Aria (Asia album)

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Aria
AsiaAria.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1994
RecordedNovember 1993 – March 1994
Studio
  • Parkgate, Battle, Sussex
  • Maison Rouge, London
GenreProgressive rock
Length48:14
LabelBullet Proof
Producer
Asia chronology
Aqua
(1992)
Aria
(1994)
Arena
(1996)
Singles from Aria
  1. "Anytime"
    Released: 1994
  2. "Military Man"
    Released: 1994 (promo)
  3. "Summer/Feels Like Love"
    Released: 1994 (promo)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Aria is the fifth studio album by British rock band Asia, released in April 1994 in the United Kingdom by Bullet Proof Records and in 1995 in the United States by Mayhem Recordings. Unlike its predecessor, which was recorded with the help of several guest musicians, Aria features a stable line-up consisting of vocalist and bassist John Payne, keyboard player Geoff Downes, guitarist Al Pitrelli and drummer Michael Sturgis.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Geoff Downes and John Payne, except "Desire" and "Aria" written by Payne, Andy Nye and Downes.

No.TitleLength
1."Anytime"4:57
2."Are You Big Enough?"4:08
3."Desire"5:20
4."Summer"4:07
5."Sad Situation"3:59
6."Don't Cut the Wire (Brother)"5:20
7."Feels Like Love"4:50
8."Remembrance Day"4:19
9."Enough's Enough"4:37
10."Military Man"4:10
11."Aria"2:27
Total length:48:14

Personnel[edit]

Asia[edit]

Technical personnel[edit]

  • Andy Reilly – engineer, mixing engineer (at Les Ballons Du Chien Studios, Oxfordshire)
  • Gary Stevenson – mixing engineer
  • Roger Dean – cover design, painting, logotypes
  • Brian Burrows – sleeve layout/typography
  • Paul Rider – photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[2] 89
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[3] 31

References[edit]

  1. ^ Garcia, Alex S. Asia: Aria > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Asia – Aria" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Asia – Aria". Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 May 2018.