Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Moving Waves by Focus, including the original obi.
This LP contains the band’s only U.S. hit, “Hocus Pocus.”
About this copy: This copy of Moving Waves is a 1982 pressing on the EMI label of an album that was originally released in 1971 (though not until 1973 in Japan.)
The cover is VG++ and close to M- with very slight general wear. The obi is M-.
The lyric insert is M-.
The disc is M- with one or two spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a classic progressive rock LP.
Background: Released in October, 1971, Moving Waves was the second album by the Dutch progressive rock band Focus.
The album reached #2 on the UK charts and #8 in the U.S., where “Hocus Pocus” reached #9 on the singles charts.
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.
You can listen to “Hocus Pocus” here:
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