Focus – Moving Waves original Japan LP with obi

$75.00

Free U.S. shipping!  An original 1973 Japanese pressing of Moving Waves by Focus, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Moving Waves by Focus, including the original obi.

This LP contains the band’s only hit, “Hocus Pocus.”

About this copy: This copy of Moving Waves is a 1973 pressing on the Polydor label.  The album was released in 1971 in Europe, but wasn’t released in Japan until 1973.

The cover is M-.  The obi is M-.  The “hojyuhyo,” or reorder tag, is still attached.

The lyric insert is M-, with a couple of minor foxing spots.

The disc is M- and may be unplayed.  There’s a bit of foxing on the labels.  Beautiful disc!

A gorgeous, and virtually new copy of a terrific album that is hard to find as a first pressing.

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.

Allmusic.com 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: Polydor
Catalog Number:
MP2311
Year of Release: 1973
Format: Stereo
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Weight 11 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in