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Performance Extra tracks, Import, Original recording remastered


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Remastered reissue of the Prog band's 1983 album includes 3 live bonus tracks from 1983 'Shadow & Light', 'Heartbeat' & 'Fools'. EMI. 2005.

1. In Disguise
2. Shadow & Light
3. Mirador
4. Surrender
5. Heartbeat
6. Fools
7. Broken Frame
8. Shadow & Light (Live 1983) (Bonus Track)
9. Hearbeat (Live 1983) (Bonus Track)
10. Fools (Live 1983) (Bonus Track)

Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 28, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Import, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Emi
  • ASIN: B00070FZLW
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #240,290 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Zeus Pendragon on February 6, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Performance marks the beginning of a gap between the classic Eloy (up until Time to Turn) and four albums that in fact are quite good musically and thematically but don't sound like classic Eloy (Performance, Metromania, Ra & Destination)

Of these four Performance is the one that stands farthest from Eloy. On one hand the sound is quite heavy (Shadow and Light) and on the other hand it's quite poppy and simple (In Disguise, Surrender, Fools) There is an instrumental piece called Mirador where a lot of keyboard and synth goes on, but it seems out of place among the other tracks. Heartbeat and A Broken Frame are closer to the classic Eloy sound with some heavier stuff in them.

Lyrically it's also different from other Eloy albums. Lyrics no longer belong to a story that ties all tracks together but are more simple and down to earth.

Despite all of this, it is still a recomendable album. Shadow and Light is incredible, heavy, pumping, intense, a lot of changes and the bass playing is really top notch. Heartbeat and A Broken Frame are also highlights. Fools features some good guitar and keyboard stuff and the other tracks are much more simple but good nevertheless. Frank's singing is quite powerful here and the vocal arrangements are good.

If you like good music you will like this, if you're looking for albums like Ocean, Ocean 2 or Planets you may feel a little disappointed. Anyway, it is worth give it a try.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S Tuffnell on June 20, 2013
Format: Audio CD
Eloy's "Performance" is ironically their worst performance coming out during the turbulent years in 1983 with a revolving door policy of membership. Really the only good thing about it is Bornemann's guitars and occasionally his vocals sound like vintage Eloy. The songs are mediocre and it is replete with filler songs and throwaway material. Not everything is a complete waste of course as the band have so many ideas and great melodies. The stand out tracks are obvious with the great power rock of 'Disguise', although the tinny production of synth drums and too many keyboards is very dated. 'Shadow and Light' is another terrific track with some fine guitar riffs and even the keys are not as cheesy; Bornemann's vocals are wonderful when he is fired up like this.

'Mirador' is a forgettable keyboard driven instrumental that is 3:44 too long in length. There are pink Floyd riff offs such as the driving rhythm guitar and synth of 'Heartbeat'. The intro is sparkling keys that are too bright to remain interesting after a few listens, and the melody is fairly ho hum. 'Fools' is a rock song that the band loved to do live, and it just rocked along, but you won't find any prog here. For that matter it is difficult to find any prog at all on the entire album.

'A Broken Frame' ends things on a better note with atmospheric spacey keys and cool Blade Runnner drone. Bornemann's vocals are gentle and well executed at first. It is a lengthy song with many things going on. It locks into a steady rhythm with some effective keyboard motifs, but it never gets out of that rhythm for variation's sake. The lead guitar break is dynamic and one of the best on the album so all is not lost.
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By Driftfoot on January 28, 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I like it...plenty seem not to?Probably because it was released after three glorious albums,to me the best from Eloy - Colours, Planets and Time to turn...and they did change,as all bands do, to a more upbeat ...strange sound?Still the same Eloy, just a bit different.I think the whole album is good,works right through...just a bit different.
Best tracks are 'Fools' and 'A broken frame'.
Yeah, a bit different but still good,probably only 3 stars...
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By jorgenrique on July 22, 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I realy love the sound of Eloy specialy on Oceans, Silent Cry Mighty Echoes , Planets and Tme to Turn.. this is one has some shorter rock songs but with still that Eloy progressive sound..thats still makes it worthy of admission..later I got Oceans 2 realy good one too, buy this with confidence..
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