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    Posted: December 07 2012 at 15:03
The new album by Focus is called X (as in ten). However, this is the eleventh album to have the name Focus on it. Are the band not counting the Focus Con Proby album or the Akkerman and Thijs Van Leer album from 1985? Does anyone know for sure?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Moogtron III Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2012 at 15:32
Maybe they don't count "Ship Of Memories": I understood from the reviews on this site that that is an album containing rest tracks, left overs.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Doctor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2012 at 15:45
I don't know for sure, but I always assumed it was the Akkerman/Van Leer 85 album that was not counted as an official Focus album.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Anthony Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2012 at 16:03
Originally posted by The Doctor The Doctor wrote:

I don't know for sure, but I always assumed it was the Akkerman/Van Leer 85 album that was not counted as an official Focus album.

This. Officially it's an album by Thijs van Leer and Jan Akkerman, not by Focus, despite "Focus" being the title of the album.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2012 at 02:42
It seems a little odd that they only have 10 official studio albums over 40 years. I love 8 and 9 but not so much the latest although its okay and might grow on me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Moogtron III Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2012 at 07:35
Originally posted by Anthony Anthony wrote:

Originally posted by The Doctor The Doctor wrote:

I don't know for sure, but I always assumed it was the Akkerman/Van Leer 85 album that was not counted as an official Focus album.

This. Officially it's an album by Thijs van Leer and Jan Akkerman, not by Focus, despite "Focus" being the title of the album.

Yes, I'm convinced now that this is the right answer.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Prog_Traveller Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2012 at 22:54
Yep, that sounds about right. It seems to me that Focus is the name of the album. They probably did that in order to confuse people.Confused
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