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2.70 | 200 ratings

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3 stars All I wish to say is that this is not Disco, the album is a tight collection of beautifuilly recorded songs in the style of the Jazz Crusaders, members of which Thjis van Leer had worked with on his solo projects of the period, notably the incredibly beautiful and rare album "O My Love". Get it if you can find it. "Mother Focus" by modern standards would be termed "smooth jazz" and is not so much progressive rock but none the less is worth adding to your Focus collection. I also feel that "Hamburger Concerto" is not as strong as their previous albums "Moving Waves" and especially "3". These are great because Pierre van der Linden is still the drummer. (Colin Allen is rather boring in my opinion.) For that matter Live At The Rainbow is worth seeking out, though it's not the best of the van der Linden albums. PvdL also worked on the first "Trace" album with his keyboard virtuoso brother Rick, which I personally think really influenced TvLeer's keyboard style. By the way, "Trace" is a fabulous album, completely instrumental.
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