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Alan Ford Wow... what an album, what a great find. Many thanks to Markus Reuter for clearing the path via his free download "Fool of Music". Favorite track: The Inner Voice.
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Sal Pichireddu If the music business today was just, this CD would be recognized as the refined masterpiece that it is. Favorite track: Faith in Worthless Things.
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john marcell A moving and compelling album of aural goodnessand delight! Five stars!
Dann Chinn @ Misfit City
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Dann Chinn @ Misfit City A luscious exploration of rich, delicate art-pop from centrozoon/King-Crimson-family producer Lee Fletcher, co-helmed by singer Lisa Fletcher and touch guitar star Markus Reuter. Feast on the sumptuous singing and orchestrations (from strings, synths and powdery brass to ukeles and uillean pipes) but don't miss the thoughtful songcraft at work underneath. Favorite track: The Number.
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Is It me (or Is It You?) There’s a face in the corner looking inwards with unseeing eyes It knows that I’m watching, still the moment is uncompromised It looks just like people, but there’s something that’s missing to me A flicker or feeling to any degree Through the haze and the wire there’s a world that I don’t recognize Devoid of all meaning, unbuttoned, revealing, it’s burning my eyes The lives overheating, suffocating, unforgiving, it’s painful to see Such passion for freedom and brutality And was it all so very long ago? When I could endure the merry-go-round (around, around, around) But is it me or is it you? What goes around turns around There’s a face in the mirror staring outwards with all-seeing eyes It’s streaming the future, though the past has been compromised We pillage the living, ever seeking, kiss and telling morality Besieging all senses with apathy ℗ & © Lee Fletcher 2012
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The Inner Voice If it’s all the same to you I think I’ll keep my self-respect I know it’s out of fashion, but I’ve never been in step And while we’re on the subject may I ask that you return The faith I lost along the way; the innocence that burned It’s funny what the people say; they just don’t have a clue That is if ‘funny’ is a eulogy to servitude Some say time heals and though it’s true there’ll always be a scar A dulling of sensation; a wishing upon faded stars But you did me a great favour, in a melancholic way The lesson learned and actioned for today Is to take heed of the inner voice, and serve that impulse well Have courage in conviction; break the shell I put my trust in you; I felt I really knew your kind And kindness blossomed from the weed-patch of your troubled mind But the pollen was infected, and the honey not so sweet With an aftertaste of folly and conceit The curtain fell; you took a bow and nursed your open wounds Pain self-inflicted, dressed with camouflage and partial truths It must take boundless energy to suffer so thus far I wish you well in solitude, but I don’t play with broken glass Yes you did me a great favour, in a melancholic way The lesson learned and actioned for today Is to take heed of the inner voice, and serve that impulse well Have courage in conviction; break the spell If it’s all the same to you I think I’ll keep my self-respect The pain got lost along the way; my innocence adjourned ℗ & © Lee Fletcher 2012
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Faith in Worthless Things Empty station, early morning This old world is barely born Destination yet unknown Tickets blank and fate postponed There’s no better plan We’re bound by time, though here alone Many rivers run as one Faith in shiny worthless things Echoes of our future sins Steel is rolling, life prevails As daylight dreamers fan their sails Fuelled by crumbs that furnish nations Unified in isolation Children crying, mothers braying Fathers absent once again All at one with situation Circumstance breeds condemnation Of our fellow man We’re bound by time, though here alone Many rivers run as one Faith in hearts and violins Echoes of our future sins Dreaming of the perfect future Tall on tales, and short on truth Oh, to ride that other train To graze upon the green terrain Empty station, bathed in twilight Our weary world shrink-wrapped in hindsight Destination still unknown No cards to deal, no seeds are sewn Join the caravan We’re bound by time, though here alone Many rivers run as one Faith to heal the cracks within Praying for life’s worthless things ℗ & © Lee Fletcher 2012
4.
A Life on Loan “Work your fingers to the bone For a workless life is lived in vain” All the busy people play the game Proceed to hell; do not pass ‘Go’ Marching up the hill all day Fetching pails of water for the crown Until the playtime whistle sounds And blows your hallowed dreams away “Work your fingers to the bone For a workless life is lived in vain” All the busy people play the game And settle for a life on loan ℗ & © Lee Fletcher 2012
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03:15
The Number Hello, you’ve reached the number Of my secret voice And though I asked you not to call Your instinct made the choice Silence punctuates the air As you listen, I am speaking but not there You dial again Our senses harmonize Two distant hearts collide I knew you’d call I knew you’d love me Hello? Follow where my voice leads Stranger on the line I’ve known you always No distance great or small Can break the silence Hello, you’ve reached the number Of my heart and soul ℗ & © Lee Fletcher | Renée Stieger-Reuter 2012
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Miracles on Trees Cheer for the snowfall; gather-in For the seasons are aligning Shedding Mother Nature’s silver skin Bringing balance to the timing Tears, ever flowing upstream Earth’s asunder With miracles on trees The spectre of our world beholding Years turn to seconds; life begins Chaos order is unwinding Placing trust in Mother Nature’s yin For the yang will seal the binding Tears, ever flowing upstream Earth’s asunder With miracles on trees The spectre of our world beholding ℗ & © Lee Fletcher 2012
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Life's a Long Time Short I gave you life I wrote your melody Infused your heart with mine Our time is fleeting A love so true is truly painful A hurt that’s so divine At once the symptom and remedy There is no end All time descends The trick is not to care And as you grow I watch in rhapsody The miracle you are Inside I’m screaming A brand new day An old discovery Dressed down in pink or blue Same déjà vu tomorrow Until the end Our time descends Contention falls away Within your dreams you cannot hear me All your mistakes are mine Times past repeating You gave me life I wrote your testimony Infused my heart with yours Compulsive love and therapy There is an end Make all amends For life’s a long time short ℗ & © Lee Fletcher 2012
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about

The debut solo album by producer, songwriter, and musician Lee Fletcher, with featured guest artists Lisa Fletcher & Markus Reuter, plus an eclectic array of supporting performers

“There are many well-groomed tunes to be admired” (Sid Smith: Prog Magazine)

"Sonically rich with layers of interesting parts and really nice arrangement ideas" (Richard Barbieri: Musician - Porcupine Tree, Japan)

“Lovely and intelligent melodic-prog” (Barry Cleveland: Guitar Player Magazine)

"Incredible production, gorgeous vocals, impeccable instrumentation, and heavy lyrics. There's nothing here not to love" (Vince Font: Writer & Broadcaster - US 'Progopolis' Radio Show)

“An ominous, richly produced debut from a very talented sound-artist” (René Yedema: iO Pages Magazine)

“Affection and anger, dislocation and commonality, families and strangers, nature and the grind, all linked under a lovingly gilded arch of strings, soft voices and soundscapes” (Dann Chinn: Misfit City)

“Lee’s words are from the heart and full of soul, and most importantly REAL” (Roger Trenwith: Duch Progressive Rock Page)

“Great musical craftsmanship, intriguing musical ideas and captivating sounds” (Jerry Lucky: The Progressive Rock Files)

"We need to be thankful that work this beautiful still gets made" (Chris Jones: Writer & BBC Producer)

“This is 100% excellence in every way. RECOMMENDED!” (Lee Henderson: ProgNaut)

credits

released October 1, 2012

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Produced, Arranged, Mixed and Mastered by Lee Fletcher
(an Unsung Production)
www.leefletcher.net | www.unsung-productions.com

Strategic Support and Production Assistance: Markus Reuter
www.markusreuter.com

Engineered by Lee Fletcher, (with additional sessions engineered by Frieder Zimmermann, Markus Reuter, Tim Motzer, BJ Cole, Bernhard Wöstheinrich, Richie Nieto, and Chris Wong)

Original Artwork: ‘Sweep’ & ‘Zephyr’ by Rachael Nee, reproduced with kind permission www.rachaelnee.com
Art Direction by Lee Fletcher | Design & Layout by Oscar Henriquez

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Lisa Fletcher: Lead & Backing Vocals (1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10)

Lee Fletcher: Keyboards, Electronics, Programming, Treatments, Digital Editing, Arrangements (all tracks) | Additional Vocals (3, 4, 7, 8) | Bass Guitar (1, 3) | Virtual Guitars (2, 4, 7, 10) | Soundscape (6)

Markus Reuter: Touch Guitars® U8 Deluxe (all tracks) | Soundscapes (3, 4, 5, 6, 9) | Acoustic Guitar (2) | Additional Keyboards (2)

SiRenée: Guest Lead Vocals (5) | Additional Backing Vocals (4, 8)

with:

Steve Bingham: Acoustic & Electric Violins, Viola (1, 3)
Alan Burton: Uilleann Pipes (5, 7, 9, 10) | Low Whistle (4, 10)
Luca Calabrese: Trumpet (2, 4, 5, 6, 10)
BJ Cole: Pedal Steel Guitar (2, 5, 6, 10)
Robert Fripp: Soundscape (6)
Clint Hollinson: Acoustic Guitar (1)
Jacqueline Kershaw: French Horn (3, 5, 9)
Oliver Klemp: Acoustic Bass (2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10)
Matthias Macht: Drums & Percussion (2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10)
Tim Motzer: Electric Guitar (1, 2, 5) | Acoustic Guitar (1, 2) | Soundscape (1) | Ukulele (5)
Richie Nieto: Chapman Stick (4)
Chris Wong: Fretless Bass (5)
Bernhard Wöstheinrich: Additional Keyboards (6)

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The copyright in these sound recordings is owned by Lee Fletcher under licence to Unsung Records (UR019CD)

(P) & © 2012 Lee Fletcher

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