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4.32 | 6 ratings | 2 reviews | 40% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1974

Songs / Tracks Listing

Side 1:
1. Hocus Pocus - (Moving Waves)
2. House Of The King - (Focus 3)
3. Janis - (Moving Waves)
4. Birth - (Hamburger)
Side 2:
5. Hamburger Concerto (Hamburger)
Side 3:
6. Focus (instrumental) - (In and out of)
7. Sylvia - (Focus 3)
8. Focus II - (Moving Waves)
9. Carnival Fudge - (Focus 3)
10. Le Clochard (Bread) - (Moving Waves)
11. Early Birth - (Rock Sensation Focus)
12. Tommy - (Rock Sensation Focus)
13. Focus (Vocal) - In And Out of)
Side 4:
14. Eruption (Moving Waves)

Releases information

2LP: Polydor Set Stereo |2664371

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FOCUS The Story of Focus ratings distribution

(6 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(40%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(40%)
Good, but non-essential (20%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
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Review by ZowieZiggy
5 stars This "Focus" compilation is the best one you can get, but unfortunately it has never been re-released on CD.

It features the whole of "Moving Waves" (except the title track which was the weakest one), their two great epics are here as well : "Eruption" (from "Moving..." and their best one : the famous "Hambuger Concierto".

Some songs probably do not belong to the best of their repertoire like : "Focus Vocal", "Le Clochard" or "Carnival Fugue" and could have been replaced by "Love Remembered" and "Focus III" but these are really the only negative points that I can find in this great compilation.

Because their greatest songs / hits are featured : "Hocus" of course (but this one sits on every "Focus" compilation album I guess), their first hit which was my first "Focus" 45 RPM "House Of The King". This one will always hold a special place in my heart.

It is really a shame that this fantastic does not exist in the digital format. No other "Focus" compilation work gets closer to the perfection. This was really haeven for the one who liked to get the best of the band in those remote days.

All the best of "Focus" is a great double vinyl format.

Five stars for this jewel.

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3 stars Focus is the best known progressive band from The Netherlands. It is not hard to guess why. They had great musicians, where original, made great music, and even scored hit records. When you are not familiar with the music of Focus, compilation albums (like this one) can be a good introducti ... (read more)

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