Ocean (Eloy album)

Ocean is the sixth album released by the German progressive rock band Eloy. It is a concept album-- based on the mythical City of Atlantis and its doom and sinking-- intended as a warning to humanity. It was released in 1977 and is considered their finest album--[3][4] a classic of the genre in Germany.

Ocean
Eloy Ocean.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 1977
RecordedSeptember–October, 1977 at Sound-N-Studio, Cologne[1]
GenreSpace rock, progressive rock
Length43:53
LabelEMI Electrola
ProducerFrank Bornemann[2]
Eloy chronology
Dawn
(1976)
Ocean
(1977)
Live
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[3]

It sold 200,000 copies-- doing better than Genesis or Queen on the German charts.[5]

Track listingEdit

  • All songs written by Eloy. Lyrics by Rosenthal.
Side One
  1. "Poseidon's Creation" - 11:38
  2. "Incarnation of the Logos" - 8:25
Side Two
  1. "Decay of the Logos" - 8:15
  2. "Atlantis' Agony at June 5th - 8498, 13 P.M. Gregorian Earthtime" - 15:35

PersonnelEdit

  • Frank Bornemann - Electric, acoustic and processed guitars, lead vocals
  • Klaus-Peter Matziol - Gibson Thunderbird and Fender Fretless basses, backing vocals
  • Detlev Schmidtchen - Mini-Moog and ARP synthesizers, Mellotron, RMI keyboard computer, angelic voices, Hammond organ, xylophone
  • Jürgen Rosenthal - SONOR Genuine Rosewood drums, voice, PAiSTe cymbals, timbales, REMO Roto-Toms, temple blocks, kettle drums, tubular bells, morse key, triangles, paper, flute

ProductionEdit

  • Arranged and produced by Eloy
  • Engineered by Georgi Nedeitschev

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1] Archived February 7, 2005, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Ocean - Eloy | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-09-13.
  3. ^ a b François Couture. "Ocean - Eloy | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-09-13.
  4. ^ "LP Reviews E (Continued)". Vintageprog.com. Retrieved 2015-09-13.
  5. ^ [2] Archived April 8, 2005, at the Wayback Machine