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.




Focus fades

The fade is used by Focus quite sparingly, except on Mother Focus, where nearly half the tracks fade. It is usually adopted where a live piece has no obvious ending. Tracks using a fade include these

1. Why dream (In and out)
2. Round goes the gossip, Carnival fugue and Sylvia (Focus 3)
3. The US or fast version of Hocus Pocus
4. Early Birth
5. Red sky at night
6. Bennie Helder, My Sweetheart, All together ... Oh that!, Hard Vanilla and No Hang Ups (Mother Focus) 7. Nightflight and Wingless (Focus Con Proby)
8. Le Tango, Who's calling and Beethoven's Revenge (Focus 1985)
9. Fretless love, Hurkey Turkey, De ti O de mi (Focus 8)
10. Father Bacchus, Hoeratio and Crossroads (Focus X)
11. Five fourth (Focus Family Album)

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