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Number 8

Focus - Sylvia (Polydor 2001-422 - 1972) 

I first became aware of the Dutch Prog Rock band Focus after their memorable appearance on the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1972 performing a pretty delirious version of Hocus Pocus from their then current album Moving Waves, coupled with their then current single Sylvia, from their forthcoming Focus 3 double LP set. The single was one of the few instrumental tunes that managed to enter the charts during the period, popular largely due to Jan Akkerman’s highly melodic Gibson Les Paul guitar solo. It was the early 1970s and it was Prog Rock, therefore it was in the orange singles box