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Focus 3, US version

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Focus 3
The double LP set Focus 3 contained the Van Leer-penned "Sylvia" which become a major hit in many markets outside the U.S. and topped the charts for several weeks in Great Britain. This is a 1972 US pressing with a different cover than the European release.

Year:  1972
Media:  Vinyl LP
Label: Sire
Release no: SAS3901
Manufactured: USA


Musicians: Thijs van Leer
Jan Akkerman
Bert Ruiter
Pierre van der Linden
Producer: Mike Vernon
Engineer: George Chkiantz
Studio:


Focus 3
When Focus 3 was released "House of the King" was added as the last track even though neither Bert Ruiter nor Pierre van der Linden played on it as it was in fact the version recorded in 1969 for the In and Out of Focus album.

When the double album was released, Van Leer and Akkerman were still producing much of their most seminal work. But critics claimed that the album was not as cohesive as Moving Waves and the material did not support the length of a double album. However, the album contained the Van Leer-penned "Sylvia" which become a major hit in many markets outside the U.S. and topped the charts for several weeks in Great Britain.


Tracks: Round goes the gossip
Love remembered
Sylvia
Carnival fugue
Focus III
Answers? Questions! Questions? Answers!
Anonymus II (part 1)
Anonymus II (Conclusion)
Elspeth of Nottingham
House of the king


Unique identifier: 322

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