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Geoff Downes

Geoff Downes
Country
England
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Geoffrey "Geoff" Downes (born 25 August 1952) is an English rock songwriter, record producer, and musician, mainly a keyboardist. He is mainly known as a member of the new wave duo Buggles, progressive rock band Yes, and supergroup Asia.
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http://geoffdownes.com
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Releases on file (48)
David Cross & Peter Banks — Crossover David Cross & Peter Banks — Crossover
(Noisy Records 010, 2020, CD / DL)
Various Artists (Billy Sherwood) — A Tribute to Keith Emerson & Greg Lake Various Artists (Billy Sherwood) — A Tribute to Keith Emerson & Greg Lake
(Cleopatra no#, 2020, CD / DL)
Downes Braide Association (DBA) — Live in England Downes Braide Association (DBA) — Live in England
(Cherry Red X2XCD004, 2019, 2CD+DVD)
Various Artists (Billy Sherwood) — A Prog Rock Christmas Various Artists (Billy Sherwood) — A Prog Rock Christmas
(Cleopatra no#, 2019, CD / DL)
Various Artists — A Life in Yes - The Chris Squire Tribute Various Artists — A Life in Yes - The Chris Squire Tribute
(Purple Pyramid no#, 2018, CD / LP / DL)
Sonic Elements — Yesterday and Today - A 50th Anniversary Tribute to Yes Sonic Elements — Yesterday and Today - A 50th Anniversary Tribute to Yes
(The Right Honourable Recording Company Ltd RPLCD06, 2018, DL)
Geoffrey Downes / Christopher Braide — Skyscraper Souls Geoffrey Downes / Christopher Braide — Skyscraper Souls
(Magical Thinker X2XCD 003, 2017, CD)
Greg Lake & Geoff Downes — Ride the Tiger Greg Lake & Geoff Downes — Ride the Tiger
(Manticore Records MR002, 2015, CD)
Downes Braide Association — Suburban Ghosts Downes Braide Association — Suburban Ghosts
(X2XCD-002, 2015, CD)
Asia — Gravitas Asia — Gravitas
(Frontiers Records FR CD 643, 2014, CD)
Yes — Heaven and Earth Yes — Heaven and Earth
(Frontiers Records , 2014, CD)
Asia — XXX Asia — XXX
(Frontiers Records FR CDVD 560, 2012, CD+DVD)
Alan Simon — Excalibur III - The Origins Alan Simon — Excalibur III - The Origins
(Baba, 2012, CD)
DBA — Pictures of You DBA — Pictures of You
(X2XCD-001, 2012, CD)
The Prog Collective — The Prog Collective The Prog Collective — The Prog Collective
(Purple Pyramid CLP9904, 2012, CD)
Nektar — A Spoonful of Time Nektar — A Spoonful of Time
(Purple Pyramid CLP 8932-2, 2012, CD)
Yes — Fly from Here Yes — Fly from Here
(Frontiers Records FR CD 520, 2011, CD)
John Wetton — Raised in Captivity John Wetton — Raised in Captivity
(Frontiers Records FR CD 522, 2011, CD)
Steve Howe — Homebrew 4 Steve Howe — Homebrew 4
(Howesound HSCD003, 2009, CD)
Wetton / Downes — Icon 3 Wetton / Downes — Icon 3
(Epicon iCon-3-CD, 2009/2018, CD)
Asia — Phoenix Asia — Phoenix
(EMI 50999 212869 26, 2008, CD)
Asia Featuring John Payne — Scandinavia (AKA Extended Versions) Asia Featuring John Payne — Scandinavia (AKA Extended Versions)
(Devgel DEVGEL1CD, 2007, CD)
Wetton / Downes — Icon II - Rubicon Wetton / Downes — Icon II - Rubicon
(Epicon iCon-2-CD, 2006/2018, CD)
Various Artists — Back against the Wall Various Artists — Back against the Wall
(Purple Pyramid CLP-1535, 2005, 2CD)
Steve Thorne — Emotional Creatures, Part One Steve Thorne — Emotional Creatures, Part One
(Giant Electric Pea GEPCD 1035, 2005, CD)
Wetton / Downes — Icon Wetton / Downes — Icon
(Epicon iCon-1-CD, 2005/2018, CD)
Asia — Silent Nation Asia — Silent Nation
(Inside Out Music IOMACD2087, 2004, CD)
John Wetton / Geoffrey Downes — John Wetton / Geoffrey Downes (AKA Icon Zero) John Wetton / Geoffrey Downes — John Wetton / Geoffrey Downes (AKA Icon Zero)
(Epicon iCon-0-CD, 2001/2017, CD)
Asia  — Aura Asia — Aura
(Acadia ACAM 8176, 2000/2007, 2CD)
Glenn Hughes / Geoff Downes — The Work Tapes Glenn Hughes / Geoff Downes — The Work Tapes
(Blueprint BP285CD, 1998, CD)
Asia  — Live in Nottingham Asia — Live in Nottingham
(Blueprint BP-253-CD, 1997, CD)
Asia  — Archiva 1 Asia — Archiva 1
(Resurgence LV104-CD, 1996, CD)
Asia  — Archiva 2 Asia — Archiva 2
(Resurgence LV104-CD, 1996, CD)
Asia — Arena Asia — Arena
(Inside Out Music 0501352, 1996/2010, CD)
Asia — Aria Asia — Aria
(Inside Out Music SPV 085-48312 CD-E, 1994/2005, CD)
Geoffrey Downes — Evolution Geoffrey Downes — Evolution
(Blueprint BP215CD, 1994/1996, CD)
Asia — Aqua Asia — Aqua
(Inside Out Music 0500922, 1992/2010, CD)
Geoffrey Downes & The New Dance Orchestra — Vox Humana Geoffrey Downes & The New Dance Orchestra — Vox Humana
(Blueprint BP214CD, 1992/1995, CD)
Asia — Live in Hyogo Asia — Live in Hyogo
(Voiceprint VPTM0006CD, 1990/2003, 2CD)
Asia — Astra Asia — Astra
(Geffen Records MCAD 20851, 1985/1995, CD)
Asia — Alpha Asia — Alpha
(Geffen Records 4008-2, 1983/1990, CD)
Asia — Enso Kai - Live at Budokan Asia — Enso Kai - Live at Budokan
(Burning Airlines PILOT 87, 1983/2001, CD)
Asia — Asia Asia — Asia
(Geffen Records 2008-2, 1982/1990, CD)
Kate Bush — The Dreaming Kate Bush — The Dreaming
(EMI EMC 3419, 1982, LP)
Asia — Live in Buffalo Asia — Live in Buffalo
(Voiceprint VPTM005CD, 1982/2003, 2CD)
Buggles — Adventures in Modern Recording Buggles — Adventures in Modern Recording
(Carrere CAL 131, 1981, LP)
Buggles — The Age of Plastic Buggles — The Age of Plastic
(Island Records ILPS 9585, 1980, LP)
Yes — Drama Yes — Drama
(Friday FRM 16019, 1980/2010, CD)

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2021-01-18
Asia Minor Third Album on the Way – On January 29, AMS records will be releasing the long-awaited third album by classic Turkish-French band Asia Minor. Released last year in Japan, this will be the widespread debut of Points of Libration. The album features original members Setrak Bakirel (vocals, guitar) and Eril Tekeli (flute, guitar). » Read more

2020-12-09
Harold Budd RIP – Harold Budd, one of pre-eminent American composers of avant-garde and minimalism, has died of complications from the coronavirus. Budd came to prominence in the 70s, championed by Brian Eno on his Obscure Records label, with music that blended academic minimalism with electric jazz and electronic music. Much of Budd's best known work was done in collaboration with other artists, including Eno, Daniel Lanois, Robin Guthrie, Andy Partridge, John Foxx, Jah Wobble, and many others. » Read more

2020-11-20
25 Views of Worthing Finally Gets Released – A while ago, we wrote about the discovery of a "long lost" Canterbury-style gem by a band called 25 Views of Worthing. And now we're pleased to find out that Wind Waker Records has released their music on an LP. » Read more

2020-10-14
Audion Is Back in Business – Our esteemed colleague Alan Freeman has restarted Audion Magazine after a seven year hiatus. The new incarnation is available online on their Bandcamp site. Audion's history goes back to 1984, and included 58 issues up to 2013. Issue #59 is available now, and #60 is in the works. » Read more

2020-10-06
Romantic Warriors IV – Krautrock (Part 2) Is in the Works – Zeitgeist Media, the people who have brought us the great series of documentary films chronicling the history of progressive rock, are working on the second installment of their examination of German music. Krautrock 2 will focus on artists from Münich such as Guru Guru, Amon Düül II, Xhol Caravan, Kraan, Witthüser & Westrupp, and Popol Vuh. » Read more


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