Released: Jan 2008
Label: EMI America Records
The first time the four original members of Asia have recorded together since 1983's Alpha, Phoenix certainly has moments that bring back some of the magic that made "Only Time Will Tell" and "Heat of the Moment" definitive songs of their era. That said, videos with gymnasts vaulting over television sets and exploding hourglasses might not hurt the band's chances of returning to the top of the charts. "Shadow of a Doubt" has that "Heat of the Moment" drumbeat and "Nothing's Forever" features the prog-pop amalgamation that so identifies the band.