FOCUS SINGLES page 2
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of the King
||House of the King - Italian issue - 1970|
|1970||Why Dream/Happy Nightmare ***||The first album recorded was Focus Plays Focus. However, the product quality was poor and only 8,000 copies were sold. Due to the popularity of the band the album was re-recorded in London and renamed In and Out of Focus. These tracks were taken from the album and were not representative of the music the band was playing at the time.|
|1970||House of the King/Focus
||House of the King proved to be a big hit in Holland and France and established the band. The song was written by Jan Akkerman in Spain and proved to be one of the bands most popular hits ending up as a TV theme tune in the UK. If you had to pick one tune as an illustration of what Focus stood for then I think this would be it.|
|1973||Hocus-Pocus/Sylvia||A double sided Dutch Focus single from 1973 with Hocus Pocus and Sylvia.
|1973||Sylvia/Love Remembered ***||A double sided Dutch Focus single from 1973 with Sylvia
and Love Remembered.
|1973||Hocus-Pocus **||This is for a 1973 Mexican 7" EP of Hocus Pocus, with side
2 being Sylvia & Love Remembered. Love Remembered is listed on the
cover & label as "Amor Recordado".
The photo of the label depicts a promo copy, but my guess is that it
was also available as a regular release.
||European (UK) picture sleeve of harem scarem/early birth from 1974.|
|1974||Harem Scarem/Early Birth||Spanish picture sleeve for harem scarem/early birth from 1974.|
||This is another Spanish single cover.|
|1975||Harem Scarem/La Cathedrale De Strasbourg/Starter/Rare||Rare Brazilian Focus EP from 1975. It was a 7" EP (33
rpm) and contained the tracks Harem Scarem, La Cathedrale De Strasbourg,
and Starter and Rare from the Hamburger Concerto.
|1975|| Mother Focus/I
Need a Bathroom
||Japenese picture sleeve for Mother Focus/I need a bathroom from 1975.|
||Spanish single released to coincide with the release of Ship of Memories.|
|1976||House of the King/O Avondrood||Another release of House of the King in support of a best of release, backed by O Avondrood which appeared originally on a multi-artist Dutch album and was in effect a version of Red Sky at Night with vocals.|
|1978||Sneezing Bull/Eddy *
||This was only released in certain countries and featured the Philip Catherine track Sneezing Bull which was originally recorded on his solo album Guitars before being re-recorded for the Focus Con Proby album. Eddy was originally recorded on the Thijs van Leer solo album O my love before being re-recorded on the Focus Con Proby album.|
|1985||Beethoven Revenge/Whos Calling?||This is an edited version of the album tracks. This album was unique at the time as the CD was released with extended tracks that were edited for the vinyl release.|
|2001||Hocus Pocus(fast)/Hocus Pocus||2001 release of US version of hocus pocus (fast version) backed by European single version.|
Acknowledgments: Tim Baugh 2001
1999 - All images and texts in this page kindly sent by Tim Baugh, except:
* kindly sent by Steffen Staugaard.
** kindly sent by Hadley Kahn .
*** text sent by Tim and image kindly sent by Henk NL.
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