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Symphonic Prog

3.49 | 329 ratings

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Sean Trane
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Prog Folk
3 stars One understands that the following albums will be almost entirely instrumental when you listen to the poor sung tracks. They will do much better later and become a mostly instrumental group but whatever vocals they will sing after Moving Waves will be superb. Cyril Havermans is an horrendous singer . In the DVD about Focus, there is some interesting footage about this line-up playing in an Amsterdam museum.

Most sung tracks are directly eliminated because of the above-mentioned flaw. this leaves some three instrumental which fantastic and among which is their first hit known even by my grandparents!!! House of the King was their first huge hit , but they must have copied that from something else because Holland has had only queens for a long time now. Anonymous is one of those instrumental that they will rework at least three times and their trademark eponymous theme is just as enjoyable.

I would advise people investigating Focus to not start by their debut or their sophomore because they are much flawed but for those wanting deepen their knowledge of the band, those two albums are much needed.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |


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