Focus - Focus 3. 1972 Netherlands



Like the Eloy we posted yesterday, Focus 3 is a relatively well known title that the UMR enthusiastically recommends. Focus were at the peak of their career here with Akkerman's blazing solos, and Van Leer's flute and organ forays. 26 minute long jam 'Anonymous 2' needed to be trimmed down by about half, with the annoying drum solo sucking the life out of the disc by the end.

Personal collection
LP: 1972 Polydor (UK)
LP: 1972 Sire (USA)
CD: 1988 IRS (USA)

I prefer the US die-cut version on Sire rather than the yellowish picture of Van Leer on the flute. It's very rare the US release will trump the original, but I feel this one did.

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