Personnel: Bill Bruford (spoken vocals, drums, cymbals, percussion); Jeff Berlin (vocals, bass); Sam Alder, Anthea Norman-Taylor (spoken vocals); Allan Holdsworth, John Clark (guitar); Patrick Moraz (piano); Dave Stewart (keyboards). Producers: Ron Malo, Robin Lumley, Patrick Moraz, Bill Bruford. This stunning collection represents the best of the solo excursions by master British drummer Bill Bruford. After his tenure with the seminal prog-rock group Yes and between various regroupings of King Crimson, Bruford has found time to maintain an impressive solo career, mostly in the jazz/rock fusion vein. As this collection demonstrates, Bruford is as musically sensitive as he is adventurous. The main thread that runs through these works is that, although Bruford certainly provides plenty of rhythmic intrigue with everything he plays, this is not necessarily drum-centric music. Instead, most tunes feature intense ensemble work dappled with spots of remarkable solo efforts. Also, sprinkled here and there are brief gems like Bruford’s duets with pianist Patrick Moraz and his interpretation of Max Roach’s “The Drum Also Waltzes” solo. Other worthy cuts include the opening “Hell’s Bells,” the energetic “Beelzebub,” and the off-kilter “Fainting In Coils,” which opens with a bizarre narration.
– How the Gipsy Was Born – Live 1971 (HQ)
Beat-Club – Radio Bremen
– Inga Rumpf / vocals
– Rainer Baumann / guitars
– Jean-Jacques Kravetz / keyboards
– Karl-Heinz Schott / bass
– Carsten Bohn / drums
Planets is the ninth studio album by Eloy, released in 1981. It was the last album with the drummer and percussionist Jim McGillivray. It was the first Eloy album to be issued in the UK, through the Wolverhampton-based Heavy Metal Worldwide label, with alternative artwork by Rodney Matthews.
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All music composed by Eloy, all lyrics written by Sigi Hausen and Frank Bornemann.
01. Introduction – 1:57
02. On The Verge Of Darkening Lights – 5:35
03. Point Of No Return – 5:45
04. Mysterious Monolith – 7:40
05. Queen Of The Night – 5:22
06. At The Gates Of Dawn – 4:18
07. Sphinx – 6:50
08. Carried By Cosmic Winds – 4:33
– Frank Bornemann – lead vocals, guitars, producer
– Hannes Arkona – guitars, keyboards
– Hannes Folberth – keyboards
– Klaus-Peter Matziol – bass, backing vocals
– Jim McGillivray – drums, percussion
– Wolfgang Dyhr – strings arranger and conductor
– Eloy – producers
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