ELOY - COLOURS ( German Release ) 12" LP VINYL Album

Eloy's "Colours" 12" LP Vinyl Album, a German release from 1980, stands as a captivating musical journey. Within the context of the time period, it reflects the band's artistic evolution. The production quality is commendable, showcasing the technological advancements of that era. Eloy's mastery in blending progressive rock elements with synthesizers and captivating vocals contributes to the enduring appeal of this iconic record.


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"Colours" Album Description:

ELOY - Colours ( 1980 ) ELOY's "Colours," a captivating masterpiece released during the vibrant period of German music in the 1980s, remains an iconic 12" LP Vinyl Album that transcends time. This album not only marked a significant contribution to the progressive rock genre but also showcased the band's musical evolution and left an indelible mark on the commercial success of the era.

Released in 1980, "Colours" emerged during a pivotal time in German music when progressive rock was gaining prominence. ELOY, with their unique blend of space rock and symphonic elements, stood out among their contemporaries. The album's title itself suggests a kaleidoscope of musical hues, and indeed, the tracks within deliver a sonic palette that is both ambitious and mesmerizing.

Commercially, "Colours" solidified ELOY's position in the music industry. The album garnered widespread acclaim, capturing the imagination of fans and critics alike. Its success was not only attributed to the band's technical prowess but also to their ability to weave a narrative through music. Each track on the album unfolds like a musical journey, with intricate arrangements and ethereal soundscapes that captivate the listener from start to finish.

One of the distinguishing features of "Colours" is its thematic cohesion. The album explores the concept of colors both musically and lyrically. ELOY skillfully uses instrumental passages to evoke emotions associated with different hues, creating a rich and immersive experience. The album's opener, "Horizons," sets the tone with its celestial soundscape, while tracks like "Silhouette" and "Yellow House" further showcase the band's ability to translate color into sound.

The progressive rock scene of the 1980s was competitive, yet "Colours" managed to stand apart due to its experimental nature. ELOY pushed the boundaries of the genre, incorporating electronic elements and synthesizers seamlessly into their compositions. This willingness to embrace innovation contributed to the album's lasting impact and paved the way for the band's continued influence in the progressive rock genre.

Music Genre:

  Progressive Rock  / Space Rock

Album Production information:

The album: "ELOY - Colours" was produced by: Frank Bornemann and Eloy

  Frank Bornemann a multi-talent singer, guitarist, music producer and sound engineer from Germany. Founder of the Horus Sound Studio in Hannover, Germany and best known as lead singer in the German Progressive Rock/Space Rock band "ELOY". During the 1980s he has worked on albums for bands like: Czakan, Eloy, Heaven's Gate, Scanner, Sodom , Steeler and others.

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Jan Nemec

  Jan Němec Bocek a German Sound Engineer and Producer who has engineered (during the 1980s) while working at the Horus Sound Studio Berlin, he has engineered and/or produced around three dozen of Heavy Metal albums.

This album was recorded at: Horus Sound Studio

  Horus Sound Studio is located in Hannover, Germany and has been the recording and sound mix studio for sound engineers like: Tommy Newton, Jan Nemec, Tommy Hansen. During the 1980s this studio has been used by bands like: Celtic Frost, Helloween, Rage, Sodom, Victory and many others

Album cover painting: Winfried Reinbacher


Record Label Information:

  Electrola Harvest 1C 064-45 936

Media Format:

  12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 280 gram  

Year & Country:

  1980 Made in Germany
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: ELOY - Colours
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Klaus-Peter Matziol — Bass, Vocals
  • Jim McGillivray — Drums, Percussion
  • Hannes Arkona — Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
  • Hannes Folberth — Keyboards and other key instruments
  • Frank Bornemann — Lead Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Complete Track-listing of the album "ELOY - Colours"

The detailed tracklist of this record "ELOY - Colours" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Horizons – 3:20
  2. Illuminations – 6:19
  3. Giant – 6:05
  4. Impressions – 3:06
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Child Migration – 7:23
  2. Gallery – 3:08
  3. Silhouette – 6:57
  4. Sunset – 3:15
High Quality Photo of Album Front Cover  "ELOY - Colours"

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High Resolution Photo Album Back Cover  

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High Resolution Photo of the Inside Page of the Gatefold Cover Side One  

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High Resolution Photo of the Inside Page of the Gatefold Cover Side Two  

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High Resolution Photo of the Record's label Side One 

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High Resolution Photo of the Record's label Side Two 

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 Note: The images on this page are photos of the actual album. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash. Images can be zoomed in/out ( eg pinch with your fingers on a tablet or smartphone ).

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Band Information:

 Eloy is a German progressive rock band that was formed in 1969. The band's name was inspired by the science-fiction novel "The Time Machine" by H.G. Wells, and they quickly gained a following for their blend of rock, electronic, and classical music.

 Eloy's early albums, such as "Eloy" (1971) and "Inside" (1973), were heavily influenced by the psychedelic rock of the late 1960s, with lengthy tracks featuring extended instrumental sections and dreamy, atmospheric soundscapes. However, as the band's lineup stabilized and their sound evolved, they began to incorporate more progressive and electronic elements, with albums such as "Floating" (1974) and "Dawn" (1976) marking a turning point in their career.

 In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Eloy released a series of concept albums that further cemented their reputation as one of the most ambitious and innovative bands in the progressive rock genre. Albums such as "Ocean" (1977), "Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes" (1979), and "Planets" (1981) explored themes of science fiction, space travel, and environmentalism, and featured complex musical arrangements that drew on a wide range of influences.

 Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Eloy continued to release albums that blended progressive rock, electronic music, and symphonic elements, with highlights including "Ra" (1988) and "The Tides Return Forever" (1994). However, the band's popularity waned during this period, and they were never able to achieve the same level of commercial success as some of their contemporaries.

 Despite this, Eloy remains an influential and highly regarded band in the world of progressive rock. Their innovative use of electronic and symphonic elements, their ambitious concept albums, and their skilled musicianship continue to inspire new generations of musicians and fans. While the band's lineup has changed over the years, founder Frank Bornemann has remained a constant presence, and his vision and musical direction have guided Eloy through decades of evolution and experimentation.

ELOY - Colours 12"Vinyl LP

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Electrola Harvest 1C 064-45 936 , 1980 , Germany

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ELOY - Colours 12" Vinyl LP

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