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Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.05 | 564 ratings

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4 stars Eloy's awakening!

Probably like most others, I became acquainted with 1977's Ocean and subsequent Eloy albums before hearing the band's first five albums. Especially as I have always considered 70's Eloy to be somewhat immature compared to early 80's Eloy, my initial expectations for Dawn were rather low. Upon hearing this album for the first time however, it surprised me how good it actually was. Indeed, I would say that Dawn is one of Eloy's better albums ever!

I was also surprised by how symphonic this album is. I was expecting a more Space Rock and Psychedelic orientation (early Hawkwind-like), but actually found an album with some acoustic instruments and rather symphonic arrangements. Very nice indeed! The German accent in the vocals still bothers me slightly, but it is certainly no worse on this album than on those more well-known 70's Eloy albums.

If Ocean is somewhat overrated, Dawn is somewhat underrated. Highly recommended!

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