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




Symphonic Prog

4.09 | 639 ratings

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Sean Trane
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Prog Folk
3 stars This is the first of their classic album and includes Hocus Pocus which is their pinnacle (and also their best known hit) . Almost gone are the vocals of havermans and what remains will be handled much more brilliantly by kb/flautist Tijs van Leer. Jan Akkerman was getting better with each album beit from Focus or his own solo ones. Pierre Vanderlinden also comes in the picture.

So the album starts off at 100 mph with Hocus Pocus and its really fun yoddling. But after that track there is not that much happening on the rest of side 1 except for a reworking of their Focus theme. The title track is back to the horrible vocals of their debut. Le clochard has nothing much going on also.The Eruption suite on the side 2 leaves me bored and I have problems understanding howsome people manage to defend it as there is NOTHING happening over those 20+ mins.

This album came out again with two covers, one horrendously pink and blue named Focus 2 and a second one with ripples in water and their faces over it , still retainig pink and blue overtones , but named Moving Waves. this album is vastly over-rated IMHO and is at best good but non-essential except for Hocus Pocus.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |


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