Leon Alvarado – “The Future Left Behind” (Melodic Revolution Records, 2016)
The Future Left Behind is an ambitious science fiction concept album by multi-instrumentalist Leon Alvarado. The Future Left Behind brings together narrated sections about a future human civilization in space and instrumental progressive rock.
Throughout the album, a narrator describes the new colonies and outposts in space, interspersed with instrumental sections that range from upbeat progressive rock to fascinating cinematic episodes.
Alvarado plays keyboards and drums. He’s joined by former Yes musicians Rick Wakeman, who delivers a great Moog synths solo; and the hard working Billy Sherwood on guitars. Johnny Bruhns plays acoustic guitar on one piece. The narrator is Steve Thamer.
The CD version of the album includes stunning sci-fi artwork.