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Asia - Alpha album

Asia  - Alpha album Performer: Asia
Title: Alpha
Style: Pop Rock, Symphonic Rock
Date of release: 1983
Size MP3: 1845 mb
Size FLAC: 1538 mb
Rating: 4.3
Format: AAC ASF MP4 ADX VQF AIFF DXD

Alpha is the second studio album by British rock band Asia, released on 26 July 1983 in the United States and on 12 August 1983 in the United Kingdom by Geffen Records. Recorded at Le Studio in Morin-Heights, Quebec, and Manta Sound in Toronto from February to May 1983, the album was produced, like its multi-platinum predecessor, by Mike Stone. Guitarist Steve Howe left the band in 1984. Thus, Alpha was the last album to feature the band's original line-up until Phoenix which was released in 2008

Alpha is a music studio album recording by ASIA (Prog Related/Progressive Rock) released in 1983 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. Alpha Geffen Goldline 1983.

The album still managed to be a platinum-selling Top Ten hit, as did the leadoff single "Don't Cry," but where Asia managed to make old sounds fresh, Alpha fails miserably. Nothing on Alpha packs the sheer sonic force of the band's debut. Instead, much of the record is lightweight both lyrically and musically, leaning heavier on keyboard-laden ballads like "The Smile Has Left Your Eyes," which managed to scrape into the Top 40, and "My Own Time (I'll Do What I Want).

Data de aparición Octubre 1983. Estilo MusicalProgressive Rock. Miembros poseen este álbum66. 1. Don't Cry. 2. The Smile Has Left Your Eyes. 3. Never in a Million Years.

A1. A2. A3. Geffen Records, Geffen Records. GED 04 008, GEFD 4008. 35DP 80. Asia (2). Alpha ‎(CD, Album).

Alpha - Студийный альбом от Asia. В альбом вошло 12 треков. Продолжительность альбома: 50:00. Asia - The Smile Has Left Your Eyes (John Wetton). The Smile Has Left Your Eyes - starts acoustically (Asia live in Moscow 1990). Asia - The Smile Has Left Your Eyes 1990 (Acoustic Guitar). The Smile Has Left Your Eyes (Asia cover/John Wetton tribute) - Mike Massé. Greg lake & asia - the smile has left your eyes (live '83).

Alpha by Asia Recorded on: Dec 5th, 2013. ASIA - Best Of (compilation). asia - aura (full album) + bonus. Asia - Don't Cry. Asia - Gravitas (Full Album) 2014. Asia's first three albums. Asia - aqua (full album) + bonus. Asia - Anthology (1997) Digitally Remastered 2005 - Full Album HD. Asia - Aqua (1992) Digitally Remastered 2005 - Full Album HQ. Asia "Alpha" Demos. Asia - XXX (Full Album + Bonus Tracks). Asia - Arena (1996) Full Album - Digitally Remastered 2005 (HD).

Tracklist

A1 Don't Cry 3:41
A2 The Smile Has Left Your Eyes 3:13
A3 Never In A Million Years 3:46
A4 My Own Time (I'll Do What I Want) 4:49
A5 The Heat Goes On 5:00
B1 Eye To Eye 3:14
B2 The Last To Know 4:40
B3 True Colors 3:53
B4 Midnight Sun 3:48
B5 Open Your Eyes 6:26

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Warner Communications
  • Produced For – Mike Stone Enterprises, Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Le Studio
  • Recorded At – Manta Sound
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – The David Geffen Company
  • Copyright (c) – The David Geffen Company
  • Copyright (c) – Roger Dean
  • Published By – WB Music Corp.
  • Published By – Almond Legg Music Corp.
  • Lacquer Cut At – Artisan Sound Recorders
  • Mastered At – Sheffield Lab Matrix – Δ4940
  • Pressed By – Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Winchester
  • Manufactured By – Warner Bros. Records Inc.

Credits

  • Arranged By – Asia
  • Artwork – Roger Dean
  • Drums – Carl Palmer
  • Engineer, Mixed By, Recorded By – Mike Stone, Paul Northfield
  • Guitar – Steve Howe
  • Keyboards – Geoff Downes
  • Management – Brian Lane
  • Mastered By – Greg Fulginiti
  • Mixed By [Assistant] – Frank Opolko, Rob Whelan*
  • Producer – Mike Stone
  • Vocals, Bass Guitar – John Wetton
  • Written-By – Geoff Downes (tracks: A1, A3 to B5), John Wetton

Notes

All songs WB Music Corp./Almond Legg Music Corp. adm. by WB Music Corp./Ackee Music Inc. ASCAP
except A2 WB Music Corp./Almond Legg Music Corp. adm. by WB Music Corp. ASCAP

© 1983 The David Geffen Company ℗ 1983 The David Geffen Company
Made in U.S.A.
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"SLM △" in the runout etching indicates that the lacquer disc was processed at, and the metal parts used to manufacture the record were made at Sheffield Lab Matrix.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7599-24008-1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 075992400817
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, etched, variant 1): GHS-1-4008-SH1 B-18378-SH1-1 SLM △4940 1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, etched, variant 1): GHS-2-4008-S-SH4-2 SLM △4940-X 1-4H4 B-18379
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, etched, variant 2): GHS-1-4008-SH4 B̶-̶1̶8̶3̶7̶8̶-̶S̶H̶4̶ ─◃ GF SLM △4940 1- 1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, etched, variant 2): GHS-2-4008-SH4 B-18379-SH4 SLM △4940-X ─◃ 1-5
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A&B, stamped, all variants): [ARTISAN Symbol]
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, etched, variant 3): GHS-1-4008-SH5 ΩB-18378-SH5-1 SLM △4940 1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, etched, variant 3): GHS-2-4008-SH5 ΩB-18379-SH5-1 SLM △4940-X 1-3

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
GEF 25508 Asia Alpha ‎(LP, Album) Geffen Records GEF 25508 UK 1983
GED 04 008, GEFD 4008 Asia Alpha ‎(CD, Album) Geffen Records, Geffen Records GED 04 008, GEFD 4008 Europe Unknown
35DP 80 Asia Alpha ‎(CD, Album) Geffen Records 35DP 80 Japan 1983
30AP 2699 Asia Alpha ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic) Geffen Records 30AP 2699 Japan 1983
4008-2 Asia Alpha ‎(CD, Album, Tar) Geffen Records 4008-2 US 1983

Tracklist

Alpha
A1 Don't Cry
A2 The Smile Has Left Your Eyes
A3 Never In A Million Years
A4 My Own Time (I'll Do What I Want)
A5 The Heat Goes On
Beta
B1 Eye To Eye
B2 The Last To Know
B3 True Colors
B4 Midnight Sun
B5 Open Your Eyes

Credits

  • Producer – Mike Stone

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
GEF 25508 Asia Alpha ‎(LP, Album) Geffen Records GEF 25508 UK 1983
GED 04 008, GEFD 4008 Asia Alpha ‎(CD, Album) Geffen Records, Geffen Records GED 04 008, GEFD 4008 Europe Unknown
35DP 80 Asia Alpha ‎(CD, Album) Geffen Records 35DP 80 Japan 1983
30AP 2699 Asia Alpha ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic) Geffen Records 30AP 2699 Japan 1983
4008-2 Asia Alpha ‎(CD, Album, Tar) Geffen Records 4008-2 US 1983

Tracklist

Alpha
A1 Don't Cry
A2 The Smile Has Left Your Eyes
A3 Never In A Million Years
A4 My Own Time (I'll Do What I Want)
A5 The Heat Goes On
Beta
B1 Eye To Eye
B2 The Last To Know
B3 True Colors
B4 Midnight Sun
B5 Open Your Eyes

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Columbia House

Credits

  • Arranged By – Asia
  • Design [Cover] – Roger Dean
  • Drums – Carl Palmer
  • Engineer, Recorded By, Mixed By – Mike Stone, Paul Northfield
  • Guitar – Steve Howe
  • Keyboards – Geoff Downes
  • Management – Brian Lane
  • Producer – Mike Stone
  • Recorded By [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant] – Frank Opolko, Rob Whelan*
  • Vocals, Bass [Guitar] – John Wetton
  • Written-By – Downes* (tracks: A1, A3 to B5), Wetton*

Notes

Columbia release. What to look for: the very bottom-center of the rear cover has the text, "Manufactured by Columbia House Under License." The other releases do not have this text.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side): GHS-1-4008-1D B2 ○G1
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side): GHS 2-4008-1C A5 ○P-G

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
GEF 25508 Asia Alpha ‎(LP, Album) Geffen Records GEF 25508 UK 1983
GED 04 008, GEFD 4008 Asia Alpha ‎(CD, Album) Geffen Records, Geffen Records GED 04 008, GEFD 4008 Europe Unknown
35DP 80 Asia Alpha ‎(CD, Album) Geffen Records 35DP 80 Japan 1983
30AP 2699 Asia Alpha ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic) Geffen Records 30AP 2699 Japan 1983
4008-2 Asia Alpha ‎(CD, Album, Tar) Geffen Records 4008-2 US 1983