NEW:   NINE DAYS WONDER - Nine Days Wonder - LP 1971 (green) Bacillus  •  BIXBY, DAVE - Ode to Quetzalcoatl - LP 1969 Guerssen  •  SILOAH - Sukram Gurk - LP 1972 WahWah + 1 bonus track  •  SILOAH - Siloah - LP 1970 WahWah + 2 bonus tracks  •  PYRAMIDAL - Live At The 7th Pnf - CD 2014 Sunhair  •  PYRAMIDAL - Live At The 7th Pnf - 2 LP (black) 2014 Sunhair  •  PYRAMIDAL - Live At The 7th Pnf - 2 LP (yellow) 2014 Sunhair  •  EILIFF - Close Encounter With Their Third One - LP 1972 Garden Of Delights  •  WIGWAM - Dark Album - LP 1977 Svart  •  GILA - Night Works - LP 1972 Krautrock Garden Of Delights  •  PENTAGON - Die Vertreibung Der Bösen Geister - LP 1970 Garden Of Delights  •  SPAWN - Spawn - EP (colour) Nasoni  •  COSMIC FALL - In Search Of Outer Space - LP (colour) + Poster Clostridium  •  COSMIC FALL - In Search Of Outer Space - LP (black) Clostridium  •  JUD`S GALLERY - 1972/1974 - 2 LP Longhair  •  NIK PASCAL - The Sixth Ear - LP 1973 WahWah  •  COSMIC GROUND - Cosmic Ground IV - LP (colour )2015 Adansonia Records  •  SUN DIAL - Science Fiction - CD Sulatron  •  BRIGHT, GREGORY - Room By Greg - LP 1969 Audio Archives  •  SPACE DEBRIS - Mountain Ultimate - 2 LP + MC Green Brain/Breitklang Green Brain/  •  SPACE DEBRIS - Spacedelic Odyssey - MC (Cassette) Green Brain/Breitklang  •  LA IGLESIA ATOMICA - La Iglesia Atomica - CD Clostridium  •  SKY SAXON & THE VIBRAVOID - Look What The Bombs Have Done - CD Clostridium  •  VIBRAVOID - Vibrations From The Cosmic Void - LP (sunburst) Stoned Karma  •  VIBRAVOID - Vibrations From The Cosmic Void - CD Stoned Karma  •  VIBRAVOID - Vibrations From The Cosmic Void - LP + Bonus LP (sunburst) Stoned Ka  •  VIBRAVOID - Live At Rheinkraut Festival - 2 CD Stoned Karma  •  BLAST FURNACE - Blast Furnace - LP 1971 Danish Progressive Longhair  •  SIXTY NINE - Circle Of The Crayfish - LP Longhair  •  SPACE DEBRIS - Mountain Ultimate - 2 LP Green Brain/Breitklang  •  >SOON:  

ELOY - Colours - CD 1980 + Bonus Remastered EMI








Price: EUR 8.91 (incl. VAT) plus shipping

Shipping cost Germany: EUR 1.45
Shipping cost EU: EUR 4.50
Shipping cost international: EUR 4.50

    Menge:


Show all available 14 items of ELOY
Show all available 1 LPs of ELOY
Show all available 13 CDs of ELOY
Show all available 19 items from the EMI label
Show all available 19 CDs from the EMI label
Show all available 0 LPs from the EMI label

Question about this item
Tell a friend about this item


Category:

Krautrock / Progressiv
Manufacturer: EMI
Original release year: 1980
Cat. Nr.: 7243 5 63775 2 3
Medium:CD
Country:Germany
Processing time:1 day
Sound link:Listen to the album

Link auf die Plattform der EU-Kommission zur Online-Streitbeilegung: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr

It is the start of the 1980s, and as with other well known Prog bands, Eloy moved with the times and updated their sound to include a stronger keyboard presence. New keyboard player Hannes Folberth has brought a raft of fresh ideas and sounds, replacing the old spacey textures and grooves with a more structured 'symphonic' form of AOR. The addition of a second guitarist adds depth to full and imaginative arrangements, ably assisted by exciting rhythmical twists and a detailed and powerful production. Colours is quite a big jump from its weak predecessor, no more so than in Bornemann's vocals which were like a lead weight dragging down Silent Cries And Mighty Echoes. While still he would not win any polls for singing, here his voice is reasonably tuneful and provided with more interesting melodies to sing. Significantly, it is also recorded less 'dry' than before.

Pink Floyd references are not entirely omitted, but they are relegated to a supporting role only. Similarities to The Alan Parsons Band abound throughout the album, while several tracks point towards Trick Of The Tail era Genesis, for example the excellent Illuminations [Steve Hackett chiming guitar work] and Giant [Squonk?] have clear antecedants without ever being hollow imitations, while the heavier Child Migration can't make up its mind whether to be Genesis or Led Zeppelin! Impressions takes a different tack, its loping rhythm and uncredited flute is very Jethro Tull circa Thick As A Brick. Despite these pointers, the music does not generally sound derivative.

Guitars and keyboards vie for attention at all times, as typified in the stunning masterpiece Silhouette. This begins gently with Bornemann singing over atmospheric piano and 'flute' [Mellotron?], before a wonderful infectious bass and drum riff sets up a hypnotic groove that dominates the remainder of the track, even during vocal sections. This is not the kind of ethereal/trance groove that appeared on Ocean, but one that speaks directly to the body's motor organs. As the song ends with an ambient fade into the next track, you are left desperately wanting more!

Colours is a very strong set, with just a couple of weaker moments - Horizons, with its funky Clavinet based arrangement, makes a good starting-off point but never develops any further, while Gallery is an undistinguished up-tempo heavy-AOR song. That aside, it is an excellent album combining elements of space-rock and AOR with a degree of symphonic complexity that give it a broader appeal yet with enough twists and turns to satisfy a Prog fan.
(progarchives, Joolz)





ELOY - Inside - CD 1973 Krautrock Remastered EMI

Price: EUR 8.31

Progressiv
EMI
Deutschland / 1973


ELOY - Live- CD 1978 Remastered EMI

Price: EUR 9.75

Progressiv
EMI
Deutschland / 1978


ELOY - Colours - CD 1980 + Bonus Remastered EMI

Price: EUR 8.91

Krautrock
EMI
Deutschland / 1980


ELOY - Silent Cries And Mighty Echoes - CD 1979 EMI

Price: EUR 7.20

Progressiv
EMI
Deutschland / 1979

Similar items:

MCOIL - All our hopes - CD 1979 Krautrock Garden Of Delights

Price: EUR 14.90

Progressiv
Garden Of Delights
Deutschland / 1979


MYTHOS - Strange Guys - CD 1977 Krautrock ZYX

Price: EUR 12.98

Krautrock
ZYX
Deutschland / 1977


ACTION - Action - CD 1972 GOD + Bonustracks Garden Of Delights

Price: EUR 14.90

Progressiv
Garden Of Delights
Deutschland / 1982


ELOY - Colours - CD 1980 + Bonus Remastered EMI

Price: EUR 8.91

Krautrock
EMI
Deutschland / 1980



ELOY - Dawn - CD 1976 - Remastered EMI

Price: EUR 9.75

Krautrock
EMI
Deutschland / 1976


KRAAN - Kraan - CD 1972 Krautrock EMI

Price: EUR 9.75

Progressiv
EMI
Deutschland / 1972


ELOY - Floating - CD 1974 Krautrock Remastered + Bonus EMI

Price: EUR 9.75

Progressiv
EMI
Deutschland / 1974


ELOY - Ocean - CD 1977 Remastered EMI

Price: EUR 9.75

Progressiv
EMI
Deutschland / 1977


© www.green-brain-krautrock.de�