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This is the debut recording from one of Germany's most accomplished progressive rock bands. The band was originally co-led by vocalist Erich Schriever and guitarist Frank Bornemann, and the two differed on musical direction, which is evident here. The band was essentially a hard rock act at this time with a sound similar to Black Sabbath and Atomic Rooster. Although their technical abilities were not yet fully developed, it does have an intrinsic quality. "Today," in particular, demonstrates the band's ability to create catchy rock songs. While Eloy would move in a more progressive direction which would yield more consistent results, they would never sound as honest and vulnerable as they do here. Humble beginnings for one of progressive rock's most underrated bands. [The album was reissued in 2008 with the addition of three bonus tracks.]

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Biography

Formed: 1969

Genre: Latino

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

One of the most popular German bands of the '70s, Eloy went through several stages in their long career, with the only constant member being guitarist/vocalist Frank Bornemann. Transforming from a political-themed hard rock band to a spacey progressive rock band who sounded something like a mix of Jethro Tull and Pink Floyd, the group in later formations would move toward a more accesible hard rock sound with strong progressive elements. Eloy was formed in 1969 by Frank Bornemann (guitar, harmonica,...
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