16 Songs, 1 Hour 16 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In the '70s, Focus became one of the Netherlands' most popular musical exports due to hits like "Focus Pocus" (which alternates between roaring guitar riffs and sonic slapstick) and the poignant instrumental "Sylvia." This collection features cuts from most of the band's '70s albums, offering a good overview of their evolution. While it tends toward shorter, more accessible cuts (eschewing Focus's more intense prog/fusion epics), this package still shows several sides of the quartet's musical personality, from flute-led, Jethro Tull–tinged folk-prog ("House of the King") to contemplative instrumentals ("Janis"), as well as the more commercial sounds found on later albums.

EDITORS’ NOTES

In the '70s, Focus became one of the Netherlands' most popular musical exports due to hits like "Focus Pocus" (which alternates between roaring guitar riffs and sonic slapstick) and the poignant instrumental "Sylvia." This collection features cuts from most of the band's '70s albums, offering a good overview of their evolution. While it tends toward shorter, more accessible cuts (eschewing Focus's more intense prog/fusion epics), this package still shows several sides of the quartet's musical personality, from flute-led, Jethro Tull–tinged folk-prog ("House of the King") to contemplative instrumentals ("Janis"), as well as the more commercial sounds found on later albums.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Miss Court ,

Hocus Pocus - Purely Magic

Focus' hit song "Hocus Pocus", is nothing of the ordinary, with its rifts of yodeling, complied with steaming guitar and out of the blue drum solos. No song can come close to Hocus Pocus' "magical"
originality.

IsaiahL ,

I can never hit that high note on hocus pocus

Hocus pocus is truly the most amazing song I have heard and it is amazing.

baddmotherclucker ,

worth 100 dollers

I would pay 100 dollers just for hocus pocus, it legendary

Buy it now, or else

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