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Dreamland

by Les July

"Dreamland" is a unique combination of great songs, intelligent lyrics & world-class musicianship from a guy known to exibit paranormal tendencies.
Genre: Pop: Pop/Rock
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1. Dreamland
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2. Clocked
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3:25 album only
3. Now
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3:46 album only
4. Whenever
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3:43 album only
5. Anymore
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6. Oh Mari
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7. All This Time
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3:24 album only
8. Shipwrecked
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3:18 album only
9. Is Anybody Home?
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3:37 album only
10. The Spirit of Carrie Louise
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11. Want To
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12. The Wake Up Call
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13. Ambassador in Chains
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14. Here But Not Here
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Les July is an extremely unique self-contained recording artist / producer who sings, writes and plays several instruments. His new project, "Dreamland" is a 'double album on one CD'. It's a unique combination of great, catchy songs, intelligent, thought provoking lyrics, world class musicianship and great production. All coming from one person who has been known to exibit paranormal tendencies.

"Les July's Dreamland is a catchy and well-played set of crafty songs that make you think, dance and feel. And in this increasingly desensitized world, the ability to still feel anything at all cannot be taken for granted." - Paul Myers
(Author of " A Wizard A True Star -Todd Rundgren In The Studio ")

An endorsement from music visionary icon, Kate Bush has brought Les worldwide attention via youtube. His recordings that feature his trumpet playing has drawn many comparisons to Miles Davis. As a producer, his knowledge of multiple genres of music and his ability to 'mash them up', has led to work with artists of many different cultures.
While in Los Angeles, Les gave of his time by volunteering @ Cedar-Sinai Medical Center as a Music For Healing therapist and he has worked with top artists in every vein of contemporary music from Slash to k.d. Lang to Dr. Dre to Herbie Hancock. He produced a short form documentary “ On The Fly with Les July ”, that chronicles his eclectic life and career in Hollywood, Ca. and features everyone from Stevie Wonder to Adam Sandler. This documentary not only showcases Les’ wide ranging musical talents but his on-camera personality as well.

Les has recently moved back to NYC where his first gig was opening for Todd Rundgren to a sold out crowd at B.B Kings. With recognition in all genres of contemporary music, Les has managed to escape categorization as an artist, producer and musician.



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Harris Allen

A signature achievement
Les July performed, wrote, produced and mixed this entire remarkable work of art, DREAMLAND, with his own two hands. 14 sparklingly-crafted songs with not an ounce of fat; exquisite guitar solos that say what they mean (a bass solo to die for on Here But Not Here), lyrics that go straight to your solar plexus, with just the right dashes of humor and spirituality. Sophisticated, progressive adult rock--if I must call it something. Les wears his Todd Rundgren influence on his sleeve, and there are shades of Jeff Beck and Pink Floyd and lots more; but it's all Les July. Did I mention he plays some lovely trumpet? -Harris Allen (New York radio personality, formerly of WNEW-FM).

E. Doc Smith

Les July's "Dreamland"
On Dreamland, July is undoubtedly inspired by Rundgren's legendary solo recordings, not only sings, but plays and mixes all of the instruments on the album; bass, guitar, drums, keyboards and the aforementioned trumpet. July's guitar solo work on the grooving "Clocked", "All This Time" and "Shipwrecked" reveals yet another hidden talent, as does the Spanish-flavored acoustic guitar on "Want To" and the Miles-inspired trumpet on "Whenever" - a gift for good, old-fashioned, songwriting; a lost art in an age of laptops, samples and software.

Paul Myers

Feel This Music!
"Les July's Dreamland is a catchy and well-played set of crafty songs that make you think, dance and feel. And in this increasingly desensitized world, the ability to still feel anything at all cannot be taken for granted." - Paul Myers (Author of " A Wizard A True Star -Todd Rundgren In The Studio ")