Arena (Asia album)

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Arena
Studio album by Asia
Released February 1996
Recorded 1995-96
Genre Art rock, progressive rock
Length 63:50
Label InsideOut Music
Bullet-Proof Records
Resurgence Records
Producer John Payne, Geoffrey Downes
Asia chronology
Aria
(1994)
Arena
(1996)
Archiva Vol. 1
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Arena is the sixth studio album by British rock group Asia, released in 1996. The lineup on the disc is Geoffrey Downes, John Payne, Michael Sturgis, Elliott Randall and Aziz Ibrahim.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Into the Arena" (Geoff Downes, John Payne, Elliott Randall, Tomoyasu Hotei) – 3:00
  2. "Arena" (Geoff Downes, John Payne) – 5:16
  3. "Heaven" (Geoff Downes, John Payne) – 5:17
  4. "Two Sides of the Moon " (Geoff Downes, John Payne) – 5:22
  5. "The Day Before the War" (Geoff Downes, John Payne) – 9:08
  6. "Never" (Geoff Downes, John Payne) – 5:31
  7. "Falling" (Geoff Downes, John Payne) – 4:57
  8. "Words" (Geoff Downes, John Payne) – 5:18
  9. "U Bring Me Down" (Geoff Downes, Aziz Ibrahim, John Payne) – 7:07
  10. "Tell Me Why" (Geoff Downes, John Payne) – 5:14
  11. "Turn It Around" (Geoff Downes, John Payne, Michael Sturgis) – 4:28
  12. "Bella Nova" (Geoff Downes, John Payne) – 3:12

Bonus Track[edit]

  1. "That Season" (Geoff Downes, John Payne) - 4:52

Note: This was the first Asia record in 4 years to receive worldwide release

Personnel[edit]

  • Geoffrey Downes - Keyboards (all), Drum Programming (13)
  • John Payne - Bass (2,8,10-11,13), Lead Vocals (2-11), Solo Guitar (3,8,10), Acoustic Guitar (5,13)
  • Michael Sturgis - Drums (2-11)
  • Elliott Randall - Lead Guitar (4-6,10-11,13), Guitar (2,7), Acoustic Guitar (1,3)
  • Aziz Ibrahim - Lead Guitar (5,9), Guitar (9), Acoustic Guitar (8), Rhythm Guitar (3-6,8,10-11)
Guest musicians

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hill, G. (2011). "Arena - Asia | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 

Note: This was the first Asia record in 4 years to receive worldwide release