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CHRONICLES II

Eloy

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.31 | 46 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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2 stars If "Eloy" is using the same concept than for their very good "Chronicles I", the result is far from being equivalent. The band also re- recorded all the songs featured on this second leg.

The problem being that it is made of tracks coming exclusively out from rather flat albums. Which was not the case in their previous attempt. Absolutely no highlights here : at best two or three average to good songs of which "Follow the Light" is one of the few that can hold the comparison with the ones featured on "Chronicles I". The newer version are also closer to their original counterparts.

The mellowish "Rainbow" breaks the monotony of these electro-beat sounds. Totally uninspired for most of it. The re-work of some songs is quite disputable as well. The original version of "Voyager of the Future Race" from the "RÔ" album, started with a long and spacey part. It was the most attractive section of this song. It has been cut out here so that we are immediately plunged into these electronic flavours. Not good I'm afraid.

The best song from this compilation is the excellent "Eclipse Of Mankind". "Call Of The Wild" is also a more classic "Eloy" song. A little spacey in its initial phase and featuring good fluting and guitar.

Let's be honest, this is not a valuable record and I wouldn' t recommend it. Neither to veteran fans, nor to people willing to discover their repertoire through this compilation. In terms of comilation, it is better to stick to "Chronicles I" or to their great "Eloy Live".

Two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |

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