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Neil Alexander: Alone At Last (CD;68:08)

Neil Alexander's CD Alone At Last is very much a 
mood piece. In fact, Neil states on the liner notes that "This 
album is dedicated to all the loners of the world - may we find 
strength in solitude and peace in our journey". To me, this CD 
captured the feeling of being alone but not lonely - some of 
my favorite time. 

Neil is the keyboardist in the Pink Floyd tribute band "The 
Machine", and while this has a Floydish vibe going on at 
times (especially in the opener "Machine!"), it is only as one 
influence of many. Neil Alexander handles the piano and 
keyboards, and the lion's share of the guitar duties, as well. In 
fact, Neil handled all of the instruments on quite a few songs. 
Helping out are Ryan Ball and Dan Johanson on guitars, Lou 
Magliente, Marc Slutsky, Greg Burrows and Frank O' The 
Mountain on drums, Dave Lewitt on Kat drums, and Armen 
Haliburian on percussion. Neil Alexander wrote all of the 
songs except for "Time Remembered" by Bill Evans, and 
"Two Vamps As Guests" by Steve Hackett.

This CD was released in 1996; wish I had known about this 
excellent disc back then. Highly recommended.
~ Mark Rabuffo


The songs:
1. (In The Way Of The) Machine!
2. Reality Check
3. Ripples
4. Time Remembered
5. Moon Over Miami
6. Wheel Of Stars
7. Memoirs (Long Forgotten) Part 1
8. Prologue
9. Dave T.'s Lament
10. Transition #1
11. Memoirs (Long Forgotten) Part 2
12. Transition #2
13. Subterraneans
14. Two Vamps As Guests

Mark's Picks: (In The Way Of The) Machine! - The lost Pink 
Floyd song updated for the 90's.
Time Remembered - a Bill Evans tune. 'Nuff said! Tasty 
playing throughout - especially by Lincoln Schliefer on his 
"brand spankin' new 5-string Fodera fretless bass".
Wheel Of Stars - a keyboard tour de force!
Dave T.s Lament  Dan Johanson shines on this one!


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