Asia will be releasing a live boxed set on November 26th titled “The Official Live Bootlegs, Vol. 1”. You can pre-order it here. The first single from it is The Heat Of The Moment, recorded live at Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY, USA, 3 May 1982. I have to preface what I’m about to say by stating this is the very beginning of their debut of their tour. That aside, I think this release is living up to the title the album. It definitely sounds like a bootleg. Maybe that’s a good thing, maybe it’s not, but either way it’s poor quality in my opinion. It’s cool to capture the era but sad that they couldn’t get better sound management. I personally would be embarrassed by this release. You may think differently, but it was hard for me to make it through the song. There is no video of the performance that probably would have been much easier to take. You can listen to it below.
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