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3.13 | 13 ratings | 1 reviews | 15% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1994

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Alfa Waves (8:44)
2. All That Your Soul Provides (5:27)
3. Balancing Act (6:44)
4. What If? (5:06)
5. Dippin' The Bisquits In The Soup (9:27)
6. Fragolino (8:18)
7. Just One Step Away (4:32)
8. Mushu Creole Blues (7:59)
9. On The Inside Track (5:48)

Total Time 67:36

Line-up / Musicians

- Billy Cobham / drums, percussion (9), producer

- Carole Rowley / vocals (2,4,7)
- Peter Wölpl / guitars
- Joe Chindamo / keyboards
- Gary Husband / keyboards (1,6), drums (9)
- Ira Coleman / bass
- Mike Mondesir / bass (2,7,10)
- Nippy Noya / percussion

Releases information

Artwork: David Weil

CD Fnac Music ‎- 662 107 (1994, France)
CD Evidence ‎- ECD 22098-2 (1994, US)

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BILLY COBHAM The Traveler ratings distribution

(13 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(15%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(31%)
Good, but non-essential (38%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (15%)

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Review by Evolver
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
3 stars If you ever find a copy of this album, and give it a listen, make sure you listen all the way through. The first half of this disk is just garbage. It's that stuff the record labels and flaccid jazz radio stations were calling "Quiet Storm". That was jazz musicians playing totally mind numbingly boring light soul jazz. You know the stuff I'm talking about.

Now, the second half of the album is worth listening to. That's the first point on this disk that I could tell it was actually Billy Cobham playing here. From the cut "Fragolino" on, the compositions are much more interesting, and the drumming much more complex. By no means does it match the music on his first few albums, but it's not bad.

2.5 stars. I wouldn't say it's "for collectors only", but the first half disqualifies the album from being "good".

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