Asia 2001 has been producing music since the beginning of the last century's decade and has actually been around since the expression trance music was first used. Asia 2001 comes from the south of France, where he produces most of his music at his private studio, "The Stargate". Behind Asia 2001 we find Martin Cooper, who is also known as Loren-X, with releases and albums on R&S, Polygram, F-Com, Distance and more. Martin Cooper has established Trans`Pact Productions back in 1992 with his wife Thaisha, and shortly after that, released "Fly in Rajasthan", that became a hymn at that time. Trans`Pact has released dozens of singles and albums, including Spectral's Trance O 10 C…
Universal Masters Collection album for sale by Asia was released on the Universal Distribution label. This 17-track compilation neatly summarizes the poppy hard rock of 1980s supergroup Asia, a quartet of progressive rock warhorses simplifying and streamlining their sound on hits like "The Heat of the Moment" and "Only Time Will Tell." Universal Masters Collection buy CD music Quite a few prog rock veterans got the hint upon the dawn of the '80s – long and winding epics were out; streamlined and focused compositions were in.
…2001 album, described as, 'a return to form' for the orchestral Prog/Rock act Including three bonus tracks, 'Under The Gun', 'Come Make My Day' and 'Hands Of Time'. . Highlights include, 'Ready To Go Home' (written by Andrew Gold and 10cc's Graham Gouldman) and 'Free' (an eight-minute epic featuring stunning guitar work from Pat Thrall and Saga's Ian Crichton). Additional artists include Simon Phillips, Tony Levin (King Crimson), Vinnie Colaiuta, Elliott Randall, Chris Slade (AC/DC) and Michael Sturgis (Wishbone Ash/21Guns).
Patti LaBelle's entry in the Universal Masters Collection is a decent compilation that covers most of her hits from the latter half of the '80s and the whole of the '90s, containing singles like "New Attitude," "Kiss Away the Pain," "Oh, People," "Feels Like Another One," "Stir It Up," "Yo Mister," "Beat My Heart Like a Drum," and "When You Talk About Love." Though it's not comprehensive with this phase of LaBelle's career, it's one of the better sets available with this kind of scope. This is a European release, so it is slanted toward the singles that made a big impact outside of the U.S., but there isn't a great deal of variance between what was most popular in the two territories.
Prior to Lovedrive's recording, the Scorpions' lineup had a major change when their lead guitarist, Uli Jon Roth, quit the group (not to mention, the rock genre was rapidly changing). With this in mind, the band not only highlighted the album with the licks and riffs of three guitarists (Rudolf Schenker, Michael Schenker, Matthias Jabs), but they also dramatically changed their style to sound more like that of Van Halen. This change is quite welcome; not only are the performances more unpredictable, but the lyrics and melodies are better written. In fact, some of the Scorpions' best songs, such as "Loving You Sunday Morning," "Holiday," and "Coast to Coast" are found here, making it one of their finest.~ Barry Weber (All Music Guide)