You really don't need to hear more about the story than that. Eventually the band launch into what can only be described as science fiction rock; the main keyboard melody wouldn't be out of place in an episode of the Twilight Zone. If you're just starving for an echoing monologue, than you won't be disappointed with "Atlantis' Agony at June 5th - , 13 P. Gregorian Earthtime. Cascading drum rolls, laser-ish guitar, and ever-present soundscapes close Ocean on a modest note.
Maybe that's what make's Ocean so enjoyable; despite containing themes and ideas that most bands of the era would butcher, Eloy were able to make a flamboyant album that is accessible and worthy of repeated listening. For those who prefer ELOY's mid period glory days , the version of "Child Migration" is an antecedent to the one that appeared on "Colours". While not nearly as compelling, for indeed the fully formed version is one of ELOY's masterpieces, it still showcases the band's songwriting acumen at that point in time, and is different enough to be considered on its own merits.
Another one from the same era is "Wings of Vision", a synth pop tune that is now a bonus track on "Colours". It appears here in 2 barely different versions, and probably won't excite many, although it's certainly no worse than what contemporaneous GENESIS was churning out, which isn't exactly high praise I know. It seems that, even at the time, the record company suits had to scramble to find true rarities to pad this out to 45 minutes, and they failed, as "Horizons", "Illuminations", and "Sunset" are all extracted verbatim from "Colours" while "Silhouette" sounds like a single version of the song from the same album.
Luckily, it sounds somewhat better removed from its compatriots. I suppose some ELOY fans might covet the cachet of ownership here, particularly in vinyl form.
This also isn't the worst place to acquire the taste for ELOY, although I would still recommend "Chronicles" if you want to go the compilation route for initiation to this legendary band. If this was a soundtrack to a film about Miss Joan, I might leave the theatre with a lukewarm impression of the music, but, without those visuals, all I can acknowledge is snippets of interest in a similar vein to the real deal on prior ELOY albums, but without the wisdom with which they were assembled on those releases.
I'm just sorry she had to remain a virgin for this! On a less critical note, ELOY may exactly be a perfect start for teenage kids to develop a sensation and understand the elements of "ambitious" rock music, whatever that means. For collectors are there any? For all others, do yourself a favour and stay away from ELOY! This is an excellent complication, and is one of the very few things that got me interested in Eloy.
I listened to the whole 2 CD's because my friend gave it to me for a few days, and I was hooked from the start. I listened to the interesting vocals, knowing this was not an English band. In my opinion Eloy is actually a great band that any prog lover should've listened to. Sure Eloy isn't one of the top ten best bands ever, but good nonetheless. Personally I don't like compilations, and since this one isn't a particulary great one it doesn't get a good rating. Still it's very lon Start to run!
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Share your thoughts on the Eloy Band with the community: 0 Comments. Notify me of new comments via email. Missing lyrics by Eloy? Know any other songs by Eloy?Eloy biography Founded in Hannover, Germany in - Several hiatuses in the 80's and 90's - Still active as of Taking their name from the "Eloi", the futuristic race of people in H.G. Wells' The Time Machine, ELOY was initially formed in in Germany.