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HATS OF GLASS

Eela Craig

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Studio Album, released in 1978

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. A spaceman came travelling (4:49)
2. Hats of glass (10:25)
3. Chances are (5:26)
4. Heaven sales (2:53)
5. Holstenwall Fair (8:10)
6. Caught on the air (3:52)
7. Remove another hat of glass and you could easily find assorted kinds of Cheese (3:30)

Total Time: 39:05

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Line-up / Musicians

- Hubert Bognermayr / keyboards, vocals
- Gerhard Englisch / bass
- Frank Hueber / drums
- Alois Janetschko / live mixing
- Will Orthofer / lead & back vocals
- Fritz Riedelberger / guitars, piano, lead vocals
- Hubert Schnauer / keyboards, flute
- Harald Zuschrader / keyboards, flute, guitar

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3.49
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Review by loserboy
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3 stars 2 years after EELA CRAIG's "One Niter" masterpiece they released "Hats Of Glass" an album I am also quite fond on. In sharp contrast to their 2 earlier album, "Hats Of Glass" takes on more of a pop influenced symphonic aura which is quite fine with me. The album actually opens up with a cover of Chris De BURGH's "A Spaceman Came Travelling" which is actually a great version. Another tune which really grabs me is "Grover's Mill" which is a perfect cross of TAI PHONG and PINK FLOYD. The rest of the album plays in the symphonic rock space quite handily with a solid mix of colours and themes. Overall although the album carries a less robust aroma as "One Niter" it is still a great little album and a definite contribution in the symphonic rock genre.

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Posted Saturday, March 20, 2004

Review by Proghead
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4 stars Not entirely too surprising that "Hats of Glass" is not as good as "One Niter", but then this is the late '70s where quality prog rock albums were starting to become more few and far between. But hey, this is still a fine album.

Released at the beginning of 1978 (recorded August to November 1977), there was one minor change in the EELA CRAIG lineup. And that was the return of vocalist Wil Orthofer, apparently because the band he was in between his absence with EELA CRAIG, called ICE PLANET (a blues outfit that never recorded, that also featured two other ex-EELA CRAIG members, Heinz Gerstmair and Horst Waber) broke up due to the deaths from two non-EELA CRAIG members from two separate automobile accidents.

Now let's get with the music. The funk has more or less disappeared, going for a more conventional late '70s symphonic prog rock sound. The album opens up with an unlikely song: a cover of Chris de BURGH's "A Spaceman Came Travelling" (yes, the same guy who gave us that awful '80s hit "Lady in Red", but his career goes back to the mid 1970s). This version, of course, is given the prog rock treatment, with vocoder, spacy synthesizers, and great vocal harmonies. The next song is the title track, starts off with flute, before going in to PINK FLOYD-like guitars. After some bizarre electronic noodling, it kicks in to "Grover's Mill" (mentioned on the Symphonic Rock CD, but not the original LP, but it's there on the LP), which is basically a re-recording of their 1974 single "Stories", with changed lyrics, less Mellotron, and more string synths (and guitarist Fritz Riedelberger still handling the vocals). "Chances Are" points to their following album, except without the religious themes. "Heaven Sales" is a short number that sounds very '70s, with lyrics that seem to criticize religious groups who state that you won't go to heaven if you don't give them your money (sounds a whole lot like those greedy televangelists you find right here in AMERICA). The album's high point, without a doubt is "Holstenwall Fair". I especially love that synth solo, before the music kicks in to an intense jam that's reminiscent of "One Niter". Then there's the ballad "Caught on the Air" (which you can only find on LP, not the Symphonic Rock CD). I never was too fond of this song, just a rather sappy ballad that the band could've used for a better piece. The final song is a reworking of their 1974 single "Cheese" (flip side of "Stories"), this time, the vocals are taken out, complete with a nice Moog solo in the middle. I'm in a minority here, but I wasn't too fond of the vocals of the original "Cheese", so this reworking had that plus of being all instrumental.

Overall, an excellent album.

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Posted Sunday, May 02, 2004

Review by Carl floyd fan
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3 stars This is a hard album to review as parts of it rock out, like the second half of Holstenwall Fair or the closing track while other parts of the cd are boarder line cheesy, like the end of the opening track or much of "caught on air". Overall this is a unique cd though and one every prog fan should experience once they are done with the key prog bands. Eela Craig may draw comparassions to Eloy but they certinatly add their own unique touch. I also would not call this fusion at all. Maybe this was mislabeled? Because this is pure symphonic rock with maybe a few elements of space rock here and there. 3.25 stars really.

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Review by Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I wasn't expecting a lot from this one given the ratings i've seen for it but this was a pleasant surprise. EELA CRAIG were a seventies band from Austria who used a variety of keyboards including mellotron to great affect. While they are listed as Jazz / Fusion here believe me this album has absolutely nothing to do with that.This is spacey, mellow Symphonic music with some aggressive outburts here and there. PINK FLOYD came to mind the most which isn't too surprising given they were one one of EELA CRAIG's favourite bands.

"A Spaceman Came Travelling" has this spacey intro as reserved vocals join in. I like the vocal melodies before 2 minutes.Themes are repeated in this mellow tune. "Hats Of Glass" is also laid back with reserved vocals. I like the prolonged instrumental section part way through that is guitar / drum led. Lots of mellotron too. It turns dark and haunting before 6 minutes. "Grover's Mill" has these light vocals and drums that standout. I really like this one. "Chances Are" opens sounding a lot like "Funeral For A Friend" then it kicks in with a fuller sound including vocals. A spacey calm 2 minutes in then it retruns to that fuller sound.

"Heaven Sales" is much more dynamic sounding with keyboards and drums leading the way. It settles before 1 1/2 minutes as the vocals arrive. It then picks back up. "Holstonwall Fair" is mellow with vocals, a beat and mellotron. A change before 2 minutes and the birds are singing in this pastoral section. It's building 3 1/2 minutes in then the tempo picks up a minute later. Guitar then kicks in. Nice. Check out the majestic mellotron before 7 1/2 minutes then the vocals return. "Remove Another Hat Of Glass..." is a catchy and energetic number with guitar outfront early. Synths take a turn as they continue to trade off.

This is a low 4 stars but it's one I look forward to playing again in the future.This is a great example of seventies Prog.

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