Wednesday, August 24, 2016


News: Focus Release New Album Focus 8.5 / Beyond The Horizon

Dutch band Focus release new archival record.

Dutch band Focus released a new album with material recorded around 10 years ago. After the reunion of the band in the early 2000's and the release of the album Focus 8, Focus toured the world and was introduced to new musical styles and influences. And from this experience comes Focus 8.5 / Beyond The Horizon.

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. The line-up on this album features Thijs Van Leer (keyboards, flute, vocals, Pierre Van Der Linden (drums), Bobby Jacobs (bass) and Jan Dumée (guitar).

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.

1. Focus Zero - 10'22
2. Hola, Como Estas - 4'56
3. Rock 5 - 7'12
4. Millennium - 7'22
5. Inalta - 5'35
6. Talking Rhythms - 5'25
7. Surrexit Christus - 5'35

The album is already available and you can order it on AMAZON or on iTunes.

Source: Press release

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