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Focus
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Focus is a Dutch rock band which was founded by classically trained organist / flautist Thijs van Leer in 1969, and is most famous for the instrumental pieces "Hocus Pocus" and "Sylvia," along with a series of pieces titled "Focus." The band's original guitarist, Jan Akkerman, has gone on to a notable solo career.
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http://www.focustheband.com
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Releases on file (19)
Focus — Focus 11 Focus — Focus 11
(In and Out of Focus, 2018, CD / LP / DL)
Focus — The Focus Family Album Focus — The Focus Family Album
(In and Out of Focus Records , 2017, 2CD)
Focus — Focus X Focus — Focus X
(FWUS043, 2013, CD)
Focus — Focus 9 / New Skin Focus — Focus 9 / New Skin
(Red Bullet RB 66.253, 2006, CD)
Focus and Friends — Focus 8.5 / Beyond the Horizon Focus and Friends — Focus 8.5 / Beyond the Horizon
( IF003CD, 2005/2016, CD)
Focus — Focus 8 Focus — Focus 8
(Musea FGBG 4472.AR, 2002, CD)
Focus — Live in Southamerica Focus — Live in Southamerica
(Sol & Deneb CDSD 15, 2002/2004, CD)
Focus — Live at the BBC Focus — Live at the BBC
(Hux Records Hux/BBC 51, 1996, CD)
Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales
(Rhino Records R2 72451, 1996, 5CD)
Jan Akkerman & Thijs van Leer — Focus Jan Akkerman & Thijs van Leer — Focus
(Vertigo 824 524-2, 1985, CD)
Focus — Focus Con Proby Focus — Focus Con Proby
(EMI CDM 7 483392, 1978/1988, CD)
Focus — Ship of Memories Focus — Ship of Memories
(Red Bullet 6619, 1976/2001, CD)
Focus — Mother Focus Focus — Mother Focus
(Red Bullet RB 66.192, 1975/2001, CD)
Focus — Hamburger Concerto Focus — Hamburger Concerto
(Red Bullet RB 66.191, 1974/2001, CD)
Focus — Live at the Rainbow Focus — Live at the Rainbow
(Red Bullet BV RB 66.190, 1973/2001, CD)
Focus — Focus 3 Focus — Focus 3
(Red Bullet RB 66.189, 1972/2001, CD)
Focus — Moving Waves (AKA Focus II) Focus — Moving Waves (AKA Focus II)
(Red Bullet RB 66.188, 1971/2001, CD)
Focus — In and Out of Focus (AKA Focus Plays Focus) Focus — In and Out of Focus (AKA Focus Plays Focus)
(Red Bullet RB 66.187, 1970/2001, CD)
Focus — Focus 11 Focus — Focus 11
(In and Out of , 0, )

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