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Asia featuring John Payne

Just as they used to describe pork as "the other white meat", several long-time bands have more than one version of themselves playing out these days. Asia is one of these. I saw them at the beginning of the summer, playing with Yes on the Royal Affair Tour. Tonight, I saw the "other" Asia, playing just minutes from my house.
1Asia featuring John Payne
Recollections: A Tribute to British Prog


The band was actually quite good. (I was a little surprised, to tell you the truth.)
2Asia featuring John Payne
Military Man


Payne's replaced John Wetton in the original version of Asia in 1991. He went on the record a number of albums as Asia's lead singer through 2004. Unfortunately, on Sputnik, at least, the collective ratings on these albums ranges from a low of 1.6 to a "high" of 2.6. Kinda sad, really.
3Asia featuring John Payne
Extended Versions


I'll admit, I don't love Payne's voice. It's not terrible, but it's a little gravelly compared to the beauty of Wetton's vox. But he seems like an amiable fellow, and he's fairly entertaining as a frontman. And, as I said, the band as a whole is quite good.
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