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COLOURS

Eloy

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.71 | 313 ratings

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Rushlover13
5 stars Another perfect album from Eloy, of course, in the string of perfect albums from 1976-1982, and this is one of the top. It may not be as good or as spacey as Ocean or Slient Cries and Mighty Echoes, but its better than Dawn and tied with the next few albums. One thing that I would love to mention is the absolutly amazing artwork. It's the best in the Eloy catalouge, and is the best of any artwork for an album cover, sorry Yes, this is the best!

"Horizons" is the only track to feature female vocalists, and it's excellent. They sing really well, and I love the lyrics for this song. The bassline and the keyboards are definatly appreciated as well, I really like them. "Illuminations" is a classic Eloy track. It starts with harmonizing guitar, then the keyboards enter and give atmosphere to the track. As soon as you start to hear Frank singing, you know that this is Eloy. This is definatly Frank's best vocal showpiece on the album, and he sings perfectly on pitch. This is such a colourful song, filled with riffs and beautiful basslines to share. The keyboard solo is excellent though slightly slow, fits the song very well with the atmosphere. Perfect lyrics, very nice. "Giants" a good track, though a little boring compared to the first two tracks. The guitar is a little sloppy, but the overall music is very nice and has some good keyboards, as do most of the tracks on this album. The bassline is great of course though, but I don't think that the structure of the song is anything to get excited about, though the lyrics are superb. "Impressions" is a great short track. Nice harmonics with the guitars and everything, very interesting and slower track for the band. The lyrics are excellent for this song, as with most of the album having great and thought-provoking lyrics throughout. "Child Migration" is the longest song, almost a mini-epic sized song, but not quite there yet. The music is great and very fresh sounding for this track. The lyrics are very good and spacey, though not the best for the album. The keyboard intro is definatly appreciated, as well as the overall music. "Gallery" is a very upbeat track with good guitar and good keyboard parts, but its just a bit too short. It would have done good in the United States if Frank wasn't such a German speaker, then I'm sure it would have charted. That is in NO WAY an insult to his talents. This song is great for a short pop track, colourful. "Silhouette" is a great track, slower with some great keyboards and really nice piano for this track. This is a really soothing track and is nice for when you need to relax. "Sunset" is my least favorite because it's the shortest track by one second, though the acoustic guitar in the intro is very nice. Actually the real intro is a heavy buildup to the acoustic guitar, but either way, it's an intro. It's a very nice ending to an amazing album.

You need to own this album if your a fan of Space Rock. It's one of Eloy's more accesible albums, but it still has a very progressive pop feeling to it, and you need to have this album in your collection. I can't stress that enough. That is why this album gets a 5 stars all over the place.

Rushlover13 | 5/5 |

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