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Geoff Downes

Geoff Downes
Country
England
Profile
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
(Babaïka Productions, 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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