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Focus

 

Symphonic Prog

3.79 | 508 ratings

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Salviaal
5 stars If you think of "Moving Waves" as second tier prog, you might change your opinion after hearing this one. Right of the start we hear a lot of jazz-rock influence on this album - something that was largely absent on their last two. "Round Goes the Gossip" is one hell of a track with the band sound much more comfortable than ever before. There is a very fast swinging section in the middle of the song that saw the band flirting with bebop, with quite good results. The rest of the album has all the trademarks that Focus was known for - memorable melodies, virtuostic musicianship, etc... The only flaws on this albums are: 1. Drawn out jam sessions on Anonymous II, 2. muddy production - I really hope someone comes up with a good remaster of this, but who knows if that's possible. I think this album is totally essential first tier prog on the same level as the big 5 or big 6!
Salviaal | 5/5 |

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