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Symphonic Prog

3.48 | 85 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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Symphonic Team
3 stars In case you didn't know who you are listening to, they spell it out for you. Literally!

Focus X is, as the title implies, Focus' 10th studio album (not counting Jan Akkerman's & Thijs Van Leer's 1985 album entitled Focus and appropriately listed here as a Focus album). What strikes the listener almost immediately when hearing this new album is how close it is in both style and quality compared to classic Focus. If you are a fan of those four first albums from the first half of the 70's, by all means pick up Focus X. The band sounds almost as energetic as ever and they seem to have fun playing this music.

The contents of this album are largely instrumental, jazzy and folky tunes. Some vocals and vocalisations, but no yodelling this time! I enjoy this, just as I enjoy the classic Focus albums, but it is not something that I would listen to many times over. Nice sleeve picture by none other than the great Roger Dean.

Good, but not essential (unless you are a Focus fanatic)

SouthSideoftheSky | 3/5 |

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