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Moving waves
The second Focus album, often considered as their best. 1971 German pressing.

Year:  1971
Media:  Vinyl LP
Label: Polydor
Release no: 2310 150
Manufactured: Germany


Musicians: Jan Akkerman
Thijs van Leer
Cyril Havermans
Pierre van der Linden
Producer: Mike Vernon
Engineer: Jerry Boys
Studio: Sound Techniques & Morgan Studios, London


Moving waves
Moving Waves brought Focus international acclaim and a hit on both sides of the Atlantic with the radio edit of the bizarre rock rondo Hocus Pocus. This rock classic consists of Akkerman's striking guitar chord sequence used as a recurring theme, with quirky and energetic interludes that include alto flute riffs, accordion, guitar, and drum solos, whistling, nonsensical vocals, falsetto singing, and yodeling. This album established Van Leer and Akkerman as composers who could appeal to both progressive-rock album listeners and radio single buyers.

This is a 1971 German pressing with white text on the back of the cover.



Tracks: Hocus Pocus (Van Leer/Akkerman)
Le Clochard (Akkerman)
Janis (Akkerman)
Moving waves (Leer/Khan)
Focus II (Leer)

Eruption
a) Orfeus (Leer)
b) Answer (Leer)
c) Orfeus (Leer)
d) Answer (Leer)
e) Pupilla (Leer)
f) Tommy (Barlage)
g) Pupilla (Leer)
h) Answer (Leer)
i) The Bridge (Akkerman)
j) Break
k) Euridice (Leer/Nobel)
l) Dayglow (Leer)
m) Endless road (Linden)
n) Answer (Leer)
o) Orfeus (Leer)
p) Euridice (Leer/Nobel)


Unique identifier: 314

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