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?
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.
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.
Symphonic Prog Focus. Album Name At the Rainbow. Styl muzycznySymphonic Prog. Zarejestrowanych posiada ten album6. 1. Focus III. 2. Answers Questions. 3. Questions Answers. 4. Focus II. 5. Eruption. Other productions from Focus. X. Focus 9 - New Skin.
At the Rainbow is the first live album from the Dutch rock band Focus, released in 1973. The album was recorded at the Rainbow Theatre in London on 5 May. Focus - Live at the rainbow 1973 - hocus pocus - Progressive Rock Bandjohnnyprogger1. I actually bought the 'Live at the rainbow'-album after watching the Focus live performance from '73 here on youtube, Akkerman's shredding and Van Leer's. Focus - Hocus PocusRed Bullet. Taken from the album Moving Waves. Focus - Live at the rainbow 1973 (2/3) - Focus II - Progressive Rockjohnnyprogger1. One of the greatest prog rock bands ever! Focus - Live at the rainbow 1973 (3/3) - Focus III - Progressive Rockjohnnyprogger1.
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|A2||Answers? Questions! Questions? Answers!
Written-By – Bert Ruiter, Jan Akkerman
Written-By – Eric Cleuver
Written-By – T. Barlache*
Written-By – Jan Akkerman
|B4||Hocus Pocus (Reprise)
Written-By – Jan Akkerman
- Drums – Pierre Van Der Linden
- Engineer – Phil Dunne
- Engineer [Mix-down Assistant] – Gareth Edwards
- Engineer [Mix-down] – John Punter
- Producer [Mix-down] – Mike Vernon
- Vocals, Bass – Bert Ruiter
- Vocals, Organ, Flute, Guitar – Thijs Van Leer
- Written-By – Thijs Van Leer (tracks: A1, A3 to B1v, B1vii to B4)
NotesRecorded at the Rainbow Theatre, London, Saturday 5th May 1973.
Location recording: Pye Studios Mobile Unit.
Mix Down at Air Studios
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Rights Society: MCPS BRITICO
- Matrix / Runout: (Side A etched): 2442 - 118 A-1
- Matrix / Runout: (Side B etched): 2442 - 118 B-1
|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|