Alive in Hallowed Halls Import
Digitally Mastered. This previously unreleased live recording from Pine Knob in Detroit, Michigan in September 1983 captures the very last show by the classic, original line-up of John Wetton (vocals/bass), Steve Howe (guitar), Geoff Downes (keyboards) & Carl Palmer (drums).
ZOOM CLUB records usually release good quality albums that allow people like me to retire some of their vinyl: WAYSTED, LEGS DIAMOND, UFO to name a few.
This time, this live recording (except for track 12, which is a leftover studio track) is, well, pretty bad.
I saw ASIA on that tour back in August 1983, and this disc is "supposedly" recorded at Pine Knob in Detroit in September 1983. I say "supposedly" because I know an ASIA "maniac" that owns a CD called "Last Original", recorded on September 10 1983 at Pine Knob, and some versions sound completely different!
In any case, this disc features the original quartet of Downes/Howe/Palmer/Wetton but the band is recorded rather poorly, some tracks have been edited, and some of the key tracks have been omitted (like Steve Howe's guitar solo, "Here Comes The Feeling" and "Sole Survivor").
The performances are nothing extraordinary, so I would recommend this only to the die-hard fans. It's too bad that there are no "legitimate" live albums from that era. Trust me, this one doesn't count...