Asia - 'The Smile Has Left Your Eyes (Parts I & II)' (Reconstructed Original Arrangement)
Audio track of the original arrangement of Asia's "The Smile Has Left Your Eyes (Parts I & II)," carefully re-constructed from various archival studio recordings.
"The Smile Has Left Your Eyes"
written by John Wetton
The original John Wetton / Geoffrey Downes demo was recorded in Los Angeles, CA in early June of 1982.
In February of 1983, while tracking material for Asia's second album, ALPHA, at Le Studio in Morin-Heights, Canada, John Wetton, Geoffrey Downes, Steve Howe, and Carl Palmer recorded "The Smile Has Left Your Eyes (Parts I & II)."
The band ultimately decided to abandon this extended track and in April of 1983, they re-recorded a more concise version for release on ALPHA.
The track, as presented here, was painstakingly assembled from archival studio recordings of different reference mixes to showcase, as closely as possible, the most complete arrangement of "The Smile Has Left Your Eyes (Parts I & II)"
This video contains a collection of video snippets of the original band edited to show…