Saturday, 17 November 2018
Cosmic Dealer - Child Of Tomorrow (1973)
The second album from this Dutch band.
The band was a quintet on this album with a lineup of guitars, bass, keyboards, drums and vocals.
This band was a short lived band. So much that they had split up even before the release of this album. An album of six songs.
The 2012 version also comes with live and demo tracks. But I am only reviewing the original recording, released as this album.
I was not in awe of their 1971 debut album Crystallization. You can find the review somewhere else in this blog.
The band had got rid of most of the hard rock and gone towards a more psych beat sound. The album sounds like it had been recorded back in 1967. In those days, that is not 6 years. That is 6 light-years.
Child Of Tomorrow is therefore massive out of tune with the rest of the albums from 1973.
The sound is good but the songs are a bit lacking in quality....
The songs are pretty charming psych beat tunes with some good vocal harmonies and a very naive song structure.
This album is still a small charmer which will raise a smile or two. There are also a some good details here which saves the album from being a total failure. It is a decent album well worth a listen or two.