ASIA - ONLY TIME WILL TELL 7" Picture Sleeve Vinyl Single

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


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This 7" vinyl single "Only Time Will Tell" by the British rock band Asia was released in 1982. It was the first single from their self-titled debut album, which was a massive commercial success, selling over 10 million copies worldwide. "Only Time Will Tell" is widely considered one of the band's signature songs, and it helped establish them as a major force in the world of rock music in the early 1980s.

"Only Time Will Tell" is a quintessential example of Asia's sound, which blended progressive rock, hard rock, and pop elements to create a unique and accessible style. The song features catchy melodies, driving guitar riffs, and soaring vocal harmonies, all of which combine to create an anthemic and uplifting sound. The production quality of the song is excellent, with a crisp and clear mix that allows each instrument and vocal track to shine through.

The lyrics of "Only Time Will Tell" are written by the band's lead vocalist and bassist, John Wetton. The song tells the story of a relationship that has ended, and the narrator is left wondering whether his former lover will ever come back to him. The central theme of the song is the idea of fate and the uncertainty of the future. The chorus, which repeats the line "Only time will tell," is a reminder that no one can predict what the future holds, and that sometimes all we can do is wait and see.

"Only Time Will Tell" was a massive hit when it was released, reaching number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. It also did well in other countries, including the United Kingdom, where it peaked at number 54. The song's success helped establish Asia as a major force in the world of rock music, and it paved the way for the band's continued success throughout the 1980s.

Music Genre:  Prog Rock Music  
Collector's info:  P/S Picture Sleeve  

Vinyl Record Format:

7" Single Record, PS Picture Sleeve  

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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