This box set contains the complete work of Focus as released between 1970 and 1976, the years in which the band featured 4 of the most talented musicians originating from the Netherlands during the 70s: guitarist Jan Akkerman, keyboard player Thijs van Leer, bass player Bert Ruiter and drummer Pierre van der Linden.
‘50 Years: Anthology 1970-1976’ is curated by Focus/Jan Akkerman archivist Wouter Bessels and includes long anticipated new remasters of their first seven albums, plus single tracks, alternate mixes, demos, raw studio mixes and previously unreleased live recordings.
In addition, two DVDs contain 4+ hours audiovisual material from the archives of worldwide tv broadcasting companies, plus the first official and long anticipated release of the 1973 ‘Focus At The Rainbow’ concert movie, carefully remastered from the original 16 mm film.
> First seven albums (released between 1970 and 1976) 24-bit remastered from the original tapes
> B-sides, single mixes and previously unreleased bonus tracks
> CD featuring the first official release of BBC In Concert 1973; in stereo from the BBC archive tapes
> CD featuring 80 minutes of previously unreleased Focus concert recordings from 1971-1975
> 2 DVDs featuring the complete Focus At the Rainbow concert film from 1973 restored and remastered from the original 16 mm film, two BBC ‘Old Grey Whistle Test’ broadcasts from 1972 and BBC In Concert from 1974, plus rare footage from Focus live in Dublin 1973, various clips, the ‘Goud van Oud’ reunion from 1990 and the ‘Focus 2 Classic Albums’ documentary from 1997
> 80-page booklet with band history, liner notes and various memorabilia
In short.. this boxset is a must have for the true Focus lovers!