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Focus - Hocus Pocus: The Best Of Focus CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

3.52 | 61 ratings

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3 stars It is out of question to give 5 stars to this, but this is a really good reason to own some Focus. Netherlands' best group is on Red Bullet Label for a cool ride starting with Hocus Pocus. This song has amazing dangerous driving full speed potential. A strong Black Sabbath riff, very complex solos by Akkerman and marketing killing yodeling by Van Leer. Van Leer by the way the source of all the cool flute on Ayreon's albums. Because, man that guy flutes like hell! With Akkerman on guitars and Pierre Van Der Linden (Trace) on drums, this band holded the nomination for Europe's crazyest bunch of talent knew that time. A thing I always liked about Focus is the large place for improv' in certain songs.

Apart from the enormous musical potential they could deliver, this cd gives you the best of the best years. From track 1 to 13, there is no filler. Always a pure enjoyment with NO lyrics please, except for weird noises by Van Leer.

Money well invested here. You get all the crazy classics at a decent price. Go for it and enjoy a different style of progressive rock with some pretty far-out hairy Dutchmen.

Menswear | 3/5 |


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