Focus – Moving Waves 1982 Japan LP with obi


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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. gave Moving Waves a 4 star review:

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:

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: EMI
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1982
Format: Stereo
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Weight 11 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in