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