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Poll Question: Which short Focus track is your favorite?
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    Posted: September 12 2011 at 17:54
Originally posted by Steven in Atlanta

Focus V (from the fabulous Ship of Memories collection) is just a stunning melody from a band that had plenty of 'em! Perhaps their finest.


It is one of their best, I agree.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2011 at 21:33
The first thing I thought about this poll was "Hocus Pocus"... but then I remembered "Birth", which somehow is not very apreciated, but I find extremely beautiful, with great flute and guitar solos... as a matter of fact, I want to hear it right now.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote b4usleep Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2011 at 06:23
Strange, "Janis" got only 1 vote till i vote.
Really don't mind if you sit this one out.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The-time-is-now Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2011 at 08:38
The house of the king.


E nei tuoi sogni
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- Le Orme.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Moogtron III Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2011 at 09:11
Originally posted by b4usleep

Strange, "Janis" got only 1 vote till i vote.


I love Janis, but there are some other good songs to vote for as well.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote crimhead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2011 at 12:30
Hocus Pocus
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gandalff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2011 at 13:38
Originally posted by Ivan_Melgar_M

Would be unfair to mix short tracks with epics, so here you have the shorts by the great Dutch band Focus..

Now I have to think between House of the King, Sylvia, Harem Scarem and La Cathdral De Strasbourg.

Iván

PS: Went with The House of the King, masterpiece of flute and bass often attributed to Jethro Tull.
Where are Focus The Middles?LOL
A Elbereth Gilthoniel
silivren penna míriel
o menel aglar elenath!
Na-chaered palan-díriel
o galadhremmin ennorath,
Fanuilos, le linnathon
nef aear, sí nef aearon!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Ivan_Melgar_M Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2011 at 13:42
Originally posted by Gandalff

Originally posted by Ivan_Melgar_M

Would be unfair to mix short tracks with epics, so here you have the shorts by the great Dutch band Focus..

Now I have to think between House of the King, Sylvia, Harem Scarem and La Cathdral De Strasbourg.

Iván

PS: Went with The House of the King, masterpiece of flute and bass often attributed to Jethro Tull.
Where are Focus The Middles?LOL

LOL, I made it as a mockery of Genesis The Longs and Genesis The Shorts, which were terrible albums.

Now, I can't understand that Delitae Musicae and Harem Scarem don't have a vote.

Iván
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gandalff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2011 at 14:03
Originally posted by Ivan_Melgar_M

Originally posted by Gandalff

Originally posted by Ivan_Melgar_M

Would be unfair to mix short tracks with epics, so here you have the shorts by the great Dutch band Focus..

Now I have to think between House of the King, Sylvia, Harem Scarem and La Cathdral De Strasbourg.

Iván

PS: Went with The House of the King, masterpiece of flute and bass often attributed to Jethro Tull.
Where are Focus The Middles?LOL

Now, I can't understand that Delitae Musicae and Harem Scarem don't have a vote.

Iván
That´s easy. Overshadowed by Hocus Pocus, genial and timeless musical joke.
A Elbereth Gilthoniel
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o menel aglar elenath!
Na-chaered palan-díriel
o galadhremmin ennorath,
Fanuilos, le linnathon
nef aear, sí nef aearon!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote LudwigBrahms Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2011 at 15:44
Where's the love for Focus III? It's so melodic and Akkerman's guitar crescendos beautifully into that main theme that I just love. That's always been one of my favorites and would definitely be the one I'd vote for if this poll would let me.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote irrelevant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 14 2011 at 06:33
Originally posted by LudwigBrahms

Where's the love for Focus III? It's so melodic and Akkerman's guitar crescendos beautifully into that main theme that I just love. That's always been one of my favorites and would definitely be the one I'd vote for if this poll would let me.

It's a great track. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Badabec Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 14 2011 at 06:45
The awesome Carnival Fugue, of course.
Nemo tam liber est, tempus cacandi eligere possit.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mista-Gordie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 27 2012 at 17:15
Birth, easily
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 27 2012 at 18:37
Originally posted by Gandalff

Originally posted by Ivan_Melgar_M

Originally posted by Gandalff

Originally posted by Ivan_Melgar_M

Would be unfair to mix short tracks with epics, so here you have the shorts by the great Dutch band Focus..

Now I have to think between House of the King, Sylvia, Harem Scarem and La Cathdral De Strasbourg.


Iván


PS: Went with The House of the King, masterpiece of flute and bass often attributed to Jethro Tull.

Where are Focus The Middles?LOL


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That´s easy. Overshadowed by Hocus Pocus, genial and timeless musical joke.


Indeed!!!
Hocus Pocus must be about the only "Joke" song I really love. Brilliant.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ten years after Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 28 2012 at 02:17

Anonymous is a bit too long to count as a "short".

I voted for Sylvia on this list for various reasons.
 
Three of the short tracks on the first album (Focus vocal, Mescaline and Why Dream) are worthy of inclusion on this list. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 28 2012 at 02:24
Its a real shame that their recent albums get completely ignored but never mind
 
I voted House Of The King but could easily have gone for Sylvia which has one of the best guitar melodies ever.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harold-The-Barrel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 28 2012 at 02:38
Sylvia
You must be joking.....Take a running jump......
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 28 2012 at 14:11
Originally posted by richardh

Its a real shame that their recent albums get completely ignored but never mind
 

I voted House Of The King but could easily have gone for Sylvia which has one of the best guitar melodies ever.

 


I guess it doesn't help that their albums are rather difficult to find. I have all of the Jan Akkerman albums (as far as I know), but it was rather difficult to get them. By then I thought I already had them all, but then found out they had been releasing albums after Jan Akkerman left, but since for me he is such an amazing guitar player, and it's rather difficult to get the albums, I just thought it would be easier to stop where I was, and assume that without Akkerman they wouldn't be as great (their last or last two albums with Akkerman, the Mother Focus and Ship of Memories, were already much weaker than what they'd done before, anyway).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote BarryGlibb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 28 2012 at 19:17
C'mon you guys..BIRTH is an absolute gem. Have a listen to it and then Hocus Pocus. 

I am sure Birth will win out.

I can't get rid of this underlined italicised type!!!!!!!
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Sylvia!
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