Tag Archives: Thijs Van Leer

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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FOCUS Report From All Around The World

July 26, 2016

Given that FOCUS‘ last endeavor was a  of the band’s previously released cuts, one would assume Thijs van Leer has excluded experimentalism from their creative scope. As if to counter such a notion, there are three new releases from the Dutch veterans … Continue reading

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FOCUS – Golden Oldies

November 16, 2014

Cherry Red 2014 On the new crest of their profile’s moving wave, Dutch veterans surf across the back catalogue to bring it to the shore. Not a spent force by any means, it was the success of the new “RoboCop,” … Continue reading

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FOCUS refract their classics

April 15, 2014

It’s become one of today’s fads but in the case of Dutch proggers FOCUS a re-recording of their past repertoire, including the post-comeback material from “Focus 8” and “Focus 9 / New Skin,” actually makes sense. Thijs van Leer’s voice can’t handle … Continue reading

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