In and out of Focus
1988 US pressing of 'In and out of Focus' - released on Miles Copeland's IRS label. Still in factory sealed longbox!
When compact discs first began to appear in the retail stores, the longbox packaging served a transitional purpose, allowing shops to file new compact discs in the same bins originally used for vinyl records. Longboxes were 12" tall, and capable of containing two separate discs when necessary. Most longboxes were full color, with details about the compact disc on the back, and artwork that was frequently taken from the original square album cover art, reworked for the new shape and size. There were generic white longboxes with windows that would display the compact disc cover, as well as clear plastic versions that were an inexpensive substitute for a printed longbox.
Most original longboxes were discarded upon purchase, and they have since become desirable amongst music collectors.
- CD album
- Release No.
- Jan Akkerman
Thijs van Leer
- Hubert Terheggen
- Focus (vocal) (Leer/Cleuver)
Black beauty (Leer/Akkerman/Dresden)
Sugar island (Leer/Dresden/Staal)
House of the king (Akkerman)
Happy nightmare (Mescaline) (Leer/Dresden/Hayes)
Why dream (Leer/Cleuver)
Focus (instrumental) (Leer)