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Crystallization

COSMIC DEALER

Type: 2LP 180 GRAMS VINYL
Genre: Psychedelic, Progressive Rock, West Coast
Catalog number: VP99.032
Label: PSEUDONYM
Releasedate: 10-06-2012

Description:

Crystallization

Formed in Dordrecht in 1968, Cosmic Dealer were one of the most gifted Dutch bands to emerge from Holland’s rich psychedelic scene. Their only album, Crystallization, has come to be regarded as an underground classic with copies changing hands among collectors for ungodly sums of money.

Allying powerful heavy rock with softer acoustic sections, along with some sublime three-part harmonies, the album is reminiscent of the Pretty Things’ Parachute. Highlights include the magnificent Child Of The Golden Sun, the West Coast-flavored If There Is Nothing Behind The Hills and the mesmeric title track, which demonstrates that psychedelic rock was still very much alive and well in the Netherlands in 1971.

This expanded, double-disc 180gm vinyl edition presents the Crystallization LP in its entirety, along with a trove of previously unreleased demos and live tracks, all mastered in ear-caressing fidelity from the original tapes. Bonus material includes the thrilling instrumental Fast, taken from a live radio session, single mixes of The Scene and Head In The Clouds, and a handful of 1971-73 demos. It comes packaged in a deluxe gatefold sleeve loaded with rare photos and liner notes.

Forth comming a 2CD with 42 tracks, with lots of unreleased in superb sound quality!

Track listing

VP99.032  2LP COSMIC DEALER – Crystallization

 

 

Chapter 1

1. Daybreak 2:07

2. If There Is Nothing Behind The Hills 1:19

3. Child Of The Golden Sun 3:45

4. Swingin’ Joe Brown 3:41

5. I Had A Friend 3:58

6. Crystallization 5:53

 

Chapter 2

1. The Scene 2:44

2. The Fly 2:59

3. One Night 0:45

4. Find Your Way 2:22

5. Flying In The Winter 3:35

6. Head In The Clouds 3:35

7. Illusions 1:58

8. If There Is Nothing Behind The Hills 1:20 – demo

 

Track 8: previously unreleased version

 

 

Chapter 3 

1. Crystallization 5:28 – demo

2. The Scene 2:46 – single mix

3. Child Of The Golden Sun 3:48 – single mix

4. Head In The Clouds 2:44 – single mix

5. Find Your Way 2:24 – single mix

6. One Night 0:41 – mix 1

7. Illusions 2:11 – demo take 3

 

Tracks 1, 5 – 7: previously unreleased versions

 

 

Chapter 4

1. Daybreak 2:10 – demo

2. Fast 6:43 – live

3. Child Of The Golden Sun 3:27 – live

4. Swingin’ Joe Brown 2:42 – live

5. You’re So Good 3:00 – demo

 

Tracks 1, 3 & 4: previously unreleased versions

Tracks 2 & 5: previously unreleased songs

Tracks 2 – 4 VPRO Campus, July 29, 1971 

 

 

REMASTERED IN THE 24-BIT DOMAIN FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES

 

- Psychedelic, Progressive Rock, West Coast

- 2LP Black 180 grams vinyl

- 26 tracks

- 350 grams carton Gatefold sleeve

- Japanese plastic bag

- Liner notes Mike Stax Ugly Things magazine

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