Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
It's amazing and fascinating to know how FOCUS were (and still are) popular in Brazil. They are good and really deserved that distinction but I also realize that their first output came in a moment that part of the younger generation was eager to some new sounds, experiences and perspectives - a new focus, indeed. Those kids that became teenagers in late 60s had received musical information coming from BEATLES, MOODY BLUES, PROCOL HARUM, early FLOYD and CRIMSON, and so they were naturally looking for novelties, a niche filled amongst other by FOCUS.
I chose the hit "Memories" from this LP, because is where one can find all the versatility and virtuosity of Satriani.
Essential: A masterpiece of progressive rock music.
This wonderful record (Hackett's first solo outing) is absolutely essential listening for fans of classic Genesis. In fact, then Genesis band mates Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford assist on the album, with Phil providing vocals for the standout "Star of Sirius" (the best Genesis song that Genesis never recorded).
The album is loosely organized around the theme of the Tarot (the awesome and frenetic opening track, "Ace of Wands," is named for a Tarot card, as are other tracks), one of Hackett's interests at the time.
As you can see the musical legacy of impressionists musicians, profoundly influenced contemporary music today.
Yesterday Claude Debussy and today Erik Satie. On this occasion played on flute and classical guitar, by brothers John and Steve Hackett.
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music.
"Point Of Know Return" is considered to be the quintessential KANSAS album, and for good reason. It picked up where ''Letfoverture'' left off and refined their sound to become straightforward perfection. KANSAS simply couldn't have been any better after completing this celebrated progressive rock masterpiece. Sonically, there is no doubt that this is their best sounding album from their catalog.
The '70s soft rock band Bread released two greatest-hits albums in 1972 and 1974, respectively: The Best of Bread volumes one and two.