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Out Of Focus


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.54 | 110 ratings

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4 stars I use to know this band already since my earliest teenage years since the're coming from Munich which is very close to my hometown. But it was just recently that I rediscovered them and bought their second album. Now thanks to Jimbo I've got as well their first one and what a great album was this already. I just can tell anyone who likes early 70's Psyche Rock with excellent flute, guitar, Hammond and some sax he should try to get it.

Compared to their second one it's quite different actually, here the jazz-rock influence is much minor and it's mainly dominated by the awesome flute which is even not listed here in the line-up I just see. The album opens with See how a white negro flies which is already a great psychedelic rock song, Hammond, flute and a driving guitar combined with excellent drumming, first highlight! God saved the queen, cried Jesus reminds me a bit of EDGAR BROUGHTON BAND, especially by the vocals, great song as well and again the flute is the most evident instrument at least in the more quiet middle part. Hey John has a great section with Hammond drums followed by a flute solo, marvellous! This one is as well my favorite one, but really just one highlight amongst a full bunch of. Like for example World's End with excellent guitar and Hammond, great groovy stuff with some part reminding a bit to JIM MORRISON. In a later part we can enjoy again some wonderful flute play. Last song Dark, Darker is as well an excellent one with lots of flute and a quite heavy final part.

CONCLUSION I just can tell that OUT OF FOCUS's debut is an excellent album full of highlights and would highly recommend it to all fans of flute-dominated early 70's Prog. It deserves absolutely very well 4 stars!

hdfisch | 4/5 |


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