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Favourite art work - Eloy vs Ozric Tentacles

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Poll Question: which of these two acts has the best art-work
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    Posted: December 04 2016 at 14:44
two bands with very spessial and rich art work, which aludes to the imagination. album art that perfectly matches the music.

what do you think of these bands art-work
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progmatic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 04 2016 at 15:25
Eloy. I bought my first Eloy album without having a clue about the band just because of the album cover (Power & Passion). Virtually all of Eloy's artwork is great.
To be fair, so is Ozric Tentacles. Just in a more trippy way. Love 'em both, but have to go with Eloy.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LearsFool Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 04 2016 at 15:38
Ozrics. Especially love the '80's/cassette era covers, with their wonderful use of single colours, calligraphy, and occasional illustrations. A lot of the '90's era stuff, especially Strangeitude, was also good.

As for Eloy... generally alright, but I'm not such a fan of Dawn's cover.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Magnum Vaeltaja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 04 2016 at 16:56
Not a huge fan of the overly psychedelic colour scheme, but I find the Ozric covers to be a tad more interesting.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twseel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 04 2016 at 18:06
Ozric Tentacles, because I'm not that much into those nude bottoms and seperated heads
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Ozrics
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pastmaster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 04 2016 at 21:25
I have to go with Eloy, although both band's have had some great cover art. My only issue with the Ozrics is that they almost always look the same, while Eloy has seemed to have a bit more variation.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 04 2016 at 22:10
Chris, you're insane Couldn't choose with a gun (or several) to my head.
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Difficult question, whereas BLIM was an longtime collaborator with the Ozrics, Eloy have had several artwork artists working for them (Rodney Matthews, Winfried Reinbacher, and even more I can't right now remember).

I love the artwork for Silent Cries, Colours, Planets and Time to Turn.
Metromania is quite nice, because it's Rodney Matthews, who also did some reissue artwork for Planets and Time to Turn.
Ocean 2 has a a nice cover aswell.
 
The early days featured some rally nice psychedelic artwork, I liked that aswell.

I like alien planets, so Waterfall Cities is my favorite of the Ozrics.
 
I guess Roger Dean and Rodney Matthews both have done some excellent covers for prog and space bands.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2016 at 09:26
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Chris, you're insane Couldn't choose with a gun (or several) to my head.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2016 at 10:10
Gotta go Ozzies.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kingsnake Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2016 at 01:21
Does anyone know the artwork of Hidria Spacefolk?

Quite nice aswell. Quite spacey.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kingsnake Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2016 at 01:24
 By the way, here's the entire Metromania poster.
 
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Ozick Tentacles.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Modrigue Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2016 at 06:33
Considering covert arts, although I enjoy Eloy's Silent Cries..., Destination, Planets, Time to Turn (Rodney Matthews') and Metromania, Ozric Tentacles' are overall more regular in terms of quality.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2016 at 20:37
My favorite Eloy cover...
 
...and my favorite Ozrics cover.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2016 at 20:45
Originally posted by Kingsnake Kingsnake wrote:

I guess Roger Dean and Rodney Matthews both have done some excellent covers for prog and space bands.
 
There's also Tony Roberts!
 
 
 
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I give the edge to Ozric Tentacles.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kingsnake Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2016 at 03:30
Originally posted by verslibre verslibre wrote:

Originally posted by Kingsnake Kingsnake wrote:

I guess Roger Dean and Rodney Matthews both have done some excellent covers for prog and space bands.
 
There's also Tony Roberts!
 
 
 
 
 
Ah yes, I love Saga, although I find their albumsleeves more kitchy and less spacey, otherworldly.
I love this one, though:
 
 
and
 
these ones:
 
 
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