Quad LP/Tape Poll Focus: Live at The Rainbow [Q8]

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steelydave

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Recorded Live at the legendary Rainbow Theatre in Finsbury Park, North London on May 5th, 1973 and released later the same year, Live at The Rainbow was a Q8-only release in the US on Sire Records, courtesy of their tape licensing agreement with GRT Music Tapes. The gig was also filmed by the BBC and 30 minutes worth of the show was broadcast as part of their Old Grey Whistle Test music show, and is available on YouTube here.

Note that like many of these blue-shell GRT tapes, the front and rear channels on one side are often (incorrectly) inverted. Correct channel assignments should find the rhythm section and guitar entirely in the front with organ and vocals in the rear (or possibly vice-versa) and not diagonally panned as they are on the incorrect tapes.

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SireC 7147-7408 [Q8] (initial release) / 7147-7408 H [Q8] (price increased later release)
Discogs link: Q8
Wiki page for the album: At The Rainbow

Quad mix engineered by Mike Vernon

Side 1:
  1. Focus III
  2. Answers? Questions! Questions? Answers!
  3. Focus II
Side 2:
  1. Eruption (Excerpt)
  2. Hocus Pocus
  3. Sylvia
  4. Hocus Pocus (Reprise)
 
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The Q8 that I like best from Focus is Moving Waves. There is a box set of Focus 50th that is great and includes Moving Waves and Rainbow but unfortunately does not include quad mixes.
 
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