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Focus II

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Focus II
The Moving waves album was also released as "Focus II". This is a 1976 Dutch re-issue.

Year:  1976
Media:  Vinyl LP
Label: Imperial
Release no: 5C 038-24385
Manufactured: Holland

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

Focus II
Focus II / 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.

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

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: 317

Sorting code: 001-33-1971-moving_waves_II-1976