Gravitas (Asia album)

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Studio album by Asia
Released 25 March 2014
Recorded 2013
Genre Progressive rock, hard rock
Length 47:40
Label Frontiers
Producer John Wetton, Geoff Downes
Asia chronology
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Gravitas is the fourteenth studio album by British progressive rock band Asia, released on 25 March 2014.[2][3] Written and produced by John Wetton and Geoff Downes, it is the group's first release to feature their new guitarist, Sam Coulson, who replaced Steve Howe in January 2013 after the latter retired from the band,[4] and their final studio album before Wetton died of cancer in 2017.[5] Gravitas was originally announced under the name Valkyrie which would eventually come to be the name of the lead single.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by John Wetton and Geoff Downes.

No. Title Length
1. "Valkyrie" 5:25
2. "Gravitas" 7:59
3. "The Closer I Get To You" 6:38
4. "Nyctophobia" 5:11
5. "Russian Dolls" 5:05
6. "Heaven Help Me Now" 5:38
7. "I Would Die For You" 3:11
8. "Joe Di Maggio's Glove" 4:30
9. "Till We Meet Again" 4:03
10. "The Closer I Get To You (Acoustic)" (Deluxe Edition bonus track)  
11. "Joe Di Maggio's Glove (Acoustic)" (Deluxe Edition issue bonus track)  
12. "Russian Dolls (Acoustic)" (Japanese CD issue bonus track)  

"I Would Die For You" is listed as having been written in 1986, as opposed to the rest of the songs, which were composed in 2013. An early version appeared on the Wetton/Downes demo album.


Additional musicians
  • Katinka Kleijn - cello on "Valkyrie"


  1. ^ Collar, Matt. "Gravitas - Asia (Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards)". AllMusic. 
  2. ^ "ASIA Announce New Guitarist and 2013 Plans". Original Asia. 2014-02-24. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  3. ^ "Gravitas: Asia: MP3 Downloads". 2014-02-12. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  4. ^ "News - Steve Howe Guitar Rondo". Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  5. ^ "ASIA's JOHN WETTON Dies After Battle With Cancer". 2017-01-31. Retrieved 2017-01-31. 

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