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FOCUS - Live in England

Filmed at: The Robin 2, Bilston, England - 28 April 2009

Focus 1
House Of The King
De Ti O De Mi
Harem Scarem
Round Goes The Gossip
(Ode To) Venus
Hocus Pocus

Limited Edition DVD sold only at gigs during their 2009 tour of England.

FOCUS - Masters from the Vaults

This is the definitive DVD for Focus fans. Thijs van Leer is your host and guide in a wonderful journey featuring rare material from 1971 with the band improvising, rehearsing and refining material for the album which would become Moving Waves.

Also included are extended extracts from the Old Grey Whistle Tests in 1972 and 1973 which helped break Focus into the UK. From 1974 there is a rare concert film of the Hamburger Concerto era, in 1976 the short lived Philip Catherine line-up and there are excerpts from the "new Focus" the triumphal come back tour of the USA in 2002

Tracks Include:
Hocus Pocus
Focus III
House of the King
Focus I
Focus III
FOCUS - Retrospective
FOCUS - Medley 1973 (Eruption)
FOCUS - Hamburger concerto (Rare/Medium/Well Done)

FOCUS - Live in America

This concert was recorded in 2002 when the new Focus performed at the Patriots Theatre New Jersey. This stunning film of their triumphant return to the US stage includes many of their best-known songs. Also featured is previously unreleased archive material of Focus from 1973.
Tracks Include:

1 Focus I
2 House Of The King
3 Focus II
4 Eruption
5 Brother
6 Focus III 7 Sylvia
8 Focus V
9 Cathedrale De Strasbourg
10 Harem Scarem
11 Focus VII
12 Flute Improvisation
13 Hocus Pocus
Bonus Material
1973 Medley Alternate Take
Focus in America Featurette


Production: Showtime
Time: 95
Issued year: 2004
Sound systems: Dolby Digital 5.1 / Dolby Digital 2.0

Focus: Music in Review (2 DVDs)

This two-volume documents the history of the prog-rock band by utilizing a variety of live clips. Concert footage and raw studio sessions provide an in-depth picture of the progressive rock group. The 48-page full color book features an in-depth critique of the studio albums.
Include: 48-page Book 
Time: 120
Year: 2006
Sound system: Dolby Digital 2.0 / Dolby Surround 5.1 / Dts Digital Surround
Country: England

FOCUS - The Ultimate Collection (3 DVDs)

DVD 1 - Inside Focus
The definitive critical review of this legendary band. The film is hosted by Focus founder Thijs van Leer and features a comprehensive survey of Focus live including the performances from The Old Grey Whistle Test.

DVD 2 - Live In America 2003
• Focus I • House Of The King • Focus II • Eruption • Focus III • Brother • Sylvia • Focus V • Cathedrale De Strasbourg • Harem Scarem • Focus VII • Flute Improvisation • Hocus Pocus

DVD 3 - Broadcasting Live 1971-1973
Superb live performances from the archives.
• Sylvia • Hocus Pocus • Anonymous II • Hamburger Concerto • La Cathιdrale de Strasbourg • Sneezing Bull • Angel Wings • Focus Medley ‘73

Focus - The Ultimate Anthology DVD

The pretentious name of this compilation refers to a collection of videos from "Focus - Masters from the vaults" and "Focus - Live in America". Actually a good compilation for people that doesn't have these 2 DVD's.

Featuring Jan Akkerman and Thijs Van Leer.
Dolby Digital & dts digital surround sound,
approx. 80 mins.

The Old Grey Whistle Test

For those of you who don't remember the show "The Old Grey Whistle Test was one of the UK 's most influential live music shows. Launched in September 1971, it hosted performances from the world's foremost bands and performers. Throughout its seventeen-year run, The Old Grey Whistle Test pioneered live music television shows, unafraid of broadcasting some of the more raw, cutting edge performances and interviews, and introducing the nation to new bands who were later to become world-famous music legends.

For a complete information about this DVD, please visit:
The best of the Old Grey Whistle Test - Focus (Sylvia/Hocus Pocus)


Since I placed this page here, a lot of people contacted me asking where they can find FOCUS' videos for they acquire. Actually most of the e-mails that I receive lately has been on this subject, people from everywhere (Poland, France, Holland, USA, Brazil, etc...) want to buy FOCUS' videos!!! Unhappily I still don't know any place (real or virtual store) that sale this videos. Actually nor I know if such videos are in catalog.

FOCUS videosI know that even in Holland (FOCUS' homeland) it's difficult to get these tapes. Very sought has been 'FOCUS live at the Rainbow'. The most common among some fans are copies of presentations in television programs or recent documentaries. I hope somebody can contribute to this site and to supply some valuable information from where to find a place to buy videos and to help so many fans that desire for these recordings.

Respectfully - Rodrigo / august / 98

There are literally dozens of FOCUS videos available. The best are :

1970 Manticore documentary - the band play early Focus material
1971 - 72 Focus on the Old Grey Whistle Test - studio sessions (two or three)
1973 Focus at the Rainbow - BBC recording
1974 Focus on the Old Grey Whistle test - (playing "Hamburger Concerto")
1976 Focus on the Old Grey Whistle test - (Phillip Catherine on guitar)
1985 Dutch documentary - featuring Jan Akkerman and Thijs van Leer
playing from the 1985 Focus album
1990 Focus reunion concert - Dutch TV
1995 "Single Luck" - Documentary ( in Dutch ) on the making of the Hocus-Pocus single
1997 "Classic Albums" - Documentary on the making of Moving Waves
This documentary is partly in English and partly Dutch and was made
as part of the same series as "Electric Ladyland" and "Rumours"

Review by Tim Baugh - Jan / 1998

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