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Performer: Focus
Title: At The Rainbow
Country: Netherlands
Style: Prog Rock
Rating: 4.6
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Recorded at the Rainbow Theatre, London, Saturday 5th May 1973. Location recording: Pye Studios Mobile Unit. Laminated gatefold sleeve. Rights Society: STEMRA. Matrix, Runout (Label side A): 5C 054-24939-A. Matrix, Runout (Label side B): 5C 054-24939-B.

Another one of those Focus album that came with different sleeve depending on which side of the great pond you lived on. This is a very controversial album, some calling it useless but it is not that bad but most constuctive criticism is absolutely true. One of the things I always regretted is that Focus always stretched out whatever few good ideas they had, and it is quite evident if you see them live. Right after the release of Focus III album, the band recorded and released this live album at the Rainbow. The famous track "Focus III" (3:54) kicks off this live set with soft organ work combined with stunning guitar fills. It then flows seamlessly to "Answers?

Throughout the album the performance is simply astonishing. Live at the Rainbow is a fine purchase for any Focus fan, or, indeed, anyone looking for a band with a good degree of originality and musical ability.

At The Rainbow is a jazz related rock music live album recording by FOCUS released in 1973 on CD, LP/Vinyl and/or cassette. FOCUS - At The Rainbow. Filed under Jazz Related Rock By FOCUS.

All the great songs and lyrics from the "Focus at the Rainbow" album ont he Web's largest and most authoritative lyrics resource. Focus is a Dutch rock band which was founded by classically trained organist/flautist Thijs van Leer in 1969, and is most famous for the instrumental pieces "Hocus Pocus" and "Sylvia". The band have found renewed fame due to the use of "Hocus Pocus" by guitarist Gary Hoey on his 1993 album Animal . ore .

Focus At The Rainbow - EX UK vinyl LP. Product details. Focus was probably the best of the continental European prog rock bands, comfortably rivaling the finest British groups, and definitely the most successful abroad (though Italy's PFM and Finland's Tasavallan Presidentti are close contenders in quality). At the Rainbow" (titled "Live at the Rainbow" in the US) is a good example of why their prowess didn't rely upon studio gimmickry, but inventive, cooperative playing, improvisation, and fine songwriting. 2 people found this helpful.

Released one year later than Focus III, At the Rainbow was Focus first live album. The album features the dutch progressive rock band greatest hits to the moment, such as Hocus Pocus and Sylvia. Although it manages to show the members music abilities with their instruments, At the Rainbow tends to get quite boring at few moments

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Focus III
Written-By – Thijs Van Leer
A2 Answers? Questions! Questions? Answers!
Written-By – Bert Ruiter, Jan Akkerman
A3 Focus II
Written-By – Eric Cleuver, Thijs Van Leer
Eruption (Excerpt)
Concept By [Basic Musical Idea By] – Thijs Van Leer
B1.I Orfeus
Written-By – Th.van Leer*
B1.II Answer
Written-By – Th.van Leer*
B1.III Orfeus
Written-By – Th.van Leer*
B1.IV Answer
Written-By – Th.van Leer*
B1.V Pupilla
Written-By – Th.van Leer*
B1.VI Tommy
Written-By – T. Barlache*
B1.VII Pupilla
Written-By – Th.van Leer*
B2 Hocus Pocus
Written-By – Jan Akkerman, Thijs Van Leer
B3 Sylvia
Written-By – Thijs Van Leer
B4 Hocus Pocus (Reprise)
Written-By – Jan Akkerman, Thijs Van Leer

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Deutsche Grammophon GmbH
  • Marketed By – Polydor Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Rainbow Theatre London
  • Lacquer Cut At – Rosenborg Studio
  • Printed By – Team-Trykk A.S.


  • Drums – Pierre Van Der Linden
  • Guitar – Jan Akkerman
  • Lacquer Cut By – F*
  • Producer, Mixed By [Mix-down By] – Mike Vernon
  • Vocals, Bass Guitar – Bert Ruiter
  • Vocals, Organ, Flute – Thijs Van Leer


℗ 1973
Also available on Musicassette No. 3170 134 Focus - At The Rainbow

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, stamped): 2442 118 A 10 P73 F 710
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, stamped): 2442 118 B 12 P75 F RS 710 3
  • Price Code: Deluxe
  • Rights Society: NCB

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
5C 054-24939, 5C 054-24 939 Focus At The Rainbow ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Imperial , Imperial 5C 054-24939, 5C 054-24 939 Netherlands 1973
SAS-7408 Focus Live At The Rainbow ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Sire SAS-7408 US 1973
SAS 7408 Focus Live At The Rainbow ‎(LP, Album) Sire SAS 7408 Canada 1973
SAS-7408 Focus Live At The Rainbow ‎(LP, Album) Sire SAS-7408 US 1973
SHLP-9533 Focus At The Rainbow ‎(LP, Album, RE) Harvest SHLP-9533 Venezuela 1980

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