quinta-feira, dezembro 08, 2016


FOCUS 8.5 / Beyond The Horizon OUT NOW!

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.

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.

Thijs van Leer said of the album: "For Focus it was a thrill to first jam with Marvio and Marcio in a club in Niteroi and then end up in Rio de Janeiro in order to compose and record these beauties.  Having one of the best drummers in Europe with Pierre van der Linden and one of South America's best drummers with Marcio Bahia on the same album makes the world a better and happier place!  Here they are!"

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…

Live in England 2CD/DVD and Europe 2CD.  OUT NOW!
The recordings were made when the band was touring to promote the Focus 9 – New Skin album and features the last line-up of the band, which was Thijs van Leer, Pierre van der Linden, Bobby Jacobs and former guitarist Niels van der Steenhoven. 

The Live in Europe 2CD/DVD set includes 45 minutes of previously unreleased performance not included on the merchandise edition.  The DVD is playable worldwide.

These titles are now available via mainstream retailers, distributors, Amazon and iTunes for the first time as will remain available for new fans collecting all of the band's albums in the future.


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