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Moving waves

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Moving waves
The second Focus album, often considered as their best. 1971 US pressing. Signed by Thijs van Leer on the front

Year:  1971
Media:  Vinyl LP
Label: Sire
Release no: SAS-7401
Manufactured: USA


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 US pressing with red text on the back of the cover. Signed by Thijs van Leer


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: 315

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