It's a wrap. Here's the final reissue in Ian Parry's Consortium Project 4 - Children of Tomorrow, from Lion Music. Parry continues to develop his story of mankind's fictional future ravaged by ecological problems. He describes the thesis:
The time and place was the future: the future was preoccupied with the past. All historical data had been destroyed, until the discovery of twelve stone tablets (Consortium Project 3). A scholar had successfully deciphered parts of these ancient scriptures, paving the way to the reunification of the species. Mankind held the key to rediscovering the historical past, confirming their beliefs that these writings were of biblical origin. A true account of mankindís hidden past and so the story unfolds ...
Of all the Consortium Projects, Children of Tomorrow is likely my least favorite. If, for any reason, its because the music in general and the songs themselves simply did not grip me. Possibly, I can point to Let the Wind Carry You Home as an exception. The album also seems strangely heavy, but also attempting to be more technical. It sounds like simple accessibility and friendliness were sacrificed.
Like previous reissues 4 - Children of Tomorrow comes with two bonus tracks including a new song Aches & Pains. If you like the Consortium Project, have all the rest the albums then, as a fan, you should definitely pick this up. A casual listener may opt for the previous two reissues.
If you like the Consortium Project, have all the rest the albums then, as a fan, you should definitely pick up Children of Tomorrow. But it's certainly not the best of the five albums.
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