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3.49 | 72 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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3 stars Ok, like most progheads I really donīt like compilations. They simply donīt do justice to a much album oriented style of music. Most best of collections are just a way for a recording company to cash in using the bandīs former (or current) success. Having said that I must also say that some are a good introduction of the group to a newbie or a way to have some of their most popular stuff in a single CD. And this is the case here. Although I have always liked Focus I was never the kind of fan to buy all of their classics. So when I had a chance of getting this CD for a reasonable price at an imported records store I bought it.

The Best Of Focus has all their hits and a fair collection of studio albums tracks that are the ones I like the most. Of course is not complete: to me the exclusion of Birth was the main reason why I got myself a copy of Hambrugo Concerto soon afterwards. But for a single CD and in 77 minutes of music you get quite a lot of good moments in just one album. Besides, everything here comes form their classic 70īs releases (kudos to them!). So if youīre new to this legendary dutch band and donīt wanna spend a lot of maney getting all their records just to know their sound and style (or if youīre like me who just wanted their most famous stuff in one disc), this compilation is recommended.

Tarcisio Moura | 3/5 |


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