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Compilations

Moving Waves (1972)

Moving Waves (1972)
Moving Waves
(1972)
Tracks:

LP 1

  1. Focus (instrumental) (T. van Leer) [9:45] (1970)
  2. Why dream (T. van Leer; H. Cleuver) [3:57] (1970)
  3. Happy nightmare (Mescaline) (T. van Leer; M. Dresden; M. Hayes) [3:56] (1970)
  4. Tommy (T. Barlage) [3:25] (1971)
  5. Anonymous (T. van Leer; J. Akkerman; M. Dresden) [7:00] (1970)
  6. Sylvia (T. van Leer) [3:13] (1972)
  7. Love remembered (J. Akkerman) [2:34] (1972)
  8. House of the king (J. Akkerman) [2:15] (1970)
LP 2
  1. Hocus pocus (T. van Leer; J. Akkerman) [4:35] (1971)
  2. Le clochard ("Bread") (J. Akkerman) [1:55] (1971)
  3. Janis (J. Akkerman; T. van Leer) [3:00] (1971)
  4. Moving waves (T. van Leer, I. Khan) [2:30] (1971)
  5. Focus 2 (T. van Leer) [4:00] (1971)
  6. Eruption (Basic idea T. van Leer) [22:35] (1971)
    a) Orfeus (T. van Leer) [1:20]
    b) Answer (T. van Leer) [1:35]
    c) Orfeus (T. van Leer) [1:20]
    d) Answer (T. van Leer) [:50]
    e) Pupilla (T. van Leer) [1:00]
    f) Tommy (T. Barlage) [1:45]
    g) Pupilla (T. van Leer) [:30]
    h) Answer (T. van Leer) [:45]
    i) The bridge (J. Akkerman) [5:15]
    j) Euridice (T. van Leer, Nobel) [1:40]
    k) Dayglow (T. van Leer) [2:05]
    l) Endless road (P. van der Linden) [1:35]
    m) Answer (T. van Leer) [:35]
    n) Orfeus (T. Van Leer) [:50]
    o) Euridice (T. van Leer, Nobel) [1:30]

Musicians:

  • Thijs van Leer: Organ, flutes, vocals
  • Jan Akkerman: Guitars
  • Martin Dresden: Bass
  • Hans Cleuver: Drums
  • Cyriel Havermans: Bass guitar, voice
  • Pierre van der Linden: Drums

Information:
LP Imperial 5N 180-52636/37 (1972)

Focus

Focus
Focus
Tracks:
  1. Hocus pocus (T. van Leer; J. Akkerman) [4:35] (1971)
  2. Sugar island (T. van Leer, M. Dresden, J. Staal) [3:03] (1970)
  3. Black beauty (T. van Leer, H. Cleuver) [3:05] (1970)
  4. Focus (instrumental) (T. van Leer) [9:45] (1970)
  5. House of the king (J. Akkerman) [2:15] (1970)
  6. Happy nightmare (Mescaline) (T. van Leer; M. Dresden; M. Hayes) [3:56] (1970)
  7. Why dream (T. van Leer; H. Cleuver) [3:57] (1970)
  8. Janis (J. Akkerman; T. van Leer) [3:00] (1971)

Musicians:

  • Thijs van Leer: Organ, flutes, vocals
  • Jan Akkerman: Guitars
  • Martin Dresden: Bass
  • Hans Cleuver: Drums
  • Cyriel Havermans: Bass guitar, voice
  • Pierre van der Linden: Drums

Information:
This is a rare Belgian release

LP Decca LPD 241 Y 345

Focus backFocus

Masters of Rock (1974)

Masters of Rock (1974)
Masters of Rock
(1974)

House of the King (1978)
House of the King
(1978)

Tracks:

  1. Hocus Pocus (T. van Leer; J. Akkerman) [6:41] (1971)
  2. Love remembered (J. Akkerman) [2:34] (1972)
  3. Elspeth of Nottingham (J. Akkerman) [3:10] (1972)
  4. Tommy (T. Barlage) [3:25] (1971)
  5. House Of The King (J. Akkerman) [2:15] (1970)
  6. Sylvia (T. van Leer) [3:31] (1972)
  7. Focus II (T. van Leer) [4:00] (1971)
  8. Round goes the gossip (T. van Leer) [5:10] (1972)
  9. Focus 3 (T. van Leer) [3:20] (1972)

Musicians:

  • Thijs van Leer: Organ, flutes, vocals
  • Jan Akkerman: Guitars
  • Cyriel Havermans: Bass guitar, voice
  • Pierre van der Linden: Drums
  • Bert Ruiter: Bass guitar

Information:
LP Bovema 5C54 25130 (1974) Masters of rock
LP Bovema Negram 1A 034-25130 (1978) House of the king
CD EMIGOLD Series 1A 034-25130 (1983) House of the king

House of the king (back)House of the King (1978)

The Story of Focus (1974)

Moving Waves (1972)
The Story of Focus
(1974)
Tracks:

LP 1

  1. Hocus pocus (T. van Leer; J. Akkerman) [4:35] (1971)
  2. House of the king (J. Akkerman) [2:15] (1970)
  3. Sylvia (T. van Leer) [3:13] (1972)
  4. Janis (J. Akkerman; T. van Leer) [3:00] (1971)
  5. Birth (J. Akkerman) [7:46] (1974)
  6. Hamburger Concerto (J. Akkerman, T. van Leer) [20:19] (1974)
LP 2
  1. Focus (instrumental) (T. van Leer) [9:45] (1970)
  2. Sylvia (T. van Leer) [3:31] (1972)
  3. Focus 2 (T. van Leer) [4:00] (1971)
  4. Carnival Fugue (T. van Leer) [6:09] (1972)
  5. Le clochard (J. Akkerman) [1:55] (1971)
  6. Early birth (J. Akkerman) [2:54] (1974)
  7. Tommy (T. Barlage) [3:25] (1971)
  8. Focus (vocal) (T. van Leer, H. Cleuver) [2:44] (1970)
  9. Eruption (J. Akkerman, T. van Leer) [22:35] (1971)

Musicians:

  • Thijs van Leer: Organ, flutes, vocals
  • Jan Akkerman: Guitars
  • Martin Dresden: Bass
  • Hans Cleuver: Drums
  • Cyriel Havermans: Bass guitar, voice
  • Pierre van der Linden: Drums
  • Bert Ruiter: Bass guitar
  • Colin Allen: Drums

Information:
LP Polydor (1974)

Dutch Masters (1975)

Dutch Masters (1975)
Dutch Masters
(1975)

Tracks:

  1. Hocus Pocus (T. van Leer; J. Akkerman) [6:41] (1971)
  2. Focus (instrumental) (T. van Leer) [9:45] (1970)
  3. House Of The King (J. Akkerman) [2:15] (1970)
  4. Moving waves (T. van Leer; I. Khan) [2:30] (1971)
  5. Sylvia (T. van Leer) [3:31] (1972)
  6. Focus II (T. van Leer) [4:00] (1971)
  7. Love remembered (J. Akkerman) [2:50] (1972)
  8. Carnival Fugue (T. van Leer) [6:09] (1972)
  9. Focus 3 (T. van Leer) [3:20] (1972)
  10. Hocus Pocus (T. van Leer; J. Akkerman) [3:25] (1971)

Musicians:

  • Thijs van Leer: Organ, flutes, vocals
  • Jan Akkerman: Guitars
  • Martin Dresden: Bass
  • Hans Cleuver: Drums
  • Cyriel Havermans: Bass guitar, voice
  • Pierre van der Linden: Drums
  • Bert Ruiter: Bass guitar

Information:
LP Sire SASD-7505 (1975)

Focus Dutch mastersDutch Masters (1975)

Focus Special (1975)

Focus Special (1975)
Focus Special
(1975)

Rock Sensation (1976)
Rock Sensation
(1976)
Tracks:
  1. Hocus pocus (T. van Leer; J. Akkerman) [4:35] (1971)
  2. Focus (instrumental) (T. van Leer) [9:45] (1970)
  3. Round goes the gossip (T. van Leer) [5:10] (1972)
  4. Love remembered (J. Akkerman) [2:50] (1972)
  5. House of the king (J. Akkerman) [2:15] (1970)
  6. Sylvia (T. van Leer) [3:13] (1972)
  7. Early birth (J. Akkerman) [2:54] (1974)
  8. Focus II (T. van Leer) [4:00] (1971)
  9. Carnival Fugue (T. van Leer) [6:09] (1972)
  10. Janis (J. Akkerman; T. van Leer) [3:00] (1971)
  11. Elspeth of Nottingham (J. Akkerman) [3:10] (1972)
  12. Tommy (T. Barlage) [3:25] (1971)
  13. Sylvia (T. van Leer) [3:31] (1972)

Musicians:

  • Thijs van Leer: Organ, flutes, vocals
  • Jan Akkerman: Guitars
  • Martin Dresden: Bass
  • Hans Cleuver: Drums
  • Cyriel Havermans: Bass guitar, voice
  • Pierre van der Linden: Drums
  • Bert Ruiter: Bass guitar
  • Colin Allen: Drums

Information:
LP Polydor 2384 070B (1975)
LP (1976)

Het Beste Van Focus (1978)

Het Beste Van Focus (1978)
Het Beste Van Focus
(1978)


Focus On Focus (1979)
Focus On Focus
(1979)

Het Bese Van Focus (1978)
The Best Of Focus

Tracks:

  1. Tommy (T. Barlage) [3:25] (1971)
  2. House Of The King (J. Akkerman) [2:15] (1970)
  3. No hang ups (P. Stoppelman) [2:58] (1975)
  4. Sneezing bull (P. Catherine) [4:27] (1978)
  5. Focus IV (T. van Leer) [3:59] (1975)
  6. Anonymus (T. van Leer; J. Akkerman; M. Dresden) [7:00] (1970)
  7. Bennie Helder (T. van Leer) [3:32] (1975)
  8. Sylvia (T. van Leer) [3:31] (1972)
  9. Focus II (T. van Leer) [4:00] (1971)
  10. Wingless (T. van Leer, R. van Leer) [5:35] (1978)
  11. Hocus Pocus (T. van Leer; J. Akkerman) [6:41] (1971)
  12. Harem Scarem (T. van Leer) [5:52] (1974)
  13. Mother Focus (J. Akkerman, T. van Leer, B. Ruiter) [3:04] (1975)
  14. Brother (T. van Leer, R. van Leer) [5:19] (1978)

Musicians:

  • Thijs van Leer: Organ, flutes, vocals
  • Jan Akkerman: Guitars
  • Martin Dresden: Bass
  • Hans Cleuver: Drums
  • Cyriel Havermans: Bass guitar, voice
  • Pierre van der Linden: Drums
  • Bert Ruiter: Bass guitar
  • Colin Allen: Drums
  • David Kemper: Drums
  • Eef Albers: Guitars
  • Philip Catherine: Guitars

Information:
LP EMI 058.1262331 (Het Beste van Focus) (1978)
LP Bovema Negram 5N 050-26233 (Focus On Focus) (1979)
CD

Greatest Hits of Focus (1984)

Greatest Hits of Focus (1984)
Greatest Hits of Focus
(1984)
Tracks:
  1. Focus (instrumental) (T. van Leer) [9:45] (1970)
  2. Moving waves (T. van Leer; I. Khan) [2:30] (1971)
  3. Focus II (T. van Leer) [4:00] (1971)
  4. Tommy (T. Barlage) [3:25] (1971)
  5. Hocus Pocus (T. van Leer; J. Akkerman) [4:35] (1971)
  6. House Of The King (J. Akkerman) [2:15] (1970)
  7. Sylvia (T. van Leer) [3:31] (1972)
  8. Janis (J. Akkerman; T. van Leer) [3:00] (1971)

Musicians:

  • Thijs van Leer : Organ, flutes, vocals
  • Jan Akkerman : Guitars
  • Martin Dresden : Bass
  • Hans Cleuver : Drums
  • Cyriel Havermans : Bass guitar
  • Pierre van der Linden : Drums

Information:
LP Fame FA 41 31121 (1984)

Focus (1989)

Focus (1989)
Focus
(1989)

Tracks:

  1. Ship of memories (P. van der Linden) [1:48] (1976)
  2. Hocus Pocus (T. van Leer; J. Akkerman) [6:41] (1971)
  3. Harem Scarem (T. van Leer) [5:52] (1974)
  4. Sylvia (T. van Leer) [3:31] (1972)
  5. Focus II (T. van Leer) [4:00] (1971)
  6. Brother (T. van Leer, R. van Leer) [5:19] (1978)
  7. Mother Focus (J. Akkerman, T. van Leer, B. Ruiter) [3:04] (1975)
  8. Glider (J. Akkerman) [4:38] (1976)
  9. Tommy (T. Barlage) [3:25] (1971)
  10. House Of The King (J. Akkerman) [2:15] (1970)
  11. Sneezing bull (P. Catherine) [4:27] (1978)
  12. Anonymus (T. van Leer; J. Akkerman; M. Dresden) [7:00] (1970)
  13. Can't believe my eyes (J. Akkerman) [5:22] (1976)
  14. Bennie Helder (T. van Leer) [3:32] (1975)
  15. Focus IV (T. van Leer) [3:59] (1975)
  16. Red Sky At Night (T. van Leer, J. Akkerman) [5:50] (1976)
  17. No hang ups (P. Stoppelman) [2:58] (1975)
  18. Focus (vocal) (T. van Leer; H. Cleuver) [2:44) (1970)

Musicians:

  • Thijs van Leer: Organ, flutes, vocals
  • Jan Akkerman: Guitars
  • Martin Dresden: Bass
  • Hans Cleuver: Drums
  • Cyriel Havermans: Bass guitar, voice
  • Pierre van der Linden: Drums
  • Bert Ruiter: Bass guitar
  • Colin Allen: Drums
  • David Kemper: Drums
  • Eef Albers: Guitars
  • Philip Catherine: Guitars

Information:
CD EVA Hitmaster 7928292 (1989)

Focus 89Focus (1989)

Hocus Pocus (1993)

Hocus Pocus (1993)
Hocus Pocus
(1993)


The best of Focus
The best of Focus
(2000)
Tracks:
  1. Hocus Pocus (T. van Leer; J. Akkerman) [6:42] (1971)
  2. Anonymus (T. van Leer; J. Akkerman; M. Dresden) [6:43] (1970)
  3. House Of The King (J. Akkerman) [2:51] (1970)
  4. Focus (instrumental) (T. van Leer) [9:39] (1970)
  5. Janis (J. Akkerman; T. van Leer) [3:09] (1971)
  6. Focus II (T. van Leer) [4:03] (1971)
  7. Tommy (T. Barlage) [3:23] (1971)
  8. Sylvia (T. van Leer) [3:31] (1972)
  9. Focus III (T. van Leer) [6:05] (1972)
  10. Harem Scarem (T. van Leer) [5:52] (1974)
  11. Mother Focus (J. Akkerman, T. van Leer, B. Ruiter) [3:04] (1975)
  12. Focus IV (T. van Leer) [3:59] (1975)
  13. Bennie Helder (T. van Leer) [3:32] (1975)
  14. Glider (J. Akkerman) [4:38] (1976)
  15. Red Sky At Night (T. van Leer, J. Akkerman) [5:50] (1976)
  16. Hocus Pocus (U.S. single version) (T. van Leer; J. Akkerman) [3:25] (1973)

Musicians:

  • Thijs van Leer : Organ, flutes, vocals
  • Jan Akkerman : Guitars
  • Martin Dresden : Bass
  • Hans Cleuver : Drums
  • Cyriel Havermans : Bass guitar
  • Pierre van der Linden : Drums
  • Colin Allen : Drums
  • David Kemper : Drums

Information:
CD (1993)
CD Red Bullet RB 66194 (2000)

Also released as disk one from the double set "Very Best Collected", Red Bullet RB.66281 (2011).

Best of vol. 2 (2011)

Best of vol. 2 (2011)
Best of Vol. 2
(2011)
Tracks:
  1. Focus (vocal) (T. van Leer; H. Cleuver) [2:44) (1970)
  2. Black beauty (T. van Leer; H. Cleuver) [3:09] (1970)
  3. Le clochard ("Bread") (J. Akkerman) [2:01]
  4. Moving waves (T. van Leer, I. Khan) [2:42]
  5. Round goes the gossip (T. van Leer) [5:12] (1972)
  6. Love remembered (J. Akkerman) [2:50] (1972)
  7. Hocus pocus (live) (T. van Leer; J. Akkerman) [8:29] (1973)
  8. Sylvia (live) (T. van Leer) [2:48] (1973)
  9. La Cathedrale de Strasbourg (T. van Leer) [4:59] (1974)
  10. Birth (J. Akkerman) [7:46] (1974)
  11. Tropic bird (B. Ruiter) [2:43] (1975)
  12. My sweetheart (T. van Leer, J. Akkerman) [3:36] (1975)
  13. Can't believe my eyes (J. Akkerman) [5:22] (1976)
  14. Crackers (J. Akkerman) [2:42] (1976)
  15. Hurkey turkey (T. van Leer) [4:15] (2002)
  16. De ti o de mi (B. Jacobs) [6:30] (2002)
  17. Black Beauty (T. van Leer) [4:14] (2006)
  18. Brazil Love (Bonus track made for Japan) [6:16]

Musicians:

  • Thijs van Leer : Organ, flutes, vocals
  • Jan Akkerman : Guitars
  • Martin Dresden : Bass
  • Hans Cleuver : Drums
  • Cyriel Havermans : Bass guitar
  • Pierre van der Linden : Drums
  • Colin Allen : Drums
  • David Kemper : Drums
  • Bobby Jacobs: Bass guitar
  • Bert Smaak: Drums
  • Niels van der Steenhoven: Guitar

Information:
CD Red Bullet RB.66.277 (2011)

Also released as disk two from the double set "Very Best Collected", Red Bullet RB.66281 (2011).