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Mean Fiddler, London, 3 March 2006

Not an overly packed Mean Fiddler which was surprising given all the activity in the Asia camp of late, what with the original Asia reforming and John Payne forming One. Here we have two original Asia members, John Wetton and Geoff Downes, joined by the very talented guitarist/vocalist John Mitchell (Kino/Arena) and drummer Steve Christey (Jadis/Wetton solo).

After a harmonica intro by John Wetton we were off into classic Asia with 'The Heat Goes On', quickly followed by 'Only Time Will Tell'. Wetton was in fine voice and although he missed a few lines which is easily done! Great to see 'Astra' tunes getting a look in especially the harmony loaded 'Voice of America'.

Only three tracks of the Wetton/Downes 'Icon' album got an airing with 'Hey Josephine' getting the best crowd reaction - most probably as it was the most Asia sounding tune. 'Days Like These' is one of my favourate Asia songs and a joy to hear it played tonight. Downes & Wetton seemed to slot into the groove with ease and it will be great to see them with Howe & Palmer. Mind you John Mitchell and Steve Christey were more than capable of covering both the Asia material and the Wetton solo songs of which 'We Move As One' was a highlight.

Closing with 'Heat of the Moment' it was fine night of Asia and solo material. Hopefully Wetton & Downes can fins time to tour again and fit another album in between the original Asia reunion tour.

Review by Jason Ritchie

Set list: The Heat Goes On, Only Time Will Tell, Voice of America, Lay Down, Hey Josephine, Days Like These, Video Killed the Radio Star (Geoff Downes solo spot), We Move As One *, Meet Me At Midnight *, Emma *, Battle Lines *, Don't Cry, Open Your Eyes, Go, Sole Survivor, (Encore)Heat of the Moment

* Acoustic set

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