FOCUS

Albums recorded by Focus, with release dates and UK CD availability.

 

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1a

Focus Plays Focus

--/70

 

1b

In And Out Of Focus

--/70

New or Used

2

Focus II [aka Moving Waves]

--/70

New

3

Focus III

--/72

New

4

Focus At The Rainbow [live]

--/73

New or Used

5

Hamburger Concerto

--/74

New

6

Mother Focus

10/75

New

7

Ship Of Memories

--/76

New

8

Focus Con Proby

--/77

 

9

Focus

--/85

 

10

Focus 8

--/02

New or Used

11

Live In America

--/03

 

12

Live At The BBC

04/04

New

13

Live Legends

08/04

New or Used

14

Focus 9 / New Skin

10/06

New


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1a) FOCUS PLAYS FOCUS

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Focus [instrumental version]
Why Dream?
Happy Nightmare (Mescaline)
Anonymus
Black Beauty
Sugar Island
Focus [vocal version]

The album was rereleased later in 1970 after Focus became successful but without track 7 and with a different title.


Jan Akkerman
Hans Eric Cleuver
Martin Dresden
Thijs van Leer

Producer:

Guitar
Drums
Bass
Organ, Flute, Vocals

Hubert Tereggen

1b) IN AND OUT OF FOCUS

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Focus [instrumental version]
Why Dream?
Happy Nightmare (Mescaline)
Anonymus
Black Beauty
Sugar Island
House Of The King

The rereleased first album.



Jan Akkerman
Hans Eric Cleuver
Martin Dresden
Thijs van Leer

Producer:

Guitar
Drums
Bass
Organ, Flute, Vocals

Hubert Tereggen

2) FOCUS II (aka MOVING WAVES)

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Hocus Pocus
Le Clochard ("Bread")
Janis
Moving Waves
Focus II
Eruption:
a) Orfeus-Answer-Orfeus
b) Answer-Pupilla-Tommy
c) Answer-The Bridge
d) Euridice-Dayglow-Endless Road
e) Answer-Orfeus-Euridice

The original Dutch issue was called Focus II but the album was known as Moving Waves elsewhere.

Focus II


Moving Waves

Jan Akkerman
Cyril Havermanns
Pierre van der Linden
Thijs van Leer



Producer:

Guitar, Bass
Bass, Vocals
Drums
Organ, Harmonium, Mellotron, Piano, Soprano & Alto Flute, Vocals

Mike Vernon

3) FOCUS III

 
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LP One
Round Goes The Gossip
Love Remembered
Sylvia
Carnival Fugue
Focus 3
Answers? Questions! Questions? Answers!

LP Two
Anonymus Two - Part 1
Anonymus Two - Part 2
Elspeth Of Nottingham
House Of The King

European Issue


US Issue

Jan Akkerman
Bert Ruiter
Pierre van der Linden
Thijs van Leer


Producer:

Guitar
Bass
Drums
Organ, Piano, Harpsichord, Vocals, Alto Flute, Piccolo

Mike Vernon

4) FOCUS AT THE RAINBOW

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Focus 3
Answers? Questions! Questions? Answers!
Focus 2
Eruption (excerpts):
a) Orfeus
b) Answer
c) Orfeus
d) Answer
e) Pupilla
f) Tommy
g) Pupilla
Hocus Pocus
Sylvia
Hocus Pocus (reprise)

Recorded live at The Rainbow Theatre, London,
England on 5 May 1973

LP Issue


European CD


US Issue

Jan Akkerman
Bert Ruiter
Pierre van der Linden
Thijs van Leer

Producer:

Guitar
Vocals, Bass
Drums
Vocals, Organ, Flute

Mike Vernon

5) HAMBURGER CONCERTO

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Delitiæ Musicæ
Harem Scarem
La Cathedrale De Strasbourg
Birth
Hamburger Concerto:
a) Starter
b) Rare
c) Medium 1
d) Medium 2
e) Well Done
f) One For The Road

Part studio recordings, part recorded on the organ of St Mary The Virgin, Barnes, Surrey, England


Jan Akkerman
Colin Allen
Bert Ruiter
Thijs van Leer




Producer:

Guitar, Lute, Percussion
Drums, Percussion
Bass, Autoharp, Percussion
Organ, Piano, Harpsichord, Synthesiser, Mellotron, Vibes, Accordion, Flute, Alto Flute, Recorder, Percussion, Vocals

Mike Vernon

6) MOTHER FOCUS

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Mother Focus
I Need A Bathroom
Bennie Helder
Soft Vanilla
Hard Vanilla
Tropic Bird
Focus 4
Someoneīs Crying...What!
All Together!...Oh That!
No Hang Ups
My Sweetheart
Father Bach


Jan Akkerman
Colin Allen
David Kemper
Bert Ruiter
Thijs van Leer

Producer:

Guitar
Drums (Track 2)
Drums
Bass, Vocals (Track 2)
Keyboards, Flute, Vocals (Track 1)

Focus

7) SHIP OF MEMORIES

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Pīs March
Canīt Believe My Eyes
Focus 5
Out Of Vesuvius
Glider
Red Sky At Night
Spoke The Lord Creator
Crackers
Ship Of Memories

A compilation of previously unreleased tracks


Jan Akkerman
Colin Allen
David Kemper
Bert Ruiter
Pierre van der Linden
Thijs van Leer


Producer:

Guitar
Drums, Percussion
Drums
Bass, Percussion
Drums
Keyboards, Synthesiser, Flute, Vocals

Focus, Hubert Tereggen,
Mike Vernon

8) FOCUS CON PROBY

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Wingless
Orion
Night Flight
Eddy
Sneezing Bull
Brother
Tokyo Rose
Maximum
How Long


Eef Albers
Philip Catherine
PJ Proby
Bert Ruiter
Pierre van der Linden
Thijs van Leer

Producer:

Guitar
Guitar
Vocals
Bass
Drums
Keyboards, Synthesiser, Flute

Yde De Jong

9) FOCUS

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Russian Roulette
King Kong
Le Tango
Indian Summer
Beethoven's Revenge
Olé Judy
Who's Calling?


Jan Akkerman
Sergio Castillo
Tato Gomez
Ruud Jacobs
Ustad Zamir
Ahmad Khan
Ed Starring
Thijs van Leer

Producer:

Guitar, Synthesiser
Drumfills (Track 3)
Bass (Tracks 1,4)
Bass (Track 5)
Tabla (Track 4)

Fairlight Programming
Keyboards, Flute, Vocals

Ruud Jacobs

10) FOCUS 8

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Rock & Rio
Tamara's Move (Allegro-Adagio-Allegro)
Fretless Love
Hurkey Turkey
De Ti O De Mi
Focus 8
Sto Ces Raditi Ostatac Zivota?
Neurotika
Brother
Blizu Tébe
Flower Shower


Jan Dumée
Bobby Jacobs
Geert Scheijgrond
Bert Smaak
Thijs van Leer
Ruben van Roon

Producer:

Guitar
Bass
Guitar (Track 4)
Drums
Organ, Flute, Vocals
Drums (Track 8)

Focus, Geert Scheijgrond

11) LIVE IN AMERICA

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Focus I
House Of The King
Focus II
Eruption
Sylvia
Focus V
La Cathedral de Strasbourg
Focus VII
Hocus Pocus
Focus III

Recorded live at The Classic Rock Festival at
The Patriots Theater At The War Memorial,
Trenton, New Jersey, USA on 6 October 2002


Jan Dumée
Bobby Jacobs
Bert Smaak
Thijs van Leer

Producer:

Guitar, Vocals
Bass
Drums
Organ, Flute, Vocals

12) LIVE AT THE BBC

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Virtuous Woman
Blues In D
Maximum
Sneezing Bull
Sonata For Flute
House Of The King
Angel Wings
Little Sister/What You See
Hocus Pocus

Recorded live by the BBC for In Concert
at The Paris Theatre, London, England
on 21 March 1976


Philip Catherine
Bert Ruiter
David Kemper
Thijs van Leer

Producer:

Guitar
Bass, Vocals
Drums
Flute, Keyboards, Vocals

13) LIVE LEGENDS

 
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CD 1
Hocus Pocus
Hamburger Concerto
Anonymous II
Focus Medley
Sneezing Bull
Angels Wings

CD 2
Focus I
House Of The King
Focus II
Eruption
Sylvia
Focus V
Focus VII
Hocus Pocus
Focus III


CD 1: live in the studio recordings for the BBC's
Old Grey Whistle Test in May 1972 and 9 March 1976
CD 2: is of the 6 October 2002 show (see album 11, Live In America)

14) FOCUS 9 / NEW SKIN

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Black Beauty
Focus 7
Hurkey Turkey 2
Sylvia's Stepson
Niels' Skin
Just Like Eddy
Aya-Yuppie-Hippie-Yee
Focus 9
Curtain Call
Ode To Venus
European Rap(sody)
Pim
It Takes 2 2 Tango


Jo de Roeck
Bobby Jacobs
Pierre van der Linden
Niels van der Steenhoven
Thijs van Leer

Producer:

Vocals (Track 6)
Bass
Drums
Guitar
Organ, Flute, Vocals

Bobby Jacobs,
Thijs van Leer