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Eloy - The Best Of Eloy Vol. 1 The Early Days 1972-1975 CD (album) cover




Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.00 | 29 ratings

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4 stars This is the first volume of the 2 volume set that goes through the Eloy highlights in chronological order. Of course I have all the material on the original albums as a bonafide Eloy addict, but I love hearing it jammed together on this one CD, similar to volume 2. It is fantastic music and I love listening to this on repeat often on any given day. The three albums represented are all masterpieces so I can't argue with any of the tracks, in fact they are well chosen and are a must for those wishing to dip their toes into Eloy's back catalogue. It doesn't get much better than this music.

From the brilliant "Inside" are 'Future City, sounding more like Jethro Tull in the intro until the cool riff locks in, and 'The Light from Deep Darkness' has some challenging musicianship. From the stunning album "Floating" is my favourite Eloy track, the one that led me to them, 'Castle in the Air'; sheer genius musicianship with killer riffs and incredible melodic rock that never fails to lock into my brain. Also we have 'Madhouse', a heavier Eloy on show here with extended lead soloing and drumming. Then from "Power and the Passion" are the classics, 'Love Over Six Centuries; 'Mutiny', 'The Bells of Notre Dame', 'Daybreak; the 1970 single, and 'Journey into 1358'.

Overall this compilation captures a heavier side of Eloy but it is wonderful to hear for those who like creative riffs mixed with beautiful ambience. 4 stars for the brilliant music throughout but the original albums are definitely worth getting hold of if you can afford it.

AtomicCrimsonRush | 4/5 |


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