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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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    A special limited CD bundle: 'Faith in Worthless Things' (hand-numbered / signed edition) *plus* a copy of GRICE's 'Propeller' album, which was produced, mixed & co-arranged by Lee Fletcher, (signed by GRICE & Lee) - vimeo.com/leefletcher/propellerteaser - You'll also receive a special postcard signed / personalised by Lee, Markus, & Lisa.

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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)

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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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Track Name: Is It Me (or Is It You)
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
Track Name: The Inner Voice
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
Track Name: Faith in Worthless Things
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
Track Name: A Life on Loan
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
Track Name: The Number
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
Track Name: Miracles on Trees
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
Track Name: Life's a Long Time Short
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