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Performer: Focus
Title: Moving Waves
Released: 1972
Country: Netherlands
Style: Prog Rock
Category: Rock
Album rating: 4.9
Votes: 842
Size MP3: 1532 mb
Size FLAC: 1448 mb
Size WMA: 1484 mb
Other formats: TTA MP4 WMA APE MOD VOX MPC

Moving Waves (also known as Focus II) is the second studio album from the Dutch rock band Focus, released in October 1971 on Imperial Records. Following the departure of Martin Dresden and Hans Cleuver in 1970, the band recruited Cyril Havermans on bass and Pierre van der Linden on drums and proceeded to work on new material. The album includes "Hocus Pocus", the group's most successful single, and "Eruption", a 23-minute track based on the opera Euridice by Jacopo Peri.

The album that boosted Focus into at least semi-fame outside of continental Europe, Moving Waves blasts off with their hit single, "Hocus Pocus. Built around a killer guitar hook by Jan Akkerman and a series of solo turns by the band, this instrumental replaced "Wipeout" as a staple of FM radio. The bizarrely hilarious vocal and accordion solos by Thijs van Leer - one of which absurdly concludes with rousing stadium cheers - have to be heard to be believed.

Album · 1970 · 6 Songs.

Moving Waves is the 1971 second album by the Dutch band Focus. It includes the hit "Hocus Pocus" which features yodelling and operatic falsetto from Thijs van Leer combined with Jan Akkerman's heavy metal guitar.

Focus's first album, 'In and out of Focus' is worthwhile, but not the LANDMARK that this album was. The pre-Focus Brainbox CD, if you can find it, is an absolute KILLER, as well. really), so there are obvious aural limitations. Somehow Moving Waves as a whole is preserved in a somewhat pristine state here. The Red Bullet release is just a shade beneath the sound here (but still well worth purchase, as well). Recently found and purchased a superbly mastered "Moving Waves". The CD more than holds up with the passage of time. In depth liner notes detailing the original recording process, history of the band (through various personnel changes) as well as a listed discography.

Tracklist

A1 Hocus Pocus 6:35
A2 Le Clochard 1:55
A3 Janis 3:00
A4 Moving Waves 2:30
A5 Focus II 4:00
Eruption (22:35)
B.1a Orfeus
B.1b Answer
B.1c Orfeus
B.2a Answer
B.2b Pupilla
B.2c Tommy
B.2d Pupilla
B.3a Answer
B.3b The Bridge
B.4a Euridice
B.4b Dayglow
B.4c Endless Road
B.5a Answer
B.5b Orfeus
B.5c Euridice

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Polydor Records

Credits

  • Bass Guitar – Cyriel Havermans*
  • Design – Terence Ibbott
  • Drums – Pierre Van Der Linden
  • Engineer [Recording] – Jerry Boys
  • Guitar [Solo], Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar – Jan Akkerman
  • Organ, Harmonium, Mellotron, Flute [Soprano And Alto], Piano – Thijs Van Leer
  • Photography By – Terence Ibbott
  • Producer – Mike Vernon
  • Voice – Cyriel Havermans*, Thijs Van Leer

Notes

℗ 1972 Sire Records Inc.

Manufactured In Canada By Polydor Records For Distribution To Club Members (label)

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
5C 054-24385 Focus Focus II ‎(LP, Album) Imperial 5C 054-24385 Netherlands 1971
1C 072-24 385 Focus Focus II ‎(LP, Album, RE) EMI 1C 072-24 385 Germany 1977
5C 038-24385, 5N 038-24385 Focus Focus II ‎(LP, Album, RE, RP) Bovema Negram, Bovema Negram 5C 038-24385, 5N 038-24385 Netherlands Unknown
RB 66.188 Focus Moving Waves ‎(CD, Album, RE) Red Bullet RB 66.188 Netherlands 2001
X2-13060 Focus Moving Waves ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) I.R.S. Records X2-13060 Russia Unknown

Tracklist Hide Credits

Eruption
Concept By [Basical Idea] – Thijs Van Leer
A.1a Orfeus
A.1b Answer
A.1c Orfeus
A.2a Answer
A.2b Pupilla
A.2c Tommy
A.2d Pupilla
A.3a Answer
A.3b The Bridge
A.4a Euridice
A.4b Dayglow
A.4c Endless Road
A.5a Answer
A.5b Orfeus
A.5c Euridice
B1 Hocus Pocus
B2 Le Clochard (Bread)
B3 Janis
Written-By [Middlepart] – Thijs Van Leer
B4 Moving Waves
Lyrics By – Inayat Khan*
B5 Focus II

Credits

  • Artwork – Dennis Kloeth
  • Bass – Cyriel Havermans*
  • Drums – Pierre Van Der Linden
  • Engineer – Jerry Boys
  • Guitar, Bass, Acoustic Guitar – Jan Akkerman
  • Organ, Harmonium, Organ [Melotron], Flute [Soprano], Flute [Alto], Piano – Thijs Van Leer
  • Photography By [Coverphoto] – Janos Barendsen
  • Producer – Mike Vernon
  • Voice [Voices] – Cyriel Havermans*, Thijs Van Leer
  • Written-By – E. Nobel* (tracks: B.4a, B.5c), Jan Akkerman (tracks: A2, A3), Pierre Van Der Linden (tracks: B.4c), Thijs Van Leer (tracks: A1, A4, A5, B.1a to B.2b, B.2d to B.4b, B.5a to B.5c), T. Barlage* (tracks: B.2c)

Notes

Recorded in Sound Techniques and Morgan Studios London between:
April 13th and May 14th 1971.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
5C 054-24385 Focus Focus II ‎(LP, Album) Imperial 5C 054-24385 Netherlands 1971
1C 072-24 385 Focus Focus II ‎(LP, Album, RE) EMI 1C 072-24 385 Germany 1977
5C 038-24385, 5N 038-24385 Focus Focus II ‎(LP, Album, RE, RP) Bovema Negram, Bovema Negram 5C 038-24385, 5N 038-24385 Netherlands Unknown
RB 66.188 Focus Moving Waves ‎(CD, Album, RE) Red Bullet RB 66.188 Netherlands 2001
X2-13060 Focus Moving Waves ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) I.R.S. Records X2-13060 Russia Unknown


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