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Recorded at the Rainbow Theatre in London on 5 May 1973 1. Focus Ⅲ 2. Answers ? Questions ! Questions ? Answers ! 3. Focus Ⅱ 4. Eruption ・ Orfeus ・ Answer.

Another one of those Focus album that came with different sleeve depending on which side of the great pond you lived on. This is a very controversial album, some calling it useless but it is not that bad but most constuctive criticism is absolutely true. One of the things I always regretted is that Focus always stretched out whatever few good ideas they had, and it is quite evident if you see them live. Right after the release of Focus III album, the band recorded and released this live album at the Rainbow. The famous track "Focus III" (3:54) kicks off this live set with soft organ work combined with stunning guitar fills. It then flows seamlessly to "Answers?

Recorded at the Rainbow Theatre, London, Saturday 5th May 1973. Location recording: Pye Studios Mobile Unit. Laminated gatefold sleeve. Rights Society: STEMRA. Matrix, Runout (Label side A): 5C 054-24939-A. Matrix, Runout (Label side B): 5C 054-24939-B.

Throughout the album the performance is simply astonishing. Live at the Rainbow is a fine purchase for any Focus fan, or, indeed, anyone looking for a band with a good degree of originality and musical ability.

At The Rainbow is a jazz related rock music live album recording by FOCUS released in 1973 on CD, LP/Vinyl and/or cassette. FOCUS - At The Rainbow. Filed under Jazz Related Rock By FOCUS.

Album Name At the Rainbow. Data de lançamento 1973. Estilo de MúsicaSymphonic Prog. Membros têm este álbum6. 1. Focus III. 2. Answers Questions. 3. Questions Answers. 4. Focus II. 5. Eruption. Other productions from Focus. X. Focus 9 - New Skin.

Released one year later than Focus III, At the Rainbow was Focus first live album. The album features the dutch progressive rock band greatest hits to the moment, such as Hocus Pocus and Sylvia. Although it manages to show the members music abilities with their instruments, At the Rainbow tends to get quite boring at few moments

Focus At The Rainbow - EX UK vinyl LP. Product details. Focus was probably the best of the continental European prog rock bands, comfortably rivaling the finest British groups, and definitely the most successful abroad (though Italy's PFM and Finland's Tasavallan Presidentti are close contenders in quality). At the Rainbow" (titled "Live at the Rainbow" in the US) is a good example of why their prowess didn't rely upon studio gimmickry, but inventive, cooperative playing, improvisation, and fine songwriting. 2 people found this helpful.

Format: 180 gram vinyl LP + insert Cat: MOVLP 324 Released: 01 Jan 90 Genre: Rock. 100% Secure Shopping.

The Focus Family Album is a compilation album by the Dutch progressive rock band Focus. A total of 15 previously unreleased tracks and alternate versions are included on this set. The first of solo pieces by Thijs, recorded in early 2017 on his 1989 Muramatsu flute, especially for The Focus Family Album. Recorded by Geert Scheijgrond.

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A1 Focus III 3:53
A2 Answers? Questions! Questions? Answers!
Written-By – Bert Ruiter, Jan Akkerman
A3 Focus II
Written-By – Eric Cleuver
Eruption (Excerpt) (8:44)
B1.i Orfeus
B1.ii Answer
B1.iii Orfeus
B1.iv Answer
B1.v Pupila Tommy
Written-By – T. Barlache*
B1.vii Pupila
B2 Hocus Pocus
Written-By – Jan Akkerman
B3 Sylvia 2:48
B4 Hocus Pocus (Reprise)
Written-By – Jan Akkerman

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  • Recorded At – Rainbow Theatre London
  • Recorded By – Pye Mobile Recording Unit
  • Mixed At – Air Studios


  • Drums – Pierre Van Der Linden
  • Engineer – Phil Dunne
  • Engineer [Mix-down Assistant] – Gareth Edwards
  • Engineer [Mix-down] – John Punter
  • Producer [Mix-down] – Mike Vernon
  • Vocals, Bass – Bert Ruiter
  • Vocals, Organ, Flute, Guitar – Thijs Van Leer
  • Written-By – Thijs Van Leer (tracks: A1, A3 to B1v, B1vii to B4)


Recorded Saturday 5th May 1973.
Location recording: Pye Studios Mobile Unit.
Mix Down at Air Studios

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  • Rights Society: GEMA

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
5C 054-24939, 5C 054-24 939 Focus At The Rainbow ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Imperial , Imperial 5C 054-24939, 5C 054-24 939 Netherlands 1973
SAS-7408 Focus Live At The Rainbow ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Sire SAS-7408 US 1973
SAS 7408 Focus Live At The Rainbow ‎(LP, Album) Sire SAS 7408 Canada 1973
SAS-7408 Focus Live At The Rainbow ‎(LP, Album) Sire SAS-7408 US 1973
SHLP-9533 Focus At The Rainbow ‎(LP, Album, RE) Harvest SHLP-9533 Venezuela 1980

Focus  - At The Rainbow FLAC album
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