Focus Plays Focus is the first studio album by Dutch rock band Focus, released in September 1970 on Imperial Records. It is the only album recorded by the group's original line-up consisting of organist and vocalist Thijs van Leer, bassist Martin Dresden, drummer Hans Cleuver, and guitarist Jan Akkerman. It was renamed In and Out of Focus for the international re-release of the album from 1971 onwards which included their debut single "House of the King".
Focus Plays Focus (LP, Album). Imperial (2). 5C 054-24192. Focus - Sugar Island 3:06. Focus (In And Out Of Focus) Anonymus 01 6:35.
Focus' debut album is gentler and more low-key and vocal-oriented than their subsequent efforts; fans of Jan Akkerman's pyrotechnics may be disappointed by his relatively restrained presence, but others may be pleasantly surprised to find a more economic group than they remember. A fair collection of progressive rock tunes without a clear focus, the material is dominated by Thijs Van Leer, often introducing classical sensibilities. But at least as often, it sticks with fairly conventional period folk-rock and blues influences, with occasional jazzy shadings.
Styl muzycznySymphonic Prog. Zarejestrowanych posiada ten album2. 1. Focus (Instrumental). 5. House of the King. Other productions from Focus. X. Focus 9 - New Skin.
Album · 1969 · 8 Songs. See All. Moving Waves.
Happy Nightmare (Mescaline). Thijs van Leer – organ, piano, electric piano, mellotron, harpsichord, vibraphone. Jan Akkerman – guitars. Martijn Dresden – bass guitar. Hans Cleuver – drums, percussion.