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Aqua is the fourth studio album by British rock band Asia, released in 1992. It was the first album with longtime vocalist and bassist John Payne. In April 1991, original vocalist and bassist John Wetton departed from Asia, discouraged by the group's lack of success in the United States. He was replaced by John Payne, who accepted an invitation from keyboard player Geoff Downes to join the group. This duo would eventually lead Asia through to 2006.

Asia hadn't released an album of new music since 1985, so changes were to be expected. But changes for the better - well, that was a pleasant surprise. Aqua found the band infused with new energy, represented by a younger generation of arena rockers in bassist/vocalist John Payne and guitarist Al Pitrelli. Although Payne doesn't invite comparison to John Wetton or Greg Lake (his voice tends to get rougher as it gets louder), he gets the job done and turns out to be a pretty good songwriter in the bargain.

Asia's fourth studio album, Aqua, began the Payne era for the group. After unsuccessful sales of Astra in 1985 and later their Then & Now compilation (which had four new tracks recorded in 1990), John Wetton apparently became disgusted and left Asia to pursue a solo career (which also was unsuccessful). While Howe came in, drummer Carl Palmer left during the sessions due to committing to an ELP reunion. He only performed on three songs with session drummers completing the album. Amongst the personnel chaos, Asia finished the album and had a somewhat successful tour.

Asia - aqua (full album) + bonus. Asia - aqua (full album) + bonus 65:24. Asia- Who Will Stop The Rain 4:36. ASIA - Who Will Stop The Rain 4:34.

Aqua is an album consisting mainly of arena rock numbers, which avoid to sound like the ones on Alpha and Astra. Downes, who continues to write most of the material, keeps the music at a professional level very well. The "Aqua" instrumentals, the first one opening the album and the second one closing it, are the showplaces for the changes that Downes has gone through since the release of Astra.

Erscheinungsdatum 1992. Labels Pyramid Records. 12. Aqua Part 2. 02:10. Re-issue in 1998 by Snapper Music with a different cover and 1 bonustrack. 1. Aqua Part 1. 02:27. 2. Who Will Stop the Rain?

Продавец: Интернет-магазин Ozon. Адрес: Россия, Москва, Пресненская набережная, 10. ОГРН: 1027739244741


A1 Aqua I 2:25
A2 Who Will Stop The Rain 4:35
A3 Lay Down Your Arms 4:10
A4 Heaven On Earth 4:52
A5 Someday 5:47
A6 Crime Of The Heart 5:55
B1 A Far Cry 5:28
B2 Back In Town 4:07
B3 Don't Call Me 4:53
B4 Love Under Fire 5:13
B5 The Voice Of Reason 5:34
B6 Aqua II 2:09

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – DSB Italia Srl.


  • Artwork [Logo] – Roger Dean
  • Engineer – Pete Craigie
  • Illustration [Sleeve Illustration] – Rodney Matthews
  • Mixed By – John Brand
  • Producer – Geoff Downes


Mixed by John Brand for The Really Original Group.
Recorded and mixed at Advision Studios, Brighton, England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 013837 016429

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
109282 Asia Aqua ‎(CD, Album) Musidisc U.K. 109282 UK & Europe 1992
9031-77294-4 Asia Aqua ‎(Cass, Album) WEA 9031-77294-4 Indonesia 1992
none Asia Aqua ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Asia ) none Bulgaria Unknown
none Asia Aqua ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Asia ) none Bulgaria Unknown
SDPCD 158 Asia Aqua ‎(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Snapper Classics SDPCD 158 UK 2004