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CHRONICLES I

Eloy

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.58 | 48 ratings

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The Prognaut
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3 stars Resurrected from the ashes and remains of the ELOY that led millions of fans all over the world to insanity and worshipping until 1984 where disbandment and separation took over, the eloquent German band now reduced to a duo, decided to continue the project and put together a sequel CD album, "Chronicles Part I and II". Integrally, this compilation was destined to satisfy the requests and to fulfill the expectations of the fans, giving them a fine piece of work that condensed original recordings from their favorite productions of the past such as "Ocean", "Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes", "Time to Turn" and songs from their latest album those days, "Destination". All the songs were chosen by lead singer guitarist Frank BORNEMANN. This choice, mainly based on feedback from the public; was reflected on this incommensurable fan response. This massive response, gave Frank BORNEMANN and Michael GERLACH the final push to take on this challenge.

Considering myself a loyal and devoted follower of psychedelic and space progressive rock, rather art work when describing the sound of ELOY; I think of "Part I" to this saga of 2 CDs, as the most signifying because it contains the purist and original sound of the band during the latter half of the 70's and the early years of the 80's when musical massacre, or "pop rock", hadn't altered the foundations of the German band and many others in consequence. Recordings such as "Poseidon's Creation" and "The Apocalypse" maintained the elementary substance in spite of being re-recorded and mixed, but got improved in sound quality and empowered with a punchier essence. The rest of the yesterday recordings, apart from "Spirit in Chains", an unreleased title recorded in 1992 during the production of "Destination"; complete this ten episodes first chapter just marvelously. I particularly enjoyed the arrangements made to "Mysterious Monolith" and "Illuminations".

The extra features included in this album, are represented throughout the paintings for the covers of previous ELOY productions such as "Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes" and "Colours" by Winfried REINBACHER, "Ocean" by Wojtek SIUDMAK, "Ra" and "Destination". And finally, "Chronicles" should give you the chance to re-live ELOY's classics in an update sound, adequate to modern expectations. So relax, put your headphones on and surrender to the sound of ELOY.

The Prognaut | 3/5 |

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