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Eloy - The Best of Eloy Vol. 2 - The Prime 1976-1979 CD (album) cover




Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.57 | 20 ratings

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4 stars A nice cheap pick up with the best of three of Eloy's most impressive albums is a great starter kit for those new to Eloy. The three albums represented are masterpieces in their own right and it is odd to hear them out of context jammed onto one album, but it is no less a pleasant experience as the songs hold up on every listen. As soon as that killer riff begins on Between the times, from "Dawn", I am hooked. The vocals of Frank Bornemann are like an old friend as I have grown so used to them and he is in his element here.

After the four wonderful "Dawn" tracks we move to the incredible "Ocean" album. The song represented on this compilation is 'Decay of the logos'. My favourite track from "Dawn" is this choice with a grand intro, pulsing bass, and incredible atmospheres including howling wind. The terrific singing backs up a powerful structure of melodic themes and soloing. The main melody is well executed and again grows on me with every listen.

The next album represented is the brilliant "Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes" with the dreamy 'Astral entrance / Master of sensation' and then followed by the masterpiece suite 'The apocalypse', all 14:53 of it! It is absolutely mesmirising music, the best of Eloy undoubtedly. This music moves me so much and stirs my soul on every listen. I can't get enough of it, the music is all brilliant, so this compilation deserves 4 stars in my opinion.

AtomicCrimsonRush | 4/5 |


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