Terrible Sound Quality!
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This album is terrible! The sound quality is very poor. I've listened to bootlegs with better sound quality. How Geoff Downes and the new Asia let this album be sold to the public is beyond me."
David M. Anderson | Manhattan, KS United States | 04/07/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Well, not learning my lesson after buying "Live in Osaka," I payed good money and put it in thinking that they'd learned their lesson about audience recordings... Nope! As with "Live In Osaka" the performances are well done and it has a nice offering from my favorite Asia album, Aria... the sound is wee bit better than "Live In Osaka," but other than that, this one is also for collectors only..."
Worth it just for 'Sole Survivor'...
Prog Nerd | Southern California | 06/10/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Yeah, it's an audience recording. Yes, it's two discs. But this really is a treat if you can find it cheap or used. Because no one...not Asia, not Wetton solo...nobody...has ever pulled off a better recording of "Sole Survivor" than the one that is contained on Live In Koln. Aziz Ibrahim's guitar screams and whines, Michael Sturgis' drum fills blow away any enemy in sight, Downes' keyboards are on fire, and Payne, coupled with a rowdy and wild German audience, are dark, painful, angry bearers of the song's mantra. "...Just keep on burning, right to the end." Keyboard/acoustic versions of "Summer" and "Sad Situation" are good too."