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32 years after their wildly popular self-titled debut album's release, the legendary British rock band, ASIA returns with a brand new studio album entitled Gravitas. This album introduces new guitarist Sam Coulson who was recommended to the band by none other than Paul Gilbert of Mr. Big. The new album is being hailed as their best album since its classic early '80s releases
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  • Audio CD (March 25, 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Frontiers Music Srl
  • ASIN: B00HZOBD3M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #238,035 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By J. on March 25, 2014
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Asia has always been a group with talented musicians and songwriters. They have the ability to write and perform catchy songs while still demonstrating their skills as individual musicians. With Gravitas, we are introduced to Sam Coulson who takes over the guitar work from Steve Howe. Sam has his own style--he won't be mistaken for Steve--but that isn't a bad thing. Sam's solos are remarkable and add, rather than detract, from the overall feeling of the songs.

John Wetton's voice is as strong as it has ever been. There is a confidence in it. Carl's drumming and percussion work continue to evolve--which is saying something because he is arguably one of the best drummers in the world. And of course, there is Geoff Downes, who I consider to be the glue of the band. Even in the most bombastic of Asia songs, Geoff infuses subtleties lost in much of today's popular music.

Highlights of this album to me, personally, are "Heaven Help Me Now," "Valkyrie," "Nyctophobia" and "Till We Meet Again." To be fair, there aren't any duds on this work.

As a side note: "I Would Die For You" is a remake of the same song which was released on the Wetton / Downes CD many years ago. While I would have liked this CD to be all fresh material, the remake of "I Would Die For You" was recorded in a way that felt fresh, so it's all good.

If you are an Asia fan, you'll love this CD. If you are fan of good music, you'll love this CD. If you love Gangsta rap, yeah, this CD isn't for you.
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Asia's "XXX" was the most complete and homogeneous album released by this band since "Alpha." Unfortunately, as was the case with "Alpha," the band fractured, with Steve Howe making his second departure - albeit an amicable and very understandable one - early in 2013. While most fans of the group would have expected another old-school guitarist such as Pat Thrall, Dave Kilminster or Toto's Steve Lukather to enter the fold (Lukather was on the short list of replacements and was in fact invited to join Asia, but turned it down), Asia went in a completely unexpected direction, offering the spot to British-born Canadian Sam Coulson.
Coulson's integration into the band gives Gravitas a sound unlike that of the original lineup; it actually does sound like "Astra" in places, but frankly Coulson is a more proficient and melodic guitarist than Mandy Meyer was, and while Gravitas is certainly harder-edged musically than the other reunion albums, the introspective, spiritual and thoughtful tone that Asia has developed continues to unwind itself into their music. The result is a unique album and - this fan hopes - indications that there is more to come.

As with all of my other reviews, here is each song on the Special Edition CD, rated 1-5. (I have left the DVD off here.)
VALKYRIE - 5.0. One of the five best songs this band has recorded. It's almost too simple, but man does it work. Maturity suits Asia very well. Sam Coulson's first chance to showcase his abilities is extremely well executed and Carl Palmer's drums are at their very best.
GRAVITAS - 4.1. An angry anthem at the end of an unfortunate relationship.
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I have liked Asia for along time, so I must first admit that I am an Asia junkie. My specific favorite version of Asia is the lineup of John Wetton, Carl Palmer, Steve Howe and Geoff Downes. However, this incarnation without Steve Howe does not suffer much from his leaving Asia for Yes. I read that the working title for the album was Valkyrie, which I feel is the best song on the album. Gravitas is a good song as well, but Valkarie starts the album off on a high note, and I have listened to this song more than any other song on the album. The Closer I Get To You is a song I relate to personally, so I will just leave it at that. Nyctophobia is a stong song, with a different style than most Asia songs. To me the weakest song is Russian Dolls, which is OK, but doesn't fit this album as well as the rest of the songs. Heaven Help me Now, and I Would Die For You are a bit dramatic in terms of the sentiment, but are good songs non-the-less. Joe DiMaggio's Glove is another great song that I listen to over and over again. It has an interesting sentiment, comparing the writer's heart to the softness of Joe DiMaggio's Glove. Till We Meet again is another nice sentimental song, which if they did not include the acoustic versions of The Closer I Get To You and Joe Dimaggio's Glove, would have been a little bit of a let down for me as a finale.
If you are a Asia fan, or a fan of great rock songs, this would be a great addition to your album. If you like songs that are digitally enhanced, with digital drums, etc. this is not for you. For me it is great to hear songs that are at times upbeat, and at other times remind one of loves lost and of love found. Perhaps I suffer a bit from nostalgia, but then that is part of who I am.
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With the departure of Steve Howe i feared a let down. This isnt the case. From a lyrical sense Wetton is better than ever and from a voice standpoint he's never sounded better. Palmer's drums are more towards the forefront, more so than on XXX. Downes delivers more of his stellar keyboard work and writing ability. Coulson, while not everywhere on this album, the places he is are stellar. Great solos throughout. If you liked the last 3 you should like this as well. It does lean more towards an ICON feel than the other 3 Asia albums but Wetton and Downes do all the writing. In the future i'd like to see what Sam can come up with as well.
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