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Artist: Jan Akkerman
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Jan Akkerman Focus Complete Box Set
For over fifty years, Jan Akkerman has been one of the world’s most respected guitarists. 
 
In addition to his leading role in the globally-acclaimed bands Focus and Brainbox, he has also worked with the likes of B.B. King, Charlie Byrd, Cozy Powell and Claus Ogerman. 
 
On his solo projects, Akkerman let his creativity run free, combining Rock, Jazz, Blues, Classical and Dance music in his inimitable style. 
 
This 26CD box set brings together all of Akkerman’s studio albums, his most important live recordings, his personal selection of Focus tracks and a CD of rare and previously unreleased tracks. 
CD 1
1. Bags Groove
2. Revival Of The Cat
3. Moonbeam
4. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
5. On The Green Light
6. What'd I Say
7. Slim Jenkin's Place
8. Hineimatov
9. Green Onions
10. Ode To Billy Joe
11. Comin' Home Baby
 
CD 2
1. Fresh Air (Must be my land, Wrestling to get out, Back again, The Fight, Fresh Air, Blue Notes For Listening, Water And Skies Are Telling Me, Happy Gabriel)
2. Kemps Jig
3. Etude
4. Blue Boy
5. Andante Sostenuto
6. Maybe Just A Dream
7. Minstrel / Farmers Dance
8. Stick
 
CD 3
1. Britannia by John Dowland
2. Coranto For Mrs. Murcott by Francis Pilkington
3. The Earl Of Derby, His Galliard by John Dowland
4. House Of The King
5. A Galliard by Anthonie Holborne
6. A Galliard by John Dowland
7. A Pavan by Thomas Morley
8. Jaweh
9. A Fantasy by Laurencini of Rome
10. Lammy (I Am, Asleep, Half Asleep, Awake, She Is, Lammy (We Are), The Last Will And Testament, Amen)
 
CD 4
1. Eli
2. Guardian Angel
3. Tranquillizer
4. Can’t Fake Good Time
5. There He Still Goes
6. Strindberg
7. Wings Of Strings
8. Naked Actress
9. Fairytale
10. Inspiration
11. Apocalypso
12. Concentrate, Don't Hesitate
13. Transparental
14. I Don't Take It Much Longer
15. Marsha
16. You're Not The Type
17. The Party Is Over
 
CD 5
1. Crackers
2. Angel Watch
3. Pavane
4. Streetwalker
5. Skydancer
6. Floatin’
7. Gate To Europe
 
CD 6
1. Silmarillion
2. The Offering
3. Blues Blues Blues And Then Some More Blues
4. Under The Bo Tree
 
CD 7
1. Adagio from ‘Concierto de Aranjuez’
2. Nightwings
3. Mondinha (Preludio)
4. Españoleta
5. Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte
6. Love Remembered
7. The Seed Of God (from ‘Magdalena’)
8. Bachinanas Brasileiras No.5
 
CD 8
1. Transitory
2. Skydancer
3. Pavane
4. Crackers
5. Tommy
6. Azimuth
 
CD 9
1. Stingray (Get Up With That)
2. Wait And See
3. She’s So Divine
4. Funk Me
5. This Is The One
6. Nightprayer
7. Time Out Of Mind
 
CD 10
1. Oil In The Family
2. Formula N-One
3. Disc-O-Asis
4. No Doubt About It
5. Family Reprise
6. Blue In The Shadow
 
CD 11
1. Valdez
2. Heavy Pleasure
3. Cool In The Shadow
4. Visions Of Blue
5. C.S.
6. Bird Island
7. Atlantean Dew
8. Laurie’s Dance
9. Angel Blue
10. Halfway
11. 5 Seconds
12. Waterfalls Of Eden
13. Desiderata
14. Terra Pax?!
15. Guilty By Association
16. Communion & Procession
17. Near Odessa
18. Anne Mia
 
CD 12
1. Old Tennis Shoes
2. Come Closer
3. Funkology (Baby Start - One Way - Free)
4. It Could Happen To You (Free Together)
 
CD 13
1. Piétons
2. Everything Must Change
3. Back To The Factory
4. Journey (A Real Elegant Gipsy)
5. Heavy Treasure
6. Just Because
7. Who Knows
8. Crackers
9. Burger’s Blues (Intro)
10. Prima Donna
11. Sketches Of Pleasure
 
CD 14
1. Headbanger
2. All Along The Watchtower
3. Dark Rose
4. Wallenberg (Dedicated To Raoul Wallenberg)
5. From The Basement
6. P.C.B. Chicken
7. Status Quo
8. The Love Is Uneven Suite a) She Let Me Do What I Want
9. b) Blues From The Tews
10. c) Cherubim & Sepharim
11. d) She Can’t Say Don’t
12. e) Part 1 - Took Her To Locronan
13. f) Part 2 - Then Rollright Stones (The Tews)
14. g) No More Parking
15. When I Was A Cocktail In A Waitress Bar
16. Ellington’s Way
 
CD 15
1. My Pleasure
2. Just Because, So!
3. Lost & Found
4. Heartware
5. Winterborn, Lyric
6. Lonely Street Of Dreams
7. Firenze
8. Apollo’s Mask
9. Dancing In Chains (not S.M.)
10. Dompteuse Du Serpent
11. Fire From Heaven
12. Almost Dawn
13. Agony & Ecstasy
14. Akkermani
15. Luxemburger
 
CD 16
1. Trojan Horse
2. You Can’t Keep A Bad Man Up
3. Bonnaville
4. Shame On You
5. Having Fun
6. Prima Donna
7. Prelude: Friends Always
8. Akkerman’s Sombrero
9. My Pleasure
10. Quiet Storm
 
CD 17
1. Burger’s Blues
2. Your Eyes In The Whiskey
3. Spanish Roads
4. Key To The Highway
5. It Comes And Goes
6. Albatross
7. Blue Train
8. Love Is Uneven
9. Puccini’s Cafe
 
CD 18
1. Wake Up!
2. Blues Route ‘94
3. Milestones
4. Red Pool House Blues
5. No Gossip
6. Virgin Mary
7. Traffic Jam
8. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
9. Soft Focus
 
CD 19
1. Home Voyage: Intro
2. Home Voyage: Where Would I Be
3. Home Voyage: I’ll Make It Up To You
4. Home Voyage: Extro
5. Saudade
6. Nail The Snake
7. Après Un Rêve
8. Am I Losing You
9. Wildflower
10. On The Table
11. Elegy
12. Laurie Anne
13. Leading Me There
14. I’ll Find My Own Way Home
 
CD 20
1. Intro (10.000 Clowns)
2. Puccini’s Café
3. Skydancer
4. Eruptions, Orpheo, Questions Answers, Distant Drums, Pupilla, Tommy, Answers Questions, The New Bridge, Orpheo
5. Focus 2
6. Pre Madonna
7. Virgin Mary
8. Soft Focus
9. Pedestrians, Miss En Scene, Nico’s Delight, J’s 2000 Flight
10. No Hang Ups
 
CD 21
1. On The Table Sylvia, Under the table, Spanish Wood, Antonio (Drum solo), Leaving The Church Before Singin’, Manuel (Bass solo), On The Table, Sylvia’s Grandmother
2. Am I Losing You
3. Wake Up
4. Focus 3
5. Weedstalker
6. Akkerstones
7. Pool House
8. Quiet Storm
 
CD 22
1. Suite 1 (David’s Harp Song - Wildflower - Across The Bridge - In Amorata - Always - David’s Harp Song)
2. Suite 2 (Monkey - Sweethearts - Close Enough - Central Park - Ab-so-rocking-lutely - D.Jan.Go - Mary)
3. Mon Amour
4. Tranquillizer
5. Classic Gaz / Gate To Europe
6. Fellini’s Restaurant
7. Passion
8. Countess Of Pembrooks Paradise
9. Muy Linda
10. The Knight Of The Lute
11. Whispering / Liebestraum
 
CD 23
1. See You
2. In Between The Sheets
3. I’m In The Mood
4. Dance The Blues Away
5. Cottonbay
6. Kloenk
7. Blowing
8. Slow Man
9. Urbanstring
 
CD 24
1. Free Wheeling
2. Big Sir
3. Dinner Time
4. Love Train
5. Blind Baby
6. Minor Details
7. Joy
8. Fernando’s Minibar
9. Kharmah Chantalah
10. Searching For Angela
11. As Long As You’re Near
12. San Frisky
13. The Arrogant Frogs
14. Mena Muria
 
CD 25
1. Exodus
2. Melody in F Rock
3. Russian Spy And I
4. Down Man
5. Summertime
6. House Of The King
7. Le Clochard
8. Answers? Questions! Questions? Answers!
9. Love Remembered
10. Elspeth Of Nottingham
11. Hocus Pocus (Live)
12. Out Of Vesuvius
13. Hamburger
 
CD 26
1. Crackers - demo
2. Angel Watch - demo
3. Azimuth - demo
4. Stingray (Get Up With That) - demo
5. A Family In The Oil
6. Come Closer – demo
7. General Buckshot & The Blues Waffe
8. Yoyo Working
9. Song For The Millennium
10. Plaisir d’Amour
11. Anonymous
12. Blues
13. She’s Gone
14. Payin’ For It Now