Looking at the music of Dutch rock band Focus, started in the late sixties by Thijs Van Leer (b /31/03/48) with Jan Akkerman (b 24/12/46). Van Leer still performs and records under the name today (official site here). Akkerman's site here.




Track by track 155

Archive number: 155
Title: Winnie
Main Album: The Focus Family Album
Track number: 20
Genre: Progressive Rock Instrumental
Studio: Mosh Studios, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Length: 5:26
Composer: Thijs van Leer
Musicians: Thijs van Leer – Hammond organ, piano, flute; Menno Gootjes – Guitars; Udo Panekeet – Bass; Pierre van der Linden – Drums
Producer: Geert Scheigrond
Engineer: Geert Scheigrond
Label: In and Out of Focus Recordings
Date of recording/release: 2017

Notes: Winnie is Menno's daughter. The track begins with a slow and atmospheric intro from the band (00:00-00:35) until the reverberating electric guitar takes up the lead. Just over the two minute mark a whistful flute comes in backed by piano, for half a minute or so before reverting to the guitar led theme for a while, but with the piano. At the 3:30 mark the flute comes in again until 3:49. The guitar then takes up the lead again backed by piano, drums and bass in the same whistful way as before. The reverbed guitar ends the track, alone for the last 20 seconds or so.

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