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Focus  - At The Rainbow album
  • Performer Focus
  • Title At The Rainbow
  • Date of release 1973
  • Country Netherlands
  • Style Prog Rock
  • Other formats ASF DTS AU MIDI AIFF TTA APE
  • Genre Rock
  • Size MP3 1977 mb
  • Size FLAC 1568 mb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 438

At the Rainbow is the first live album from the Dutch rock band Focus, released in October 1973 on Imperial Records. The album was recorded at the Rainbow Theatre in London on 5 May 1973. A studio album was initially slated for release, but it was shelved due to disagreements within the band. An album compiled from the tapes of these sessions was later released with the title Ship of Memories. At the Rainbow was released instead. Anonymus 2". "House Of The King" (Instrumental) (filmed).

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?

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.

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.

Album Name At the Rainbow. Data de lançamento 1973. Estilo de MúsicaSymphonic Prog. Membros têm este álbum6. 1. Focus III. 2. Answers Questions. 3. Questions Answers. 4. Focus II. 5. Eruption. Other productions from Focus. X. Focus 9 - New Skin.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Focus III
Written-By – Thijs van Leer
A2 Answers? Questions! Questions? Answers!
Written-By – Bert Ruiter, Jan Akkerman
A3 Focus II
Written-By – Eric Cleuver, Thijs van Leer
B1 Eruption (Excerpt)
Written-By – Thijs van Leer
B2 Hocus Pocus
Written-By – Jan Akkerman, Thijs van Leer
B3 Sylvia
Written-By – Thijs van Leer
B4 Hocus Pocus (Reprise)
Written-By – Jan Akkerman, Thijs van Leer

Credits

  • Drums – Pierre van der Linden
  • Guitar – Jan Akkerman
  • Vocals, Bass – Bert Ruiter
  • Vocals, Organ, Flute – Thijs van Leer

Notes

Sleeve printed and made in England by MacNeill Press Ltd., London, SE1
Made in the USA printed on label

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched): 2442 - 118 A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched): 2442 - 118 B-1
  • Rights Society: MCPS BRITICO

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
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

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Focus III
Written-By – Thijs van Leer
A2 Answers? Questions! Questions? Answers!
Written-By – Bert Ruiter, Jan Akkerman
A3 Focus II
Written-By – Eric Cleuver*, Thijs van Leer
B1 Eruption (Excerpt)
Concept By [Basic Musical Idea] – Thijs Van Leer
B1.i Orfeus
Written-By – T. van Leer*
B1.ii Answer
Written-By – T. van Leer*
B1.iii Orfeus
Written-By – T. van Leer*
B1.iv Answer
Written-By – T. van Leer*
B1.v Pupilla
Written-By – T. van Leer*
B1.vi Tommy
Written-By – T. Barlache*
B1.vii Pupilla
Written-By – T. van Leer*
B2 Hocus Pocus
Written-By – Jan Akkerman, Thijs van Leer
B3 Sylvia
Written-By – Thijs van Leer
B4 Hocus Pocus (Reprise)
Written-By – Jan Akkerman, Thijs van Leer

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Polydor International
  • Recorded At – Rainbow Theatre London
  • Marketed By – Polydor Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Pye Mobile Recording Unit
  • Mixed At – Air Studios
  • Printed By – MacNeill Press Ltd.
  • Made By – MacNeill Press Ltd.

Credits

  • Art Direction – Ian Murray
  • Drums – Pierre Van Der Linden
  • Engineer – Phil Dunne
  • Engineer [Mix Down, Assistant] – Gareth Edwards
  • Engineer [Mix Down] – John Punter
  • Graphics [Type & Tints] – R.L. Lockwood*
  • Guitar – Jan Akkerman
  • Illustration – Ian Beck
  • Photography By – Mike Putland*
  • Producer, Mixed By [Mix-down] – Mike Vernon
  • Vocals, Bass Guitar – Bert Ruiter
  • Vocals, Organ, Flute – Thijs Van Leer

Notes

℗ 1973 Polydor Int.
Marketed by Polydor Limited.
Recorded at The Rainbow Theatre, London, Saturday 5th May 1973.
Location Recording: Pye Studios Mobile Unit.
Mix Down at Air Studios.
Made in England.
Sleeve printed and made in England by MacNeill Press Ltd., London, SE1.

Triple foldout sleeve.

℗ 1973 POLYDOR INT. printed on the label in one line instead of two lines

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - Variant 1 ): 2442118 A//2∇420 14 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Variant 1): 2442118 B//4∇420 13 8
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - Variant 2): 2442118 A//2∇420 14 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Variant 2): 2442118 B//4∇420 13 1 4 1
  • Rights Society: BRITICO
  • Rights Society: MCPS
  • Other (Price code): Deluxe

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
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