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Album: The Very Best of Asia: Heat of the Moment (1982-1990)
Artist: Asia
2000 Geffen Records
CD: 069 490 554-2

Band members:
John Wetton: lead vocal, bass
Carl Palmer: drums & percussion
Steve Howe: guitars (1-13, 18), vocals (1-6, 18)
Geoff Downes: keys (all), vocals (1-6, 18)
Mandy Meyer: guitars (14-16)
Steve Lukather: guitars (17)
 

Produced by Mike Stone (1-13, 18), Mike Stone & Geoff Downes (14-16), Frank Wolf (17)
Engineered by Mike Stone (1-6, 18), Mike Stone & Paul Northfield (7-13), Mike Stone & Alan Douglas (14-16), Frank Wolf (17)

Compilation produced by Mike Ragogna
Mastered by Erick Labson
Art direction: Vartan
Liner notes by Jeremy Holiday & Dave Gallant
 

Tracks:
1. Heat of the Moment [Wetton/Downes] (3:50)
2. Only Time will Tell [Wetton/Downes] (4:44)
3. Sole Survivor [Wetton/Downes] (3:40)
4. Time Again [Downes/Howe/Palmer/Wetton] (4:45)
5. Wildest Dreams [Wetton/Downes] (5:10)
6. Here Comes the Feeling [Wetton/Howe] (3:30)
7. Don't Cry [Wetton/Downes] (3:32)
8. Daylight [Wetton/Downes] (3:29)
9. The Smile has Left Your Eyes [Wetton] (3:13)
10. Lying to Yourself [Wetton/Howe] (4:13)
11. The Heat Goes On [Wetton/Downes] (4:55)
12. Never in a Million Years [Wetton/Downes] (3:56)
13. Open Your Eyes [Wetton/Downes] (6:26)
14. Go [Wetton/Downes] (4:06)
15. Voice of America [Wetton/Downes] (4:26)
16. Too Late [Wetton/Downes/Palmer] (4:11)
17. Days Like These [Steve Jones] (4:01)
18. Ride Easy [Wetton/Howe] (4:35)
 

Notes: (1-6) from Asia, (7, 9, 11-13) from Alpha, (8) b-side to "Don't Cry" and on cassette version of Alpha, (10) b-side to "The Smile has Left Your Eyes", (14-16) from Astra, (17) from Then & Now, (18) b-side to "Heat of the Moment"

US singles chart: (1) #4, (2) #17, (7) #10, (9) #34, (14) #46, (17) #64

A compilation of remastered tracks from Asia's Wetton-era albums plus all the rare b-sides from that period. A number of single edits were used to fit everything on. Howe later recycled "Lying to Yourself" in "Order of the Universe" on ABWH. (HP, 26 May 03)


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