Focus

Focus ‎– In And Out Of Focus (1970) Sire/SAS-7404 - US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

Focus ‎– In And Out Of Focus
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Label: Sire / SAS-7404 | Release: 1970 | This Issue: 1973 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
It's amazing and fascinating to know how FOCUS were (and still are) popular in Brazil. They are good and really deserved that distinction but I also realize that their first output came in a moment that part of the younger generation was eager to some new sounds, experiences and perspectives - a new focus, indeed. Those kids that became teenagers in late 60s had received musical information coming from BEATLES, MOODY BLUES, PROCOL HARUM, early FLOYD and CRIMSON, and so they were naturally looking for novelties, a niche filled amongst other by FOCUS.
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
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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 ‎– Grandes Éxitos (1983) EMI/Odeon 6531 - AR Pressing- LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

Focus ‎– Grandes Éxitos (Greatest Hits)
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Label: EMI/Odeon 6531 | Release: 1983 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

For those who still do not know the work of "Focus"…
Focus - At The Rainbow (1973) Polydor/2442 118 - 1st DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

Focus ‎– At The Rainbow
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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 ‎– Live At The Rainbow (1973) Sire‎/SAS 7408 - 1st US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

Focus ‎– Live At The Rainbow
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Label: Sire ‎/ SAS 7408 | Release: 1973 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
This is a live album by Focus. It is an excellent live performance of the early Focus.
Focus ‎– Focus 3 (1972) Sire‎/SAS 3901 - 1st US Pressing - Double LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

Focus ‎– Focus 3
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Mastered At Sterling Sound By Robert Ludwig
Label: Sire /SAS 3901 | 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).
Focus ‎– Hamburger Concerto (1974) ATCO Records/SD 36-100 - CA Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

Focus ‎– Hamburger Concerto
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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
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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 - 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).
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.