Focus (Dutch progressive rock group)

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Focus is a Dutch progressive rock band, founded by classically trained organist/flautist Thijs van Leer in 1969, most famous for the instrumental pieces "Hocus Pocus" and "Sylvia". The band broke up in 1978, but reformed in 2002 and has been recording and touring since. They have received renewed fame as "Hocus Pocus" was used as the theme for the Nike 2010 World Cup commercial, Write The Future, directed by the Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu. The song was also featured in the 2014 film RoboCop.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1969 In and Out of Focus 5
1970 Focus II 5 4
1972 Focus III 2
1972 Focus 3 2
1974 Hamburger Concerto 4 4
1975 Mother Focus 3
1976 Ship of Memories 2
1978 Focus Con Proby 1
1985 Focus 1
2002 Focus 8 3
2006 Focus 9 / New Skin 1
2012 Focus X 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1993 Hocus Pocus Compilation 2
2014 Golden Oldies Compilation 1
Best Of Compilation 1
The Greatest Hits Compilation 1

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
1973 Live at the Rainbow Live 2
2004 Live at the BBC Live 1

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
1971 Hocus Pocus / Janis 1

Other

Year Title Rating Releases
Tree of the Field 1

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