Not sure how much discussion this might generate (thinking there aren't many Asia fans in the first place). At any rate, any opinions on the John Payne years? Seems like this second incarnation of Asia has been pushed into the background, but actually made some pretty solid albums. 1. Aqua 2. Aria 3. Arena 4. Aura 5. Silent Nation Been revisiting "Aqua" in particular and thinking that it stands on its own as a solid AOR/Prog-Rock album. "Who Will Stop The Rain", "Lay Down Your Arms", "Heaven On Earth", "Someday", "Crime Of The Heart".... all solid songs. Definitely less of a band and more of a Geoff Downes and John Payne project over the albums, but Carl Palmer guests on "Aqua" and Steve Howe pops up on both "Aqua" and "Aura".