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Mike Alvarez - "2324"

CD and 3D Documentary

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Mike Alvarez - 2324

CD: $13

3D Documentary: $15

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On April 23 and 24th of 2005, Mike Alvarez set out to celebrate his 35 years in the music business by writing and recording a full-length, 10-song LP in two days, recording on a 20-year old Fostex 8-track 1/4" reel-to-reel. Much of the project was filmed in 3-D by film maker Tom Koester.  The 3-D documentary "2324: The Making of an Underground Rock Album" is now available.  See Documentary Promo below for preview.

Alvarez says, "the project was tough, recorded on antiquated equipment, but I think most of the songs stand for themselves and hold their own.  My long-time friends and long-time music collaborators came together for me resulting in a record I'm proud of."

Special guests include Jonie Hell, Bruce Hughes, Matt Jansky, Suki Fujioka, Bill Dumas, John Lusitana, Bill Rehn, Ken Jones, Mark Sabatini.

TRACK LISTINGS

Click on blue highlighted songs

for free MP3 downloading and listening

1.    Mambo Sun (M. Bolan) 3:23

2.    Peace (M. Alvarez) 2:26

3.    Woman (M. Alvarez) 3:58

4.    Destiny (M. Alvarez) 4:47

5.    She Comes and She Goes (M. Alvarez) 3:14

6.    Tape (M. Alvarez, K. Jones, M. Jansky, B. Dumas,

       J. Howard) 6:13

7.    Les Paul (M. Alvarez, J. Lusitana) 3:13

8.    Tell Me (M. Alvarez) 3:35

9.    Round and Around (M. Alvarez)  1:54

10.  Take Mary Home to N. Y. (M. Alvarez, M. Jansky,

       S. Fujioka) 2:37

MAMBO SUN

Mike Alvarez:  Acoustic guitar, vocals

Bruce Hughes:  Bass guitar, backup vocals

Matt Jansky:  Acoustic guitar

Jonie Hell: Electronic drums, bongos

Bill Dumas:  Doumbek steel drum, maracas

PEACE

Mike Alvarez:  Electric guitar, lead vocals, tambourine

Bruce Hughes:  Bass guitar, backup vocals

Jonie Hell:  Electronic drums

Tom Koester:  Maracas

Bill Dumas: Kalimba hand percussion

WOMAN

Mike Alvarez:  Electric guitar, lead vocals

Matt Jansky:  Bass guitar

Jonie Hell:  Electronic drums, bongos

Bill Rehn:  Back up vocal arrangement, backup vocals

John Lusitana:  Tambourine

DESTINY

Mike Alvarez:  Electric guitar, acoustic guitar, lead vocals

Suki Fujioka:  Bass guitar

Jonie Hell:  Electronic drums

Bill Rehn:  Back up vocal arrangement, backup vocals

String section:

    Taylor Graham Howard: Viola

    Max Zakzook: Cello

    Laila Zakzook: Violin

    Marc Sabatini: Chorus electric guitar

    Mike Alvarez: tom drum

SHE COMES AND SHE GOES

Mike Alvarez:  Electric guitar, lead and backup vocals

Bruce Hughes:  Bass guitar

Jonie Hell:  Electronic drums, backup vocals

Tracy Aguilar:  Doumbek steel drum

TAPE

Mike Alvarez:  Electric guitar

Matt Jansky:  Bass guitar

Jonie Hell:  Steel and electric drums

Bill Dumas:  Tambourine

Poem and Poetry Recital:  "Think of the Kids in Africa" by Ken Jones

LES PAUL

Mike Alvarez:  Acoustic and electric rhythm guitar, vocals

John Lusitana:  Bass guitar, electric lead guitar

Jonie Hell:  Electronic drums

TELL ME

Mike Alvarez:  Electric guitars, vocals

Matt Jansky:  Bass guitar, acoustic guitar

Bill Dumas:  Bongos

Larry Smith:  Acoustic guitar

ROUND AND AROUND

Mike Alvarez:  Bass guitar, electric guitar, vocals

Jonie Hell:  Electronic drums

John Lusitana:  Tambourine

TAKE MARY HOME TO N. Y.

Mike Alvarez:  Acoustic guitar, lead vocals

Suki Fujioka:  Bass guitar

Jonie Hell:  Electronic drums

Bill Rehn:  Backup vocals arrangement, backup vocals

 

All songs © 2005 Not Records Tapes/ASCAP

except for "Mambo Sun" (Warner Bros. Music).

The poem "Think of the Kids in Africa" used in

"Tape" ©Ken Jones.

Tracking Engineers:  Mike Alvarez, John Lusitana,

Matt Jansky and Jonie Hell. Produced by Mike Alvarez

and John Lusitana for Not Records Tapes, Los Angeles, CA.

 

View press release, photos from the recording sessions,

documentary promo clip, lyric sheets and "about the songs"

below:

                 Mambo Sun

                 She Comes and She Goes

                 Les Paul

                 Tell Me

                 Round and Around

              Destiny

              Woman

              Take Mary Home to N.Y.

              Tape

              Peace

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