Catchy songs, rocking riffs, incredible solos, amazing vocals from Goran Edman, and top-notch recording work from Tom Fletcher make this, in my opinion, Yngwie's greatest offering to the world.
Yngwie does move away somewhat from his pre-Eclipse cold-sounding neo-classical content here. Instead we have a much warmer-sounding album about things you can actually relate to: sexual fantasies, betrayal, bereavement, dying love, lust, and so on.
Eclipse really is very satisfying on the ears. In fact, if I had to take one heavy rock album to my fictional desert island, this one would probably be it.
A great follow up to the awesome Odyssey. Not as epic or as full of good tracks as its predecessor but nevertheless a worthy addition to the canon. The feel is more soft rock than the power of the past but it works well.
Stand outs include 'Making Love', 'Bedroom Eyes', 'Save Our Love', 'What do You Want' and the excellent 'Faultline'.
After this release I fell out of favour with the band and have yet to hear anything written afterwards. While i may have missed out I still feel the first 4 or 5 of Malmsteen's albums are all really good quality rock with a handful of excellent tunes.
In the 1980's when Tower Records in London had "everything" my friend called me to go to his house and listen to an album he had by a bloke called "Wing - wee Malsteen" ... and so it began ... ... ... This album ... along with Marching Out regulalry makes it to the CD player and I love it :-) The guy himself made my 10 year old son's day when having queued for an autograph at one of Fenders demo days and his telling Yngwie he played the drums ... Yngwie sat my son at the demo band drum kit and they had a little jam ... Magic
i only bought this album because i heard a song called faultline once in a club, immediately the atmosphere picked up and everyone was dancing! its certainly a song to pull the birds to. because that song was so great with the deep riffs and lovely backing keyboards i was curious to see what the rest was like. yes, it was good but not quite as good as faultline but i guess theres some albums where if one song is superb it deserves a five star. what do you want is also another brilliant song with an emotional keyboard intro.
I love this CD. Yngwie may be the best guitarist in rock/metal. And here he has an album of fantastic songs, with a vocalist to match. From mid-tempo rockers (Making Love - great tip to Chuch Berry) to the double bass drum power of Motherless Child, plus an excellent ballad (Save Our Love) where he picks up a synth guitar. And not forgetting the wah-driven Bedroom Eyes, including hammond organ. All fans of rock/metal will love this, it had big choruses and hooks, so you don't have to be a fan of guitsr solos to get something out of this album. But it helps!