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Friday, July 10, 2009

ELOY / planets 1981


Bit rate 320 kps

1. Introduction (1:58)
2. On The Verge Of Darkening Lights (5:37)
3. Point Of No Return (5:45)
4. Mysterious Monolith (7:40)
5. Queen Of The Night (5:22)
6. At The Gates Of Dawn (4:17)
7. Sphinx (6:50)
8. Carried By Cosmic Winds (4:32)


Origin Germany
Genre(s) Progressive rock
Space rock
Years active 1969–present
Frank Bornemann
Michael Gerlach
Klaus-Peter Matziol
Bodo Schopf
Former members
Erich Schriever
Manfred Wieczorke
Helmuth Draht
Wolfgang Stöcker
Fritz Randow
Luitjen Janssen
Detlef "Pitter" Schwaar
Detlev Schmidtchen
Jürgen Rosenthal
Hannes Arkona
Hannes Folberth
Jim McGillivray

Eloy is a German progressive rock band, whose musical style includes symphonic and space rock, the latter theme being more prevalent on earlier albums. Despite their nationality and time period, the band is not generally considered krautrockPink Floyd, Badfinger and Yes. because of their sound, which has much more in common with English progressive rock groups such as

Founded in 1969 by guitarist Frank Bornemann, the band has endured several line-up changes, with Bornemann being the only consistent member of the group. In the 1980s, after a series of major splits in the group, Bornemann pursued a more commercial direction. Despite attracting a large following in Germany, the band never gained popularity in the United States. However, in later years, former members of the band re-joined, and in 1998 released the album Ocean 2, a return to the classic symphonic progressive rock genre for which the band was well known.

Bornemann described the origin of the name of the band thus: "The name Eloy is based on the book 'The Time Machine' by H.G. Wells. Wells describes in his book the situation of mankind about 800,000 years later, and 'Eloy' is a human race in his story. The Eloy in Wells' story have made a new start with the help of the time traveler. In a way, it was a new beginning for the human race. German rock bands in the late '60s played mainly covers from other bands instead of playing their own compositions. Record deals for German bands were absolutely rare and German bands generally were considered to be second class bands in their own country. At that time it was a strong effort for a German band to come out with only their own compositions. It was a start into an unknown future, and from this point of view, comparable to the human race in Wells' story. That is why I got the idea to name the band 'Eloy'.


Studio albums

Title Date
Eloy 1971
Inside 1973
Floating 1974
Power and the Passion 1975
Dawn 1976
Ocean 1977
Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes 1979
Colours 1980
Planets 1981
Time to Turn 1982
Performance 1983
Metromania 1984
Ra 1988
Destination 1992
The Tides Return Forever 1994
Ocean 2: The Answer 1998

Movie soundtracks

Compilation/remix albums / box sets

Title Date
Rarities 1991
Chronicles I 1993
Chronicles II 1994
The Best of Eloy Vol.I - The Early Days 1972-1975 1994
The Best of Eloy Vol.II - The Prime 1976-1979 1996
Timeless Passages 2003

Live albums

Band members

Official Eloy members
1984-1987 Band split.



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