Eloy

Profil:
German progressive rock band formed in Hannover in 1969. They took their name from H.G. Wells' "The Time Machine", and sci-fi elements feature in much of their music, particularly the mid-to-late 1970's concept albums.
In their early days Eloy played a heavy rock, at first influenced by British bands like Deep Purple or Uriah Heep, and then increasingly took on influences from Pink Floyd, mixed in with what became the distinctive Eloy sound.
Eloy (due to many line-up changes) became the project of front man Frank Bornemann, and basically four different bands during their history. Eloy went on to be one of the most internationally successful of German progressive rock bands born out of the Krautrock era.
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Eloy - Eloy Cover-Design Eloy Eloy (Album, Single) Philips Germany 1971 Diese Version verkaufen
Eloy - Inside Cover-Design Eloy Inside (Album) Harvest, EMI Electrola Portugal 1973 Diese Version verkaufen
Eloy - Floating Cover-Design Eloy Floating (Album) Harvest, EMI Electrola US 1974 Diese Version verkaufen
Eloy - Power And The Passion Cover-Design Eloy Power And The Passion (Album) Harvest, EMI Electrola Germany 1975 Diese Version verkaufen
Eloy - Dawn Cover-Design Eloy Dawn (Album) Harvest, HÖR ZU Germany 1976 Diese Version verkaufen
Eloy - Ocean Cover-Design Eloy Ocean (Album) Harvest, EMI Electrola Germany 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
Eloy - Live Cover-Design Eloy Live (Album) Harvest, EMI Electrola Germany 1978 Diese Version verkaufen
Eloy - Silent Cries And Mighty Echoes Cover-Design Eloy Silent Cries And Mighty Echoes (Album) Harvest, EMI Electrola Spain 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
Eloy - Colours Cover-Design Eloy Colours (Album) Harvest, EMI Electrola Germany 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
Eloy - Planets Cover-Design Eloy Planets (Album) Harvest, EMI Electrola Brazil 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
Eloy - Time To Turn Cover-Design Eloy Time To Turn (Album) Harvest, EMI Electrola UK 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
Eloy - Performance Cover-Design Eloy Performance (Album) Harvest France 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
Eloy - Codename Wildgeese - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Cover-Design Eloy Codename Wildgeese - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Album) Milan Germany 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
Eloy - Metromania Cover-Design Eloy Metromania (Album) Heavy Metal Worldwide Israel 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
Eloy - Ra Cover-Design Eloy Ra (Album) ACI Records UK 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
Eloy - Destination Cover-Design Eloy Destination (Album) ACI Records Germany 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
Eloy - The Tides Return Forever Cover-Design Eloy The Tides Return Forever (Album) ACI Records Germany 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
Eloy - Ocean 2 - The Answer Cover-Design Eloy Ocean 2 - The Answer (Album) GUN, BMG Germany 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
Eloy - Visionary Cover-Design Eloy Visionary (Album) Artist Station Records Germany 2009 Diese Version verkaufen
Eloy - Reincarnation On Stage Cover-Design Eloy Reincarnation On Stage (Album) Artist Station Records Germany 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
Eloy - The Vision, The Sword And The Pyre - Part I Cover-Design Eloy The Vision, The Sword And The Pyre - Part I (Album) Artist Station Records Germany 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
Eloy - The Vision, The Sword And The Pyre - Part II Cover-Design Eloy The Vision, The Sword And The Pyre - Part II (Album) Artist Station Records Germany 2019 Diese Version verkaufen

Singles & EPs

1C 006-30 481 Eloy - Daybreak Cover-Design Eloy Daybreak(7", Single) Harvest, EMI Electrola 1C 006-30 481 Germany 1973 Diese Version verkaufen
Eloy - Wings Of Vision Cover-Design Eloy Wings Of Vision (Single) Harvest Germany 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
Eloy - Wings Of Vision Cover-Design Eloy Wings Of Vision (Single, Maxi) Harvest, EMI Electrola Germany 1980 Diese Version verkaufen

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ultimathulerecords

17. Februar 2014
Eloy are one of the most consistent rock bands to have come out of Germany, instead of going 'commercial' or maintaining the same standard, Eloy have progressed through the years. The only other bands who have done the same have been Hoelderlin, Jane and Grobschnitt, who they can be classified along with sometimes. They were formed in the early 70's, and they released their first album in 1971. Until 1973, their history is not at all clear. The line-up at this time was bank Bornemann (guitar and vocals), Fritz Randow (drums and flute), Wolfgang Stoker (bass) and Manfred Wieczorke (keyboards, guitar and vocals). What is for sure is that they secured a contract with EMI-Electrola, who they have been with to this day, and promptly release INSIDE, which included the dynamic Land Of Nobody with some fantastic organ work from Manfred. This track is far superior to the Floyd's Echoes, which taps the same roots.
A year later FLOATING appears, and a guy called Luitjen Jansen replaces Stoker. This album is much more complete than INSIDE, containing the immaculate Light From Deep Darkness, which is the story of a land which has no light, until one day it does get light, and the citizens are astounded. As you may realise, Eloy's music is all about Science Fiction and mythology.
For the next album, Detlef Schwaar joined on lead guitar, which gave Bornemann more time to concentrate on his vocals. POWER AND PASSION is the first part of a two-part work concerning the life of Jamie. On this album, he accidentally goes back in time due to his father's experiments with time-eroding drugs, arrives in the year 1358, and has several experiences before returning to the present.
After this platter, the whole group splits up, with Wieczorke joining Jane. Unfortunately, the other members have disappeared from view, with the exception of Bornemann, who, having retained rights to the name Eloy, reformed the group with Jürgen Rosenthal (drums, percussion) from the Scorpions, plus Klaus-Peter Matziol (bass, vocals) and keyboard maestro Detlev Schmidtchen. This line-up has remained constant since. The next album, DAWN, closes the story of Jamie, telling of his supernatural experiences after returning to the present; a very eerie end to the tale perfectly brought over by the band in it's new guise.
In I977, Eloy turn into a cosmic rock group. The next platter, OCEAN, is all about the myths of Atlantis, and includes the epic Atlantis' Agony at June 5th - 8498, 13.PM, Gregorian Earthtime (what does it all mean?). To promote OCEAN Eloy went on the road and showed that they were the masters of Cosmo-rock (a good cliché - eh?).From this tour came the LIVE album which captures the moment perfectly whilst showcasing their development through the years. The epic Atlantis... is spread over side four, leaving Jane's Windows two leagues behind. (watch it, lads - Ed). This is the best Eloy album, and is highly recommended by us.
The latest release, SILENT CRIES & MIGHTY ECHOES, shows the group going even further into the cosmic field, even verging onto Tangerine Dream territory. It's uncanny that Force Majeure from the album of the same name is so much like Eloy, and both sets were recorded at the same time, or thereabouts
by Alan & Steve Freeman, first published in Face Out, issue 5 (August 1979)

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