FOCUS : ROUND GOES THE GOSSIP [FOCUS 3, 1972]

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.

Immediately 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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  1. Resa March 4, 2021 at 12:25 am

    You’re right! I did forget about them. This piece is a great reminder. Thank you!

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