Buy New
$7.17
Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Extended Versions has been added to your Cart
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $0.40
Learn More
Trade in now
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$7.17
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: insomniacsonline
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Extended Versions
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Extended Versions Live


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, Live, September 25, 2007
"Please retry"
$7.17
$2.98 $2.25
$7.17 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Extended Versions + Recollections
Price for both: $19.66

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews


1. Time Again
2. Only Time Will Tell
3. Wildest Dreams
4. Here Comes The Feeling
5. Silent Nation
6. Long Way From Home
7. Cutting It Fine
8. What About Love
9. Sole Survivor
10. Heat Of The Moment

Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 25, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Live
  • Label: Sony BMG Custom Marketing Group
  • ASIN: B000H0MMPY
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #235,196 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Amazon's Asia Store

Music

Image of album by Asia

Photos

Image of Asia

Biography

When they appeared in the early '80s, Asia seemed to be a holdover from the '70s, when supergroups and self-important progressive rockers reigned supreme. Featuring members of such seminal art rock bands as King Crimson (John Wetton), Emerson, Lake & Palmer (Carl Palmer), and Yes (Steve Howe), as well as Geoff Downes from the Buggles, Asia did feature stretches of indulgent ... Read more in Amazon's Asia Store

Visit Amazon's Asia Store
for 166 albums, 3 photos, discussions, and more.

Customer Reviews

Keyboard wiz (and founder) Geoff Downes was there as well, sounding great.
W. A. Smart
I think it is time for folks to stop acting childish, this goes for all former members of ASIA, and its fan base, and for the band to just get on making good music.
A. Calabrese
The audio quality sounds like it was recorded on one of those old mono cassette recorders.
S. Lancaster

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A. Calabrese on May 5, 2008
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I purchased this CD shortly after seeing "the original ASIA line up" on tour, last month, April of 2008. I always thought that John Payne got short shrift from everyone, including the fans of ASIA, after the original 4 members put aside their childhood squabbles and got back together. Like other folks have already noted John Payne was in ASIA longer than Carl Palmer, Steve Howe and John Wetton put together. When I spoke to Geoff Downes and John Payne during the now infamous acoustic tour, a few years back, there was no doubt that John was an integral part of ASIA.

John Payne's start with ASIA was a shaky one in my opinion, voice wise, but he improved with age, and this CD, Extended Versions [Live, is proof of how John's voice got better and the rest of the band really evolved. This CD of a live show in Helsinki, Finland shows how this version of the band really worked as one unit. The musicianship on this Live CD is awesome and especially Geoff Downes is in top form. The versions of songs like Here Comes the Feeling, the material from the Silent Nation CD, a great work on its own, and even the landmark Sole Survivor show that despite the desertion of 3 of the original members of ASIA, the band played on, and played on damn well in my opionion. If you don't think so, listen to Arena, Aura, and Silent Nation and compare it to the relatively safe fare and at times unremarkable stuff on the reunion CD Phoenix.

As for another reviewer's remark that John Payne should get over it, the same can be said for John Wetton et al, with the exception of Geoff Downes, who I hope one day will make peace with John Payne the way he has with Misters Wetton, Palmer, and Howe. John Payne paid his dues and worked hard for ASIA and this CD is proof of that fact.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By W. A. Smart on March 27, 2009
Format: Audio CD
This CD is certainly not a slam or rip-off (as ome people are prone to imply)directed to the "orginal four" members of Asia. When this recording was made (Dec 2005), Payne was a member of the band and had been for a decade. Keyboard wiz (and founder) Geoff Downes was there as well, sounding great. In fact, the entire recording is extremely well done and is an historical record of one incarnation of Asia that fans will never hear again. Payne's vocals were only getting stronger and more confident (Payne was no doubt much happier to be able to sing from his own recordings rather than than the hits from the early 1980's). He also should be commended for having to step in (very competently)and fill a void (Wetton had left the group), having to vocalize some of the best known songs in American rock and roll (few people missed "Only Time will Tell" and "Heat of the Moment" the first time around). Buy this live CD with confidence and you will be rewarded with some of the fastest guitar work going, by the vastly underrated (usually unknown) Guthrie Govan. This guy deserves more exposure. The current Asia is not going to lose any money over this...John Payne's name is clearly and boldly printed across the front cover and while they never enjoyed the popularity of the "original four", this Asia provided some great recordings...and this is their final statement. Poor quality Asia (live) recordings existed before, but this certainly is not one of them.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By John Sposato on December 17, 2007
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is a live album recorded November 2005 in Helsinki, Finland. This is one of the last Asia concerts to feature both John Payne and Geoffrey Downes. A few months later, they announced the end of their partnership after nearly two decades. Downes brought back the original lineup while the others had a new group, GPS, only to start their own Asia (there are two Starships, so why not two Asias?), as well as Asia featuring John Payne, which is being used here.
Most of the very first album is covered here, and three from the last album, "Silent Nation", so there isn't anything from in between. The Roger Dean logo couldn't be afforded, so a poor man's version is here. This is part of the long-running Extended Versions series started by BMG's (now Sony's) budget line. This will be released everywhere else as "Scandinavia" by Devgel. This release is closure for those of you who may only like John Payne's Asia (there are some), but also for those who may not be familiar with him.
I bought it new here, but then I got an autographed copy.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Flipper602 on August 24, 2008
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is a good sounding later day live Asia release. The best part is hearing songs from Silent Nation live. If you are a Asia fan add it to your collection. You won't be disappointed. As we all know some of the live Asia CDs can be a little hard to listen to because of poor sound quality. This is not the case with this release. Enjoy!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
By the time Silent Nation came about Asia was at white hot. The ever evolving line up of Asia presents a good mix of old and new here. Tracks from Silent Nation stand here side by side with the obvious Asia classic era hits. Buy it now. Great price great band good times.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Extended Versions
This item: Extended Versions
Price: $7.17
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?