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1. Overtoure/Paradox
2. Let Me Go
3. God Walks With Us
4. I Stand Alone
5. Meet Me At Midnight
6. Hey Josephine
7. Far Away
8. Please Change Your Mind
9. Sleep Angel
10. Spread Your Wings
11. In The End

Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 2, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: 2005
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Frontiers Records
  • ASIN: B00083D5AQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #575,987 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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It starts out very strong, and like most records, tends to fade a bit in the second half.
Robert Reynolds
As a long time Asia fan, I was excited about John Wetton and Geoff Downes reuniting for the Icon project as well as with the original Asia.
Dean Giering
If you listen to the words carefully, it will bring a smile to your face when you figure out what it's about.
George Dionne

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By George Dionne VINE VOICE on May 17, 2005
Format: Audio CD
The Good

"Let Me Go" starts off with a beautiful string introduction that abruptly switches to an in-your-face vocal. Wetton still has the melodic touch, while Downes carries him along with his pulsating key strokes. Their harmonics are spot-on. You tend to think this song is about getting out of a bad relationship, but the two have commented it's about getting out of a record contract. "God Walks with Us" is an inspirational ballad about faith. Wetton flexes his powerful pipes with confidence and conviction. The added pan flute and piano only enhance the track. It's sure to jerk an emotion or two out of you.

Wetton and Downes keep the spirituality theme going with "I Stand Alone". The welcoming church organ section gives way to a driving AOR rocker. "Hey Josephine" has a little bit of everything driving it; clean acoustics, piercing electric licks, and pulsing keyboards. If you listen to the words carefully, it will bring a smile to your face when you figure out what it's about. The serine ballad "In the End" is a duet between John Wetton and Annie Haslan. They sing about their enduring love and devotion.

The Bad

Nothing

The Verdict

You know that feeling when you reunite with an old friend after years apart? You know you can't quite describe it, but you know it feels right. That's Icon!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. Calabrese on May 29, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I purchased the Italian import of ICON. Despite the imprint on the outer cover stating "The incredible reunion of two of the supergroup ASIA founding members" this CD really has nothing to do with ASIA. So if you are hoping for the original ASIA sound you will be seriously disappointed. The artist billing on this CD is Wetton/Downes in that order, and that is appropriate. This is really a John Wetton CD and like all his CD's can be fairly introspective. Though, like all of his efforts, while impeccable, Geoff Downes keyboard work just seems along for the ride. The better cuts on this musical effort are the hymn God Walks With Us, the heartfelt I Stand Alone, the peaceful Sleep Angel, and the crown jewel of this CD In The End. ICON will appeal to the true John Wetton fan. There was not much in it for this Geoff Downes fan. The real bonus of purchasing this CD is the added vocal of Annie Haslam of Renaissance fame. She really shines on In The End. Also of note on this CD is John Mitchell, currently of KINO. If you are a classic line up ASIA fan proceed with caution, on the other hand this is not an unpleasant album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mcduck on May 16, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Twenty years after their last full album together in Asia, Geoff Downes and John Wetton have reunited for their long-overdue follow-up to ASTRA. Although it is tempting to make a direct comparison to those three classic Asia albums, we should consider that musical influences and styles can and should change and develop during the intervening years. Wetton and Downes bring twenty years of outside experience to their reunion, and ICON is easily recogizable as their next musical step. John Wetton continues to follow the more personal lyrical approach that he has utilized on his solo albums, and Geoff Downes is back to lay down the tasteful and exquisite keyboard textures that he has perfected with the New Dance Orchestra and latter-day Asia. John Mitchell is a terrific guitarist, as evidenced by the recent KINO album, but he is surprisingly muted here. The focus is definitely (and rightfully) on Wetton & Downes, and they have created a breathtaking combination of powerful anthems and tear-jerking ballads. This is exactly what we have been wanting for twenty years. Welcome back, and please don't make us wait so long for the next one!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By S. Peters on May 17, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Where to begin on such a wonderful album performed by two of the most respected musicians I have come to appreciate over the years? Let us begin by eliminating the nay-sayers.. don't be misled by the negative reviews posted here on Amazon. I too long for the glory days of the old Asia formation, but I am more than pleased with the results of this album. Change is about the only thing that is certain in all of our lives, and this amazing recording is no exception. But after listening to it several times, I am reminded in certain tracks of hints of the first few Asia albums. "Let me go" introduces us again as to why John Wetton and Geoffrey Downes began playing and singing together many years ago. The melody and harmony is unforgettable, and John's lyrics are sharp and emotion-filled. And when I played "God walks with us" for the first time, I had a difficult time understanding why tears were coming to my eyes.. a beautiful arrangement with Geoff and John's glorious harmonizations accenting spiritual and meaningful, simple words..It's hard to describe an album like this and repeated listens bring even more underlying melodies up to the front, capturing a mood and hope that the music in America today ignores. After listening to "Far away", I see myself at about the age of ten wandering the grounds I used to walk upon. This song is a prime example of the talents these two men possess, and you will find yourself singing it for days after it is done.Read more ›
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