Time to Focus on Jan Akkerman as he returns with Close Beauty
Jan Akkerman, founding guitarist of Dutch prog rock legends Focus (1969-76, playing on hits like “Hocus Pocus” and “Sylvia”), will release his first studio album in 8 years, “Close Beauty” on October 25th through as digipak CD, gold coloured double LP and digital.
In addition to Akkerman on electric and acoustic guitars, the album features Marijn van den Berg (drums), David de Marez Oyens (bass) and Coen Molenaar (keyboards).
The album was produced by Molenaar and recorded in Marten Haak’s studio.
Watch the video for “Don Giovanni” here:
1. Spiritual Privacy (Sunset Tango)
2. Beyond The Horizon
4. Close Beauty
5. Retrospection (Emotional Debris-The Power Behind The Throne-Hear The Trees Whistle For The Dog-Euridice)
7. Tommy’s Anniversary
8. Don Giovanni
9. Meanwhile in St. Tropez
10. French Pride
12. Good Body Every Evening