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Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.04 | 657 ratings

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3 stars 'Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes' was released in 1979. 'Wish You Were Here' was released in 1975. The album opens with the track 'Astral Entrance/Master of Sensation' and it sounds a lot like what Pink Floyd were doing four years earlier with 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond'. Only just not as good. Don't get me wrong I really like Eloy but I find this album to be one of their least inspiring. The next three albums (Colours, Planets, Time to Turn) were FAR better in my opinion. The second track 'The Apocalypse' is just short of fifteen minutes long. Seven minutes in and you will checking your e-mails and reading the spam to pass the time. Its not one of my favourite Eloy tracks. It does not hold my attention at all. 'Pilot to Paradise' opens with a repeating bass line and is accentuated with some nice keyboards throughout. 'De Labore Solis' is a fairly straight-forward stroll down the early-Floyd path. There are no real surprises on this album and no really strong songs. The final track 'Mighty Echoes' does not really lift this album out of its three-star furrow. 'Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes' was apparently the third and last studio album with the line-up of Frank Bornemann, Detlev Schmidtchen, Klaus-Peter Matziol and Jürgen Rosenthal. Maybe Frank decided that a change was required. Whatever the reason, the next three albums were proof that the change was an inspired one.
horza | 3/5 |


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