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Topic: Focus the Longs
Posted By: Ivan_Melgar_M
Subject: Focus the Longs
Date 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).


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


Posted By: dwill123
Date Posted: September 11 2011 at 15:25
Answers? Questions! Questions? Answers!

Posted By: Logan
Date Posted: September 11 2011 at 15:42
Went with "Eruption".

Posted By: Fox On The Rocks
Date Posted: September 11 2011 at 15:44
Even though I prefer Focus 3 a lot more than Moving Waves, I'm going to with Eruption.


Posted By: Hercules
Date Posted: September 11 2011 at 16:31
Eruption is the crowning glory of Moving Waves, which is clearly their best album.

A TVR is not a car. It's a way of life.

Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: September 11 2011 at 19:19


Posted By: Prog Geo
Date Posted: September 11 2011 at 19:30
Anonymous II!

Mikael Akerfeldt for fans of Opeth who don't like his growls (and generally the growls): If they don't like it then they are pussies.

Extreme prog metal rules!!!

Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: September 11 2011 at 20:02
Originally posted by Prog Geo Prog Geo wrote:

Anonymous II!
You weren't supposed to let us know you voted for that one. Tongue


Posted By: Moogtron III
Date 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.

Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: September 12 2011 at 03:00
Hamburger Concerto, followed by Eruption. The others are far behind.


Posted By: friso
Date Posted: September 12 2011 at 03:19
Eruption for me

Posted By: irrelevant
Date Posted: September 12 2011 at 11:11
Eruption followed by Answers? Questions! Questions? Answers! 

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Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: September 12 2011 at 21:36
Hamburger Concerto for me. It is one of my favourite epics.

Posted By: Ivan_Melgar_M
Date Posted: April 27 2012 at 21:22

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.



Posted By: yam yam
Date Posted: April 27 2012 at 22:47
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

Posted By: Ivan_Melgar_M
Date 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.


Note: None of this video fragments has been uploaded by any Prog Archives member (to my knowledge), it's availla" rel="nofollow - on Youtube.


Posted By: colorofmoney91
Date Posted: April 28 2012 at 17:38

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Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: April 29 2012 at 02:43
Eruption is one of the best long tracks i have heard, simply stunning i love everything about it.

Posted By: digdug
Date Posted: April 30 2012 at 08:42
all of the above

Prog On!

Posted By: The-Winkler
Date Posted: April 30 2012 at 13:47

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