Jan Akkerman & Thijs Van Leer ‎– Focus (1985) Vertigo‎/824 524-1 - 1st NE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

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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
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 (1985) Vertigo‎/824 524-1 - 1st NE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

Side A
Russian Roulette 5:54
King Kong 3:55
Le Tango 4:55
Indian Summer 5:50
Side B
Beethoven's Revenge (Bach-One-Turbo-Overdrive) 10:47
Ole Judy 3:52
Who's Calling? 7:30


Bass – Tato Gomez (tracks: A1, A4)
Bass [Big Bass] – Ruud Jacobs (tracks: B1)
Co-producer – Jan Akkerman, Theo Balijon, Thijs Van Leer
Drums [Fills] – Sergio Castillo (tracks: A3)
Guitar, Synthesizer – Jan Akkerman
Keyboards, Flute, Vocals – Thijs Van Leer
Mixed By – Emile Elsen, Jan Akkerman, Theo Balijon
Producer – Ruud Jacobs
Synthesizer [Fairlight Synthesizer Programming] – Ed Staring
Tabla – Ustad Zamir Ahmad Khan (tracks: A4)


Cleaning: RCM Moth MkII Pro Vinyl
Direct Drive Turntable: Marantz 6170
Cartridge: SHURE M97xE
Amplifier: Sansui 9090DB
ADC: E-MU 0404
LP Rip & Full Scan LP Cover: Fran Solo
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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.
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