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Leon Alvarado


Symphonic Prog

2.10 | 2 ratings

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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.

SouthSideoftheSky | 2/5 |


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