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Jan Akkerman & Thijs Van Leer - Focus (1985)

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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)

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. I will admit that the percussion often seems cheesy sounding (this is an '80s release), but that doesn't detract from the overall musicianship on this album. Definitely different than their previous albums, this definitely doesn't include any of whatever potential accessibility that Focus' earlier releases had, and is definitely less rock and blues inspired. "Who's Calling?" is probably my personal favorite on the album and is a beautiful, classically inspired new age fusion track. It's fairly straight forward, but still undeniably progressive.
I recommend this only to fans of jazz fusion or new age. As I stated before, this doesn't really garner much appeal to earlier Focus fans.
Review by colorofmoney91
Jan Akkerman & Thijs Van Leer - Focus (1985)



Tracklist :

1. Russian Roulette (5:54)
2. King Kong (3:45)
3. Le Tango (4:57)
4. Indian Summer (5:50)
5. Beethoven's Revenge (Bach-One-Turbo-Overdrive) (18:53)
6. Olé Judy (3:50)
7. Who's Calling? (16:14)

Exact Audio Copy V1.1 from 23. June 2015

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Jan Akkerman & Thijs Van Leer / Focus

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Musicians

Jan Akkerman: guitars, guitar synthesizer, drum program
Thijs Van Leer: keyboards, flutes, vocals

Ed Starink: Fairlight synthesizer programming
Tato Gomez: bass (tracks 1, 4)
Ruud Jacobs: big bass (track 5)
Ustad Zamir Ahmad Khan: tabla (track 4)
Sergio Castillo: drumfills (track 3)

Jan Akkerman & Thijs Van Leer - Focus (1985)

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