Tag Archives: Thijs Van Leer

FOCUS Mark Their Anniversary With A Box Set

October 9, 2020

Perhaps, this release is a tad too late to the party, yet in times like ours there’s no reason to complain that Dutch premier proggers FOCUS were formed in 1969 but they celebrate the band’s half-century anniversary in 2020. No … Continue reading

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Homage To Emerson And Lake Features A Plethora Of Stars

January 24, 2020

It’s been a long time coming, yet – despite him being busy with YES and, occasionally, ASIA – Billy Sherwood has finally released, online-only at the moment, his “A Tribute To Keith Emerson & “. Yes, that’s the album’s title … Continue reading

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FOCUS – 11

March 1, 2019

In And Out Of Focus / Cherry Red 2018 Going up to eleven, Dutch legends deliver a record straight out of house of the king. Even though experimentation has never left this band’s building, it seemed rather subtle since their … Continue reading

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FOCUS – The Family Album

March 20, 2018

In And Out Of Focus / Cherry Red 2017 Snapshot of Dutch veterans’ recent past and nearest future, with not a ghost from distant palace. It’s a bit misleading: usually, family albums are dedicated to the exploration of roots and … Continue reading

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FOCUS AND FRIENDS – Focus 8.5 / Beyond The Horizon

September 13, 2016

Cherry Red 2016 Dance of fire and water for Netherland proggers and a new crop of Tropicalistas who break the boundaries of style. It’s quite telling that the opening piece of this unique record is titled “Focus Zero”: with an … Continue reading

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