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Psychedelic/Space Rock

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2 stars Eloy - Live (1978)

This live album of German symphonic/space rock band Eloy has only one long track. On the four sides of this double lp are different versions of this one song...

hey wait a minute..

Those were different tracks? They all sound the same! The instrumentation is exactly the same, the atmospheres are identical and the over-simplistic use of harmonic clichés makes this a very unnecessary release. Also the use of long spoken word passages (some in German) aren't very interesting too. One would have expected some extra guitar solo's on these repetitive tracks, or maybe some development to heavy moments, but non of this happens. This is just a bath of symphonic sounds.

Though the sound of the band is very good, the recording is excellent (maybe even a good example!) and the package of the double lp nice, I couldn't find one reason to buy this record If you already own their well known album Oceans. Oceans is played completely (you'll find all it's tracks on side 1 and side 4).

Conclusion. I thought Oceans was a mediocre record (for one of such a reputation), Inside didn't sound very powerful or inventive too and my third Eloy record turns out to be a let down too. This was the last record of the band I'm going to try. This record might be nice for collectors of the genre or fans of the band, but the average prog listener will not find anything new but the drowsy sound of Eloy. Two stars.

friso | 2/5 |


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