PLEASE NOTE: THE DVDs IN THIS SET ARE PAL FORMAT, AND WILL NOT PLAY ON MOST NORTH AMERICAN DVD PLAYERS... Dutch progrock band Focus has been a household name worldwide for 50 years with hits such as "Hocus Pocus", "House Of The King", "Sylvia", "Tommy" and many others. In honor of this monumental band, Red Bullet Productions presents a new boxset: Focus - 50 Years: Anthology 1970-1976, consisting of 9 CDs and 2 DVDs with remasters and never before released material, such as the 'Focus At The Rainbow' concert film from 1973! This box set contains the complete work of Focus as released between 1970 and 1976, the years in which the band featured 4 of the most talented musicians originating from the Netherlands during the 70s: guitarist Jan Akkerman, keyboard player Thijs van Leer, bass player Bert Ruiter and drummer Pierre van der Linden. In the period 1970-1976, Focus 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. The band scored two worldwide hit singles, sold several million albums and was the first Dutch rock group claiming Melody Maker's Brightest Hope award for 1972. One year later, Focus hit the US Billboard charts with two singles and two albums simultaneously. 50 Years: Anthology 1970-1976 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 16 mm film.
PLEASE NOTE: THE DVDs IN THIS SET ARE PAL FORMAT, AND WILL NOT PLAY ON MOST NORTH AMERICAN DVD PLAYERS... Dutch progrock band Focus has been a household name worldwide for 50 years with hits such as "Hocus Pocus", "House Of The King", "Sylvia", "Tommy" and many others. In honor of this monumental band, Red Bullet Productions presents a new boxset: Focus - 50 Years: Anthology 1970-1976, consisting of 9 CDs and 2 DVDs with remasters and never before released material, such as the 'Focus At The Rainbow' concert film from 1973! This box set contains the complete work of Focus as released between 1970 and 1976, the years in which the band featured 4 of the most talented musicians originating from the Netherlands during the 70s: guitarist Jan Akkerman, keyboard player Thijs van Leer, bass player Bert Ruiter and drummer Pierre van der Linden. In the period 1970-1976, Focus 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. The band scored two worldwide hit singles, sold several million albums and was the first Dutch rock group claiming Melody Maker's Brightest Hope award for 1972. One year later, Focus hit the US Billboard charts with two singles and two albums simultaneously. 50 Years: Anthology 1970-1976 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 16 mm film.
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Format: CD
Label: RED BULLET
Rel. Date: 11/20/2020
UPC: 8712944663174

50 Years Anthology 1970-1976 (9cd+2dvd Pal Reg 0)
Artist: Focus
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. Focus (Instrumental)
2. Why Dream
3. Happy Nightmare (Mescaline)
4. Anonymus
5. Black Beauty
6. Sugar Island
7. Focus (Vocal)
8. House of the King
9. Eruption (Live Lanx 1970)
10. Hocus Pocus
11. Le Clochard (Bread)
12. Janis
13. Moving Waves
14. Focus II
15. Eruption (Orfeus - Answer - Orfeus - Answer - Pupilla - Tommy - Pupilla - Answer - the Bridge - Euridice - Dayglow - Endless Roa
16. Hocus Pocus (Single Version)
17. Tommy (Single Version)
18. Focus I (Live Texel 1971)
19. Round Goes the Gossip
20. Love Remembered
21. Sylvia
22. Carnival Fugue
23. Focus III
24. Answers? Questions! Questions? Answers!
25. Anonymus II (Part 1)
26. Anonymus II (Conclusion)
27. Elspeth of Nottingham
28. Sylvia (Single Version)
29. Love Remembered (Single Version)
30. Hocus Pocus (Us Single Version)
31. Answers? Questions! Questions? Answers!
32. Focus II
33. Eruption (Orfeus - Answer - Orfeus - Answer - Pupilla - Tommy - Pupilla)
34. Hocus Pocus
35. Sylvia
36. Hocus Pocus - Reprise
37. P's March (Original Mix - Single Version)
38. Ship of Memories (Original Mix)
39. P's March (Original Mix - Full Version)
40. Delitiae Musicae
41. Harem Scarem
42. La Cathedrale de Strasbourg
43. Birth
44. Hamburger Concerto (Starter - Rare - Medium I - Medium II - Well Done - One for the Road)
45. Early Birth
46. Harem Scarem (Single Version)
47. Birth (Alternate Mix)
48. Harem Scarem (Alternate Mix)
49. Mother Focus
50. I Need a Bathroom
51. Bennie Helder
52. Soft Vanilla
53. Hard Vanilla
54. Tropic Bird
55. Focus IV
56. Someone's Crying... What!
57. All Together... Oh That!
58. No Hang Ups
59. My Sweetheart
60. Father Bach
61. Focus IV (Rough Mix)
62. Bennie Helder (Rough Mix)
63. Vanilla (Rough Mix)
64. Mother Focus (Rough Mix)
65. All Together... Oh That! (Rough Mix)
66. My Sweetheart (Rough Mix)
67. Someone's Crying... What! (Rough Mix)
68. Studio 55 Jam
69. P's March
70. Can't Believe My Eyes
71. Focus V
72. Out of Vesuvius
73. Glider
74. Red Sky at Night
75. Spoke the Lord Creator
76. Crackers
77. Ship of Memories
78. Elektrisch Levenslicht (Neerlands Hoop in Bange Dagen)
79. The Shrine of God (Ramses Shaffy with Group Focus)
80. Watch the Ugly People (Ramses Shaffy with Group Focus)
81. House of the King (Rough Mix Version 1)
82. House of the King (Rough Mix Version 2)
83. Focus III (Unreleased Single Version)
84. Hocus Pocus (Us Single Version - Takes 14-17)
85. Glider (Single Version)
86. P's March (Single Version)
87. O Avondrood
88. Crackers (Vocal Version)
89. Focus III
90. Answers? Questions! Questions? Answers!
91. Focus II
92. Anonymus II
93. Focus I
94. Hocus Pocus
95. Sylvia - Hocus Pocus
96. Eruption (Live Rotterdam 1971)
97. Birth
98. Improvisation #1
99. House of the King
100. Improvisation #2
101. Hocus Pocus ^1
102. BBC the Old Grey Whistle Test (May 1972) ^1
103. BBC the Old Grey Whistle Test (December 1972) ^1
104. Focus at the Rainbow (May 1973) ^1
105. BBC in Concert (April 1974) ^1
106. Nos Van Gewest Tot Gewest (July 1970) ^1
107. Nos Uit de Kunst (June 1972) ^1
108. Rte the Music Makers: Focus at the Stadium (November 1973) ^1
109. Vara Nederpopzien (December 1973) ^1
110. Avro Toppop: Harem Scarem (May 1974) ^1
111. Avro Toppop: O Avondrood (June 1976) ^1
112. Veronica Goud Van Oud (April 1990) ^1
113. NCRV Classic Albums: Moving Waves (June 1997)

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PLEASE NOTE: THE DVDs IN THIS SET ARE PAL FORMAT, AND WILL NOT PLAY ON MOST NORTH AMERICAN DVD PLAYERS... Dutch progrock band Focus has been a household name worldwide for 50 years with hits such as "Hocus Pocus", "House Of The King", "Sylvia", "Tommy" and many others. In honor of this monumental band, Red Bullet Productions presents a new boxset: Focus - 50 Years: Anthology 1970-1976, consisting of 9 CDs and 2 DVDs with remasters and never before released material, such as the 'Focus At The Rainbow' concert film from 1973! This box set contains the complete work of Focus as released between 1970 and 1976, the years in which the band featured 4 of the most talented musicians originating from the Netherlands during the 70s: guitarist Jan Akkerman, keyboard player Thijs van Leer, bass player Bert Ruiter and drummer Pierre van der Linden. In the period 1970-1976, Focus 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. The band scored two worldwide hit singles, sold several million albums and was the first Dutch rock group claiming Melody Maker's Brightest Hope award for 1972. One year later, Focus hit the US Billboard charts with two singles and two albums simultaneously. 50 Years: Anthology 1970-1976 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 16 mm film.