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album Focus  - Moving Waves mp3 download

album Focus - Moving Waves mp3 download

Genre: Rock
Performer: Focus
Album: Moving Waves
Country: Netherlands
Released: 2008
Style: Prog Rock
MP3 version ZIP size: 1485 mb
FLAC version ZIP size: 1981 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1682 mb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 791
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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.

Their debut album Focus Plays Focus (1970) gained little attention, but their follow-up album Moving Waves (1971), and its lead single "Hocus Pocus", earned the band international recognition. Their success continued with Focus 3 (1972) and Hamburger Concerto (1974), the former containing their second hit single, "Sylvia". A mix of pop-oriented songs and instrumentals were recorded for the album; van Leer felt the vocals suffered as a result of singing English lyrics with a foreign accent, which inspired the group.

Focus II aka Moving Waves. 1. Hocus Pocus - 0:00 2. Le Clochard - 6:42 3. Janis - 8:43 4. Moving Waves - 11:51 5. Focus II - 14:33 6. Eruption - 18:37. Bought Moving Waves some 43 years ago, aged 13. Probably the Moving Waves piece, with Focus II are what I shall hold onto until I die, since they speak of all the depths of the heart, and the mystery and wonder of life. Strong influence on my emotional relationship with music. A gift of God. 2 weeks ago. so many of these 70s bands were so short lived they came out with one good song that went straight to the top but then died out and the band did too when you hear the band focus if you were from the 70s like me you think of one song hocus pocus and 50 years later the band is long

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. Even though the sound was highly experimental, it became very successful peaking at in the Dutch Top 40 and later becoming popular in the United States with a position on the Billboard Hot 100 and a position in the UK Albums Chart

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Hocus Pocus
Written-By – Jan Akkerman, Thijs Van Leer
6:40
2 Le Clochard
Written-By – Jan Akkerman
1:58
3 Janis
Written-By – Jan Akkerman
3:06
4 Moving Waves
Written-By – Inayat Khan*, Thijs Van Leer
2:40
5 Focus II
Written-By – Thijs Van Leer
4:03
Eruption 23:02
6a Orfeus
Written-By – Thijs Van Leer
6b Answer
Written-By – Thijs Van Leer
6c Orfeus
Written-By – Thijs Van Leer
6d Answer
Written-By – Thijs Van Leer
6e Pupilla
Written-By – Thijs Van Leer
6f Tommy
Written-By – Tom Barlage
6g Pupilla
Written-By – Thijs Van Leer
6h Answer
Written-By – Thijs Van Leer
6i The Bridge
Written-By – Jan Akkerman
6j Euridice
Written-By – Thijs Van Leer
6k Dayglow
Written-By – Thijs Van Leer
6l Endless Road
Written-By – Pierre Van Der Linden
6m Answer
Written-By – Thijs Van Leer
6n Orfeus
Written-By – Thijs Van Leer
6o Euridice
Written-By – Eelke Nobel, Thijs Van Leer

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Victor Entertainment, Inc.
  • Distributed By – Victor Entertainment, Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Red Bullet Productions B.V.
  • Published By – Radio Tele Music (Belg-Holl) NV
  • Published By – NANADA Music
  • Recorded At – Sound Techniques, London
  • Recorded At – Morgan Studios

Credits

  • Bass Guitar, Voice – Cyriel Havermans*
  • Design, Photography By – 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, Voice – Thijs Van Leer
  • Producer – Focus , Mike Vernon

Notes

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

K2 HD Coding (on CD)
K2 HD Mastering (on Obi and insert)

Comes in a CD sized papersleeve album replica, with Obi-strip, and 2 inserts of notes mostly in Japanese.

Tracklisting (with more detailed split of the last track) taken from insert.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 988002 547609
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L236
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 4011
  • Matrix / Runout: VICP-63664-1 1T V
  • Rights Society: JASRAC

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

1 Hocus Pocus
Written-By – Jan Akkerman, Thijs Van Leer
6:42
2 Le Clochard
Written-By – Jan Akkerman
2:01
3 Janis
Written-By – Jan Akkerman
3:09
4 Moving Waves
Written-By – Inayat Khan*, Thijs Van Leer
2:42
5 Focus II
Written-By – Thijs Van Leer
4:03
Eruption (23:04)
6a Orfeus
Written-By – Thijs Van Leer
1:22
6b Answer
Written-By – Thijs Van Leer
1:35
6c Orfeus
Written-By – Thijs Van Leer
1:20
6d Answer
Written-By – Thijs Van Leer
0:52
6e Pupilla
Written-By – Thijs Van Leer
1:03
6f Tommy
Written-By – Tom Barlage
1:45
6g Pupilla
Written-By – Thijs Van Leer
0:34
6h Answer
Written-By – Thijs Van Leer
0:21
6i The Bridge
Written-By – Jan Akkerman
5:20
6j Euridice
Written-By – Eelke Nobel, Thijs Van Leer
1:40
6k Dayglow
Written-By – Thijs Van Leer
2:09
6l Endless Road
Written-By – Pierre Van Der Linden
1:36
6m Answer
Written-By – Thijs Van Leer
0:34
6n Orfeus
Written-By – Thijs Van Leer
0:52
6o Euridice
Written-By – Eelke Nobel, Thijs Van Leer
1:37

Companies, etc.

  • Licensed From – Radio Tele Music (Belg-Holl) NV
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Red Bullet Productions
  • Copyright (c) – Red Bullet Productions
  • Pressed By – Docdata Media
  • Published By – Radio Tele Music (Belg-Holl) NV
  • Published By – Nanada Music
  • Mastered At – Tape One
  • Produced For – R.T.M.

Credits

  • Design [Sleeve Design] – www.cactusmedia.nl*
  • Mastered By [Pre-mastered By] – Ian Gillespie
  • Performer [Line-up] – Cyril Havermans, Jan Akkerman, Pierre Van Der Linden, Thijs Van Leer
  • Producer – Focus
  • Supervised By – Mike Vernon

Notes

℗ + © 2001 Red Bullet Productions BV

Produced for R.T.M.
Compact Disc Pre-Mastered by Ian Gillespie at Tape One, London (misspelled Londen on back cover and inlay back).

All songs published by Radio Tele Music (Belg-Holl) NV / Nanada Music. Masters licensed from Radio Tele Music (Belg-Holl) NV.

Later pressing than 9349712: Moving Waves and 13399623: Moving Waves, so unlikely to be 2001.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 712944 661880
  • Barcode (Scanned): 8712944661880
  • Matrix / Runout: [Compact Disc Logo] docdata media RB 66.188
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LJ82
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 3614
  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
  • Label Code: LC 01209

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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