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




Psychedelic/Space Rock

1.99 | 89 ratings

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2 stars Absolutely for completionists only... but I would say higher than one star. This is definitely a hard album to get your hands on which is kind of the fun in having it. With one of the cheesiest album covers the world has ever seen, this "Eloy" album has more in common with the video game Double Dragon than with, let's say, Metromania. However, I'm not saying that is a bad thing. The album actually has an interesting mood which, despite its very obvious soundtracky nature, is unique in the sense that it is the ONLY record in my collection that sounds like a standard 80's action movie soundtrack.

Sure, in the grand universe of prog, this album is very, very weak. If this was the direction the band wanted to go in, then it is obvious why Frank Bornemann split. Still, even on their worst day, the remaining members of Eloy still pull off a very interesting, yet short, piece of music here.

My advise is, if you've gone as far to consider acquiring this record, do so after you've checked out most of Eloy's other material, and do NOT consider this album at all representational of the Eloy sound. Also, do not break the bank on this. Only go for it if its cheap, because this is a really cheap sounding album.

AmphibiousJones | 2/5 |


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