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HOUSE OF THE KING

Focus

Symphonic Prog


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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1970

Songs / Tracks Listing


1. House Of The King
2. Black Beauty

Line-up / Musicians


- Thijs van Leer / vocals, organ, flutes
- Jan Akkerman / guitars
- Martin Dresden / bass
- Hans Cleuver / drums

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FOCUS House of the King ratings distribution


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Review by SouthSideoftheSky
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Symphonic Team
3 stars A classic!

Penned by Jan Akkerman and clocking in at under three minutes, the instrumental House of the King was released as a single in 1970 and became a surprise hit for the band. The melody is driven by Thijs van Leer's wonderful flute.

The tune was not originally inlcuded on any album, but was later added on to some editions of the band's debut album, and again a few years later to Focus 3. The track has also been included on many compilations.

The B-side on this single was Black Beauty, taken from the debut album Focus Plays Focus (later renamed In and Out of Focus). But different versions of the single have other B-sides, and House of the King has itself appeared as the B-side on other singles by the band.

There can be no doubt that progressive Rock is an album genre, but there are some cases where a tune stands equally well (or even better) on its own as in the context of other songs, and House of the King is one of those cases.

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