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Poll Question: Which one of these Focus themes is your favourite?
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    Posted: November 20 2011 at 08:53
I think every single one of these are great (except for IV). 

I'll vote for II. Absolutely beautiful piece of music. 

Which one is your favourite? 
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I agree, II for me. (Aren't they all instrumentals?)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote irrelevant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 20 2011 at 09:44
Originally posted by Easy Livin Easy Livin wrote:

I agree, II for me. (Aren't they all instrumentals?)

There's a vocal version of the first Focus theme. 



Edited by irrelevant - November 20 2011 at 09:45
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II.

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   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 20 2011 at 13:19
I'm going with "Focus III".



Incidentally, Focus and Gryphon are the first Prog bands I can remember getting into.


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Focus 3
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 20 2011 at 16:49

I would like to mention that there is a Focus 7,8 and a Focus 9 ( I guess their might be a Focus 6 as well)

Their last two albums almost get treated as though they don't exist which is a real shame as they are both excellent
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote irrelevant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2011 at 03:12
Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

I would like to mention that there is a Focus 7,8 and a Focus 9 ( I guess their might be a Focus 6 as well)

Their last two albums almost get treated as though they don't exist which is a real shame as they are both excellent
 

The lack of Jan has kept me from checking them out. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2011 at 15:16
Originally posted by irrelevant irrelevant wrote:

Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

I would like to mention that there is a Focus 7,8 and a Focus 9 ( I guess their might be a Focus 6 as well)

Their last two albums almost get treated as though they don't exist which is a real shame as they are both excellent
 

The lack of Jan has kept me from checking them out. 
Mainly short tracks but their is still a lot of playfullness and invention from Van Leer as you might expect. Most of Focus 8 (the album) is up on youtube so can be checked out cheaply.
This is my favourite track of that album with obvious shades of Hocus Pocus
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2011 at 22:51
I dunno, my eyes are a little blurry right now...Cry
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Originally posted by Gandalff Gandalff wrote:

II.


I'll second that!  Lovely little tune! 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 22 2011 at 05:53
I like I, II, III and IV. Focus II is a polished gem, I have to prefer it above IV, which is also excellent.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Moogtron III Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 23 2011 at 14:01
Number Five. That is so full of breathtaking chord changes... Absolutely amazing stuff.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2011 at 19:15
The one I have listened to more often is Focus I, because it is the one I liked better. Don't really remember the other songs, but that one must be my choice.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ten years after Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 26 2011 at 19:41
The first of Focus' eponymous tracks gets my vote.  It's my favourite Focus track.  Not as complex as much of their best work but it has a beautiful melody and is great motorway music.
 
The whole first album deserves more praise than it gets.
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