Focus : Round Goes the Gossip [Focus 3, 1972] [reblog]

from Oannes *

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Κομμάτι ξεχασμένο πιθανώς, από επίσης ξεχασμένο άλμπουμ των early ‘70s. Με εκπληκτικά στιγμιότυπα όμως και άξιο ακρόασης ή ανακάλυψης. Είναι οι Ολλανδοί Focus από το επικών διαστάσεων [διπλό βινύλιο] τρίτο τους άλμπουμ. Masterminds του progressive – jazz – rock γκρουπ o τραγουδιστής – κιμπορντίστας – φλαουτίστας Thijs Van Leer [συνθέτης του κομματιού] και ο κιθαρίστας Jan Akkerman.
Οι στίχοι του “ονειρικού” μέρους είναι στα λατινικά [ακολουθεί Googlo-μετάφραση].

A song probably forgotten, from a forgotten album of the early ‘70s. Full of amazing moments, though, and surely worth listening or discovering. It’s the Dutch band Focus from their epic [double vinyl] third album. The progressive – jazz – rock band’s masterminds were singer – keyboard player – flutist Thijs Van Leer [composer of the song] and the guitar player Jan Akkerman.
The lyrics of the “dreamy” part are in latin [translation by Google]


❝ Extemplo libyae magnas it fama per urbes,
Fama, malum qua non aliud velocius ullum.
Mobilitate viget virisque adquirit eundo;
Parva metu primo, mox sese attollit in auras.
Ingrediturque solo et caput inter nubila condit.

Imediately Rumor runs through cities;
Rumor of all evils the most swift.
Thrives on mobility and power flow;
Small at first through fear, soon she mounts up to heaven.
Walks on the ground and her head in the clouds.❞



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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!