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This review is from: Live (Audio CD)
Eloy were a German prog band whose history spanned the 70s and most of the 80s. While muscially they are usually good, and often excellent, spacey/symphonic prog, the main criticisms one hears of them are two-fold. First is that singer Frank Bornemann sings in a falsetto with a clear strong German accent - which is an acquired taste (that I like!).Second is that they tried to write wonderful, deep and conceptual lyrics in their second language, and often it didn't really work.
NEVERTHELESS, they did some great stuff. This live album comes after about half a dozen studio albums of varying quality (the best two being Power & The Passion, and Dawn) and cherry picks all the best and strongest songs off them, as well as all of their best album, Ocean. It is therefore a great intorduction to Eloy's earliest albums,and a good taster for those not sure if they would like them.
Give this a go. It is good entry into the world of Eloy.