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Focus - Focus II [Aka: Moving Waves] CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

4.08 | 639 ratings

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5 stars I've been listening to this quite frequently of late and decided I had to put a plug in for this album on this site.

Moving Waves is an album I have owned for a long time but did not pay a lot of attention to for many years, until recently. It has grown on me significantly over the last few years to the point where I'd have to label it currently as one of my favorite prog albums. I can listen to it regularly in the car or at home and be totally engaged from start to finish each time. The eclectic mix of blistering guitar, classically inspired organ and flute, sophisticated symphonic arrangements, sudden melodic progressions, and virtuoso playing, in particular during the epic Eruption has registered with me as really being top notch. In particular during Eruption, the thematic progressions are really some the most sophisticated and effective that I have heard...on the level of that heard in Gates of Delirium by Yes from Relayer. The overall mood of Eruptionreminds me somewhat of The Snow Goose by Camel. Fans of these works should give Moving Waves a listen if they have not already.

All in all, a most distinctive and effective collection that I'd have to rate as one of the better symphonic prog works I've heard. I need to give some other works by Focus a listen now as well.

mapman | 5/5 |


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