ELOY is a Prog Rock / Krautrock band from Hannover, Germany and was founded in 1969 by Frank Bornemann ( Guitars ). Their main activity periods was from 1971 until 1984 during which the band released a dozen of studio albums. This web-page shows a selection of their vinyl lp albums released during 1971 until 1982. Here you will find hires photos of the albums front & back cover as well as photos of the inner cover pages, custom inner sleeves and close-ups of the record labels.
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.
Electrola Harvest 1C 064-45 936 , 1980 , Germany
This is the German release of Eloy's Colours album, their ninth album, originally eleased in 1980.Show Details
Harvest – 1A 062-45936 , 1980 , Netherlands
This is the Netherlands release of Eloy's Colours album, their ninth album, originally eleased in 1980.Show Details
Electrola Harvest 1C 072-29 479 , 1973 , Germany
"ELOY's 1973 album, 'Inside,' stands as a pivotal moment in the German progressive rock scene. The gatefold 12" vinyl LP, adorned with intricate artwork, showcases the band's evolution from psychedelic roots to innovative space rock. With mesmerizing instrumentals and epic compositions, 'Inside' is a sonic odyssey that has left an indelible mark on the history of Krautrock, solidifying ELOY's reputation as pioneers in the genre."Show Details
Harvest 1C 064-32 596 , 1977 , Germany
Ocean is the sixth official full-length album by the German Prog Rock / Krautrock band ELOY, it was released in 1977.Show Details
Harvest 1C 064-46 548 , 1982 , Germany
"Time to Turn" is the tenth studio album by German progressive rock band Eloy, it was released in 1982.Show Details