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DAWN

Eloy

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.03 | 524 ratings

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b_olariu
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4 stars Another good album by Eloy

On this album are some new members included Detlev Schmidtchen on keyboards and additional guitar, Klaus-Peter Matziol on bass, and ex-SCORPIONS drummer Jürgen Rosenthal (who appeared on "Fly to the Rainbow) so the direction of music is the same, even if the drummer has some hard rock background, he did a great job here.

The opening cut, "Awakening" starts off with the sound of thunder, an orchestra, before the guitar and vocals come in. "Between the Times" is a heavier piece and is a lot of spoken dialog on this piece as well. "The Sun Song" is a spacy ballad, with the synthesizers finally kicking in. "The Dance in Doubt and Fear" is another great spacy piece with lot of male and female spoken dialog. "Lost!?? (Introduction)" consists of a bunch of Moog solos, while "Lost!?? (The Decision)" more consists of actual music here. The next couple of pieces, "The Midnight-Fight" and "The Victory of Mental Force" has some good ideas, but i don't think their best, "Gliding in to Light and Knowledge" is a stunning spacy ballad that ends with "Le Reveil du Soleil/The Dawn", which consists of the most impressive Moog soloing the band gave on this album. With all that i consider this among the best Eloy, the best i think is the next one Ocean, and peronaly my favourite. I recommend this one not only for Eloy fans and to all spacy prof of the '70. 4 stars

b_olariu | 4/5 |

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