50 Years Anthology 1970-1976

FOCUS 50 Years Anthology 1970-1976 (2020 UK/EU limited edition 11-Disc box set featuring 9-CDs and 2-DVDs [Region 0 PAL]. This anthology is curated by Focus/Jan Akkerman archivist Wouter Bessels and includes long anticipated new remasters of their first seven albums, plus single tracks, alternate mixes, demos, raw studio mixes and previously unreleased live recordings. In addition, two PAL format DVDs contain 4+ hours of audiovisual material from the archives of worldwide TV broadcasting companies, plus the first official and long anticipated release of the 1973 'Focus At The Rainbow' concert movie, carefully remastered from the original 16mm film. Factory sealed from new inside a neat picture box. Highly recommended!)

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Release Year 2020 - 1 years ago
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Format CD Album Box Set
Record Label Red Bullet
Complete Stock List Go to Focus
Product Catalogue No 8712944663174
Music Genre Dutch Artists, Progressive, 70s Rock
Country Comes from UK Comes from 'UK'
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This set contains the complete work of Focus released between 1970 and 1976, the years in which the band featured four of the most talented musicians originating from the Netherlands during the 1970s. During this period the band was the first continental European rock group to reach a worldwide audience meanwhile touring extensively in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and Japan. Includes long anticipated new remasters of their first seven albums, plus single tracks, alternate mixes, demos, raw studio mixes and previously unreleased live recordings. In addition, two DVDs contain over Four hours of audiovisual material from the archives of worldwide TV broadcasting companies, plus the first official and long anticipated release of the 1973 'Focus At The Rainbow' concert movie, carefully remastered from the original 16 mm film.


CD1 - FOCUS PLAYS FOCUS / IN AND OUT OF FOCUS
Original release: 1970
1. Focus (instrumental) 9.46
2. Why Dream 3.56
3. Happy Nightmare (Mescaline) 3.56
4. Anonymus 7.01
5. Black Beauty 3.05
6. Sugar Island 3.02
7. Focus (vocal) 2.43
BONUS TRACKS
8. House Of The King 2.23
9. Eruption (Live Lanx 1970) 37.31

CD2 - FOCUS II / MOVING WAVES
Original release: 1971
1. Hocus Pocus 6.41
2. Le Clochard (Bread) 1.59
3. Janis 3.06
4. Moving Waves 2.41
5. Focus II 4.03
6. Eruption (Orfeus - Answer - Orfeus - Answer - Pupilla - Tommy - Pupilla - Answer - The Bridge - Euridice - Dayglow - Endless Road - Answer - Orfeus - Euridice) 23.07
BONUS TRACKS
7. Hocus Pocus (single version) 3.27
8. Tommy (single version) 3.25
9. Focus I (Live Texel 1971) 14.11


CD3 - FOCUS 3
Original release: 1972
1. Round Goes The Gossip… 5.16
2. Love Remembered 2.48
3. Sylvia 3.32
4. Carnival Fugue 6.07
5. Focus III 6.05
6. Answers? Questions! Questions? Answers! 14.03
7. Anonymus II (Part 1) 19.33
8. Anonymus II (Conclusion) 7.34
9. Elspeth Of Nottingham 3.13
BONUS TRACKS
10. Sylvia (single version) 3.32
11. Love Remembered (single version) 2.49
12. Hocus Pocus (US single version) 3.25


CD4 - AT THE RAINBOW
Original release: 1973
1. Focus III 3.52
2. Answers? Questions! Questions? Answers! 11.26
3. Focus II 4.24
4. Eruption (Orfeus - Answer - Orfeus - Answer - Pupilla - Tommy - Pupilla) 8.40
5. Hocus Pocus 8.27
6. Sylvia 2.47
7. Hocus Pocus - reprise 2.48
BONUS TRACKS
8. P’s March (original mix - single version) 3.27
9. Ship Of Memories (original mix) 4.40
10. P’s March (original mix - full version) 4.03

CD5 - HAMBURGER CONCERTO
Original release: 1974
1. Delitiæ Musicæ 1.13
2. Harem Scarem 5.50
3. La Cathédrale de Strasbourg 4.57
4. Birth 7.45
5. Hamburger Concerto (Starter - Rare - Medium I - Medium II - Well Done - One For The Road) 20.23
BONUS TRACKS
6. Early Birth 2.56
7. Harem Scarem (single version) 3.08
8. Birth (alternate mix) 7.43
9. Harem Scarem (alternate mix) 5.51

CD6 - MOTHER FOCUS
Original release: 1975
1. Mother Focus 3.05
2. I Need A Bathroom 3.04
3. Bennie Helder 3.33
4. Soft Vanilla 3.04
5. Hard Vanilla 2.35
6. Tropic Bird 2.45
7. Focus IV 3.57
8. Someone’s Crying… What! 3.19
9. All Together… Oh That! 3.41
10. No Hang Ups 2.56
11. My Sweetheart 3.38
12. Father Bach 1.33
BONUS TRACKS
13. Focus IV (rough mix) 4.02
14. Bennie Helder (rough mix) 3.45
15. Vanilla (rough mix) 5.42
16. Mother Focus (rough mix) 3.02
17. All Together… Oh That! (rough mix) 3.42
18. My Sweetheart (rough mix) 3.46
19. Someone’s Crying… What! (rough mix) 3.18
20. Studio 55 Jam 6.56

CD7 - SHIP OF MEMORIES
Original release: 1976
1. P’s March 4.48
2. Can’t Believe My Eyes 5.22
3. Focus V 3.02
4. Out Of Vesuvius 5.51
5. Glider 4.40
6. Red Sky At Night 5.52
7. Spoke The Lord Creator 2.33
8. Crackers 2.42
9. Ship Of Memories 1.47
BONUS TRACKS
10. Elektrisch Levenslicht (Neerlands Hoop in Bange Dagen) 3.09
11. The Shrine Of God (Ramses Shaffy with group Focus) 3.39
12. Watch The Ugly People (Ramses Shaffy with group Focus) 2.19
13. House Of The King (rough mix version 1) 2.27
14. House Of The King (rough mix version 2) 2.26
15. Focus III (unreleased single version) 4.37
16. Hocus Pocus (US single version - takes 14-17) 7.12
17. Glider (single version) 3.28
18. P’s March (single version) 4.07
19. O Avondrood 5.10
20. Crackers (vocal version) 2.31

CD8 - FOCUS BBC 1973
1. Focus III 3.54
2. Answers? Questions! Questions? Answers! 12.09
3. Focus II 5.06
4. Anonymus II 23.30
5. Focus I 4.27
6. Hocus Pocus 7.38
7. Sylvia - Hocus Pocus (reprise) 5.52
Produced and recorded by BBC Radio 1 In Concert, Paris Theatre, London, 17th January 1973.

CD9 - LIVE 1971 – 1975
1. Eruption (Live Rotterdam 1971) 46.37
2. Birth 11.38
3. Improvisation #1 8.35
4. House Of The King 3.02
5. Improvisation #2 6.23
6. Hocus Pocus 3.20
Track 1: Recorded by AVRO radio at the Newport Jazz Festival, Grote Zaal, De Doelen, Rotterdam, 29th October 1971. Track 2: Recorded at the Festival Hall, Osaka, 2nd July 1974. Track 3-6: Recorded at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, 21st June 1975.

DVD1 - FOCUS SIGHT & SOUND VOL. 1
1. BBC The Old Grey Whistle Test (May 1972) 24.26
2. BBC The Old Grey Whistle Test (December 1972) 16.01
3. Focus At The Rainbow (May 1973) 47.28
4. BBC In Concert (April 1974) 36.18

DVD2 - FOCUS SIGHT & SOUND VOL. 2
1. NOS Van Gewest Tot Gewest (July 1970) 1.54
2. NOS Uit De Kunst (June 1972) 3.51
3. RTE The Music Makers: Focus at the Stadium (Novem

CD ALBUM BOX SET  
Recording Artist Focus
Product Title 50 Years Anthology 1970-1976
Product Information Focus 50 Years Anthology 1970-1976 UK CD Album Box Set.
Language All tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
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Artists Related To Brainbox (Focus), Cyril Havermans, Jan Akkerman, Thijs Van Leer, Trace
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