Lee Saunders | A Promise of Peace

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A Promise of Peace

by Lee Saunders

A masterpiece like Pink Floyd's "The Wall". Lush soundscapes form a concept album about the horrors of war. Album-oriented rock in the best progressive tradition.
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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1. Prelude
3:03 album only
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2. For A Thousand Years
4:52 album only
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3. The World Prepares
3:18 album only
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4. Soldier On Tom
11:43 album only
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5. Not Just A Phoney War
4:55 album only
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6. Face The War Alone
6:56 album only
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7. Is This The Shape, Part 1
3:46 album only
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8. Alone In The Dark
5:12 album only
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9. This Is The Shape, Part 2
4:01 album only
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10. Reap The Whirlwind
4:33 album only
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11. Overlord
4:23 album only
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12. The Killing Grounds Of Falaise
2:40 album only
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13. For All Our Tomorrows
4:27 album only
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14. Poor Buggers, Part 1
4:21 album only
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15. Poor Buggers, Part 2
3:02 album only
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16. Tomorrow's Going To Be A Lovely Day
4:56 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
A Promise of Peace examines World War II and the events leading up to it.

Painted with rich soundscapes, haunting lyrics, blistering guitar solos, dreamy vocals and sax solos, this massive album presents a true picture of the war.

Racial hatred - Never again?
Ethnic cleansing - Never again?
Ignorance and sin - Never again?

50 years after the end of World War II is a time to remember, not a time to celebrate.

A Promise Of Peace, the first solo album by Lee Saunders, reflects this sentiment in the strongest terms.

It stands as a testimony to sober remembrance and not as a trophy signifying the hollow victory of the second world war. The mood that dominates 'A Promise Of Peace' is one of foreboding.

This is not the story of gallant Generals and Majors viewed with misty eyed nostalgia, it is a story of the everyday Tommy on the frontline, stranded at Dunkirk and the civilians enduring the utter horror of the Blitz.

The soundscapes created by Lee Saunders recognize the death, degradation and futility of war, whether it be fifty years ago or in modern day Croatia, Iraq, Rwanda or Northern Ireland.

From the barking call to arms, Poland and Dunkirk, to the capitulation of France, the battle of Britain to the Blitz, Pearl Harbor to D-Day, VE day to the dropping of the bomb.

A Promise Of Peace is a chronological story that is terrifying as it is dramatic. The music is ominous, harrowing and powerful. The message is not one left to speculation or interpretation.

THIS IS WAR.
THIS IS HORROR.

After so many years of war, the music reflects on the hope and a promise of peace for the future - but it is a blood stained hope and an empty promise soon to be destroyed.

If A Promise Of Peace has a contemporary message, it is one of anti-right wing bigotry.

Perhaps we will soon learn that war against facism is the greatest and most righteous war to be fought - one that undoubtedly holds the sweetest prize.

A donation from the sale of each copy of A Promise of Peace is made to The Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal.

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Dave Haslam.....the Progress Report

A Floydian-Slip?
This is a real find..If you like The Wall, you'll find
a lot to like on this cd..Unlike other bands who have the
"Pink Floyd" sound, this is very original and at the same
time familiar sounding. I'm not one of those Prog-heads who
pan music because it sounds like something else, If you like
good Progressive rock ..Buy this cd..It is highly recommended...
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J.T.Wilson

This album goes beyond music into the `theatre of the mind'.....
This album goes beyond music,.... it is one of the rare
releases, ever, that take one into `the theatre of the mind'. History teachers should make this `required listening' to reluctant students, as they would be drawn
into the incredible human dramas played out with `war'.
Not an album of `singles', this is meant to be ingested
whole. Fans of progressive rock should enjoy this as
there are so few `concept' albums done, anymore.
A completely brilliant effort, I eagerly await new work
from this artist!
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Dan Johnson

If Peter Gabriel joined Pink Floyd . . . . . . .
This CD really sounds like what Pink Floyd who have been if Peter Gabriel had taken Syd Barrett's place instead of David Gilmour. The writing is heavy (maybe a tad too heavy) but there's no denying the sincerity and political message behind this record. I cannot wait for the next one!
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