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Symphonic Prog

3.24 | 118 ratings

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4 stars I find it really had to review Focus at the best of times so I am doing '8' and '9' at the same time!

Both albums are very much Focus albums.Nothing strays too much from the core style they are famous for.Plenty of pretty guitar melodies and both are well produced.Thijs Van Leer's Hammond gets a good airing as well as various whistling and yodelling! Drumming wise '9' has the great Pierre Van Der Linden involved and he briings much more of the ''oomph'' factor.The drumming on '8' is just solid and uninspired.That said I think the compositions on '8' are just a bit better.Both albums clock in at 60-70 minutes so not much difference there either.

Overall there is isn't too much too dislike on either disc.Focus offer friendly warm music to be enjoyed with a glass or two of your favourite tipple.

richardh | 4/5 |


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