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Focus, Ekseption or Trace

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Topic: Focus, Ekseption or Trace
Posted By: Mandrakeroot
Subject: Focus, Ekseption or Trace
Date Posted: July 03 2007 at 09:55
Who preferred between these three Dutch masters?

I vote for Trace... But for me is really hard to choose...!!! 


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Posted By: iguana
Date Posted: July 03 2007 at 10:37
all of them are fine musicians, esp. jan akkerman (focus)
but i personally have no use whatsoever for any of these.

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Posted By: Hercules
Date Posted: July 03 2007 at 11:25
I went for Trace, but I love all 3.

I would have included Solution as well, possibly my favourite Dutch band. I also feel that Golden Earring are close enough to prog to get in these archives. Songs like Vanilla Queen are very progressive.


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Posted By: tszirmay
Date Posted: July 03 2007 at 13:30
Saw Focus with Return To Forever live in Montreal in 1973 and Ekseption with Maneige opening in 74. No trace of Trace live anywhere. But Akkerman and crew rule the dutch proggy seas, in my humble yet seasoned opinion.


Posted By: BroSpence
Date Posted: July 03 2007 at 14:28
Focus on Focus to Focus better.  


Posted By: Spacemac
Date Posted: July 03 2007 at 16:13
Focus


Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: July 03 2007 at 16:26
Ekseption, but I need to get some more Trace albums sometime. (Rick van der Linden is seriously underappreciatedUnhappy)

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Posted By: ProgBagel
Date Posted: July 03 2007 at 18:48
Only really heard Focus...so them!


Posted By: MattiR
Date Posted: July 28 2007 at 08:39
focus

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Posted By: Terra Australis
Date Posted: July 28 2007 at 08:44
Only ever heard Focus. In fact actually saw Focus in concert in the CAFE at university in Melbourne. One of the few prog groups that made it to Australia.Smile

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Posted By: Sean Trane
Date Posted: July 28 2007 at 12:11
Not hrd to choose at all: Focus
 
Had you included Finch.... I might have hesitated a secoind then still voted Focus


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Posted By: fungusucantkill
Date Posted: July 28 2007 at 12:14
Focus. But not far behind them are Trace. i really dig them

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Posted By: febus
Date Posted: July 28 2007 at 14:18
No originality from me either: FOCUSThumbs%20Up
 
HAMBURGER CONCERTO is one of my all-time 5 stars albums


Posted By: Moogtron III
Date Posted: July 28 2007 at 17:35
Never tried out Trace yet. I like both Focus and Ekseption, but I prefer Focus. I think they're one of the best prog bands ever. Still, I need to listen to more of Rick van der Linden's output. Did you know that the director of the London Symphony Orchestra actually thought that Rick was even a more professional musician than Keith Emerson?

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Posted By: erik neuteboom
Date Posted: July 28 2007 at 19:21

A few years ago I did some interviews with Japanese progrock bands like Gerard and Ars Nova, I was stunned by the fact that they mentioned Rick van der Linden as their keyboard hero at the same level of Keith Emerson and Rick Wakeman so my vote goes to Trace, check out their eponymous debut CD, one of the highlights of Dutch progrock history Clap



Posted By: jimmy_row
Date Posted: July 28 2007 at 20:16

As much as I want to give Trace more votes, I have to go with Focus, true Dutch masters.



Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: July 28 2007 at 20:50

Post Script: Prompted by this thread, I went off in search for more Trace and Ekseption releases. During the search I discovered that Rick Van Der Linden died 18 months ago. Man, that's tragic. Rest In Peace Rick - your music lives on. Cry



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If you cannot be wise, pretend to be someone who is wise and then just behave like they would - Neil Gaiman


Posted By: micky
Date Posted: July 28 2007 at 21:02
Originally posted by erik neuteboom

A few years ago I did some interviews with Japanese progrock bands like Gerard and Ars Nova, I was stunned by the fact that they mentioned Rick van der Linden as their keyboard hero at the same level of Keith Emerson and Rick Wakeman so my vote goes to Trace, check out their eponymous debut CD, one of the highlights of Dutch progrock history Clap



great album indeed... but Hamburger Concerto tops all

Focus

as much as I would vote to vote for Trace as well.


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