Moving Waves is Focus' grand breakthrough album from 1971,hitting off with their huge hit "Hocus Pocus". Undoubtedly the weirdest top 10 song that ever hit the States, the song cemented Focus' stature in Pop/ Fusion circles. A killer riff by Jan Akkerman, at the time christened as one of the best guitar players in the world, backed up by thunderous rock drumming, sillyyodeling by flutist Thijs van Leer and churchy organ chords - who could have imagined this track would be the seminal Focussong?
The rest of the album is amelting pot of folky rock songs, boasting intricate melodies and harmonies that strike with finesse. Highlights include "Focus II", "Le Clochard" and the title track "Moving Waves", a sensitive piano piece.The B-sideconsists ofa 23 minute suite of progressive space rock called "Eruption" whichcanmatch the great progressivemusic of YES [MOVLP198] and Mike Oldfield.
When startinglistening to Focus, Moving Waves is definitely yourmaterial of choice!
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl