ASIA - ALPHA with STEVE HOWE English 1983 USA Release Prog Rock 12" LP

Asia's second album is....well...SIMPLY IRRESISTABLE! The rock is quite a bit lighter than in their first album, but it's still great. I'm usually a pretty subdued guy, but I have to say that the sappy side of me comes out when I listen to this album. The smash hits would be the two opening tracks: 'Don't Cry' and 'The Smile Has Left Your Eyes'. But don't stop there. This is great stuff all the way through.


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Music Genre:

Prog Rock 

Album Production Information:


The album: "Alpha W/Steve Howe" was produced by: Mike Stone

  Mike Stone (Full-name: Michael Richard Seth Stone, 1951-2002) an American record producer and engineer who has worked with a wide range of rock and metal bands. He was born on 21 December 1951, in New York City.

 Stone began his career as an engineer at Record Plant Studios in New York, where he worked on albums by artists such as KISS, Blue Öyster Cult, and Aerosmith. He later moved to Los Angeles and worked at Cherokee Studios, where he became known for his work with bands such as Queen, Van Halen, and Journey. He has produced all of Demon's records since 1981, many of Discharge's albums as well as producing several other bands.

  Stone is perhaps best known for his work with Queen on their albums "News of the World" and "The Game," which included hits such as "We Will Rock You," "We Are the Champions," and "Another One Bites the Dust." He also worked with Journey on their album "Escape," which included the hit singles "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Open Arms."

  In addition to his work as a producer and engineer, Stone has also served as a mixer, remixer, and mastering engineer on numerous albums. He has received several Grammy nominations for his work and has been recognized for his contributions to the field of audio engineering.


Record Label Information:


Media Format:

12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1983 Made in USA
Band Members and Musicians on: Alpha W/Steve Howe
  • Geoff Downes - keyboards
  • Steve Howe - guitars
  • Carl Palmer - drums
  • John Wetton - vocals and bass
Track Listing of: "Alpha W/Steve Howe"

The Songs/tracks on "Alpha W/Steve Howe" are

    Side One:
  1. Don't Cry
  2. The Smile has Left Your Eyes
  3. Never in a Million Years
  4. My Own Time
  5. The Heat Goes On
    Side Two:
  1. Eye to eye
  2. The last to know
  3. True colors
  4. Midnight Sun
  5. Open Your Eyes
Album cover photos of : Alpha W/Steve Howe

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High Resolution Photo ASIA - Alpha


High Resolution Photo ASIA - Alpha


High Resolution Photo ASIA - Alpha  

Note: The images on this page are photos of the actual album. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash.

Index of ASIA band Vinyl Album Discography and Album Cover Gallery

 Asia is an English progressive rock band formed in London in 1981. The original lineup consisted of John Wetton (vocals, bass), Steve Howe (guitars), Geoff Downes (keyboards), and Carl Palmer (drums).

 The band's self-titled debut album, "Asia," was released in 1982 and became a huge commercial success, reaching No. 1 on the US album charts and selling over four million copies in the United States alone. The album's hit single, "Heat of the Moment," also became a top 40 hit in the US.

 Asia continued to tour and release albums throughout the 1980s, but by the early 1990s, the band's lineup had changed several times and their popularity had declined. However, in 2006, the original lineup of Wetton, Howe, Downes, and Palmer reformed and began touring and recording again, releasing several new albums.

ASIA - Alpha With Steve Howe

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GEFFEN GHS 4008   , 1983 , USA

Asia's second studio album "Alpha" was released in 1983 and featured a more pop-oriented sound compared to their debut album. The album included hit singles such as "Don't Cry" and "The Smile Has Left Your Eyes" and featured production by Mike Stone.

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ASIA - Asia ( self-titled )

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Geffen 902 008  , 1982 , Germany

Released in 1982, Asia's self-titled debut album quickly became a commercial success, reaching number one on the Billboard 200 chart. The album featured the hit singles "Heat of the Moment" and "Only Time Will Tell" and was produced by Mike Stone.


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ASIA - Astra Promo

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Geffen GEF 26413 , 1985 , The Netherlands

ASTRA is an album that showcases Asia's versatility as a band, with a mix of hard rockers and ballads that showcase their ability to craft catchy melodies and emotionally resonant lyrics. While the album received mixed reviews upon its release, it remains a notable entry in Asia's discography and has influenced many bands in the years since.

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ASIA - Only Time Will Tell

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This the third single released by the progressive rock band Asia from their successful first album, Asia

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