ELOY - Time to Turn German Prog Rock Rodney Matthews Illustration 12" Vinyl LP Album

  "Time to Turn" is the tenth studio album by German progressive rock band Eloy, it was released in 1982


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Music Genre:

German Progressive Symphonic Space Rock Music

Collector Notes:

Gatefold (FOC) cover design. This album includes the original t custom inner sleeve with album details in both English and Germany

Album  Production information:

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.

Album cover Illustration: Rodney Matthews

Rodney Matthews, a British illustrator of extraordinary talent, has carved a remarkable niche for himself in the world of fantasy art. With his imaginative creations and meticulous attention to detail, Matthews has brought to life countless captivating worlds and characters, enchanting audiences across the globe. Born on 6 March 1945, in London, England, Matthews discovered his passion for art at a young age and embarked on a lifelong journey that would shape the landscape of fantasy illustration.

As a child, Matthews exhibited a natural affinity for drawing, sketching fantastical creatures and landscapes that sprang from the depths of his imagination. His artistic abilities were nurtured by his family, who recognized his unique gift and encouraged him to pursue his creative pursuits. Fuelled by their support and his own unwavering determination, Matthews set out to hone his skills and make a name for himself in the art world.

After completing his formal education at Twickenham Art College, Matthews began his professional career as a graphic designer. His early work encompassed a wide range of artistic endeavors, including album covers, book covers, and advertising campaigns. However, it was in the realm of album cover artwork that Matthews truly found his calling, and his talent soon caught the attention of musicians and bands seeking to visually represent their music.

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Matthews collaborated with some of the most iconic names in the music industry, including rock bands such as Nazareth, Magnum, and Thin Lizzy. His album cover artwork became synonymous with these bands' identities, visually capturing the essence of their music and captivating audiences before a single note was played. Matthews' distinctive style, characterized by intricate details, vibrant colors, and a sense of wonder, brought a new dimension to the listening experience, making him one of the most sought-after illustrators of the time.


Matthews' artistic contributions extended beyond album covers, as he lent his talents to various mediums, including book illustrations and posters. He illustrated the covers of numerous fantasy and science fiction novels, working with esteemed authors such as Michael Moorcock and Terry Pratchett. His intricate and evocative illustrations added depth and allure to these literary works, immersing readers in the fantastical worlds they portrayed.

In addition to his commercial work, Matthews also pursued personal projects that allowed him to delve further into his own creative visions. These projects included the creation of his own illustrated books, such as "The Tale of the Unicorn" and "The Pied Piper of Hamelin", which showcased his storytelling abilities and allowed him to explore new artistic horizons.

Over the years, Matthews' talent and influence have garnered recognition and acclaim worldwide. His work has been exhibited in prestigious galleries, and he has received numerous awards and accolades for his contributions to the field of illustration. His art continues to inspire and captivate generations of artists and art enthusiasts alike, transcending boundaries and transporting viewers into realms of fantasy and imagination.

Rodney Matthews' artistic legacy serves as a testament to the power of imagination and the ability of art to transport us to new worlds. Through his intricate and awe-inspiring illustrations, he has touched the hearts and minds of countless individuals, igniting their own creative sparks and inviting them to explore the infinite possibilities of the imagination


Record Label Information:

Harvest 1C 064-46 548

Media Format:

12" Vinyl LP Record Gatefold cover

Year & Country:

1982 Made in Germany

Band Members and Musicians on: Eloy Time to Turn
    Eloy's Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Frank Bornemann
  • Klaus-Peter Matziol
  • Hannes Arkona
  • Fritz Randow
Track Listing of: Eloy Time to Turn
    Side One:
  • Through a Somber Galaxy
  • Behind the Walls of Imagination
  • Magic Mirrors
  • Time To Turn

    Side Two:
  • End of an Odyssey
  • The Flash
  • Say, is it Really True
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Index of ELOY ( Prog / Kraut-Rock ) Vinyl Album Discography and Album Cover Gallery

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.

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