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FOCUS Live in America

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Kink Rimson, May 13, 2005.


  1. Anybody else seen this dvd? It's great.

    The bass player, Bobby Jacobs, plays a great solo on Harem Scarem, really worth checking out. Reminded me a bit of Jaco (burpy jazz) but more eccentric and angular.

    :D
     
  2. Blazer

    Blazer

    Nov 27, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Rogue luthier employed at Knooren Handcrafted bass guitars
    I have a classic Rock DVD featuring live footage of Focus, with Bert Ruiter and Cyriel Havermans playing on most of the tracks.

    Their playing is awesome, really tight and melodic.
     
  3. Joe Garage

    Joe Garage

    Mar 13, 2005
    I have the Focus -The Ultimate Anthology DVD brilliant stuff and killer basselines!
    The best part is the Focus line up from the 70s!

    I must get my hands on the Live in Amerika DVD!
     
  4. Blazer

    Blazer

    Nov 27, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Rogue luthier employed at Knooren Handcrafted bass guitars
    Which line up, when Focus was formed in 1971 they changed line ups like wild fire. But they caused the most damage in the third line up. I love the "Hamburger concerto" album. And I can also recommend "Live at the rainbow"

    First line up.
    Thijs Van Leer - keyboards/vocals
    Jan Akkerman - Guitar
    Martijn Dresden - Bass
    Hans Cleuver - Drums

    Second line up
    Thijs Van Leer - keyboards/vocals
    Jan Akkerman - Guitar
    Cyriel havermans - Bass
    Pierre Van der Linden - Drums

    Third Line up
    Thijs Van Leer - keyboards/vocals
    Jan Akkerman - Guitar
    Bert Ruiter - Bass
    Pierre Van der Linden - Drums

    Fourth line up
    Thijs Van Leer - keyboards/vocals
    Phillip Cathine - Guitar
    Bert Ruiter - Bass
    Pierre Van der Linden - Drums
     
  5. For those of you interested, Pierre Van Der Linden is back in the band, and they're touring soon... I'm there!

    www.officialfocushomepage.nl