | Review Permanlink

5 stars This IS an Asia release, and John Payne is performing on it, along with of course Geoff Downes. Some people mistakenly refer to this as a non-Asia release because it only features the two artists and obviously, being mainly short instrumental pieces, sounds nothing like anything else Asia has ... (read more)

Report this review (#37228) | Posted by | Wednesday, June 22, 2005 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of ASIA "Rare"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives