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AudioVision - Focus (2010)
Author: rd

AudioVision - Focus (2010)
MP320CBR | 123 Mb | APE + CUE + LOG | 360 Mb | 49:25
Genre: Heavy metal/Power metal

Christian-у Rivel из Narnia, в свое время, наверное было недостаточно рвать глотку только там и он взял, да и основал эту команду... До прошлого года они были исключительно студийной командой, но потом решили, что этого мало... И в этом году уже вовсю "фокусировали" по Европе вместе со Stryper. Details
Kronos Quartet – 25 Years (10 CD boxset, APE)
Author: sahandelmi

Kronos Quartet – 25 Years (10 CD boxset, APE)
EAC : APE, CUE, No Log | Scans | 2.42 GB | 10 CDs | Brilliant Classics | Rapidshare
The 20th century has not been kind to most standard classical music forms. The piano sonata, the concerto, the symphony -- none of them have disappeared entirely, but none remain in a state that could be called even remotely healthy. The same was true of the string quartet until 1973, when violinist David Harrington got some friends together to play contemporary music and offered his old high-school composition teacher a bag of donuts if he'd write a piece for them. The resulting composition was the first of over 400 works that have been written for the Kronos Quartet over the course of the following 25 years, a period which has seen the revitalization of the previously moribund string quartet format. But Kronos has done more than simply triple the size of the string quartet repertoire; by focusing on living composers, by cultivating a somewhat rebellious image, and by playing with impeccable professionalism and skill, Kronos has brought a new and primarily young audience to classical music. This massive ten-disc retrospective includes performances of 31 major compositions, most previously released, but some in new recordings. There are none of the miniature works that fill so many of Kronos' individual albums; these are all long-form compositions, all but one presented in their entirety. They include two string quartets by Henryk Gorecki, Terry Riley's post-minimalist Cadenza on the Night Plain, Morton Feldman's Piano and String Quartet, three quartets by Philip Glass, and many others, but the highlights of the collection are the tremendously moving Different Trains by Steve Reich (who combined train sounds, multi-tracked string quartet, and the recorded voices of concentration camp survivors and Pullman porters to create a powerful and deeply personal statement on the Holocaust) and Alfred Schnittke's exquisite Collected Songs Where Every Verse Is Filled With Grief. The packaging is excellent as well, and includes a booklet packed with photos, essays, and notes on the individual composers and compositions.
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Focus - Focus 8 (2002)
Author: uff

Focus - Focus 8 (2002)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Rock Symphony, RSLN 100 | rel: 2002 | 405Mb

Focus 8 is a fantastic record by Thijs van Leer, Jan Dumée, Bobby Jacobs, and Bert Smaak, the new-millennium version of the band Focus. The instrumentals show real spirit and creativity without the bombast of the 1973 opus "Hocus Pocus," which branded the group forever as "progressive rock." Yes, it is still arty King Crimson meets Jethro Tull stuff, the flute taking even more of the space than an Ian Anderson might grant it, but there is something about this album that takes hold and makes for a surprising listening experience. Details
Focus - Ship of Memories (1976) (K2HD)
Author: uff

Focus - Ship of Memories (1976) (K2HD)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Victor VICP-63669 | rem: 2006 | 300Mb

After the disaster of the previous album Mother Focus, Akkerman, van Leer and company released this collection of outtakes and unreleased tracks. This is much better record that brings back some of the old FOCUS magic. It is particularly worthy to listen to the nice and playful flute-marked opener P's March and the dark and noisy rendition of fuzz and Mellotron filled Can't Believe My Eyes. Details
Focus - At The Rainbow (1973) (K2HD)
Author: uff

Focus - At The Rainbow (1973) (K2HD)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Victor VICP-63666 | rem: 2001 | 290Mb

The instrumental rockers of the early '70s never were any good at dulling down their musical expertise; and, indeed, it's only a matter of seconds into their first and only live release -- Live at the Rainbow -- until one realizes just how talented Focus were. Jan Akkerman, named "World's Best Guitarist" by Melody Maker in 1973 ahead of Eric Clapton and others, was amazingly on form in this performance. Thijs Van Leer, chief songwriter and performer in the band, showcased his talents on flute, vocals, and organ with unparalleled finesse. Details
Focus 1971 - Moving Waves (K2 HD) (1971)
Author: uff


Focus 1971 - Moving Waves (K2HD) (1971)
Rock | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | complete covers
Victor | VICP-63664 | 275Mb

wikipedia:
Focus II (more known under original title Moving Waves) is the 1971 second album by Dutch band Focus. It includes the hit "Hocus Pocus" featuring yodelling and operatic falsetto from Thijs van Leer combined with Jan Akkerman's guitar. Even though the sound of the album was highly experimental for the time, it became very successful peaking at #9 in the Dutch Top 40 and later becoming popular in the United States, with "Hocus Pocus" raised at a #9 position[citation needed] on the Billboard Hot 100, and a #2 position in the UK Albums Chart.
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Helloween - Pink Bubbles Go Ape (1991) (Japan VICP-8041)
Author: Necromandus

Helloween - Pink Bubbles Go Ape (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE+LOG | 370 MB | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 130 MB | Complete HQ Scans | PNG -> 150 MB
Label: Victor Entertainment | Catalog Number: VICP-8041 | RAR 3% Rec. | Uploaded.net
... Japanese edition with bonus track ...
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Muhal Richard Abrams - Think All, Focus One (1995)
Author: basa005

Muhal Richard Abrams - Think All, Focus One (1995)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER + BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 284 Mb
Jazz | Black Saint 120141-2
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Out Of Focus - Wake up (1970) [Repost]
Author: juanchito

Out Of Focus - Wake up (1970) [Repost]
EAC Rip | APE, IMG+CUE, LOG | 272 MB | HQ Scans Covers 600 dpi | FileSonic
Genre: Progressive rock | Label: Second Life Records
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Billy Cobham - Focused (1998)
Author: KGmB

Billy Cobham - Focused (1998)
EAC Rip | APE, Image + CUE, LOG | 412 MB | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 171 MB | Scans
Jazz Rock, Fusion | Label: Eagle | Catalog Number: EAGCD039 | RAR 3% Rec. | RS.com, DF.com

This is another fine effort from Cobham, who continues to turn out quality recordings that have gone largely unnoticed by both critics and consumers. Beginning with Incoming, Cobham toned down his thunderous approach in favor of a more controlled and complimentary style. His compositions also reflected consideration for the development of his fellow bandmates. Focused continues this trend with an overwhelming sense of honesty. Joining him are his former band mate Randy Brecker and fellow collaborator drummer/keyboardist Gary Husband. Most of the tunes here are over seven minutes long and allow each member to fully develop their statements. Brecker is particularly stunning on "Nothing Can Hurt Her Now." Gary Husband backs up Cobham's accolades of him as being a thoughtful keyboardist. Carl Orr makes his presence felt as well, proving adept at both jazz and fusion guitar styles. There is also plenty of Cobham here to satisfy his drum following; however, there is a level of maturity and depth here that sets this session apart from his previous efforts. Details
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