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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 2010

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Strange Places (5:03)
2. Broken Promises (Extended version) (8:02)
3. Second Home By the Sea (7:06)

Total Time 20:11

Line-up / Musicians

- Leon Alvarado: keyboards, drums & sequencing.
- Bill Bruford*: drum tracks on 1.
- John Goodsall: guitars on 1.
- Bill R. dos Santos: extra sequencing on 3.

*Drum loops from Bill Bruford's "Packet of 3".
Used by permission courtesy of Bill Bruford Productions Ltd.
Edited and arranged by Leon Alvarado.

Releases information

October 7, 2010
Label: Self
Format: Digital

Recorded at The Room & Red Star Recording.
Mixed at Alfa Studios.
1,2 Engineered by Leon Alvarado.
3 Engineered by Leon Alvarado & Larry Shaunce.
Produced by Leon Alvarado.
Mastered by Andy Walter at Abbey Road Studios.
Design and Art Direction by Synergy Design.

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and to SouthSideoftheSky for the last updates
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Review by SouthSideoftheSky
2 stars Broken promises

Strangers In Strange Places is a three track EP by Lean Alvarado. The first track, Strange Places, is a sort of Jazz- Rock/Fusion styled piece and the highlight of the EP. Two guests are credited on this track including the legendary Bill Bruford of Yes, King Crimson and U.K. fame. However, when you read the small print it becomes clear that this is something of a fraud as it is actually only "drum loops from Bill Bruford's 'Packet of 3' used by permission of Bill Bruford Productions Ltd. Edited and arranged by Leon Alvarado". Well, well, at least the guitars by John Goodsall are "real".

Broken Promises is an ambient piece and a more monotonous affair. That is presented in an "extended" version does not help (the original version appears on the album Leon Alvarado plays Genesis and other Original Stuff). The final track a rather lacklustre cover of Genesis' Second Home By The Sea.

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