Ok, there's a reason why my title refers rather weakly to the pretty awful Focus con Proby album: it needn't have been such a deeply disappointing piece of work, had they avoided getting old PJ in and instead, perhaps, let the two brilliant guitarists present, Eef Albers and Philip Catherine, have their heads... imagine what could have resulted! Focus were often their own worst enemies - I know they still exist, but Focus for me will always be the van leer/Akkerman version - allowing their often ridiculously wonderful music to be spoilt by petty squabbles or lack of quality control. This book is much the same: full of interesting information, but let down by the disgraceful quantity of typos and punctuation errors, not to mention the fact that large passages seem to have been ineptly translated from a foreign language. All the book required (or, we may hope, for a second edition, requires) was a bit of literate rewriting and a careful look at the proofs and it could have been an excellent piece of work about a fascinating group - the group which, in my case, at the age of 13, suddenly plunged me into a deep love for music that continues to this day. It really should never have been published in this condition. So, come on, get back in there, draft in someone who knows where commas go and understands English lexis, and produce a literary Hamburger Concerto instead. And sell it at a decent price. Please. Oh, and if that does happen, let me have a free swop for the edition I did buy. So: four stars for the research; two stars for presentation.