Resonance is a live DVD/CD recorded in Switzerland in 2010 - captured by 18 HD cameras, and it's filled with exceptional singing, playing, and songcraft. Asia occasionally gets hit for not being more prog, but that's a crock. This live set rocks, pure and simple. Four great musicians playing well crafted songs with precision, passion, and excitement. What's not to like?
As I said, the hits are all here and these renditions are fantastic, but it's newer tunes such as Wetton's tour de force, An Extraordinary Life, the compelling Holy War, and the majestic I Believe will have you reconsidering the Asia catalogue if you've missed some of it in the past. This set is a must have for Asia's fans, but it will also please any past doubters, and I know there are those of you out there - at times I've been right there with you, but now I'm catching up on some great rock that I've missed.
John Wetton keeps amazing me - I say it over and over, but the man is a wonder. Health issues have come and gone, but he's resilient and keeps coming back in full force, and with tremendous resonance. Resonance rocks - pick up a copy as soon as it's out, and you'll be well pleased.
I hope Asia keeps up this pace - I really enjoyed this year's new album, XXX, and this live set is a complete victory.