Eloy - Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes. 1979 Germany

Eloy - Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes. 1979 Harvest

CD reissues: 1989 Electrola; 1995 Si-Wan (Korea); 2005 Harvest

Packaging details: From what I can discern, the 2005 press on Harvest is the best CD to get. As it's been remastered with bonus tracks. I still have the 1995 Si-Wan press. I've been waiting for this one to come out in Japan, as I think it would make a nice mini-LP.

Notes: Eloy were one of Germany's most famous symphonic rock groups. They had a few phases, but their most popular was the era "Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes" was released in, when they were in full blown Pink Floyd mode. What I like about Eloy is their ability to provide space. This leads to the appreciation of the big, fat riffs that cascade throughout. The guitar and keyboard leads are profound, if not necessarily complicated or overly inspired. An easy band to enjoy on initial impact, I highly recommend Eloy to progressive rock fans who are looking for something new beyond the well-known bands. For old hands, as cynical as they may be, Eloy always manage to deliver as well. A very good album.

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