The best of both worlds
Is this actually the first original studio album under the name Asia featuring John Payne (not counting Asia albums he's done). A covers album stems from his and drummer Jay Schellens other project the Vegas jukebox revue Raiding the Rock Vault which may have featured some of these songs. I'm also a fan of Yes, some King Crimson, ELP, the Moody Blues, UK and have also bought CDs from Alan Parsons Project and Jethro Tull (I know Locomotive Breath better from another cover version from Rabbitt with Trevor Rabin whose era of Yes is covered here too though a female vocalist duetting is brought in to get Jon Andersons range). AFJP make these classics their own as they should. This will tide fans over until the long delayed new album of originals Americana.