LEON ALVARADO - "The Future Left Behind"
According to Leon, "The idea of creating a concept album out of instrumental progressive rock music had appealed to me ever since I first heard Rick Wakeman's 'Journey To The Centre of The Earth'. What I found difficult was to create all the individual pieces that would unify the set of ideas into a single concept. It meant for me to come up with a story, some music and a set of visuals that together would form an inclusive experience. I started by working on music that had more of a cinematic feel than my usual, meaning that when played, it evokes certain imagery in the listener's mind." Says Leon, "My goal was to create something that would combine the artwork and the music into one cohesive vision. I thought that basing my project on a sci-fi story would be very fitting and would give me the necessary creative space to make music that entices the imagination, like what Vangelis', Rick Wakeman's and YES' music do for me."
Leon Alvarado: Keyboards, sequencing, drums, percussion, launch control voices, Billy Sherwood: Lead and rhythm guitars on all except for "To Be Loved", Rick Wakeman: Moog solo on "Launch Overture" and extra keyboards, Johnny Bruhns: Acoustic guitar on "To Be Loved", Steve Thamer: Narration. Produced and mixed by: Leon Alvarado
Guitar tracks produced by: Billy Sherwood, Mastered by: Andy Jackson, All songs by Leon Alvarado except "To Be Loved" by Johnny Bruhns and Leon Alvarado.