Focus (2)

Profile:
Dutch rock group centered around flutist and vocalist Thijs Van Leer and guitarist Jan Akkerman in their original incarnation (1969-1976). The music is influenced by classical music, as heard in their signature song, the baroque style inspired "Hocus Pocus". The majority of their work is instrumental, like their biggest hit, "Sylvia". In the early 2000s, the band reformed with van Leer as the only member from previous line-ups; however he was soon joined by Pierre Van Der Linden on drums who had been a member in the 1970s. Since reforming, they have toured constantly and released four albums of new material, the latest being 2018's Focus (2) - Focus 11.
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Albums

3820 095 Focus (2) - Focus Plays Focus album art Focus (2) Focus Plays Focus (Album) Imperial (2) 3820 095 UK & Europe 1970 Sell This Version
2310150 Focus (2) - Focus II album art Focus (2) Focus II (Album) Imperial (2) 2310150 Argentina 1971 Sell This Version
2612 024 Focus (2) - Focus 3 album art Focus (2) Focus 3 (Album) Imperial (2) 2612 024 South Africa 1972 Sell This Version
SAS-7408 Focus (2) - At The Rainbow album art Focus (2) At The Rainbow (Album) Imperial (2), Imperial (2) SAS-7408 US 1973 Sell This Version
CN 1729/S Focus (2) - Stereo Pop Special-36 album art Focus (2) Stereo Pop Special-36(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 1729/S UK 1973 Sell This Version
SD 36-100 Focus (2) - Hamburger Concerto album art Focus (2) Hamburger Concerto (Album) Polydor SD 36-100 US 1974 Sell This Version
124 297 Focus (2) - Mother Focus album art Focus (2) Mother Focus (Album) Polydor 124 297 USA & Canada 1975 Sell This Version
7C 050-25610 Focus (2) - Ship Of Memories album art Focus (2) Ship Of Memories (Album) EMI Holland, EMI Holland 7C 050-25610 Scandinavia 1976 Sell This Version
CN 2537/SQ Focus (2) - Stereo Pop Special-120 album art Focus (2) Stereo Pop Special-120(LP, Quad, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 2537/SQ UK 1976 Sell This Version
5C 064-25713, EMC 137 Focus (2) - Focus Con Proby album art Focus (2) Con Proby* Focus (2) Con Proby* - Focus Con Proby (Album) EMI 5C 064-25713, EMC 137 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
none Focus (2) - Focus 8 album art Focus (2) Focus 8 (Album) Black Pearl Productions (3) none Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
CRP1112 Focus (2) - Masters From The Vaults album art Focus (2) Masters From The Vaults (Album) Classic Rock Productions CRP1112 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
CRL1090 Focus (2) - Live In America album art Focus (2) Live In America (Album) Classic Rock Legends CRL1090 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
HUX 051 Focus (2) - Live At The BBC album art Focus (2) Live At The BBC (Album) Hux Records HUX 051 UK 2004 Sell This Version
R2CD 42-78 Focus (2) - Live Legends  album art Focus (2) Live Legends (Comp) Classic Rock Productions R2CD 42-78 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
CDSD 15 Focus (2) - Live In Southamerica album art Focus (2) Live In Southamerica (Album) Sol & Deneb Records CDSD 15 Mexico 2004 Sell This Version
CRL1521 Focus (2) - Classic Airwaves album art Focus (2) Classic Airwaves(CD, Album) Classic Rock Productions CRL1521 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
RB 66.253 Focus (2) - Focus 9 / New Skin album art Focus (2) Focus 9 / New Skin (Album) Red Bullet RB 66.253 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
none Focus (2) - Live In Europe album art Focus (2) Live In Europe (Album) Not On Label (Focus (2) Self-released) none 2009 Sell This Version
none Focus (2) - Focus X Sampler album art Focus (2) Focus X Sampler(CD, MiniAlbum, Promo) Not On Label (Focus (2) self-released) none UK 2011 Sell This Version
MICP-30036 Focus (2) - Focus X album art Focus (2) Focus X (Album) 4worlds media MICP-30036 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
IF001LP Focus (2) - Golden Oldies album art Focus (2) Golden Oldies (Album) Focus Music Ltd IF001LP Netherlands 2014 Sell This Version
IF006CDVD Focus (2) - Live In England album art Focus (2) Live In England (Album) In And Out Of Focus Records IF006CDVD Europe 2016 Sell This Version
VSCD-4391 Focus (2) - Live Anthology album art Focus (2) Live Anthology(CD, Ltd, SHM) Vivid Sound VSCD-4391 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
IF-009-CD Focus (2) - Focus 11 album art Focus (2) Focus 11 (Album) In And Out Of Focus Records IF-009-CD Europe 2018 Sell This Version
IF-010-CDVD Focus (2) - Focus 50: Live In Rio - Completely Focussed album art Focus* Focus 50: Live In Rio - Completely Focussed(3xCD, Album + Blu-ray) In And Out Of Focus Records IF-010-CDVD Europe 2021 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

5C 006-24250, 5C 006-24 250 Focus (2) - House Of The King / Focus album art Focus (2) House Of The King / Focus (Single) Imperial (2), Imperial (2) 5C 006-24250, 5C 006-24 250 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
JF 336 061, 336 061 JF Focus (2) - The Shrine Of God /Watch All The Ugly People album art Ramses Shaffy Met Group Focus* Ramses Shaffy Met Group Focus* - The Shrine Of God /Watch All The Ugly People(7", Single, Mono) Philips, Philips JF 336 061, 336 061 JF Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5C 006-24220 Focus (2) - Why Dream album art Focus (2) Why Dream(7", Single) Imperial (2) 5C 006-24220 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
2001 134, 2001134 Focus (2) - House Of The King album art Focus (2) House Of The King (Single) Pink Elephant 2001 134, 2001134 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
2001-211 Focus (2) - Hocus Pocus / Janis album art Focus (2) Hocus Pocus / Janis (Single) Imperial (2), Imperial (2) 2001-211 UK 1971 Sell This Version
AR/0508, AR/0510 Focus (2) - House Of The King / La Mia Scelta album art Focus (2) / Nuova Idea Focus (2) / Nuova Idea - House Of The King / La Mia Scelta(7", Jukebox) Ariston Records, Ariston Records AR/0508, AR/0510 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
2001-422 Focus (2) - Sylvia album art Focus (2) Sylvia (Single) Polydor 2001-422 UK 1972 Sell This Version
2001 453 Focus (2) - Hocus Pocus 2 album art Focus (2) Hocus Pocus 2 (Single) Polydor 2001 453 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
5C 006-24629, 5C 006-24 629 Focus (2) - Tommy / Focus 2 album art Focus (2) Tommy / Focus 2 (Single) Imperial (2), Imperial (2) 5C 006-24629, 5C 006-24 629 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
2001 349 Focus (2) - Sylvia album art Focus (2) Sylvia (Maxi, Single) Imperial (2), Imperial (2) 2001 349 New Zealand 1972 Sell This Version
AZ 10791 Focus (2) - Tommy / Sylvia album art Focus (2) Tommy / Sylvia(7", Single) Disc'Az AZ 10791 France 1972 Sell This Version
20 01 427 Focus (2) - Hocus Pocus / Sylvia album art Focus (2) Hocus Pocus / Sylvia (Single) Imperial (2), Imperial (2) 20 01 427 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
SAA-704 Focus (2) - Hocus Pocus album art Focus (2) Hocus Pocus (Single) Sire SAA-704 US 1973 Sell This Version
AS 232 Focus (2) - House Of The King / Music Music Music album art Focus (2) / Teresa Brewer Focus (2) / Teresa Brewer - House Of The King / Music Music Music(7", Promo) Polydor AS 232 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
KI 4008 Focus (2) - Focus The Great album art Focus (2) Focus The Great(7", EP, Promo) Polydor KI 4008 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
AS 225 Focus (2) - Can't Stop / Hocus Pocus album art Billy Gray (2) / Focus (2) Billy Gray (2) / Focus (2) - Can't Stop / Hocus Pocus(7", Single, Promo) Polydor AS 225 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
2294, 2200 117 Focus (2) - Hocus Pocus album art Focus (2) Hocus Pocus(7", EP) Polydor, Polydor 2294, 2200 117 Mexico 1973 Sell This Version
2001 458 Focus (2) - House Of The King album art Focus (2) House Of The King(7") Polydor 2001 458 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
3-015 Focus (2) - Hocus Pocus album art Focus (2) Hocus Pocus(7", Single) Polydor 3-015 Venezuela 1973 Sell This Version
2058 466 Focus (2) - Harem Scarem album art Focus (2) Harem Scarem (Single) Polydor 2058 466 New Zealand 1974 Sell This Version
2058 599 Focus (2) - Mother Focus / I Need A Bathroom album art Focus (2) Mother Focus / I Need A Bathroom (Single) Polydor 2058 599 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
2229155 Focus (2) - Hamburger Concerto album art Focus (2) Hamburger Concerto(7", Single) Polydor 2229155 Brazil 1975 Sell This Version
PRH 14 Focus (2) - P's March album art Focus (2) P's March(7", Single, Promo) EMI Holland PRH 14 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
2001 640 Focus (2) - House Of The King / O Avondrood album art Focus (2) House Of The King / O Avondrood(7", Single) Polydor 2001 640 UK 1976 Sell This Version
20 58 692 Focus (2) - My Sweetheart = Mi Amor album art Focus (2) My Sweetheart = Mi Amor(7", Single) Polydor 20 58 692 Spain 1976 Sell This Version
10 C 006-25721 Focus (2) - Glider = Planeador album art Focus (2) Glider = Planeador(7", Single) Reflejo 10 C 006-25721 Spain 1977 Sell This Version
2135 016 Focus (2) - Hocus Pocus / House Of The King album art Focus (2) Hocus Pocus / House Of The King(7", Single) Polydor 2135 016 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
ID 07 Focus (2) - Eddy album art Focus (2) Con Proby* Focus (2) Con Proby* - Eddy (Single) EMI Holland ID 07 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
1A K052Z 26634 Focus (2) - House Of The King - Sylvia - Down Man - Dark Rose album art Focus (2) / Brainbox (3) Focus (2) / Brainbox (3) - House Of The King - Sylvia - Down Man - Dark Rose(12") EMI 1A K052Z 26634 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
COL 6313 Focus (2) - Rock Me Gently / Hocus Pocus album art Andy Kim / Focus (2) Andy Kim / Focus (2) - Rock Me Gently / Hocus Pocus(7", Single) Collectables COL 6313 US 1995 Sell This Version
RB 8.489 Focus (2) - Hocus Pocus (U.S. Version) album art Focus (2) Hocus Pocus (U.S. Version)(CD, Single) Red Bullet RB 8.489 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
none Focus (2) - Black Beauty album art Focus (2) Black Beauty(CDr, Single, Promo) Red Bullet none Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
MOV7032 Focus (2) - Hocus Pocus album art Focus (2) Hocus Pocus(7", Single, Ltd, Num, Yel) Red Bullet, Music On Vinyl MOV7032 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
URC 1179 Focus (2) - Hocus Pocus / Queen For Tonight album art Focus (2) / Helen Shapiro Focus (2) / Helen Shapiro - Hocus Pocus / Queen For Tonight(7") Underground Records (3) URC 1179 Canada Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

5N 180-52636/37, 1A 138-52636, 1A 138-52637 Focus (2) - Moving Waves album art Focus (2) Moving Waves (Comp) Imperial (2) 5N 180-52636/37, 1A 138-52636, 1A 138-52637 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
5C 054-25130, 5C054.25130 Focus (2) - Focus album art Focus (2) Focus(LP, Comp) Imperial (2), Imperial (2) 5C 054-25130, 5C054.25130 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
SASD-7505 Focus (2) - Dutch Masters album art Focus (2) Dutch Masters (Comp) Sire SASD-7505 US 1975 Sell This Version
2384 070 Focus (2) - Focus album art Focus (2) Focus (Comp, Album) Polydor 2384 070 UK 1975 Sell This Version
2345 106 Focus (2) - The Greatest Rock Sensation album art Focus (2) The Greatest Rock Sensation (Comp) Karussell 2345 106 Greece 1974 Sell This Version
14C 062 25130 Focus (2) - House Of The King album art Focus (2) House Of The King (Comp) Emidisc (2) 14C 062 25130 Greece 1976 Sell This Version
2664 371 Focus (2) - The Story Of Focus album art Focus (2) The Story Of Focus (Comp) Polydor 2664 371 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1A 054-26233 Focus (2) - Focus On Focus album art Focus (2) Focus On Focus (Comp) Bovema Negram 1A 054-26233 Europe 1979 Sell This Version
1A 128-25693/94 Focus (2) - Hamburger Concerto - Mother Focus album art Focus (2) Hamburger Concerto - Mother Focus (Comp) EMI Holland 1A 128-25693/94 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 038-1575311 Focus (2) - Focus album art Focus (2) Focus (Comp) Imperial (2), Fame 1A 038-1575311 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
1A 058 1262331 Focus (2) - Het Beste Van Focus album art Focus (2) Het Beste Van Focus(LP, Comp) EMI 1A 058 1262331 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
6531 Focus (2) - Grandes Exitos album art Focus (2) Grandes Exitos(LP, Album, Comp) EMI 6531 Argentina 1983 Sell This Version
FA 41 31121, FA 4131121 Focus (2) - Greatest Hits Of Focus album art Focus (2) Greatest Hits Of Focus (Comp) EMI FA 41 31121, FA 4131121 UK 1984 Sell This Version
CDP7462442 Focus (2) - The Best Of album art Focus (2) The Best Of (Comp) EMI CDP7462442 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
7928292 Focus (2) - Pop Classics album art Focus (2) Pop Classics (Comp) EVA, EVA Hitmaster 7928292 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
7243 8 28162 2 5, CDP8281622 Focus (2) - Hocus Pocus The Best Of Focus album art Focus (2) Hocus Pocus The Best Of Focus (Comp) EMI, EMI 7243 8 28162 2 5, CDP8281622 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
7243 8 56785 2 3 Focus (2) - Live At The Rainbow / Hamburger Concerto album art Focus (2) Live At The Rainbow / Hamburger Concerto(2xCD, Comp) EMI 100 7243 8 56785 2 3 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
AMB4252 Focus (2) - Rare Broadcasts album art Focus (2) Rare Broadcasts(CD, Comp) Archive Media Publishing Ltd AMB4252 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
RB 66.281 Focus (2) - Very Best Of Collected album art Focus (2) Very Best Of Collected(2xCD, Comp) Red Bullet RB 66.281 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
RB 66.277 Focus (2) - Best Of Vol. 2 album art Focus (2) Best Of Vol. 2(CD, Comp) Red Bullet RB 66.277 Netherlands 2011 Sell This Version
none Focus (2) Hocus Pocus 2010 - EP(5xFile, AAC, Comp, 256) Red Bullet none 2012
475 603-5 Focus (2) - The Golden Years Of Dutch Pop Music (A&B Sides And More) album art Focus (2) The Golden Years Of Dutch Pop Music (A&B Sides And More)(2xCD, Comp, RM) Universal 475 603-5 Netherlands 2015 Sell This Version
IF008CD Focus (2) - The Focus Family Album album art Focus (2), Various Focus (2), Various - The Focus Family Album(2xCD, Album, Comp) In And Out Of Focus Records IF008CD UK 2017 Sell This Version
RB 66.307 Focus (2) - Hocus Pocus Box album art Focus (2) Hocus Pocus Box(Box, Comp + CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album, RE, RM ) Red Bullet RB 66.307 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
RB 66.317 Focus (2) - 50 Years: Anthology 1970-1976 album art Focus (2) 50 Years: Anthology 1970-1976(Box, Comp, RM + CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE + CD) Red Bullet RB 66.317 Netherlands 2020 Sell This Version
MOVLP2841 Focus (2) - Singles, Deep Cuts & BBC Live album art Focus (2) Singles, Deep Cuts & BBC Live(2xLP, Comp, Ltd, Num, Tra) Music On Vinyl, Red Bullet MOVLP2841 Europe 2021 Sell This Version

Videos

DVD 11171 Focus (2) - Masters From The Vaults album art Focus (2) Masters From The Vaults Intense GmbH DVD 11171 Australia 2002 Sell This Version
CRP1079 Focus (2) - Live In America album art Focus (2) Live In America Classic Rock Legends CRP1079 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
89122 Focus (2) - The Ultimate Anthology album art Focus (2) The Ultimate Anthology Ragnarock Records (2) 89122 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
HIT1982 Focus (2) - The Ultimate Collection album art Focus (2) The Ultimate Collection(3xDVD-V) American Legends Ltd HIT1982 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
none Focus (2) - Live In England album art Focus (2) Live In England QEDG Promotions Ltd none UK 2009 Sell This Version
CRP1920 Focus (2) - Music In Review The Essential Music Of The Seventies album art Focus (2) Music In Review The Essential Music Of The Seventies(2xDVD) Classic Rock Productions CRP1920 Europe Unknown Sell This Version