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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital_Man View Post
    Mutiny is one of the all time great yet unsung prog tracks imo.
    and its about all that's good on that album... Dawn is a bummer as well
    Once they got past Dawn and P&tP they started to get it together... though I can do without all that talking on Ocean
    Why is it whenever someone mentions an artist that was clearly progressive (yet not the Symph weenie definition of Prog) do certain people feel compelled to snort "thats not Prog" like a whiny 5th grader?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bake 1 View Post
    With Eloy YMMV seems to apply in spades...Floating and Inside are my favorites.
    +1 for Floating and Inside...!

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    Metromania & Visionary are my favourites. Still play both regularly.

    The only one to be wary of is the debut which contains lots of fun garage/psych riffage but less in the way of great songs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Downbytheriver View Post
    I've got Ocean. Some people are put off by the vocals but they don't really bother me.
    What else is good and worth getting?
    Knowing you like Ocean, I think you pretty much can't go wrong within most of Eloy's 70s and 80s output. I think you should avoid - like everyone here does - the debut-album and pretty much everything after 1984 - except "Ocean 2: The Answer", you'll love that one.

    In a list:

    Eloy (1971) - avoid
    Inside (1973) - excellent
    Floating (1974) - very good
    Power and the Passion (1975) - mediocre, but 'The Bells Of Notre Dame' is a classic
    Dawn (1976) - excellent
    Ocean (1977) - excellent
    Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes (1979) - excellent
    Colours (1980) - very good
    Planets (1981) - excellent
    Time To Turn (1982) - very good
    Performance (1983) - very good, often neglected
    Metromania (1984) - very good, 'All Life Is One' and 'Follow The Light' are classics
    Ra (1988) - avoid
    Destination (1992) - avoid
    The Tides Return Forever (1994) - mediocre, though it shows promise again
    Ocean 2: The Answer (1998) - excellent
    Visionary (2009) - good
    Reincarnation On Stage (2014) - excellent, the only live-album worth mentioning

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    Floating, for some heavier, rockier stuff.
    Check out Colouratura's sophomore release Unfamiliar Skies - out this spring on Melodic Revolution Records!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunhillow View Post
    Knowing you like Ocean, I think you pretty much can't go wrong within most of Eloy's 70s and 80s output. I think you should avoid - like everyone here does - the debut-album and pretty much everything after 1984 - except "Ocean 2: The Answer", you'll love that one.

    In a list:

    Eloy (1971) - avoid
    Inside (1973) - excellent
    Floating (1974) - very good
    Power and the Passion (1975) - mediocre, but 'The Bells Of Notre Dame' is a classic
    Dawn (1976) - excellent
    Ocean (1977) - excellent
    Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes (1979) - excellent
    Colours (1980) - very good
    Planets (1981) - excellent
    Time To Turn (1982) - very good
    Performance (1983) - very good, often neglected
    Metromania (1984) - very good, 'All Life Is One' and 'Follow The Light' are classics
    Ra (1988) - avoid
    Destination (1992) - avoid
    The Tides Return Forever (1994) - mediocre, though it shows promise again
    Ocean 2: The Answer (1998) - excellent
    Visionary (2009) - good
    Reincarnation On Stage (2014) - excellent, the only live-album worth mentioning
    For what it's worth here is my opinion. Only heard snippets of the early stuff and it has not made me investigate further. Ocean 2 I could listen to every day.

    Eloy, Inside, Floating, P&P, Dawn, Ocean, Silent Cries no opinion
    Colours - mediocre
    Planets - avoid
    Time To Turn - brilliant
    Performance - poor
    Metromania - good
    Ra - very good
    Destination - avoid
    The Tides - good
    Ocean 2 - brilliant
    Visionary - avoid

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    Just listened to Visionary this morning. I think it's a very good album.

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    My 5 faves are planets, time to turn, silent cries, power and passion and dawn

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    Quote Originally Posted by spacefreak View Post
    I see no love for "Power and the Passion" here
    I like it. First half is fine stuff. Mutiny and Midnight flight are my fave Eloy songs

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    Timeless Passages is a nice 2-CD compilation if you can find it for a decent price, on Amazon the prices are positively silly

    http://www.amazon.com/Timeless-Passa...eless+passages
    If I like it, it's good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunhillow View Post
    Knowing you like Ocean, I think you pretty much can't go wrong within most of Eloy's 70s and 80s output. I think you should avoid - like everyone here does - the debut-album and pretty much everything after 1984 - except "Ocean 2: The Answer", you'll love that one.

    In a list:

    Eloy (1971) - avoid
    Inside (1973) - excellent
    Floating (1974) - very good
    Power and the Passion (1975) - mediocre, but 'The Bells Of Notre Dame' is a classic
    Dawn (1976) - excellent
    Ocean (1977) - excellent
    Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes (1979) - excellent
    Colours (1980) - very good
    Planets (1981) - excellent
    Time To Turn (1982) - very good
    Performance (1983) - very good, often neglected
    Metromania (1984) - very good, 'All Life Is One' and 'Follow The Light' are classics
    Ra (1988) - avoid
    Destination (1992) - avoid
    The Tides Return Forever (1994) - mediocre, though it shows promise again
    Ocean 2: The Answer (1998) - excellent
    Visionary (2009) - good
    Reincarnation On Stage (2014) - excellent, the only live-album worth mentioning
    as I have them all, I can agree except
    Dawn - mediocre IMO
    Ocean - very good IMO (the talking kills it)
    Why is it whenever someone mentions an artist that was clearly progressive (yet not the Symph weenie definition of Prog) do certain people feel compelled to snort "thats not Prog" like a whiny 5th grader?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingernut View Post
    For what it's worth here is my opinion (...)
    Planets - avoid
    Time To Turn - brilliant
    Though I respect the YMMV-principle, this surprises me, for this material was to be meant seen as a whole, and general opinion favors Planets (first part of 'Salta') slightly above Time To Turn (second part of 'Salta').

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    Mutiny is one of the best tracks of all time imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PROGMONSTER View Post
    Mutiny is one of the best tracks of all time imo.
    Yep. I agree.

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    Performance rocks and it is at the top of my list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunhillow View Post
    Knowing you like Ocean, I think you pretty much can't go wrong within most of Eloy's 70s and 80s output. I think you should avoid - like everyone here does - the debut-album and pretty much everything after 1984 - except "Ocean 2: The Answer", you'll love that one.



    Reincarnation On Stage (2014) - excellent, the only live-album worth mentioning
    I still prefer Live. I'm mostly not that fond of live-albums with several additional musicians. Live is just the group playing. Reincarnation on stage has an extra keyboardplayer, an extra guitarplayer and some female vocals. I rather hear what the group can do without those extra's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rand Kelly View Post
    Performance rocks and it is at the top of my list.
    Yay! Another bystander.

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    Yes, Live is a must.

    I also like Performance and Metromania. They're different than what came before (dare I say Rush influenced?), but they rock.

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    +1 for Colours, Performance, Inside

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    Performance has some cool stuff. Metromania is crap though. Horrible drum sound

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    only "Planets" and "Time To Turn" worked for me. That was long time back tho...

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    Ra (1988) - avoid
    Destination (1992) - avoid
    The Tides Return Forever (1994) - mediocre, though it shows promise again

    I wouldn't put avoid on any of these, "but" I would get them near last as they suffer from being studio creations that sound less like a band and more like a project by the leader of the band.. rate the three as good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital_Man View Post
    Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes
    add me as another person to advocate this one
    "Alienated-so alien I go!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by PROGMONSTER View Post
    Mutiny is one of the best tracks of all time imo.
    "Mutiny" is awesome
    "Alienated-so alien I go!"

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