Angelo Santoro (bass guitar), Ad Vos (drums), Frans Poots (vocals, flute, sax), Bas van der Pol (vocals, guitar, ex-Hawks) and Jan Reynders (vocals, guitar, ex-Hawks). 1968年五个年轻人在荷兰的Dordrecht组建了The Floating Fudge Featuring The Cosmic Dealer.1970年他们改名为Cosmic Dealer.1971年发行了单曲The scene/Child of the golden sun and Head in the clouds/Find your way,之后便发行了首张专辑Crystallization,之后解散,73年重组以后录制了一些demo再度解散
Psychedelic Rock/Hard Rock/Progressive
Five musicians formed a band in Dordrecht in1968, called The Floating Fudge Featuring The Cosmic Dealer. The members were: Angelo Santoro (bass guitar), Ad Vos (drums), Frans Poots (vocals, flute, sax), Bas van der Pol (vocals, guitar, ex-Hawks) and Jan Reynders (vocals, guitar, ex-Hawks).
In 1970 they changed their name to Cosmic Dealer. In 1971 they released to singles, The scene/Child of the golden sun and Head in the clouds/Find your way on Negram. Both singles weren't a big success.
Head in the clouds / Find your wayThe scene / Child of the golden sunThe two singles were followed by the release of Cosmic Dealer's debut album, Crystallization. The music is a mixture of psychedelic and progressive music, completed with some hardrock. The album was produced by Eddy Ouwens. The band toured regularly and did a performance in a TV show, but the album didn't sell well. The same year Bas van der Pol left the band (who sadly passed away) and was replaced by Leen Leendertse, with him they recorded a few demo tracks. A little while later Angelo Santoro left the band. Cosmic Dealer struggles along, but a year later it is decided to stop.
Cosmic Dealer (1971)In 1973 the band was reformed. This time Frans Poots was replaced by Ed Boender. Leen Leendertse was also no longer a member of the band, but Angelo Santoro had returned. There was also a new vocalist, Kees de Blois. With these members the group started to work on new material and recorded a few demos. But it lasted not for long, because in the spring of 1973 the band had already split up again, and this time for ever.
01. Daybreak (F. Poots, B. Van Der Pol) [2:06]
02. If There Is Nothing Behind The Thrills (B. Van Der Pol) [1:17]
03. Child Of The Golden Sun (F. Poots, B. Van Der Pol) [3:45]
04. Swingin' Joe Brown (B. Van Der Pol) [3:40]
05. I Had A Friend (F. Poots, J. Reijnders) [3:57]
06. Crystallization (Cosmic Dealer) [5:52]
07. The Scene (F. Poots, B. Van Der Pol) [2:43]
08. The Fly (B. Van Der Pol) [3:00]
09. One Night (D. Bartholomew, P. King) [:46]
10. Find Your Way (F. Poots, B. Van Der Pol) [2:22]
11. Flying In The Winter (F. Poots, B. Van Der Pol) [3:33]
12. Head In The Clouds (Curtis, Gun) [3:34]
13. Illusions (J. Reijnders) [1:58]
14. The Scene [Single Mix] (F. Poots, B. Van Der Pol) [2:46]
15. Child Of The Golden Sun [Single Mix] (F. Poots, B. Van Der Pol) [3:48]
16. Head In The Clouds [Single Mix] (Curtis, Gun) [2:34]
17. Winterwind (We'll Be Walking) [Demo] (F. Poots, A. Noce Santoro) [3:50]
18. Don't You Know (Footprints In The Sand) [Demo] (F. Poots, L. Leendertse) [4:16]
19. Child Of Sorrow [Bonus] (E. Boender) [3:34]
20. Sinner's Confession [Bonus] (J. Reijnders, K. De Blois) [4:49]