FOCUS

 

Albums recorded by Focus, including release dates and UK & US
CD availability through Amazon.

 

Available on this page:
• link to a web-site specific to this artist - click on the name above
• album track-listing and personnel details - click on album title
• brief biographical details - click on person's name (uses a pop-up)
• large cover scan - click on album cover (uses a pop-up)
• buy from Amazon in the UK or USA, direct from Amazon or through
  Amazon Marketplace. Click on the album title in the table below
  and then click on the appropriate button below the cover scan.

No

TITLE

RELEASED

1a

Focus Plays Focus

--/70

1b

In And Out Of Focus

--/70

2

Focus II [aka Moving Waves]

10/71

3

Focus III

11/72

4

Focus At The Rainbow [live]

10/73

5

Hamburger Concerto

05/74

6

Mother Focus

10/75

7

Ship Of Memories

--/76

8

Focus Con Proby

--/77

9

Focus [as Jan Akkerman & Thijs van Leer]

--/85

10

Focus 8

--/02

11

Live In America

08/03

12

Live At The BBC

03/04

13

Live Legends

08/04

14

Live In Southamerica

11/04

15

Focus 9 / New Skin

09/06

16

Focus X

11/12

17

Focus 8.5 / Beyond The Horizon

07/16

18

Live In England

09/16

19

Live In Europe

09/16

20

The Focus Family Album

09/17


If you came straight to this page, click on the button below to explore the rest of this site: there are album lists for over 800 artists, links to a wide range of music-related sites (magazines, record companies, shops & equipment manufacturers for example) and HiFi-related sites (mainly manufacturers).

1a) FOCUS PLAYS FOCUS

1.
2.
3.
4.

5.
6.
7.

Focus [instrumental version]
Why Dream?
Happy Nightmare
Anonymus

Black Beauty
Sugar Island
Focus [vocal version]


Jan Akkerman
Hans Eric Cleuver
Martijn Dresden

Thijs van Leer



Producer:

Guitar
Vocals (Tracks 2,5,6), Drums, Bongos
Vocals (Tracks 2,3,6), Bass,
Trumpet (Tracks 4,5)
Vocals (Tracks 2,5,6), Organ, Flute, Piano,
Electric Piano, Mellotron, Harpsichord,
Vibraphone

Hubert Terheggen

 

The album was rereleased later in 1970 after Focus became successful but with a different track 7 and with a different title.

1b) IN AND OUT OF FOCUS

 
1.
2.
3.

4.
5.
6.
7.

 
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

6.
7.
8.

 
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

Dutch LP
Focus
Why Dream?
Happy Nightmare

Anonymus
Black Beauty
Sugar Island
House Of The King

UK & US LP
Focus [vocal version]
Black Beauty
Sugar Island
Anonymous
House Of The King

Happy Nightmare (Mescaline)
Why Dream
Focus (Instrumental)

CD
Focus [vocal version]
Black Beauty
Sugar Island
Anonymous
House Of The King
Happy Nightmare (Mescaline)
Why Dream
Focus (Instrumental)

Dutch LP


UK LP


US LP


CD




Jan Akkerman
Hans Eric Cleuver
Martijn Dresden
Thijs van Leer

Producer:

Guitar
Drums
Bass
Vocals, Organ, Flute

Hubert Terheggen

 

The rereleased first album.

2) FOCUS II (aka MOVING WAVES)

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

6.

Hocus Pocus
Le Clochard (Bread)
Janis
Moving Waves
Focus II

Eruption:
1a) Orfeus, 1b) Answer, 1c) Orfeus
2a) Answer, 2b) Pupilla, 2c) Tommy
3a) Answer, 3b) The Bridge
4a) Euridice, 4b) Dayglow, 4c) Endless Road
5a) Answer, 5b) Orfeus, 5c) Euridice

Focus II


Moving Waves




Jan Akkerman
Cyril Havermanns
Pierre van der Linden
Thijs van Leer


Producer:

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

Mike Vernon

 

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

3) FOCUS III

 
1.
2.
3.
4.

5.
6.

 
7.

8.
9.
10.

 
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

LP One
Round Goes The Gossip
Love Remembered
Sylvia
Carnival Fugue

Focus III
Answers? Questions! Questions? Answers!

LP Two
Anonymus Two (Part 1)

Anonymus Two (Conclusion)
Elspeth Of Nottingham
House Of The King

CD
Round Goes The Gossip
Love Remembered
Sylvia
Carnival Fugue
Focus III
Answers? Questions! - Questions? Answers!
Elspeth Of Nottingham
Anonymus Two

European Issue


US Issue




Jan Akkerman
Bert Ruiter
Pierre van der Linden
Thijs van Leer

Mike Vernon

Producer:

Guitar
Bass
Drums
Vocals (Track 1), Organ, Piano, Harpsichord, Alto Flute, Piccolo
Backing Vocals (Track 1, uncredited)

Mike Vernon

4) FOCUS AT THE RAINBOW

1.
2.
3.

4.







5.
6.
7.

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)

Dutch LP


UK LP


US LP




Jan Akkerman
Bert Ruiter

Pierre van der Linden
Thijs van Leer

Producer:

Guitar
Vocals, Bass
Drums
Vocals, Organ, Flute

Mike Vernon

 

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

5) HAMBURGER CONCERTO

1.
2.
3.
4.

5.

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






Jan Akkerman
Colin Allen

Bert Ruiter

Thijs van Leer




Producer:

Guitar, Lute, Timpani, Handclaps
Drums, Congas, Tambourine, Castanets, Cabasa, Woodblock, Gong
Bass, Autoharp, Triangle, Handclaps,
Chinese Finger Cymbals, Swiss Bells
Vocals, Organ, Piano, Harpsichord, Synthesiser, Mellotron, Vibes, Accordion, Flute, Alto Flute, Recorder, Percussion, Handclaps, Whistling

Mike Vernon

 

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

6) MOTHER FOCUS

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.

Mother Focus
I Need A Bathroom
Bennie Helder
Soft Vanilla
Hard Vanilla
Tropic Bird

Focus IV
Someone´s 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
Vocals (Track 2), Bass
Vocals (Track 1), Keyboards, Flute

Focus

7) SHIP OF MEMORIES

1.
2.
3.
4.

5.
6.
7.
8.
9.

P´s March
Can´t Believe My Eyes
Focus V
Out Of Vesuvius

Glider
Red Sky At Night
Spoke The Lord Creator
Crackers
Ship Of Memories






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

Producer:

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

Focus (Tracks 5,6,8),
Hubert Terheggen (Track 7),
Mike Vernon (Tracks 1-4,9)

 

A collection of previously unreleased tracks, obscurities and different takes.

8) FOCUS CON PROBY

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

6.
7.
8.
9.

Wingless
Orion
Night Flight
Eddy
Sneezing Bull

Brother
Tokyo Rose
Maximum
How Long






Eef Albers
Philip Catherine
PJ Proby
Bert Ruiter
Steve Smith
Thijs van Leer

Producer:

Guitar (Tracks 1-4,7)
Guitar (Tracks 5,8,9)
Vocals (Tracks 1,4,6,7,9)
Bass
Drums
Keyboards, Synthesiser, Flute (Track 5)

Yde De Jong

9) FOCUS

1.
2.
3.
4.

5.
6.
7.

Russian Roulette
King Kong
Le Tango
Indian Summer

Beethoven's Revenge (Bach-One-Turbo-Overdrive)
Olé Judy
Who's Calling?


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

Producer:

Guitar, Synthesiser
Drumfills (Track 3)
Bass (Tracks 1,4)
Bass (Track 5)
Tabla (Track 4)
Tabla (Track 4)
Fairlight Programming
Vocals, Keyboards, Flute

Jan Akkerman, Theo Balijon,
Ruud Jacobs, Thijs van Leer

10) FOCUS 8

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.

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






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

Producer:

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

Focus, Geert Scheijgrond

11) LIVE IN AMERICA

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

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






Jan Dumée
Bobby Jacobs
Bert Smaak
Thijs van Leer

Producer:

Guitar, Vocals
Bass
Drums
Vocals, Organ, Flute

 

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

12) LIVE AT THE BBC

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.

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






Philip Catherine
Bert Ruiter
David Kemper
Thijs van Leer

Producer:

Guitar
Bass, Vocals
Drums
Flute, Keyboards, Vocals

 

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

13) LIVE LEGENDS

 
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

 
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.

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

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




Producer:



 

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

14) LIVE IN SOUTHAMERICA

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.

Focus III
House Of The King
Focus II
Eruption
Sylvia
La Cathedrale De Strasbourg
Harem Scarem
Focus VII
Hocus Pocus






Jan Dumée
Bobby Jacobs
Bert Smaak
Thijs van Leer

Producer:

Guitar
Bass
Drums
Vocals, Flute, Organ

Geert Scheijgrond

 

Recorded live during the 2002 South American tour and sold during the tour in 2004, an exclusive release for Mexico.

15) FOCUS 9 / NEW SKIN

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.

Black Beauty
Focus 7
Hurkey Turkey 2
Sylvia's Stepson - Ubutuba
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, Backing Vocals
Drums
Guitar

Vocals, Organ, Flute

Bobby Jacobs, Thijs van Leer

16) FOCUS X

 
1.
2.
3.

4.
5.

 
6.
7.

8.
9.
10.

LP One
Father Bachus
Focus 10
Victoria

Amok In Kindergarten
All Hens On Deck

LP Two
Birds Come Fly Over (Le Tango)
Hoeratio

Talk Of The Clown
Message Magique
Crossroads






Menno Gootjes
Bobby Jacobs
Ivan Lins
Pierre van der Linden
Berenice van Leer
Thijs van Leer

Producer:

Guitar
Bass
Vocals (Track 6)
Drums
Vocals (Track 10)
Vocals, Organ, Flute, Vocoder

Bobby Jacobs

17) FOCUS 8.5 / BEYOND THE HORIZON

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Focus Zero
Hola, Como Estas?
Rock 5
Millenium
Inalta
Talking Rhythms
Surrexit Christus






Marcio Bahia


Sérgio Chiavazzoli
Marvio Ciribelli


Mylena Ciribelli
Jan Dumée
Rogério Fernandes
David Ganc
Bobby Jacobs

Amaro Júnior

Marcio Lott
Arthur Maia
Marcelo Martins
Adalberto Miranda
Thaís Motta
Flavio Santos

Fabiano Segalote
Mário Sève
Pierre van der Linden

Thijs van Leer




Producer:

Drums (Tracks 2,4,6,7),
Handclaps (Track 2), Effects (Track 5), Voice (Tracks 5,6)
Guitar (Tracks 1,3,5)
Teclados (Track 1), Piano (Tracks 3,5,7),
Electric Piano (Track 4),
Organ (Track 5), Vocal Chorus (Track 2)
Vocals (Tracks 2,3,5), Effects (Track 5)
Guitar (Tracks 2,4), Handclaps (Track 2)
Bass (Tracks 4,5)
Flute (Track 7)
Bass (Tracks 2,3,7),
Handclaps (Track 2)
Drums (Tracks 3,5),
Percussion (Tracks 3,4)
Voice (Track 2)
Bass (Track 1)
Flute (Track 3)
Handclaps (Track 3)
Vocals (Tracks 2,3,5)
Handclaps (Track 3),
Percussion (Tracks 3-5)
Trombone (Tracks 3,5), Voice (Track 5)
Flute (Track 7)
Drums (Tracks 1,4,6,7),
Handclaps (Track 2),
Zabumba (Track 7), Voice (Track 6)
Flute (Tracks 1,5,7), Piano (Tracks 1,2),
Organ (Track 2), Voice (Track 2),
Whistling (Track 2), Handclaps (Track 2)

Marvio Ciribelli

18) LIVE IN ENGLAND

 
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

 
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.

 
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.

CD One
Focus I
House Of The King
Tamara's Move
Focus VII
Aya Yuppie Hippie Yee
Eruption
Sylvia
Sylvia's Stepson
Focus III
Focus II

CD Two
Black Beauty
De Ti O De Me
Le Cathedrale de Strasbourg
Harem Scarem / Adventure 10
Round Goes The Gossip...
Ode To Venus
Hocus Pocus

DVD Two
Focus I
House Of The King
Tamara's Move
Focus VII
Aya Yuppie Hippie Yee
Eruption
Sylvia
Sylvia's Stepson
Focus III
Focus II
Black Beauty
De Ti O De Me
Le Cathedrale de Strasbourg
Harem Scarem / Adventure 10
Round Goes The Gossip...
Ode To Venus
Hocus Pocus






Bobby Jacobs
Pierre Van Der Linden
Niels Van Der Steenhoven
Thijs van Leer

Producer:

Bass
Drums
Guitar
Vocals, Organ, Flute

 

Recorded live at The Robin 2, Bilston, West Midlands, England on 28 April 2009

19) LIVE IN EUROPE

 
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

 
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.

CD One
Sylvia's Stepson
House Of The King
Tamara's Move
Focus 7
Aya Hippie Yippie Yee
Eruption
Sylvia

CD Two
Black Beauty
Le Cathedrale De Strasbourg
Harem Scarem
De Ti O De Me
Round Goes The Gossip
Ode To Venus
Hocus Pocus






Bobby Jacobs
Pierre van der Linden
Niels Van Der Steenhoven
Thijs van Leer

Producer:

Bass, Vocals
Drums
Guitar
Vocals, Organ, Flute

 

Recorded live at:
Tracks 1,5: The Arts Centre, Bury, Greater Manchester, England
Tracks 2,6,7: Hirsch, Nürnberg, Germany
Tracks 3,4,9: Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
Tracks 8,13: The Ferry, Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland
Track 11: Astor Theatre, Deal, Kent, England
Track 14: Boerderij, Zoetermeer, South Holland, Netherlands
Tracks 10,12: Zeche Carl, Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

20) THE FOCUS FAMILY ALBUM

 
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

 
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

CD One
Nature Is Our Friend [Thijs Van Leer]
Song For Eva
Riverdance [Pierre Van Der Linden]
Victoria
Two-Part Intervention [Menno Gootjes]
Mosh Blues
Raga Reverence 1 - Swung
The Fifth Man
Song for Yaminah [Udo Pannekeet]
Claire Obscure

CD Two
Let Us Wander? [Thijs Van Leer]
Birds Come Fly Over (Le Tango)
Spiritual Swung [Pierre Van Der Linden]
Santa Teresa
Hazel [Menno Gootjes]
Fine Without You
Raga Reverence 5 - Swung
Five Fourth
Anaya [Udo Pannekeet]
Winnie






Jo De Roeck
Menno Gootjes
Bobby Jacobs
Ivan Lins
Udo Pannekeet

Pierre van der Linden
Thijs van Leer




Producer:

Vocals (Tracks 2-6)
Guitar (Tracks 2,4-8,10,12,14,15-18,20)
Bass (Tracks 2,4,6-8,10)
Vocals (Track 14)
Bass (Tracks 9,10,19,20),
Drum Programming (Track 19)
Drums (Tracks 2-4,6-8,10,12-14,16-18,20),
Percussion (Tracks 3,13)
Vocals (Tracks 2,6,12),
Flute (Tracks 1,2,6,8,10,11,12,14,16,18,20),
Organ (Tracks 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20),
Piano & Vocoder (Track 4)

Bobby Jacobs (Tracks 2,4,6-8,12,14),
Thijs Van Leer (Track 20)