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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.

Ann Wilson - The Ann Wilson Thing! Focus #2 (2016)  Music

Posted by v3122 at July 15, 2017
Ann Wilson - The Ann Wilson Thing! Focus #2 (2016)

Ann Wilson - The Ann Wilson Thing! Focus #2 (2016)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Rounder Records, 1166100073 | ~ 120 or 47 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 14 Mb
Pop Rock, Blues Rock

The latest release from Heart’s lead singer Ann Wilson under the banner of The Ann Wilson Thing, Focus #2, might strike many new listeners as unsettlingly abrupt. Instead, however, it represents a sharpening of focus all great artists experience from time to time…
ACRONYM Ensemble - Paradise: Instrumental Sonatas of Antonio Bertali (2014) {Olde Focus Recordings Official Digital Download}

ACRONYM Ensemble - Paradise: Instrumental Sonatas of Antonio Bertali (2014) {Olde Focus Recordings Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 44kHz/16 bit - Official Digital Download (newfocusrecordings.com) -> 349 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 152 Mb | Artwork (pdf+jpg) | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Olde Focus Recordings / New Focus Recordings | FCR901
Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music

ACRONYM is pleased to present the first recordings here of six sonatas by Antonio Bertali, and the first recordings in their present orchestrations of several more. Antonio Bertali was born in 1605 in Verona. In 1624 he moved to Vienna, where he was hired as a violinist and composer at the Habsburg Court and eventually served as Supremus Musices Praefectus of the Imperial orchestra. Following the death of Giovanni Valentini in 1649, King Ferdinand III appointed Bertali Kappellmeister—then the highest musical position in German-speaking lands—a post which he held until his death in 1669.
ACRONYM Ensemble - Wunderkammer (2016) {New Focus Recordings FCR906 Official Digital Download}

ACRONYM Ensemble - Wunderkammer (2016) {New Focus Recordings FCR906 Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 44kHz/16 bit - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 366 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 158 Mb
Full Artwork (pdf+jpg) -> 81 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 ACRONYM / New Focus Recordings | FCR906
Classical / Baroque / Early Music / Chamber Music

In seventeenth-century Germany, a Wunderkammer (typically translated as “Cabinet of Curiosities”) was a type of private museum collection in the home of an aristocrat. Always in search of the most fascinating music from this era, ACRONYM has unearthed a large number of previously unrecorded manuscript sonatas written by long-forgotten composers. Some of these pieces contain harmonic eccentricities, rhythmic or metric irregularities, or structural curiosities. This disc includes ten such works, ACRONYM's own musical Wunderkammer. The composers are Samuel Capricornus, Adam Drese, Johann Philipp Krieger, Andreas Oswald, Antonio Bertali, Daniel Eberlin, Philipp Jakob Rittler, Georg Piscator, Alessandro Poglietti, and Clemens Thieme.

Focus - Live In England (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 14, 2016
Focus - Live In England (2016)

Focus - Live In England (2016)
Progressive Rock, Classic Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:27:14 | 340 MB
Label: Cherry Red Records | Release Year: 2016

Live release from the Dutch prog rock band. Focus is known around the world for it's iconic albums, including the hits 'Hocus Pocus', 'Sylvia' and 'House Of The King'. All three of these hits appear on this official release. Focus Live in England features the Focus 9 line-up of Thijs Van Leer, Pierre Van Der Linden, Bobby Jacobs and Niels Van Der Steenhoven. The album has only ever been available as a merchandise item sold by the band… until now. However, this edition is the complete concert and not the edited version originally sold by the band.

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.

Focus And Friends - Focus 8.5 / Beyond The Horizon (2016)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Aug. 4, 2016
Focus And Friends - Focus 8.5 / Beyond The Horizon (2016)

Focus And Friends - Focus 8.5 / Beyond The Horizon (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 335 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 135 Mb | Scans | 55 Mb | Time: 46:46
Progressive Rock, Latin | In And Out Of Focus Records | IF003CD

London, UK - Dutch music legends Focus are known around the world for their iconic albums, including the hits HOCUS POCUS, SYLVIA and HOUSE OF THE KING. After the reunion of Focus and the release of the Focus 8 album, the band toured the world and was introduced to new musical styles and influences. The line-up on this album features THIJS VAN LEER, PIERRE VAN DER LINDEN, BOBBY JACOBS and JAN DUMÉE.

Focus - 8.5 Beyond The Horizon (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at July 17, 2016
Focus - 8.5 Beyond The Horizon (2016)

Focus - 8.5 Beyond The Horizon
Prog-Rock, Classic Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 46:27 min | 112 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: In And Out Of Focus Records | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2016

Focus is known around the world for its iconic albums, including the hits Hocus Pocus, Sylvia and House Of The King. After the reunion of Focus and the release of the Focus 8 album, the band toured the world and was introduced to new musical styles and influences. The line-up on this album features Thijs Van Leer, Pierre Van Der Linden, Bobby Jacobs and Jan Dum E. The sessions for the album were all recorded in between South American tour commitments during 2005, and every track is a previously unreleased composition by the members of Focus or producer Marvio Ciribelli. The album features all-star Brazilian musicians including Arthur Maia and mario Seve joining Focus on new recordings, and vice versa, plus a drum duet with Marcio Bahia as musicianship once again goes Beyond the Horizon.
Rick Laird with Joe Henderson, Tom Grant, Ron Steen - Soft Focus (1976) Japanese Remastered 2015

Rick Laird - Soft Focus (1976) Japanese Remastered 2015
with Joe Henderson, Tom Grant and Ron Steen

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 309 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Fusion, Post-Bop | Label: Timeless/Solid/Ultra-Vybe | # CDSOL-6384 | Time: 00:43:24

An album led by guitarist Rick Laird, but a set that's probably equally noteworthy for the presence of tenorist Joe Henderson on a few tracks – who really shines here in an overlooked late 70s session! The core group is great enough – as Laird has these round, classic jazz guitar tones that slide in with soulful beauty next to the piano and Fender Rhodes of Tom Grant – and when Henderson's not around, Grant's solos are especially great – and really have this lyrical power that grabs us right away, and almost makes us forget the presence of Joe! But then Henderson comes back with that subtle edge of his – similar to his playing on the Mirror Mirror record – a raspy tone that really deepens the whole proceedings. Henderson produced the record, and plays on the tracks "Outer Serge" and "Tranquility".

Laidback Luke - Focus (2015)  Music

Posted by funkerman at Nov. 7, 2015
Laidback Luke - Focus (2015)

Laidback Luke - Focus (2015)
House | MP3 320 kbps | 72:06 min | ~165 Mb
Label: Cloud 9 Dance | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2015

Dutch house hero Laidback Luke is all about the art of being focused, a theme that runs throughout the LPs 17 tracks. Despite his love of concentration, this is actually his first new album since 2002. He soon makes up for lost time though, with many standout tracks including the insanely euphoric EDM of lead single "Let It Go" (feat Trevor Guthrie), the electro-house/bassline hybrid "The Chase" (feat Aruna) and the sleek Jacksons-style jam "Never Forget" (feat More and Killa Karma).