Focus Live at Newport Jazz Festival De Doelen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands October 29, 1971 (FLAC)
Focus is a progressive rock band from the Netherlands that started releasing their unique sound in 1970. At their foundation and beginning, they presented a colage of very advanced and soothing harmonies and intermixed with heavy rock, traditional and classical elements and the new technology of effects and recording capabilities through post production.
With the addition of keyboardist and flautist Thijs van Leer, it added a layer of sound not found in many groups from the progressive music movement. Guitarist Jan Akkerman really brings a high level of musicality to the table along with bassist Martin Dresden, and drummer Hans Cleuver. The line ups would change over time for live and studio albums, but the core of the first albums were always present and has made this band timeless.
Below is information on a recent torrent upload from The Traders Den about a show the band did their Eruption piece in its entirety with new parts and improvisation. Eruption comes from the album Moving Waves, released in October of 1971 on EMI Records. ~ Erik Otis
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October 29, 1971
Newport Jazz Festival in Europe
De Doelen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
If you are into vintage Focus you are in for a real treat!
What we have here is 46 minute version of Eruption from their then current album “Moving Waves” – by many considered their best.
Soundboard recording (?)
Trade CDR > EAC > WAV > Cool Edit Pro 2.0 > TLH > FLAC (L8)
Jan Akkerman – guitar
Thijs van Leer – flute, keyboards, vocals
Bert Ruiter – bass
Pierre van der Linden – drums
1. Intro/Tuning (3:09)
2. Eruption (46:04)
I received this great show in a trade as one continuous file which I split into two parts with Cool Edit Pro. Volume was normalised to -2 dB and the end faded out. Sector boundary errors were fixed with TLH. There are some minor digital glitches at around 8:40.
Uploaded to DIME by propylaen in August 2010.
Uploaded to TTD, exactly as I got it, by j0kerman Oct 2010