Focus (2) ‎– Focus Plays Focus

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Focus
Why Dream
Happy Nightmare
Anonymus
Black Beauty
Sugar Island
Focus

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
5C 054-24192 Focus (2) Focus Plays Focus(LP, Album) Imperial (2) 5C 054-24192 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
790/193.492-Y Focus (2) Focus Plays Focus(LP, Album) Decca 790/193.492-Y Belgium 1970 Sell This Version
2344 003 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(LP, Album) Polydor 2344 003 US 1970 Sell This Version
2310 085 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(LP, Album) Polydor 2310 085 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
SES 97027 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(LP, Album) Sire SES 97027 US 1970 Sell This Version
2310 085 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(LP, Album) Polydor 2310 085 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
TD-1276 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(LP, Album, Unofficial) Giant (5) TD-1276 Taiwan 1970 Sell This Version
3820 095 Focus (2) In And Out Of(8-Trk, Album) Polydor 3820 095 UK & Europe 1970 Sell This Version
3100 108 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(Cass, Album) Polydor 3100 108 UK 1971 Sell This Version
2344 003 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(LP, Album) Polydor 2344 003 UK 1971 Sell This Version
5C 054-24192, 5C 054-24 192 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(LP, Album) Imperial (2), Imperial (2) 5C 054-24192, 5C 054-24 192 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
STEC LP 91 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(LP, Album) Disc'Az, Sire STEC LP 91 France 1971 Sell This Version
5C 054-24192, 5C 054-24 192 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(LP, Album, RE) Imperial (2), Imperial (2) 5C 054-24192, 5C 054-24 192 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
5C 054-24192, 5C 054-24 192 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(LP, Album, RE) Imperial (2), Imperial (2) 5C 054-24192, 5C 054-24 192 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
5C 054-24192, 5C 054-24 192 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(LP, Album, RE) Imperial (2), Imperial (2) 5C 054-24192, 5C 054-24 192 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
2344 003 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(LP, Album, RE) Polydor 2344 003 US 1971 Sell This Version
STEC LP 91 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(LP, TP, Unofficial, Ltd) Disc'Az STEC LP 91 France 1971 Sell This Version
M 8147-7404 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(8-Trk, Album, RE) Sire M 8147-7404 US 1973 Sell This Version
2310 280 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(LP, Album) Polydor 2310 280 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
2310 085 A Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(LP, Album) Polydor 2310 085 A Italy 1973 Sell This Version
2310 280 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(LP, Album) Polydor 2310 280 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
SAS 7404 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(LP, Album) Sire SAS 7404 US 1973 Sell This Version
2310 085 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(LP, Album) Polydor 2310 085 Chile 1973 Sell This Version
SAS 7404 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(LP, Album, RE) Sire SAS 7404 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
SAS 7404, SAS-7404 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(LP, Album, RE) Sire, Sire SAS 7404, SAS-7404 US 1973 Sell This Version
SAS 7404, SAS-7404 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(LP, Album, RE) Sire, Sire SAS 7404, SAS-7404 US 1973 Sell This Version
MP 2330 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(LP, Album, RE) Polydor MP 2330 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
SAS 7404, SAS-7404 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(LP, Album, RE) Sire, Sire SAS 7404, SAS-7404 US 1973 Sell This Version
SAS 7404, SAS-7404 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(LP, Album, RE) Sire, Sire SAS 7404, SAS-7404 US 1973 Sell This Version
2344 003 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(LP, Album, RE) Polydor 2344 003 UK 1973 Sell This Version
2344-003, 2344 003 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(LP, Album, RE) Polydor, Polydor 2344-003, 2344 003 UK 1973 Sell This Version
EMS-80883 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(LP, Album, RE) EMI EMS-80883 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
CDM7488632 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(CD, Album, RE) EMI CDM7488632 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
none Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) ООО "ДОРА" none Russia 1998 Sell This Version
AIN906055 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(CD, Album, Unofficial) ООО "ДОРА" AIN906055 Russia 1998 Sell This Version
X2-13059 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(CD, Album, RE) I.R.S. Records X2-13059 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
RB 66.187 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(CD, Album, RE) Red Bullet RB 66.187 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
VICP-61530 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(CD, Album, RE, RM, 20b) Victor VICP-61530 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
VICP-62011 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(CD, Album, RE, RM) Victor VICP-62011 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
VICP-63663 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Victor VICP-63663 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
VICP-64243 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Victor VICP-64243 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
VICP-70049 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Victor VICP-70049 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
MOVLP321, RB 33.187 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Music On Vinyl, Red Bullet MOVLP321, RB 33.187 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
RB 66.187 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Red Bullet (2) RB 66.187 Russia 2016 Sell This Version
5C 054-24192 Focus (2) Focus Plays Focus(LP, Album) Imperial (2) 5C 054-24192 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
LPD241-Y Focus (2) Focus(LP, Album) Decca LPD241-Y Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
CDM 7 48863 2 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(CD, Album, RE) EMI CDM 7 48863 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CDM 7 48863 2 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(CD, Album, RE) EMI CDM 7 48863 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
VICP-70049 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Victor (4) VICP-70049 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
5C 226.24192 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(Cass, Album, RE) Imperial (2) 5C 226.24192 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
2344 003, 2344-003 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(LP, Album) Polydor, Polydor 2344 003, 2344-003 US Unknown Sell This Version
2310 085 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(LP, Album, RP) Polydor 2310 085 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
2459 328 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(LP, Album, RP) Polydor 2459 328 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
KA 608 Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(LP, Album, Unofficial) KA Stereo KA 608 South Korea Unknown Sell This Version

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hawkenson

hawkenson

September 13, 2017
edited 4 months ago
referencing Focus Plays Focus, LP, Album, 5C 054-24192
This was a random garage sale grab for me, and I must say it's been one of the best finds of the summer. $1.00 for a super clean copy of this one: https://www.discogs.com/Focus-In-And-Out-Of-Focus/release/7298689
The back cover sums them up perfectly -- "a unique blend of classical, jazz, and rock" "the most original band I had ever seen" etc.
In my opinion, there are/were several bands during this era that were in this vein. Many of them had great musicians, but they lacked vocal range and/or originality. While this album skews more towards the instrumental side, the vocals do not detract from the music. I anticipated the typical 1971 jam band/prog band, and was pleasantly surprised that they proved me wrong with each tune.
The pressing is great as well. Balanced, and you can tell there was some craftsmanship in the studio. I look forward to their other albums, and feel free to recommend some to me and others reading this.
kimono74

kimono74

July 4, 2017
referencing In And Out Of Focus, LP, Album, 2344 003
Curiously, there are 2 different versions of this UK release of "In & Out of Focus". Version One does not include "House of the King" but does have the photos on the inside of the gatefold. The running order of Version One is: A1 Focus (Instrumental) A2 Why Dream A3 Happy Nightmare B1 Anonymous B2 Black Beauty B3 Sugar Island B4 Focus (Vocal). Version Two has the tracklisting as shown in the listing on this page. It doesn't have the 4 photos on the inside of the gatefold (just 4 plane silver spaces). Both versions have E J Day Sleeves and both have the same catalogue numbers. Occasionally, Version Two records turn up in Version One sleeves!
QuentinCrisp

QuentinCrisp

November 21, 2016
referencing In And Out Of Focus, LP, Album, RE, 2344 003
I have just checked and it would appear that all the LPs being offered for sale on Discogs as 1970 UK issues of In and Out of Focus are marked ℗ 1971 and therefore could not possibly have been issued in 1970.
Somebody has obviously got the order and dates of these issues wrong and everybody is just going along with it.
It seems obvious to me that the first UK issue of this LP was in 1971. Unless of course someone can produce a UK label that says ℗ 1970.

QuentinCrisp

QuentinCrisp

November 21, 2016
referencing In And Out Of Focus, LP, Album, RE, 2344 003
If this version was issued in 1970 then why does the label say ℗ 1971? In fact every version shown here as a 1970 issue that has a publication date on the label states ℗ 1971.
No record published in 1970 would ever have ℗ 1971 on the label. It doesn't make sense.

mike1451

mike1451

August 3, 2016
referencing In And Out Of Focus, LP, Album, 2344 003

My copy has Made in U.S.A.
with A Sire Records Production both printed on vinyl label
freak56

freak56

January 1, 2016
referencing Focus Plays Focus, LP, Album, 5C 054-24192
I have Focus Plays Focus in my collection were Anonymus is placed on side 2 on the label, but not on the sleeve
L.Tomczak

L.Tomczak

December 2, 2015
referencing In And Out Of Focus, LP, Album, 2310 280
I have the 1973 Polydor Australian pressing but different matrix's to those listed and they're hand etched... ?