Eruption a. Orfeus b. Answer c. Orfeus d. Answer e. But in sympho-prog you can use some classic themes, or even better - just heavy keys passages, plus overproduction in recording studio - and you are new genius!!!
It's a pity, but many young neo-prog bands are doing it regularly!!! Ok, now let return back to Focus. The difference there is that their sound is very acoustic!! Pure melodies, competent guitar, very correct keyboards piano! Different kind of sympho-prog! Some songs sound as early Jethro Tull, because of rich flute and acoustics. Another are coming near to jazz-rock. Jan Akkerman is wellknown as very competent guitar player, so you will hear one of the best guitar line there.
But no axe-man posing! Akkerman uses guitar as music instrument,not as Kalashnikov! The compilation is representative as well, and I think it's one of the best entrance to Focus music for beginners.
To be honest, even experinced listeners would have this one instead of big amount of Focus original albums quite often. Because of very balanced mid tempo sound and mainly instrumental nature, full list or Focus original albums is interesting mainly for Focus fans and collectors. As I told above, total sound is very acoustic, well balanced, mid tempo, with light jazzy feeling, more cool then warm.
In other words, typical "dutch sound" I spend two years living there, believe me, that sound is a mirror of dutch character. Because of reasons as above album could be a bit boring or monotonious for some listeners, but generaly very pleasant and competent work. Because same as with Queen's BO, this is collection of really great songs, actually, there are almost the best songs by them.
I don't know their albums so well even I know them basically , but for me, these songs are separateable. Maybe I'm not so into this, but after all, who knows these things after all. For me, this, as a compilation is perfect. It won't appear in top list, it shouldn't make others feel bad, so what's the problem?
It's almost prohibited, under the punishment of being hated by everyone, huh? Nevermind, I feel that compilation is not true form, or in other words, how should it be. But as a represent of their best work it's very well.
I would give 5-star, but you know, this is just best of. I don't recall the exact details of how I got this compilation album but my guess is that the album was located in a bargain bin before my hand reached out and grabbed it.
Even if I rarely listen to compilation albums, this is one of those rare occasions where a collection like this would actually work. The reason for this has to do with this record's complete disregard for the band's lengthier compositions.
Although many might consider this a crime against Focus, I don't happen to mind it all that much. You see, I've never considered any Focus epics to be as consistent as their other shorter performances, even though Hamburger Concerto does come close. What we get here is close to the collection that I would expect to hear from a Focus compilation. The only major track that I miss is Round Goes The Gossip , from Focus 3 , and even though Birth is another absent favorite of mine I just don't see that track outside of the complete Hamburger Concerto album experience.
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