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3.09 | 26 ratings | 2 reviews | 8% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1991

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Daybreak (3:39)
2. On the Road (2:30)
3. Child Migration (4:03)
4. Let the Sun Rise in Your Brain (3:28)
5. Silhouette (3:30)
6. Horizons (3:20)
7. Wings of Vision (3:50)
8. Sunset (2:56)
9. Time to Turn (4:33)
10. Through a Somber Galaxy - 5:16
11. The Stranger (3:59)
12. Wings of Vision (12'' version) (4:14)

This album is a collection of singles and rare-tracks


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CD EMI Electrola - CDP 1C 538-7 96721 2 (1991)

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ELOY Rarities ratings distribution

(26 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(8%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(31%)
Good, but non-essential (38%)
Collectors/fans only (23%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Modrigue
4 stars Good compilation of ELOY tracks here, ranging from 1973 to 1984. However, "Rarities" is be a little exaggerated as a title: only 60% of the tracks are rare. So I will only focus on these novelties.

The first half of the disc is hardly composed of A and B sides that cannot be found on official albums/lives. It opens energetically with the psychedelic hard rock instrumental "Daybreak", carved in the same stone than the "Floating" album. "On the Road" sounds very DEEP PURPLE-ish with its omnipresent organ and is very catchy. The best rarity here is the cosmic mini-epic "Child Migration" (different and as less as good as the track of the same name from "Colours"). The song begins with a spacey synthesizer to go on with high-pitched vocals and powerful guitars, definitely worth the trip. The calms reappears with "Let the Sun Rise in Your Brain", relaxing musical piece featuring beautiful flute playing. On the contrary, "Wings of Vision" is not much welcomed in this compilation as it is a little bit cheesy.

The second half of the compilation is merely composed of top tracks taken from ELOY's classic 80's albums ("Colours", "Planets", "Time to Turn" and "Metromania"), with the lengthy version of "Wings of Vision".

Not the best place to start to discover the band, but surely a good investment for ELOY and space rock fans.

NOTE: "Daybreak" and "On the Road" can now be found as bonus tracks on the remastered edition of "Inside", whereas "Child Migration" and "Let the Sun Rise in Your Brain" are now included as bonuses in the remastered edition of "Silent Cries And Mighty Echoes".

Review by ZowieZiggy
2 stars "Eloy" didn't release any new studio album between 1988 and 1992. It was maybe the kick for their label to release these "Rarities".

Several songs do have an historical interest but not more. It is the case of "Daybreak" as well as "On The Road". Good old "Eloy" songs. Fully psychedelic. Both were released on the remastered version of their debut album. The most interesting is "Let the Sun Rise in Your Brain". It is one of their few (if not only) "Tull" oriented songs. This flavour is provided with a good fluting break. IMO, it is one the best number from this complilation.

I also lilke very much "Through a Somber Galaxy". The great guitar solo is fully Floydian and it was one of the very few good songs from "Time to Turn". This version has been edited slightly (almost one minute). There are two additional songs from this abum as well but they are really painful : "Wings of Vision" and the title track "Time to Turn" (even featured twice here)! These single (or extended version) won't do any good.

Their album "Colours" which I didn't really appreciate will provide the core of this album. Four numbers actually : "Child Migration ", "Horizons", "Silhouette", and "Sunset" which was one of my fave from this average album.

This collection of songs is by no means of deep interest. Just a couple really deserves any attention. Two stars.

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