Focus – “Focus (Instrumental)” (1970)

Focus – “Focus (Instrumental)” Video on YouTube

External Links

Focus – “Focus (Instrumental)” Audio file link on Last Fm

Focus – “Focus (Instrumental)” Audio file link on Deezer

Focus – “In and Out of Focus” Full Album Video file link on YouTube

Focus – “In and Out of Focus” Full Album Audio file link on Spotify

Band : Focus (formed in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands in 1969)

Track : “Focus (Instrumental)” (opening track, written by Thijs van Leer)

Album : the track is included on the band’s debut album titled “Focus Plays Focus” (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”).

Label : Imperial (5C O54-24192)

Date/Year of Release : September 1970 (recorded in January 1970, at Sound Techniques Studio, Chelsea, London)

Category/Music Genre : Instrumental Music, Symphonic Progressive Rock


Thijs van Leer – vocals, flute, Hammond organ, piano, electric piano, mellotron, harpsichord, vibraphone

Jan Akkerman – guitars, acoustic guitars

Martin Dresden – bass guitar, trumpet, vocals

Hans Cleuver – drums, bongos, vocals


Hubert Terheggen – production

Jerry Boys – engineering

Progressive Rock Netherlands 1970s (Tracks) Focus – “Janis”

Progressive Rock Netherlands 1970s (Tracks) 

Focus (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Instrumental Music

“Janis” (written by Thijs Van Leer) A3 track included on the album “Moving Waves” aka “Focus II” (LP Imperial – 5C 054-24385 (1971, Netherlands) Initial edition entitled “Focus II” , later abandoned
LP Sire – SAS-7401 (1971, US) Entitled “Moving Waves” and new cover art (both adopted from then on)
LP Blue Horizon – 2931 002 (1971, UK)

Released on Imperial Records (5C 054-24385) in October 1971

Line-up/Credits :

Thijs van Leer / vocals, Hammond organ, harmonium, Mellotron, soprano & alto flutes, piano
Jan Akkerman / electric & acoustic guitars, bass
Cyril Havermans / bass, vocals Pierre van der Linden / drums, percussion

Releases information

Artwork: Dennis Kloeth with Janos Barendsen (photo) (2)

Focus – “Janis” Video file link on YouTube

Focus – “Moving Waves” Full album Video file link on YouTube

Focus – Band’s Page on Discogs

Focus Band’s Homepage

Focus Band’s Page on Facebook

Focus Band’s Page/Discography/Download links on Muro Do Classic Rock Blog

Focus Band’s Page on Spotify