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BrunoSampaio

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John, 
 
I noticed that the tempos of the songs now is more urgent with Sam than Steve. Steve tied the tempo of the songs? In Yes performances the songs is now slow. 
 
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You will see this more and more with established bands, I think. It's already happened with some groups,where as older members leave, or croak---- they are replaced by younger guys.It's not unthinkable that in 10 or 15 years' time, there could be bands floating around with no original members, but with the same ethos as the original band.
John, Would you like to see Asia carry on with new members? ( of course that would be in many many years from now). Sam's great taking over Steve's spot. But I really don't think there would be a replacement for the voice of you, John. I also don't think there's a replacement for the Man of Keys  or the King of Drums. Just my opinion.

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The version of Go is pretty cool!
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The idea of bands doing wholesale replacements due to father time and the grim reaper reminds me of when Molly Hatchet toured back in the late 90s, they didn't have any members left from the 70s line-up, the joke was "See Molly Hatchet...featuring the original road crew!"

I can't fathom Asia without at least John being there, he's the voice, the words, the foundation with his playing.

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Hypothetically, it's possible---and with some bands, feasible, nay probable---and in extreme cases, preferable. Just sayin'.......
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I can guarantee that none of the "original" musicians that played when Mozart's first works were first being premiered (add that Mozart isn't still around either ) are alive today, but that doesn't stop people from coming out in droves when their local philharmonic performs those pieces. Bottom line it would be the ultimate statement to the staying power of the music the band created if such things were to happen several years down the road and in some ways that is more important than seeing the band as it was. People don't live forever, but maybe great music can.
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If you were around when great classical music was being written, you would be lucky if you heard your favourite piece four times in your lifetime. Just think how fortunate we are,living in an age of recorded music.
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John ~ Your new guitar player is very good! I'm enjoying all the clips that are turning up of the latest Asia shows. When I first read about him joining Asia, it felt weird from a fan standpoint because the guy is my son's age and he wasn't even alive when Asia debuted but I like this a lot! Besides, Asia is perfect as long as you are part of it. Without you, it won't work.


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The idea of bands doing wholesale replacements due to father time and the grim reaper reminds me of when Molly Hatchet toured back in the late 90s, they didn't have any members left from the 70s line-up, the joke was "See Molly Hatchet...featuring the original road crew!"


lol! Emwhy ~ that road crew comment slays me!!!!!!
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Arrived home from Sweden, it might appear obvious but I must say: what a great show! Never heard John's voice so powerful. The gig was really too short, but 'The Smile Has Left Your Eyes' played only by Geoff's piano and John's vocal was incredibly touching. Sorry that it seemed impossible to meet the band somewhere in the area.
Now I really hope to see Asia in an entire concert in Italy.

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I don't think there's anything wrong with replacement musicians in a band if you're a music lover rather than someone who can only be happy living in the past. Being a YES fan should have taught all of us that a long time ago. Aside from the fact that if you didn't have replacements then that great music you love so much might never be heard in a live setting ever again? I love Steve Howe's guitar sounds but at the same time I'm looking forward to the different approaches that Sam brings to the table in the band.
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Thanks rob!

I did really like that version of go. I was looking forward to hear that one. Good decision to double that bit at 2:07 live, it works great.

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Wonderful!


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Freon, thanks for the latest video addition!!!  But it leaves me questioning...there's a guy professionally recording the concert.  John, are there plans for a future release of Sweden Rocks? 
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Haha!  I knew the moment that I heard John tune down that E string at the beginning of the video that I was about to hear Sole Survivor.  Sounds great!  I like alot what Sam is doing in this song.  
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Ok maybe wrong thread, it will be late summer/autumn but this Bulgarian show sounds amazing. Asia complete with orchestra!
I would pull out all stops to go see this, but unfortunately there is a strike looming over my head.
J, can we get any more info please!

Edit. Just looked up Plovdiv on internet and the Roman Amphitheater looks the biz. I want to go...
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