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Focus
« on: January 29, 2005, 10:16:05 PM »
This is the discussion topic for all things Focus (Netherlands)

Artist Web Site:
 - http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Alley/8267/index.html

Artist Page on ProGGnosis:
 - http://www.proggnosis.com/MUSIC_DBArtist.asp?txtArtistID=512

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Re: Focus
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2005, 01:42:11 AM »
        Yea, Focus, the " Moving Waves "  album seems to be the best , from what I've heard.  Great ol' rock album w/ Jan Akkerman playin' like no tomorrow. All around great band.

         Other groups that Mr. Akkerman has played on noteworthy ALBUMS , like, Meditation   by Tony Scott, with the obscure Brainbox and his many solo ventures , for instance Tabernakle. At one point in the '70's his acclaim reached the levels of guitarists like Clapton.                       
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Re: Focus
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2006, 11:35:50 AM »
The Official Focus Homepage can be found at: http://www.focustheband.nl

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Re: Focus
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2006, 12:12:47 PM »
Been meaning to get some of their stuff since I was played it at school back in the dark ages. Finally spotted the double 'best of' album for a fiver ! (great new CD shop in Brentwood Essex - really cheap).

What a band ! - excellent - have just worked out Sylvia (what a classic :rock:) & hope that next time we jam we can successfully cover it !

Cheers - Martin


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Re: Focus
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2006, 01:17:14 AM »
Listen to Eruption then. One of the best prog epics EVER imo. :winkle:

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Re: Focus
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2006, 10:09:31 AM »
Focus just released their ninth album a few weeks ago. The Title of the album is Focus 9 / New Skin. From the original line-up, there are two members still active, naming: Thijs van Leer on Flute, Keyboards & Vocals and Pierre van der Linden on Drums. The two are accompanied by Niels van der Steenhoven on Guitars and Bobby Jacobs on Fenderbass.
 
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Re: Focus
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2008, 05:53:03 PM »
As the old chairman of the Focus Fan Association and writer of lyrics for European Rap(sody) on Focus 9, can I just thank whoever it is who is keeping the name of this great band going.

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Re: Focus
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2008, 11:39:10 PM »
Then you can thank the German fathers and inventors of Melodic Speed Metal, Helloween. Their "Jukebox" album included only covers, and one of them was "Hocus Pocus". Without this album, I'd know nothing at all about Focus. And that goes for all the music fans I know, with one exception, and he's just turned 50, so he was probably "there" when they were at their prime, or what you say.

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Re: Focus
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2008, 02:22:01 PM »
As the old chairman of the Focus Fan Association and writer of lyrics for European Rap(sody) on Focus 9, can I just thank whoever it is who is keeping the name of this great band going.

There are several of us who love Focus - and we are happy to welcome you to the Bazaar  :welcome:
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Re: Focus
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2013, 12:18:45 PM »
The Focus website moved to http://www.focustheband.com/
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