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    Eloy: Where to start?

    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?

    I apologize in advance if there were recent threads, but I didn't see any in my search.

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    Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes
    Planets
    Ocean 2

    Just my $0.02.
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    With Eloy YMMV seems to apply in spades...Floating and Inside are my favorites.

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    If you like Ocean, Dawn is probably your next step. If you don't mind a less synth-y sound, Inside and Floating are excellent. The early 80s albums Colours and Planets, done with a different line-up, are two faves of mine. If you wind up enjoying them, Time to Turn is likewise worthwhile.
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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.
    Agreed! I prefer the harder edged psyche-tinged period to their keyboard driven "space" period. "Floating" may be one of my all-time favorite albums of the 70s.

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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?
    Colours (1980)

    Eloy_-_Colours.jpg

    Right after that: Planets (1981) and Time to Turn (1982), which were originally planned as a double album, but the label made them split it up.

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    Floating and Inside for the earlier, rougher style.

    Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes for the later style.

    I don't mind the vox on Ocean either. The whole thing is just a head trip to begin with. The vox are part of the trippy charm. We're just par-tickles in the o-shun, after all.
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    I see no love for "Power and the Passion" here
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    Quote Originally Posted by spacefreak View Post
    I see no love for "Power and the Passion" here
    That's the only one from their classic era that I could never get into. Just too silly as far as the lyrics and concept. It does have some good moments though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spacefreak View Post
    I see no love for "Power and the Passion" here
    The musical link between Inside/Floating and the 4-album run that followed. The goofy-ass narration and story bring it down a few notches for me personally. Though Mutiny is one of my favorite songs by them.

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    I believe I've owned eight or nine Eloys, but I've only kept Ocean. Although the first albums were more heavy progressive (plus a bit psych), I find that the overall variety in their discog is near minimal.
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    I am not an expert, but I own the following and like them all:

    Silent Cries And Mighty Echoes
    Dawn
    Floating
    Inside

    I also have the Chronicles I and II collections which are nice overviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly View Post
    I also have the Chronicles I and II collections which are nice overviews.
    Not just overviews, they're re-recordings. And yes, they're nice sets.

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    Oceans is the weakest of the 9 albums from 1974-83 imo. The only way is up

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    I'm another whose favorites are Floating and Inside. But if you like what you are hearing with Ocean, I think Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes and Planets are the next logical step.
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    As one who owns all of the official releases and very many ROIO shows - Floating is my recommendation as the place to start, but you can't go wrong with any.

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    I have most of Eloy's albums. Earlier today I put on Dawn. Made me smile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes
    ^^^
    this

    though I am not as fond of their Pink Floyd years as I am of their 2nd and 3rd albums, Inside and Floating. Those are the authentic Eloy albums. The stuff that came after is good but it's Eloy trying to be Pink Floyd
    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 Downbytheriver View Post
    Eloy: Where to start?
    Colours and Inside are two of my favourite ELOY albums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly View Post
    I am not an expert, but I own the following and like them all:

    Silent Cries And Mighty Echoes
    Dawn
    Floating
    Inside
    I'd add Planets and say you have a perfect list of all the Eloy you need.
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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.
    This is very true for me. I love these two albums, and have a hard time with most other things that they've done, especially the vocal content.


    Quote Originally Posted by spacefreak View Post
    I see no love for "Power and the Passion" here
    I picked up a copy of this cheap at a local record store a little while back. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it, since I've usually been lukewarm at best on the post-Floating/Inside albums. I found the narration on this one more charming than the more 'high concept' oriented things that followed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLER View Post
    ^^^
    this

    though I am not as fond of their Pink Floyd years as I am of their 2nd and 3rd albums, Inside and Floating. Those are the authentic Eloy albums. The stuff that came after is good but it's Eloy trying to be Pink Floyd
    I like the earlier albums as well, especially Floating (my very first of theirs, on a scratched-all-to-hell vinyl record). For the original poster, if he likes Ocean I figured the (slightly) later stuff would connect better for him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spacefreak View Post
    I see no love for "Power and the Passion" here

    Mutiny is one of the all time great yet unsung prog tracks imo.

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