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Poll Question: Which Focus long track do you like more?
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    Posted: September 11 2011 at 14:36
As you must know, Focus has some great short tracks and some awesome epics, let's go with the long ones first (Around 10 minutes or more).

Iván

PS: Had to think a lot between ERUPTION and HAMBURGER CONCERTO, wen¿t with the second by a slight margin.


Edited by Ivan_Melgar_M - September 11 2011 at 18:47
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Answers? Questions! Questions? Answers!
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Went with "Eruption".
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Even though I prefer Focus 3 a lot more than Moving Waves, I'm going to with Eruption.

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Eruption is the crowning glory of Moving Waves, which is clearly their best album.
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Cheeburger.
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Originally posted by Prog Geo Prog Geo wrote:

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You weren't supposed to let us know you voted for that one. Tongue
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Moogtron III Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2011 at 01:38
The Hamburger Concerto suite, although Eruption is good too.

Although there are quite some fine moments on Eruption, I think Hamburger Concerto is less fragmentary, better produced and builds the tension up towards a real climax, which is great stuff.
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Hamburger Concerto, followed by Eruption. The others are far behind.
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Eruption for me
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Eruption followed by Answers? Questions! Questions? Answers! 
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Hamburger Concerto for me. It is one of my favourite epics.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ivan_Melgar_M Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 27 2012 at 21:22
Bump

If the longs are again at the the Forum, lets give a chance to The Long ones

Even when it's a contest between two tracks.

Still haven't changed my vote, Hamburger Concerto is simply brilliant, I got it in the DVD "Masters from the Vault" and it's awesome.

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I love this band - saw them at the Rainbow in Finsbury Park, London on 26th May 1974, and never looked back! They still put on a decent show, even now - and play plenty of them too, for a bunch of old 'uns!
Hamburger Concerto is the best of the longs for me, but for anyone who is still undecided:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(^ There is a full 26 minute version of this track, all in one tube, but the audio level is very low, so I used these two instead)
 
Sorry - you're gonna have to put up with the whole album for this next one!:
 
 
Focus (Instrumental) wasn't quite 10 minutes long, but just for completeness:
 
 
And this doesn't qualify at all as a long, but I just HAD to include it...
 
 
 
There - that should pass away a happy hour or two...!!  Big smile


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ivan_Melgar_M Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 28 2012 at 17:13
To complement Yam Yam's post, here you can see the fabulous Hamburger Concerto Suite on stage.





Simply brilliant.

Iván

Note: None of this video fragments has been uploaded by any Prog Archives member (to my knowledge), it's availlahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hms9jwba_V4ble on Youtube.


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Hamburgers
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Eruption is one of the best long tracks i have heard, simply stunning i love everything about it.
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all of the above
Prog On!
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Eruption
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