Live In England
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Limited three disc (two CD + DVD) edition. Live release from the Dutch prog rock band. Focus is known around the world for it's iconic albums, including the hits 'Hocus Pocus', 'Sylvia' and 'House Of The King'. All three of these hits appear on this official release. Focus Live in England features the Focus 9 line-up of Thijs Van Leer, Pierre Van Der Linden, Bobby Jacobs and Niels Van Der Steenhoven. The album has only ever been available as a merchandise item sold by the band... until now. However, this edition is the complete concert and not the edited version originally sold by the band!
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Focus tried to keep going but soon splintered, with a brief and unimpressive reunion in the 1980s. But low and behold, early in this century Thijs Van Leer resurrected the band. Admittedly a little shaky at first, he shouldered on with a few different line ups before landing drummer Pierre Van Der Linden from the classic 1970s line-up. It really helps solidify the band.
What you get here is a tremendous value; two CD's and a DVD of high quality prog. The video is a bit of a labor of love but good quality, the audio is strong. But the performance is exceptional and worth the time, money and effort. These guys, new and old, have not lost a step. Sure, Thijs Van Leer is fifty pounds heavier and has a voice two octaves lower, but ht e man can play. And the band is tighter than ever, with new material as good as the old.
Great value for the money, well worth your time.