LEO – Make Me
Posted on Nov 23rd, 2007 by Alan @ 11:17 am

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The LEO album is just so damn freakin’ good that I’ve got to post another track from it. This one’s got a totally different feel to it than “Goodbye Innocence”, it’s one of those songs that has me reaching for the volume controls every time I hear it. A bucking felter. Enjoy!

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LEO – Goodbye Innocence
Posted on Nov 9th, 2007 by Alan @ 11:49 am

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Here’s an example of Amazon’s recommendations paying off big-time… I was snooping around trying to plug the gaps in my post-Jellyfish collection, and apparently people who have bought Jason Falkner albums have also bought a CD called “Alpacas Orgling” by LEO – according to the one customer review that’s on there it is the brainchild of Andy Sturmer, and an unashamed homage to Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra. While the latter is definitely true – I don’t know anything by ELO other than “Don’t Bring Me Down” (and Frost’s version of “Here Is The News”) but a lot of it sounds like that, and it reminded me in places of Jeff Lynne’s guitar work on the Traveling Wilbury’s albums – I’m not so sure about the former.

Andy Sturmer has writing credits on only two tracks, and appears on only one – he sings the bridge about 2 and a half minutes into the following track. The creator of this mastertape is actually a guy who goes by the name of Bleu in the writing credits and by the name William James McAuley III elsewhere in the CD booklet.

No matter. This is a fine album that I’m delighted to own even if it wasn’t quite what I thought I was buying. Read more about it here.

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