Dawn (Eloy album)

Dawn is the fifth studio album by the German progressive rock band Eloy released in 1976.[2] Much like their previous album, Power and the Passion, their fifth studio release follows a similar story format. The concept tells the tale of a man who after a sudden death comes back as a ghost. He tries to pass on his newly acquired knowledge to his loved one. The album ends with his dissolving into light, closing on the quote, "Nous sommes du soleil" ("We are of the sun").

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Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 1976[1]
RecordedAugust–September, 1976
Studios Nedeltschev, Cologne, Germany
GenreSpace rock, progressive rock
LabelEMI Electrola
Eloy chronology
Power and the Passion
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Track listingEdit

All music composed by Eloy. All lyrics by Jürgen Rosenthal.
Side one

  1. "Awakening" – 2:39
  2. "Between the Times" – 6:07
    • a) "Between the Times" – 1:50
    • b) "Memory Flash" – 1:56
    • c) "Appearance of the Voice" – 1:12
    • d) "Return of the Voice" – 1:08
  3. "The Sun-Song" – 4:55
  4. "The Dance in Doubt and Fear" – 4:27
  5. "Lost!? (Introduction)" – 5:20

Side two

  1. "Lost?? (The Decision)" – 5:01
  2. "The Midnight-Fight/The Victory of Mental Force" – 8:10
  3. "Gliding Into Light and Knowledge" – 4:13
  4. "Le Réveil du Soleil/The Dawn" – 6:49[3]


  • Frank Bornemann – guitars, lead vocals
  • Klaus Peter Matziol – bass, backing vocals
  • Detlev Schmidtchen – keyboards, backing vocals, synthesizer, Mellotron, mini Moog, Hammond organ, piano, guitars
  • Jürgen Rosenthal – drums, voices, lyrics, cymbals, glockenspiel, gong, timbales, kettle drum, temple blocks, roto toms


  • Arranged & produced by Eloy
  • Engineered by Georgi Nedeitschev


  1. ^ "Progressive Rock Timeline". progressiverock.com. Retrieved April 24, 2011.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b Couture, François. "Dawn: Overview". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 2009-04-30.
  3. ^ "ELOY Dawn music reviews and MP3". www.progarchives.com. Retrieved 2009-06-03.

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