Focus (2) ‎– 50 Years: Anthology 1970-1976

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Tracklist

Focus Plays Focus / In And Out Of Focus
1-1 Focus (2) Focus (Instrumental) 9:46
1-2 Focus (2) Why Dream 3:56
1-3 Focus (2) Happy Nightmare (Mescaline) 3:56
1-4 Focus (2) Anonymus 7:01
1-5 Focus (2) Black Beauty 3:05
1-6 Focus (2) Sugar Island 3:02
1-7 Focus (2) Focus (Vocal) 2:43
Bonus Tracks
1-8 Focus (2) House Of The King 2:23
1-9 Focus (2) Eruption (Live Lanx 1970) 37:31
Focus II / Moving Waves
2-1 Focus (2) Hocus Pocus 6:41
2-2 Focus (2) Le Clochard 1:59
2-3 Focus (2) Janis 3:06
2-4 Focus (2) Moving Waves 2:41
2-5 Focus (2) Focus II 4:03
2-6 Focus (2) Eruption (Orfeus – Answer – Orfeus – Answer – Pupilla – Tommy – Pupilla – Answer – The Bridge – Euridice – Dayglow – Endless Road – Answer – Orfeus – Euridice) 23:07
Bonus Tracks
2-7 Focus (2) Hocus Pocus (Single Version) 3:27
2-8 Focus (2) Tommy (Single Version) 3:25
2-9 Focus (2) Focus I (Live Texel 1971) 14:11
Focus 3
3-1 Focus (2) Round Goes The Gossip... 5:16
3-2 Focus (2) Love Remembered 2:48
3-3 Focus (2) Sylvia 3:32
3-4 Focus (2) Carnival Fugue 6:07
3-5 Focus (2) Focus III 6:05
3-6 Focus (2) Answers? Questions! Questions? Answers! 14:03
3-7 Focus (2) Anonymus II (Part 1) 19:33
3-8 Focus (2) Anonymus II (Conclusion) 7:34
3-9 Focus (2) Elspeth Of Nottingham 3:13
Bonus Tracks
3-10 Focus (2) Sylvia (Single Version) 3:32
3-11 Focus (2) Love Remembered (Single Version) 2:49
3-12 Focus (2) Hocus Pocus (US Single Version) 3:25
At The Rainbow
4-1 Focus (2) Focus III 3:52
4-2 Focus (2) Answers? Questions! Questions? Answers! 11:26
4-3 Focus (2) Focus II 4:24
4-4 Focus (2) Eruption (Orfeus – Answer – Orfeus – Answer – Pupilla – Tommy – Pupilla) 8:40
4-5 Focus (2) Hocus Pocus 8:27
4-6 Focus (2) Sylvia 2:47
4-7 Focus (2) Hocus Pocus – Reprise 2:48
Bonus Tracks
4-8 Focus (2) P’s March (Original Mix – Single Version) 3:27
4-9 Focus (2) Ship Of Memories (Original Mix) 4:40
4-10 Focus (2) P’s March (Original Mix – Full Version) 4:03
Hamburger Concerto
5-1 Focus (2) Delitae Musicae 1:13
5-2 Focus (2) Harem Scarem 5:50
5-3 Focus (2) La Cathédrale De Strasbourg 4:57
5-4 Focus (2) Birth 7:45
5-5 Focus (2) Hamburger Concerto (Starter – Rare – Medium I – Medium II – Well Done – One For The Road) 20:23
Bonus Tracks
5-6 Focus (2) Early Birth 2:56
5-7 Focus (2) Harem Scarem (Single Version) 3:08
5-8 Focus (2) Birth (Alternate Mix) 7:43
5-9 Focus (2) Harem Scarem (Alternate Mix) 5:51
Mother Focus
6-1 Focus (2) Mother Focus 3:05
6-2 Focus (2) I Need A Bathroom 3:04
6-3 Focus (2) Bennie Helder 3:33
6-4 Focus (2) Soft Vanilla 3:04
6-5 Focus (2) Hard Vanilla 2:35
6-6 Focus (2) Tropic Bird 2:45
6-7 Focus (2) Focus IV 3:57
6-8 Focus (2) Someone’s Crying... What! 3:19
6-9 Focus (2) All Together... Oh That! 3:41
6-10 Focus (2) No Hang Ups 2:56
6-11 Focus (2) My Sweetheart 3:38
6-12 Focus (2) Father Bach 1:33
Bonus Tracks
6-13 Focus (2) Focus IV (Rough Mix) 4:02
6-14 Focus (2) Bennie Helder (Rough Mix) 3:45
6-15 Focus (2) Vanilla (Rough Mix) 5:42
6-16 Focus (2) Mother Focus (Rough Mix) 3:02
6-17 Focus (2) All Together… Oh That! (Rough Mix) 3:42
6-18 Focus (2) My Sweetheart (Rough Mix) 3:46
6-19 Focus (2) Someone’s Crying… What! (Rough Mix) 3:18
6-20 Focus (2) Studio 55 Jam 6:56
Ship Of Memories
7-1 Focus (2) P’s March 4:48
7-2 Focus (2) Can’t Believe My Eyes 5:22
7-3 Focus (2) Focus V 3:02
7-4 Focus (2) Out Of Vesuvius 5:51
7-5 Focus (2) Glider 4:40
7-6 Focus (2) Red Sky At Night 5:52
7-7 Focus (2) Spoke The Lord Creator 2:33
7-8 Focus (2) Crackers 2:42
7-9 Focus (2) Ship Of Memories 1:47
Bonus Tracks
7-10 Neerlands Hoop In Bange Dagen Elektrisch Levenslicht 3:09
7-11 Ramses Shaffy With Group Focus* The Shrine Of God 3:39
7-12 Ramses Shaffy With Group Focus* Watch The Ugly People 2:19
7-13 Focus (2) House Of The King (Rough Mix Version 1) 2:27
7-14 Focus (2) House Of The King (Rough Mix Version 2) 2:26
7-15 Focus (2) Focus III (Unreleased Single Version) 4:37
7-16 Focus (2) Hocus Pocus (US Single Version – Takes 14-17) 7:12
7-17 Focus (2) Glider (Single Version) 3:28
7-18 Focus (2) P’s March (Single Version) 4:07
7-19 Focus (2) O Avondrood 5:10
7-20 Focus (2) Crackers (Vocal Version) 2:31
Focus BBC 1973
8-1 Focus (2) Focus III 3:54
8-2 Focus (2) Answers? Questions! Questions? Answers! 12:09
8-3 Focus (2) Focus II 5:06
8-4 Focus (2) Anonymus II 23:30
8-5 Focus (2) Focus I 4:27
8-6 Focus (2) Hocus Pocus 7:38
8-7 Focus (2) Sylvia – Hocus Pocus (Reprise) 5:52
Live 1971 - 1975
9-1 Focus (2) Eruption (Live Rotterdam 1971) 46:37
9-2 Focus (2) Birth 11:38
9-3 Focus (2) Improvisation #1 8:35
9-4 Focus (2) House Of The King 3:02
9-5 Focus (2) Improvisation #2 6:23
9-6 Focus (2) Hocus Pocus 3:20
Focus Sight & Sound Vol.1
BBC The Old Grey Whistle Test (May 1972) (24:26)
DVD1-1 Focus (2) Eruption / Hocus Pocus (Take 1)
DVD1-2 Focus (2) Eruption / Hocus Pocus (Take 2)
BBC The Old Grey Whistle Test (December 1972) (16:01)
DVD1-3 Focus (2) Anonymous II (Take 2)
DVD1-4 Focus (2) Sylvia / Hocus Pocus (Take 1)
Focus At The Rainbow (May 1973) (47:28)
DVD1-5 Focus (2) Focus III
DVD1-6 Focus (2) Answers? Questions! Questions? Answers!
DVD1-7 Focus (2) Focus II
DVD1-8 Focus (2) Eruption
DVD1-9 Focus (2) Hocus Pocus
DVD1-10 Focus (2) House Of The King
DVD1-11 Focus (2) Britannia (Jan Akkerman Lute Solo)
DVD1-12 Focus (2) Sylvia / Hocus Pocus (Reprise)
BBC In Concert (April 1974) (36:18)
DVD1-13 Focus (2) Hamburger Concerto
DVD1-14 Focus (2) La Cathédrale De Strasbourg
DVD1-15 Focus (2) Harem Scarem
DVD1-16 Focus (2) Sylvia / Hocus Pocus (Reprise)
Focus Sight & Sound Vol.2
DVD2-1 Focus (2) NOS Van Gewest Tot Gewest (July 1970) 1:54
DVD2-2 Focus (2) NOS Uit De Kunst (June 1972) 3:51
RTE The Music Makers: Focus At The Stadium (November 1973) (48:00)
DVD2-3 Focus (2) Anonymous II
DVD2-4 Focus (2) Eruption
DVD2-5 Focus (2) Hocus Pocus
DVD2-6 Focus (2) Sylvia / Hocus Pocus (Reprise)
VARA Nederpopzien (December 1973) (34:22)
DVD2-7 Focus (2) House Of The King
DVD2-8 Focus (2) Hocus Pocus
DVD2-9 Focus (2) Britannia (Jan Akkerman Lute Solo)
DVD2-10 Focus (2) Hamburger Concerto
DVD2-11 Focus (2) Sylvia / Hocus Pocus (Reprise)
DVD2-12 Focus (2) AVRO Toppop: Harem Scarem (May 1974) 3:01
DVD2-13 Focus (2) AVRO Toppop: O Avondrood (June 1976) 4:51
Veronica Goud van Oud (April 1990) (16:44)
DVD2-14 Focus (2) Focus III
DVD2-15 Focus (2) Focus II
DVD2-16 Focus (2) House Of The King
DVD2-17 Focus (2) Tommy
DVD2-18 Focus (2) Sylvia
DVD2-19 Focus (2) NCRV Classic Albums: Moving Waves (June 1997) 50:02

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Credits

Notes

Hans Cleuver is credited as writer on 1-2, 1-5, 1-7. Early versions confirm his father, Eric Cleuver, as the writer and he (Eric Cleuver) has a separate credit as lyricist. This error started to appear around 1999/2000.

Published by:
Radio Tele Music 1-1 to 7-9, 7-13 to 9-6
De Blauwe Hemel 7-10
Strengholt 7-11
Copyright Control 7-12

Recorded at:
Sound Techniques Studios, London 1-1 to 1-7, 2-1 to 2-8, 7-7
Intertone Studios, Heemstede 1-8, 7-10, 7-13, 7-14
Sociëteit Lanx 1-9
Morgan Studios, London 2-1 to 2-8
Sarasani, Den Burg (Texel) 2-9
Olympic Sound Studios B, Barnes 3-1 to 3-11, 7-15
Chipping Norton Studios, Chipping Norton 3-12, 4-8 to 4-10, 7-16
[using]Pye Studios Mobile Unit 4-1 to 4-7
Rainbow Theatre, London 4-1 to 4-7
Olympic Sound Studios, Barnes 5-1 to 5-9
Morgan Studios, Brussels 6-1 to 6-20, 7-6, 7-8, 7-19, 7-20
Studio 55, Los Angeles 6-1 to 6-20
Phonogram Studio, Hilversum 7-11, 7-12
Paris Theatre, London 8-1 to 8-7
Groete Zaal, De Doelen, Rotterdam 9-1
Festival Hall, Osaka 9-2
Nippon Budokan, Tokyo 9-3 to 9-6

Mixed at:
Chipping Norton Studios, Chipping Norton 3-12, 4-8 to 4-10, 7-1 to 7-5, 7-9, 7-17, 7-18
Air Studios, London 4-1 to 4-7
Studio State Of Sound, Utrecht 7-16

Mastered at:
Chipping Norton Studios, Chipping Norton 3-12, 7-1 to 7-5, 7-9, 7-17, 7-18
Electric Lady Studios, New York City 4-8 to 4-10
Studio State Of Sound, Utrecht 7-16
GTB Studio, Den Haag 7-19, 7-20
Produced at:
Chipping Norton Studios, Chipping Norton 7-1 to 7-5, 7-9, 7-17, 7-18

Produced for:
R.T.M. Brussels - A Radmus Recording 6-1 to 6-20
BBC Radio 1 In Concert 8-1 to 8-7

Recorded By:
AVRO radio 9-1

℗:
Red Bullet Productions 1-1 to 7-9, 7-13 to 7-20, 9-2 to 9-6, DVD1-5 to DVD1-12, DVD1, DVD2
Universal Music B.V. 7-10
Universal International Music B.V. 7-11, 7-12
BBC 8-1 to 8-7, DVD1-1 to DVD1-4, DVD1-13 to DVD1-16
AVRO Radio (released by arrangement with AVRO/TROS) 9-1
NTR DVD2-1, DVD2-2
Radió Téilifis Éireann DVD2-3 to DVD2-6
BNNVARA DVD2-7 to DVD2-11
AVRO/TROS DVD2-12, DVD2-13
RTL DVD2-14 to DVD2-18
KRO-NCRV DVD2-19

50 Years: Anthology 1970-1976 is curated by Focus/Jan Akkerman archivist Wouter Bessels. Additionally, it includes 1973 live album At The Rainbow, the Ship of Memories compilation from 1976 (which features 11 bonus tracks), the complete BBC In Concert 1973 gig taken from the original stereo master tapes and a disc of unreleased live performances.

Two DVDs (PAL, region-free) contain over four hours of audiovisual material taken from the archives of various TV stations around the world and include the first official release of the 1973 ‘Focus At The Rainbow’ concert movie, carefully restored from the original 16 mm film.

The clamshell box set comes with an 80-page booklet with band history, liner notes and various memorabilia.

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  • Barcode: 8712944663174

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Joshv1964

Joshv1964

January 5, 2021
It’s great to have an official Focus box set with archive material. There are some great tracks on here and to finally have an official release of The Rainbow 1973 on DVD is fantastic! But, this box set could have been so much better if it had included more of what is out there available as bootlegs. I’m happy to have this but am disappointed more by what was left out.