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Eloy - Codename Wildgeese (OST) CD (album) cover




Psychedelic/Space Rock

1.99 | 89 ratings

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2 stars Pretty bogus, if you ask me, and it's not even that particularly good. This is a soundtrack to some war flick starring Ernest Borgnine called Codename: Wildgeese, coming out roughly the same time Borgnine was busy with the Airwolf TV series playing Dominique Santini. This isn't Eloy, but three ex-Eloy members Hannes Arkona, Hannes Folbert, and Klaus-Peter Matziol with Jan Nemec. This is basically instrumental incidental music that might function fine in the film (I have little desire to watch the movie, because although I grew up in the 1980s and watched Airwolf as a youth, I couldn't stand Ernest Borgnine) but try actually listening to it. It's a bit like the synthy parts of Metromania, but at least with that album you get real songs and of course Frank Bornemann's input, making that a true legitimate Eloy album. I think this disaster could have easily been avoided if it credited as a Hannes Arkona & Hannes Folberth album. That's basically what it is, and even then, the music quality wouldn't be any better. The music on Codename: Wildgeese, from what I remembered sounded like half-sketched ideas rather than full-on songs. I even get the feeling both of the Hannes seems like without Frank Bornemann as their guidance, they're sunk. Also notice that EMI Records (Harvest being a subsidiary of EMI) had nothing to do with this, released on some small Swiss label called Milan. If you never owned this, really, you're not missing much. Stick with the real Eloy albums.
Progfan97402 | 2/5 |


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