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Topic: Question about the band Focus
Posted By: Prog_Traveller
Subject: Question about the band Focus
Date 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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Posted By: Moogtron III
Date 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.


Posted By: The Doctor
Date 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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Posted By: Anthony
Date Posted: December 07 2012 at 16:03
Originally posted by The Doctor

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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Posted By: richardh
Date 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.


Posted By: Moogtron III
Date Posted: December 08 2012 at 07:35
Originally posted by Anthony

Originally posted by The Doctor

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.


Posted By: Prog_Traveller
Date 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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