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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 - 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.
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.

Focus - Hocus Pocus Box (2017) {13CD Box Set}  Music

Posted by popsakov at July 26, 2017
Focus - Hocus Pocus Box (2017) {13CD Box Set}

Focus - Hocus Pocus Box (2017) {13CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 4,62 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 1,82 Gb
Scans: Covers Included / Box & Booklet ~ 148 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Art Rock | Red Bullet #RB 66.307

Limited 13 CD box set from the iconic Dutch band. Includes the albums In & Out Of Focus, Focus II Moving Waves, Focus III, Live At The Rainbow, Hamburger Concerto, Mother Focus, Ship Of Memories, Focus Con Proby, Jann Akkerman & Thijs Van Leer - Focus, Focus 8, Focus 9 New Skin, Focus X, and The Best Of Focus. Opposites attract, or so they say. And Jan Akkerman and Thijs van Leer certainly are opposites. Both incredibly gifted, the two musicians inspire each other when they meet in Focus. Here you find Akkerman and Van Leer's exciting legacy of superb continental European progressive rock. And jazz. And classical music. Plus the non-Akkerman Focus releases, with a rejuvenated band helmed by Thijs van Leer, innovative as ever, creating new sounds like no other band can. A box of groundbreaking music to say the least.

Jan Akkerman - The Golden Years Of Dutch Pop Music (2017)  Music

Posted by barker at April 25, 2017
Jan Akkerman - The Golden Years Of Dutch Pop Music (2017)

Jan Akkerman - The Golden Years Of Dutch Pop Music (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) | Covers | 941 MB | 02:35:03
Genre: Rock, Blues, Fusion | RAR 5% Rec. | Label: Universal ‎– 573717-8

A musician of nearly legendary prowess, Jan Akkerman for a time eclipsed Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck among reader polls in England as the top guitarist in the world. Akkerman was born in Amsterdam, Holland, and showed his musical inclinations early, taking up the guitar while still in grade school. His taste and interests were extraordinarily wide-ranging, from pop/rock to classical, with room for blues, Latin, and other influences.

Jan Akkerman - Live (2004)  Music

Posted by robi62 at Aug. 27, 2012
Jan Akkerman - Live (2004)

Jan Akkerman - Live (2004)
Video: PAL, MPEG-2 at 5 491 Kbps, 720 x 576 (1.333) at 25.000 fps | Audio: AC-3 2ch. at 448 Kbps, AC-3 6ch. at 448 Kbps, DTS 6ch. at 1 510 Kbps
Genre: Jazz, Rock | Label: Quantum Leap | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 24 May 2004 | Runtime: 113 min. | 5,93 GB (DVD9)

A musician of nearly legendary prowess, Jan Akkerman for a time eclipsed Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck among reader polls in England as the top guitarist in the world. Akkerman was born in Amsterdam, Holland, and showed his musical inclinations early, taking up the guitar while still in grade school. His taste and interests were extraordinarily wide-ranging, from pop/rock to classical, with room for blues, Latin, and other influences.

Jan Akkerman - Live (1978)  Music

Posted by uff at June 12, 2015
Jan Akkerman - Live (1978)

Jan Akkerman - Live (1978)
Jazz-Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Wea/Pseudonym, CDP 1034 DD | rem: 1996 | 255Mb

This Jan Akkerman record is a real gem! After firs spin I was convinced this by far his best live album. The material comes mainly from his self-titled record (1977), though Tommy (of the Eruption suite) of Focus is added and two new compositions in the spirit of the self-titled Jan Akkerman album. The recording of this live album is perfect, nothing more can be expected, not even today. For newcomers. Jan Akkerman is ex-guitarist of Dutch prog band Focus.
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 ‎– Moving Waves (1971) Sire‎/SAS 7401 - US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Focus ‎– Moving Waves (Featuring "Hocus Pocus")
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz
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 - Hamburger Concerto (1974) (20bitK2)  Music

Posted by uff at March 12, 2013
Focus - Hamburger Concerto (1974) (20bitK2)

Focus - Hamburger Concerto (1974) (20bitK2)
rock | 1cd | Eac Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Victor VICP-61534 | rel: 2001 | 310mb

Focus had well proven their ability to write rocking instrumentals by the time of this release. Their catalog, although consisting of four albums, rarely had a dull moment between them. Hamburger Concerto is equally consistent, much of it being prime Focus material. The Akkerman-written "Birth" and "Early Birth" are examples of Focus fully flexing their muscles, featuring superb guitar work and amazing all-round musicianship, as well as sporting some superb riffs. The usual lengthy instrumentals are present also, as well as some manic vocals from the manic but genius Thijs Van Leer. Although Hamburger Concerto is not as unerring as Moving Waves or Focus III, anyone who enjoyed the previous releases would undoubtedly find great satisfaction from this album.