Asia has appears to have aged well over 30 years; I can't believe it has been that long since I carefully sliced open the shrink-wrap on their debut LP and gently placed it on my turntable. A memorable moment indeed!
I purchased the special limited edition that comes with a DVD as well as a CD, The DVD has interviews, the making of XXX
as well as two music videos. It was nice watching the DVD, but, once seen, I doubt I would view it again anytime soon.
As for the CD, the music is great, not as powerful as their first 3 albums, but the energy is there and Wetton's voice has not lost much over the years.
There are a few tunes that would have been better (IMO) by the addition of more Steve Howe (guitar) and less Geoff Downes (keyboards), but the lyrics are good, and the choruses will stick in your head (in a good way) after one or two listens. I especially liked "Bury Me in Willow" and "Tomorrow the World".