Focus

Bootleg

In and out of Texel (1971)

In and out of Texel

In and out of Texel
(1971)

Texel
Live at the isle of Texel (1971)

Texel
Texel
(1971)

Tracks:
  1. Anonymous (T. van Leer, J. Akkerman) [22:31]
  2. Eruption (T. van Leer, J. Akkerman) [21:54]
  3. Le Clochard (J. Akkerman) [3:07]
  4. Untitled [14:07]
  5. House of the king (J. Akkerman) [4:07]
  6. Focus (T. van Leer) [13:51]

Musicians:

  • Thijs van Leer: Vocals, organ, flute
  • Jan Akkerman: Guitar
  • Cyril Havermans: Vocals, bass guitar
  • Pierre van der Linden: Drums

Information:
Recorded at Texel, The Netherlands, 1971 at the Sarasani festival.

Newport Festival Rotterdam (1971)

Newport Rotterdam
Newport Festival Rotterdam

Focus Newport Rotterdam

Newport Jazz Festival In Rotterdam
(1971)

Tracks:
  1. Introduction / Tuning [3:02]
  2. Eruption (T. van Leer, J. Akkerman) [46:45]

Musicians:

  • Thijs van Leer: Vocals, organ, flute
  • Jan Akkerman: Guitar
  • Cyril Havermans: Vocals, bass guitar
  • Pierre van der Linden: Drums

Information:
Recorded at the Newport Festival, De Doelen in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, October 29, 1971

Live at Reading Festival (1972)

Live at Reading Festival
(1972)

Tracks:
  1. Focus III (T. van Leer) [3:14]
  2. Answers ? Questions ! Questions ? Answers ! (J. Akkerman, B. Ruiter) [11:57]
  3. Focus II (T. van Leer) [4:22]
  4. Introduction [:20]
  5. Anonymous II T. van Leer, J. Akkerman, P. van der Linden, B. Ruiter [22:13]
  6. Eruption (excerpt) (T. van Leer, J. Akkerman) [3:17]
  7. Hocus Pocus (T. van Leer, J. Akkerman) [5:41]
  8. Sylvia (T. van Leer) [4:01]
  9. Hocus Pocus (reprise) (T. van Leer, J. Akkerman) [1:24]

Musicians:

  • Thijs van Leer: Vocals, organ, flute
  • Jan Akkerman: Guitar
  • Bert Ruiter: Vocals, bass guitar
  • Pierre van der Linden: Drums

Information:
Recorded Live at Reading Festival, England, August 12, 1972

Reading program 1972

BBC In Concert (1972)

The Sky Will Fall Over London Tonight

The Sky Will Fall Over London Tonight
(1972)

Live at the BBC
Broadcast Transcription
(1972)


At the BBC
BBC Concert
(1972)

At the BBC 72
At the BBC
(1972)


In Concert
In Concert
(1972)

Tracks:
  1. Bob Harris introduction [:43]
  2. Anonymous II T. van Leer, J. Akkerman, P. van der Linden, B. Ruiter [22:00]
  3. Band introduction [1:16]
  4. Focus I (T. van Leer) [4:07]
  5. Focus III (T. van Leer) [3:28]
  6. Answers ? Questions ! Questions ? Answers ! (J. Akkerman, B. Ruiter) [11:57]
  7. Focus II (T. van Leer) [4:52]
  8. Bob Harris once more [:16]
  9. Hocus Pocus (T. van Leer, J. Akkerman) [7:40]

Musicians:

  • Thijs van Leer: Vocals, organ, flute
  • Jan Akkerman: Guitar
  • Bert Ruiter: Vocals, bass guitar
  • Pierre van der Linden: Drums

Information:
Recorded live at BBC Studios, London, England, December 12, 1972

Philharmonic Hall New York (1973)

Focus Philharmonic Hall New York

Philharmonic Hall New York
(1973)

Tracks:
  1. Introduction [:25]
  2. Focus III (T. van Leer) [3:26]
  3. Answers ? Questions ! Questions ? Answers ! (J. Akkerman, B. Ruiter) [12:41]
  4. Focus II (T. van Leer) [4:29]
  5. Anonymous II T. van Leer, J. Akkerman, P. van der Linden, B. Ruiter [26:33]
  6. Eruption (T. van Leer, J. Akkerman) [9:14]
  7. Hocus Pocus (T. van Leer, J. Akkerman) [9:34]
  8. Sylvia (T. van Leer) [3:47]
  9. Hocus Pocus (reprise) (T. van Leer, J. Akkerman) [3:32]

Musicians:

  • Thijs van Leer: Vocals, organ, flute
  • Jan Akkerman: Guitar
  • Bert Ruiter: Vocals, bass guitar
  • Pierre van der Linden: Drums

Information:
Recorded at Philharmonic Hall, New York, USA, March 23, 1973

Focus Philharmonic Hall New York backFocus Philharmonic Hall New York

NewspaperNewspaper
Billboard 1973

Focus At The Koseinenkin (1974)

Focus at the Koseinenkin

Focus At The Koseinenkin
(1974)

Tracks:

CD 1
  1. Opening [1:16]
  2. Focus III (T. van Leer) [3:10]
  3. Answers ? Questions ! Questions ? Answers ! (J. Akkerman, B. Ruiter) [10:48]
  4. Focus II (T. van Leer) [4:31]
  5. Sylvia (T. van Leer) [2:54]
  6. Harem Scarem (T. van Leer) [11:06]
  7. House of the king (J. Akkerman) [3:27]
  8. Birth (J. Akkerman) [12:16]
  9. Tommy (T. Barlage) [3:54]
CD 2
  1. Hamburger Concerto (T. van Leer, J. Akkerman) [21:29]
  2. Hocus Pocus (T. van Leer, J. Akkerman) [8:43]
  3. Hamburger Concerto Jam (T. van Leer, J. Akkerman) [12:52]
  4. No hang ups (P. Stoppelman) [3:38]
  5. Hocus Pocus (reprise) (T. van Leer, J. Akkerman) [2:41]

Musicians:

  • Thijs van Leer: Vocals, organ, flute
  • Jan Akkerman: Guitar
  • Bert Ruiter: Vocals, bass guitar
  • Collin Allen: Drums

Information:
Recorded at Koseinenkin Hall, Tokio, Japan, June 30, 1974

New Master Tokyo 2nd Night (1974)

New Master Tokyo 2nd Night

New Master Tokyo 2nd Night
(1974)

Tracks:
  1. Focus III (T. van Leer) [4:49]
  2. Answers ? Questions ! Questions ? Answers ! (J. Akkerman, B. Ruiter) [10:49]
  3. Focus II (T. van Leer) [4:31]
  4. Sylvia (T. van Leer) [3:05]
  5. Harem Scarem (T. van Leer) [10:33]
  6. Love remembered (J. Akkerman) [4:03]
  7. Tommy (T. Barlage) [3:14]
  8. House of the king (J. Akkerman) [3:01]

Musicians:

  • Thijs van Leer: Vocals, organ, flute
  • Jan Akkerman: Guitar
  • Bert Ruiter: Vocals, bass guitar
  • Collin Allen: Drums

Information:
Recorded in Tokyo, Japan, July 1, 1974

New master TokyoNew Master Tokyo 2nd Night

Sylvia (1974)

Sylvia

Sylvia
(1974)

Tracks:
  1. Focus II (T. van Leer) [4:42]
  2. Sylvia (T. van Leer) [3:12]
  3. Harem Scarem (T. van Leer) [15:16]
  4. Love remembered (J. Akkerman) [6:23]
  5. Tommy (T. Barlage) [3:46]
  6. Birth (J. Akkerman) [13:31]
  7. Hamburger Concerto (T. van Leer, J. Akkerman) [21:15]
  8. Hocus Pocus (T. van Leer, J. Akkerman) [8:36]

Musicians:

  • Thijs van Leer: Vocals, organ, flute
  • Jan Akkerman: Guitar
  • Bert Ruiter: Vocals, bass guitar
  • Collin Allen: Drums

Information:
Recorded at Osaka, Japan, July 2, 1974

Focal Distance (1974)

Focal Distance
(1974)

Tracks:

CD 1
  1. Focus III (T. van Leer) [3:10]
  2. Answers ? Questions ! Questions ? Answers ! (J. Akkerman, B. Ruiter) [13:23]
  3. Focus II (T. van Leer) [4:40]
  4. Sylvia (T. van Leer) [3:07]
  5. Harem Scarem (T. van Leer) [14:03]
  6. Love remembered (J. Akkerman) [4:43]
  7. Tommy (T. Barlage) [3:31]
  8. House of the king (J. Akkerman) [3:11]
CD 2
  1. Birth (J. Akkerman) [13:19]
  2. Hamburger Concerto (T. van Leer, J. Akkerman) [21:40]
  3. Hocus Pocus (T. van Leer, J. Akkerman) [7:46]
  4. Hamburger Concerto Jam (T. van Leer, J. Akkerman) [15:20]
  5. No hang ups (P. Stoppelman) [3:13]
  6. Hocus Pocus (reprise) (T. van Leer, J. Akkerman) [1:31]

Musicians:

  • Thijs van Leer: Vocals, organ, flute
  • Jan Akkerman: Guitar
  • Bert Ruiter: Vocals, bass guitar
  • Collin Allen: Drums

Information:
Recorded at Osaka, Japan, July 2, 1974

Vredenburg (1985)

Vredenburg
(1985)

Tracks:
  1. Song of the open road W. Whitman [12:29]
  2. Le tango (T. van Leer, R. Peters) [6:00]
  3. Streetwalker (J. Akkerman) [13:01]
  4. Sylvia (T. van Leer) [5:17]
  5. King Kong (J. Akkerman) [3:40]
  6. Tommy (T. Barlage) [11:08]
  7. Indian Summer (J. Akkerman) [8:03]
  8. Beethoven's revenge (J. Akkerman) [12:37]
  9. Who's who? [14:19]
  10. Just like a star [5:55]
  11. Russian roulette (T. van Leer) [7:50]
  12. House of the king (J. Akkerman) [7:58]

Musicians:

  • Thijs van Leer: Keyboards, flutes and vocals
  • Jan Akkerman: Guitars and synthesizers
  • Tato Gomez: Bass guitar
  • Mario Argandona: Drums

Information:
Recorded at Vredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands, June 21, 1985

Cambridge Junction (2004)

Cambridge Junction

Cambridge Junction
(2004)

Tracks:

CD 1
  1. Focus III (T. van Leer)
  2. Tamara's move (J. Dumée)
  3. Focus II (T. van Leer)
  4. Band introduction
  5. Aya-Yuppie-Hippie-Yee (B. Jacobs, T. van Leer)
  6. Eruption (T. van Leer, J. Akkerman)
  7. Close to you
  8. House of the king (J. Akkerman)
CD 2
  1. Sylvia (T. van Leer)
  2. La Cathedrale de Strasbourg (T. van Leer)
  3. Harem Scarem (T. van Leer)
  4. De ti o de mi (B. Jacobs)
  5. Hocus Pocus (T. van Leer, J. Akkerman)
  6. Rockin' Rio (T. van Leer)
  7. Brother (T. van Leer, R. Peters)

Musicians:

  • Thijs van Leer: Vocals, organ, flute
  • Jan Dumée: Guitar
  • Bobby Jacobs: Bass guitar
  • Bert Smaak: Drums

Information:
Recorded at Junction, Cambridge, UK, September 28, 2004