A surprisingly good release from Thijs Van Leer with a totally new group of musicians. Still lots of fine flute & organ from Van Leer and mcuh good playing from the other band members, especially guitarist Jan Dumee. Though many tracks recall the Focus of the past there are also hints at fusion of a more American sound & even something like The Dixie Dregs! A good mix of quiet & melodic sounds and more aggressive bits, too. While not the place to start if you are not already a fan of Focus, certainly the long-time fan will find much to love on Focus "8".