Focus Jan Akkerman And Thijs Van Leer

Jan Akkerman & Thijs Van Leer - Focus (1985)  Music

Posted by hill0 at Aug. 13, 2016
Jan Akkerman & Thijs Van Leer - Focus (1985)

Jan Akkerman & Thijs Van Leer - Focus (1985)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) | 352MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 139 MB | Artwork (PNG) | 92 MB | 59:28
Genre: Progressive Rock / Jazz Rock | Country: Netherlands | Label: Vertigo | 824 524-2

Focus: Jan Akkerman & Thijs van Leer is the seventh studio album by Dutch rock band Focus released in 1985. The album's name is due to the only original members on the record being guitarist Jan Akkerman and flautist/keyboardist Thijs van Leer.
Jan Akkerman & Thijs Van Leer ‎– Focus (1985) Vertigo‎/824 524-1 - NE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Jan Akkerman & Thijs Van Leer ‎– Focus
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz
Label: Vertigo‎/824 524-1 | Release: 1985 | Genre: Jazz-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
This self-titled reunion album is fantastic and one of my favorites in the Focus catalog for the same reason that it is mostly ignored: it only features two important members of the original band and the music is based much more in jazz-fusion and heavy new age.
Jan Akkerman & Thijs Van Leer ‎– Focus (1985) Vertigo‎/824 524-1 - 1st NE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

Jan Akkerman & Thijs Van Leer ‎– Focus
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz | 900mb
Label: Vertigo‎/824 524-1 | Release: 1985 | Genre: Jazz-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
This self-titled reunion album is fantastic and one of my favorites in the Focus catalog for the same reason that it is mostly ignored: it only features two important members of the original band and the music is based much more in jazz-fusion and heavy new age.

Focus - The Sky Will Fall Over London Tonight (1972)  Music

Posted by drtoyu1 at May 27, 2010
Focus - The Sky Will Fall Over London Tonight (1972)

Focus - The Sky Will Fall Over London Tonight (1972)
MP3 320 Kbps | 127.2 Mb
Rock | Tracks:09

Focus is a Dutch rock band. It was founded by classically trained organist/flautist Thijs van Leer in 1969, and is most famous for the songs "Hocus Pocus" and "Sylvia". The band have found renewed fame due to the use of Hocus Pocus as the theme for the Nike 2010 World Cup commercial.
Focus - At The Rainbow (1973) Polydor/2442 118 - Triple Foldout Sleeve/DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Focus ‎– At The Rainbow
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz
Label: Polydor/2442 118 | Release: 1973 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
I always read terrible reviews about this album something with I don't agree, of course is not one of their masterpieces, but the quality of the music and the selection of songs is outstanding.
Probably some fans aren't too happy without The House of the King, but the mood of the concert is different to any other band, somehow dreamy and oneiric, with that atmosphere that covers the audience as a thick cloud of mist that covers the listener but instead of suffocating him the music helps to relax (Except of course for Hocus Pocus).
Focus ‎– Hamburger Concerto (1974) ATCO Records/SD 36-100 - CA Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

Focus ‎– Hamburger Concerto
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz
Label: ATCO Records/SD 36-100 | Release: 1974 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music.
Focus has always been a band with sense of humor, not only for the strange sounds and yodeling emitted by Thijs Van Leer but also for the jokes they made of sacred cows.
For example Hamburger Concerto is a play of words with Brandenburg Concerto by Johan Sebastian Bach (Not easy to find a bigger or more sacred cow anywhere), they work with the obvious Baroque influence in a delightful way just to make a Concert to.."the hamburger", something that only few and brave genius as Thijs Van Leer would ever dare to do.
Focus ‎– Moving Waves (1971) Sire‎/SAS 7401 - 1st US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

Focus ‎– Moving Waves
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz
Label: Sire ‎/ SAS 7401 | Release: 1971 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music.
I remembered way back as a kid hearing "Hocus Pocus" on the radio, this must be around 1979 or 1980, on the FM dial. Around 1989, I heard this song again and found out it was "Hocus Pocus" and the group was called FOCUS. I thought that was silly to have a song title that rhymes with the group's name. I thought it was a rather ingenious mixing of heavy metal and yodeling.
When my interest in prog rock was on the rise around the early '90s, I was wondering if it was worth trying FOCUS, and once I got to hear "Moving Waves", I was not disappointed.

Focus - Mother Focus (1975) (K2HD)  Music

Posted by uff at Aug. 22, 2015
Focus - Mother Focus (1975) (K2HD)

Focus - Mother Focus (1975) (K2HD)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Victor, VICP-63668 | rem: 2006 | 260Mb

Focus here featured virtuoso guitarist Jan Akkerman for the last time, not to work with his long-term writing partner Thijs Van Leer for another ten years. Mother Focus also sees Focus' highly skilled bass player Bert Ruiter try his hand in songwriting. The outcome includes the one of the finest funk tracks on the album – the hilarious "I Need a Bathroom." The album begins with quite possibly the finest track on the album – and maybe the most typical Focus – the titular "Mother Focus." The funky theme underlying the number sets the mood for the rest of the LP with aplomb. Indeed, Mother Focus is far from the usual instrumental material.
Focus ‎– Hamburger Concerto (1974) ATCO Records/SD 36-100 - CA Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Focus ‎– Hamburger Concerto
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz
Label: ATCO Records/SD 36-100 | Release: 1974 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music.
Focus has always been a band with sense of humor, not only for the strange sounds and yodeling emitted by Thijs Van Leer but also for the jokes they made of sacred cows.
For example Hamburger Concerto is a play of words with Brandenburg Concerto by Johan Sebastian Bach (Not easy to find a bigger or more sacred cow anywhere), they work with the obvious Baroque influence in a delightful way just to make a Concert to.."the hamburger", something that only few and brave genius as Thijs Van Leer would ever dare to do.
Focus ‎– Focus 3 (1972) Sire‎/SAS 3901 - US Pressing - Double LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Focus ‎– Focus 3
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz
Label: Sire ‎/ SAS 3901 | Mastered By Robert Ludwig | Release: 1972 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music.
Featuring "House of the King"


'Focus III' is IMHO Focus' top achievement. Not only do these guys deliver some of their most inspired playing, but also manage to work as a unit with a level of compenetration that hides the ongoing rivality between van Leer and Akkerman (sometimes, a not so healthy one).