Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

DRAGONFLY

Symphonic Prog • Switzerland


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Dragonfly picture
Dragonfly biography
DRAGONFLY was formed around 1974 and was the brainchild of two Zurich musicians named Markus Husi and Marcel Ege, while Markus was a fan of Yes, Genesis and ELP. Marcel was a guitarist trying to develop his own style but strongly influenced by the late 60's usual guitar based suspects as Jimmy Hendrix, Deep Purple or Carlos Santana.

Both met in the school in the early 70's and soon Markus was able to change Marcel into a proghead, soon they decided to form a band but an unknown trio recruits young Husi to join them as a second keyboardist and it was not long until Marcel also joined the band.}

For 1975, the original keyboardist of this band Erich Isler had left, the bass player was replaced by Klaus Monnig and the final touch was Briggitta Fischer who not only added lyrics to the instrumentals the band was working on but baptized them as Dragonfly.

In 1978 the band finds the definitive formation with Marcel Ege in the guitars, Markus Husi added Hammond C3, Clavinet D6, ARP Synthesizer, Oberhiem Synthesizer plus the essential grand piano, Klaus Moennig playing bass, Taurus bass pedals plus backing vocals; Rene Buhler as lead vocalist and percussion plus Beay Bossiger in the drums.

With this lineup and Patrick Baumgartner playing bass in one track, they release their one and only self titled release that can be described as classic Symphonic Prog with a strong Hard Rock edge and a hint of Italian Symphonic school, specially in the second track "Shellycoat" is absolutely reminiscent of PFM, most precisely of E'Festa (Celebration), nice album from a good band should had stayed alive for a longer period of time.

After the release of "Dragonfly", the band split because Punk hit some members who believed there was no future in Prog and wanted to take a more commercial approach and of course the others remained faithful to good old Progressive Rock.

Worth to give them a try, not essential but good enough for the most demanding progheads.

Iván Melgar Morey - Perú

DRAGONFLY MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

DRAGONFLY forum topics / tours, shows & news


DRAGONFLY forum topics Create a topic now
DRAGONFLY tours, shows & news Post an entries now

DRAGONFLY Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to DRAGONFLY

Buy DRAGONFLY Music


DragonflyDragonfly
Gear Fab Records 2004
Audio CD$9.63
$10.51 (used)
Almost AbandonedAlmost Abandoned
Import
Imports 2007
Audio CD$12.74
$29.36 (used)
Timestream by Dragonfly (1999-03-30)Timestream by Dragonfly (1999-03-30)
Timewarp
Audio CD$71.89
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Dragonfly by Strawbs. USD $10.29 Buy It Now
HOLMES ft DRAGONFLY "BLUE SKIES" 4-MIX SW DEEPLAY VINYL 12" DPLAY021 USD $1.24 [0 bids]
HOLMES ft DRAGONFLY "BLUE SKIES" 4-MIX SW DEEPLAY VINYL 12" DPLAY021 USD $1.24 [0 bids]
JANE BUNNETT - Red Dragonfly - CD ** Like New - Mint ** USD $9.95 Buy It Now
JANE BUNNETT - Red Dragonfly - CD ** Brand New ** USD $20.49 Buy It Now
Jefferson Starship - Dragonfly - Jefferson Starship CD Y4VG USD $7.98 Buy It Now 11m 12s
Mellow - Mellow - Dragonfly: A Soundtrack To The Motion Pict... - Mellow CD KEVG USD $10.47 Buy It Now 12m 7s
Dragonfly 7in RS.27010 (Fleetwood Mac - 1971) (ID:14846) USD $14.29 Buy It Now 1h 45m
DJ SAKIN & FRIENDS - DRAGONFLY 12" RECORD / VINYL - OVERDOSE - DOSE 050 USD $5.61 Buy It Now 3h 50m
Dragonfly [Bonus Tracks] New CD USD $9.76 Buy It Now 4h 18m
VA "Dragonfly: Project II Trance" 1993 Instinct Comp. CD/ Black Sun/ Gumbo USD $6.99 Buy It Now 4h 51m
DRAGONFLY - FINE - CD SINGLE 2004 USD $3.12 Buy It Now 5h 4m
Dragonfly James Henry Audio CD USD $41.94 Buy It Now 12h 35m
ANTHONY PHILLIPS - Private Parts & Pieces 9: Dragonfly Dr - CD USD $22.95 Buy It Now 14h 20m
ANTHONY PHILLIPS - Private Parts & Pieces 9: Dragonfly Dr - CD ** Brand New ** USD $73.75 Buy It Now 14h 20m
7" Picture Disc Blondie Debbie Harry Island Of Lost Souls-Dragonfly CHSP 2608 USD $12.48 Buy It Now 15h 38m
MATT POWELL - Dragonfly - CD ** Brand New ** USD $22.95 Buy It Now 17h 11m
MATT POWELL - Dragonfly - CD ** Like New - Mint ** USD $12.95 Buy It Now 17h 11m
CATHERINE HOWE - DRAGONFLY DAYS VINYL LP USD $6.23 [0 bids]
20h 17m
Dragonfly / Portal to the Past [7" Vinyl] Paul Weller Vinyl USD $29.12 Buy It Now 20h 58m
FREE US SHIP. on ANY 2 CDs! NEW CD Bunnett,Jane: Red Dragonfly (AKA Tombo) Impor USD $7.55 Buy It Now 22h 3m
FREE US SHIP. on ANY 2 CDs! USED,MINT CD Bunnett, Jane: Red Dragonfly USD $1.88 Buy It Now 22h 4m
Sealed John Scofield,Grover Washington w/ Gerry Mulligan CD - Dragonfly (1995) USD $5.50 Buy It Now 23h 39m
The Dragonfly Races by Ellis Paul. USD $21.43 Buy It Now 1 day
Jimi Hendrix - Purple "Dragonfly" Shirt - S - 100% Cotton USD $18.74 [0 bids]
1 day
Dragonfly by Jefferson Starship USD $5.14 Buy It Now 1 day
BLONDIE DRAGONFLY WWS17246 EP xg7685 USD $7.99 [0 bids]
1 day
Sedona-Dragonfly CD NEW USD $18.46 Buy It Now 1 day
JONI MITCHELL The Posall & The Mosalm LP Vinyl Dragonfly RARE HEAR K-453 USD $8.00 [1 bids]
1 day
JACKSON BROWNE Rated X (You Just Want Meat) LP Vinyl Dragonfly RARE HEAR K-454 USD $8.00 [1 bids]
1 day
STRAWBS Dragonfly LP 1970 A&M 1st Press + INSERT! A1/B1!! SUPERB!!!! USD $4.00 [2 bids]
1 day
DRAGONFLY - Domine CD Nightwish Epica Therion Haggard Avantasia Sonata Arctica USD $15.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Vibe Residents Feat. Dragonfly - The DJ's Calling E.P - Stealth Records #739113 USD $2.49 Buy It Now 1 day
LP JEFFERSON STARSHIP DRAGONFLY **EXC VINYL** #138 USD $11.99 Buy It Now 1 day
DRAGONFLY - Non Requiem CD Nightwish Epica Therion Haggard Avantasia Sonata USD $15.99 Buy It Now 1 day
BLONDIE "ISLAND OF LOST SOULS / DRAGONFLY" 1982 NCB CHRYSALIS RECORDS SWEDEN OOP USD $19.99 Buy It Now 1 day
MICHAEL FRANKS Dragonfly Summer 1993 Korea Vinyl LP INSERT USD $150.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Mellow - Dragonfly: A Soundtrack To The Motion Picture "CQ" Audio CD USD $14.88 Buy It Now 1 day
Dragonfly Summer Michael Franks Audio CD USD $33.47 Buy It Now 1 day
MICHAEL FRANKS - Dragonfly Summer - CD ** Brand New ** USD $24.95 Buy It Now 1 day
Dragonfly by Ziggy Marley (CD, Apr-2003, Private Music) USD $4.48 Buy It Now 2 days
TORNADOS - DRAGONFLY / HYMN FOR TEENAGERS ** AUTOGRAPH ** USD $4.11 [0 bids]
2 days
Franks,Michael: Dragonfly Summer [Audio Cassette] Audio Cassette USD $5.94 Buy It Now 2 days
The Nolans - Dragonfly 7 Inch Vinyl Single - Picture Sleeve USD $0.62 [0 bids]
2 days
THE TORNADOS / DRAGONFLY 1963 DECCA ENGLAND USD $5.14 Buy It Now 2 days
DRAGONFLY BLIND DISC 1-CD USD $0.99 [0 bids]
2 days
DRAGONFLY - THE EDGE OF THE WORLD-CD USD $0.99 [0 bids]
2 days
Strawbs Dragonfly CD USD $10.00 Buy It Now 2 days
SHINOBU SATO Red Dragonfly LP VINYL US Flying Fish 1988 14 Track Deletion Cut USD $6.23 Buy It Now 2 days
RARE Jefferson Starship DragonFly UNION IANT TD-1468 Foreign Record Album Rock USD $1.25 [2 bids]
2 days
TRANSPARENT Acid Blues 12" VINYL UK Dragonfly 2002 2 Track (Bflt93) USD $6.23 Buy It Now 2 days
Masami Okui - Dragonfly USD $6.75 Buy It Now 2 days
Venus - I Got Something - Dragonfly - 2001 #55164 USD $3.73 Buy It Now 2 days
NEW Dragonfly (Audio CD) USD $24.34 Buy It Now 2 days
Matt Jenson and the Liquid ...-Dragonfly Taxi CD NEW USD $16.32 Buy It Now 2 days
JEFFERSON STARSHIP DRAGONFLY grunt A1E 1st pr Lp ex USD $9.98 Buy It Now 2 days
DRAGONFLY - S / T LP MEGAPHONE MS-1202 U.S PSYCH LATER ISSUE USD $36.21 Buy It Now 2 days
Audio CD Dragonfly - Eric Addington - Free Shipping USD $5.52 Buy It Now 2 days
JEFFERSON STARSHIP : DRAGONFLY (CD) sealed USD $9.73 Buy It Now 2 days
Dragonfly Dreams The Brimsek Brothers CD USD $36.52 Buy It Now 3 days
ANDY & JUDY-DRAGONFLY (CDR) CD NEW USD $17.16 Buy It Now 3 days
In A Frail Daydream Penny's Pet Dragonfly CD USD $32.31 Buy It Now 3 days
Electric Jesus Dragonfly CD USD $4.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Jonathan Gee Trio : Dragonfly CD (2012) USD $4.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Dragonfly Libra Ep /Old Skool/Breakbeat/Hardcore/Mint/12" Skanna Etc USD $31.21 Buy It Now 3 days
Dragonfly Sampler Ziggy Marley~NEW~2003 Reggae Hip Hop Promo CD~FAST SHIPPING!!! USD $8.46 Buy It Now 3 days
strawbs lp dragonfly GERMAN IMPORT 87 992 et vg+/m- USD $14.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Electric Jesus - Dragonfly [CD New] USD $14.02 Buy It Now 3 days
DRAGONFLY SAME CD USA 60s PSYCHEDELIA FREAKBEAT MOD oop L@@K USD $19.44 Buy It Now 3 days
Mae Moore : Dragonfly CD (2004) USD $3.94 Buy It Now 3 days
Red Snow Dragonfly CD USD $5.49 Buy It Now 3 days
Blondie CD Single Islands of Lost Souls / Dragonfly Card Sleeve USD $6.25 Buy It Now 3 days
DRAGONFLY movie Kevin Costner Kathy Bates GERMANY collectors CD EP John Debney USD $14.00 Buy It Now 3 days
His Name Is Alive - Firefly Dragonfly Ep [CD New] USD $11.04 Buy It Now 3 days
FREE US SHIP. on ANY 2 CDs! USED,MINT CD Bunnett,Jane: Red Dragonfly (AKA Tombo) USD $4.55 Buy It Now 3 days
T. J. JOHNSON BAND - I Can Make It (Good For You) / Dragonfly SWITCH '83 UK 12" USD $87.42 [0 bids]
3 days
Dragonfly Shave The Monkey CD USD $32.92 Buy It Now 3 days
Dragonfly - Andy & Judy (CD Used Very Good) USD $12.83 Buy It Now 3 days
Firefly Dragonfly Ep - His Name Is Alive (2007, CD New) USD $10.98 Buy It Now 3 days
? Jefferson Starship - Dragonfly (Taiwanese) USD $14.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Pennys Pet Dragonfly In A Frail Daydream CD USD $3.29 Buy It Now 3 days
Timothy Crane - Dragonfly [CD New] USD $15.73 Buy It Now 3 days
Jimi Hendrix ?- Sky High! Dragonfly LP w/ Jim Morrison USD $24.99 [0 bids]
3 days
Jimi Hendrix ?- Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? Dragonfly LP Eric Burdon USD $26.99 [0 bids]
3 days
Dragonfly - Timothy Crane (2010, CD New) USD $19.05 Buy It Now 3 days
The Dragonflies The Dragonflies Dragonfly dragonflys CD USD $5.99 Buy It Now 3 days
NOLANS Dragonfly 7" VINYL UK Epic 1982 B/W Every Little Thing (Epca2864) Pic USD $5.23 Buy It Now 3 days
DRAGONFLY (US 2000'S GROUP) Edge Of The World DOUBLE CD US Redstar 2003 24 USD $3.92 Buy It Now 3 days
SCOTT MAC DONALD New Heart CD UK Dragonfly 10 Tracks (Dragonfly 001Cd) USD $8.12 Buy It Now 3 days
MELLOW Dragonfly CD French Atmospheres 2002 25 Track Soundtrack To The Motion USD $6.23 Buy It Now 3 days
FERNANDO ORTEGA Dragonfly CD European Cur 2004 2 Track Promo With Info USD $6.23 Buy It Now 3 days
Dragonfly : Timestream CD (1998) USD $4.99 Buy It Now 3 days
ZIGGY MARLEY AND THE MELODY MAKERS Dragonfly Sampler CD European Private Music USD $6.23 Buy It Now 3 days
Anthony Phillips Private Parts And Pieces 9: Dragonfly... AST CD (CDLP) USD $14.98 Buy It Now 3 days
Terra Guitarra - Dragonfly [CD New] USD $16.91 Buy It Now 3 days
Dragonfly - Terra Guitarra (2012, CD New) USD $19.58 Buy It Now 3 days
DRAGONFLY SOUNDTRACK CD JOHN DEBNEY 2002 Varese Sarabande USD $10.75 Buy It Now 3 days
Terra Guitarra-Dragonfly CD NEW USD $19.67 Buy It Now 4 days
Dragonfly by Mae Moore (CD, Jun-2005, Sony) USD $2.61 Buy It Now 4 days
Dragonfly-Dragonfly-60s Colorado heavy psychedelic rock-NEW LP USD $32.99 Buy It Now 4 days

More places to buy DRAGONFLY music online Buy DRAGONFLY & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
DRAGONFLY has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

DRAGONFLY discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

DRAGONFLY top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

2.76 | 33 ratings
Dragonfly
1982

DRAGONFLY Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

DRAGONFLY Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

DRAGONFLY Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

DRAGONFLY Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

DRAGONFLY Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Dragonfly by DRAGONFLY album cover Studio Album, 1982
2.76 | 33 ratings

BUY
Dragonfly
Dragonfly Symphonic Prog

Review by stefro
Prog Reviewer

1 stars A gruesome slice of early-eighties symphonic prog that borrows from a host of superior acts - Genesis, Yes, Grobschnitt to name but a few - this thoroughly overcooked self-titled debut from Swiss outfit Dragonfly is a prime example of just how excessive and tedious progressive rock can get. The group's only release, the main problem here is that the 'rock' element is pretty non-existent, the majority of the album coated in a glutinous array of cheesy synths, rapid-fire keyboard passages and Rene Buhler's unfortunately overly-teutonic vocals. Opening track 'Beyond The Spider's Web', a wildly erratic synth-rock workout that comes across like a bad nursery rhyme, is a prime example. There is, simply put, no edge to Dragonfly's sound. This is soft, gooey music - almost the sonic equivalent of treacle - and the addition of classically-orientated ingredients as found on the album's risible closing epic('Dragonfly') only seems to accentuate the point. Sadly, and despite some obvious talent behind the instruments, this as bad a prog-rock album as this reviewer has heard. No wonder they never recorded again.

STEFAN TURNER, STOKE NEWINGTON, 2012

 Dragonfly by DRAGONFLY album cover Studio Album, 1982
2.76 | 33 ratings

BUY
Dragonfly
Dragonfly Symphonic Prog

Review by b_olariu
Prog Reviewer

3 stars An intristing little album from Switzerland. These guys release only this album way back in 1982, and what a record, great. It's a blend between Yes on title piece Dragonfly the longest and some german bands from the late '70 like Minotaurus or Tibet. Anyway this is a great album with a lot of keys made by the main man from the band Markus Husi and stunning guitar harmonies by Marcel Ege. Best tracks are Behind the spider's web and the instrumental one Shellycoat. Fans of neo prog should give a try, worth it, and listners of Yes and even Cirkel , Saga or Pendragon might be impressed. 3 stars
 Dragonfly by DRAGONFLY album cover Studio Album, 1982
2.76 | 33 ratings

BUY
Dragonfly
Dragonfly Symphonic Prog

Review by bhikkhu
Special Collaborator Symphonic Prog Team

3 stars Here is an interesting little nugget form Switzerland. The fact that it was released in 1982 makes it even more fascinating. It owes almost nothing to the sounds of the time. I could say that this was recorded in the mid '70s, and no one would be the wiser. It is a unique blend of classic arena rock, British style keyboards, and a touch of euro-pop balladry. Imagine Rush meets Yes, gets a visit from Deep Purple, and melt cheese on the top.

When these guys are good, they are fantastic. The instrumentals are some of the best prog has to offer. The problems start with the vocals. Perhaps it would have been better in their native language. The accent is sometimes a bit thick. This also could explain problems with lyrical content. The content absolutely makes me cringe at times. Coupled with a very sugary melody on "You Know my Ways," I am in fear of going into a diabetic coma (or at least gagging). If you can stand it, it's actually good for a laugh. "Willing and Ready to Face It" is as cheesy as formula rockers come (this could be where Europe got its inspiration).

There are some good rockers. "Behind the Spider's Web" would make the Scorpions pack up and go home. "Shellycoat" is well-executed little medieval folk piece, and lets you know that there is some depth to this band. As you would expect, the real strength is in the epic tracks. "Dragonfly," and "The Riddle Princess," have all those elements that I love about '70s style symphonic prog. These guys deliver the goods too. They have what it takes to pull this kind of thing off, and don't sound like they are copying anyone else.

In the end I am of two minds about this album. The good tracks are great, but the lesser moments are really poor. Thankfully, There is much more to love than to throw away. It's too bad they just didn't release a shorter album. It could have been a classic. So, is it essential? The answer is no. There is no need to seek this one out. However, if you do happen to run across it, definitely pick it up. (3.35 stars).

H.T. Riekels

Thanks to ProgLucky for the artist addition. and to Ivan_Melgar_M for the last updates

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives