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Moving Waves

Moving Waves

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But if “Hocus Pocus” isn’t the greatest song ever, I never hear it without an admixture of mirth, awe and admiration. Pierre Van Der Linden è un gran batterista e fa la sua porca figura sia su questo che sul seguente Focus III mentre Cyril Havermans sembra essere quello più adombrato del quartetto (colpa attribuibile alla preminente figura dei "leader" Jan Akkerman e Thijs Van Leer) ma dimostra anche lui di saper stare appresso ai ritmi della band senza dare dimostrazioni eclatanti di sé (e ai fini musicali funziona quindi tanto basta). Euridice" is a classical lied which segues into the Gregorian-inspired "Dayglow" and followed by van der Linden's drum solo, "Endless Road". The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. You come out of the adrenaline rush of Hocus Pocus to the gentle acoustic guitar of Le Clochard, so perhaps this was not the best way to start an album; play your ace first.

The track is in fifteen distinct sections, and the suite opens with an uncredited melody from the opera L'Orfeo by Monteverdi. Moving Waves", a piano and vocal solo by van Leer, features lyrics by Sufi singer, poet, and teacher Inayat Khan. The lineup that recorded In and Out of Focus (aka Focus Plays Focus ) sprang out of the pit orchestra of the Amsterdam staging of Hair and featured flautist/ keyboard player Thijs van Leer as its primary driver. Two are natives of Liechtenstein and probably fibbing, seeing as how they hail from a country whose very name begins with a lie.To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Focus II (better known by its international title, Moving Waves) is the second studio album by Dutch progressive rock band Focus, released in October 1971 on Imperial Records. The group wanted to incorporate an element of humour in the track because they felt it was missing in the rock genre. But proof that Focus was capable of bending the time-space continuum can be found in the album’s opener—also the band’s biggest hit.

Focus II was recorded from 13 April–14 May 1971 at Sound Techniques and Morgan Studios with Mike Vernon as their producer. Side two contains the 22-minute track "Eruption", a loose rock adaptation of the tale of Orpheus and Euridice from the opera Euridice by Italian composer Jacopo Peri. The Focus sound of Hammond organ, guitar and flute complete with yodelling and Thijs's vocal acrobatics are just so different and combine to produce one of the best and most underrated groups of the 1970s. presented the inverse, with Akkerman assembling a new rhythm section of drummer Pierre van der Linden (a childhood friend and former bandmate) and younger bassist Cyril Havermans.It went on to peak at number 2 on the UK Albums Chart, [6] number 8 on the US Billboard 200, [7] and number 4 on the Dutch Album Top 100 chart. Le canzoni sono tutte molto belle e alcune delle piccole perle , una tra tutte la sezione di Eruption denominata "Tommy" (in onore di Tom Barlage , sassofonista olandese membro dei Solution , dal quale è stata presa e rielaborata in forma chitarristica la linea di sax sulla canzone "Divergence" dell'omonimo album). No one in English and America, and I’m including Frank Zappa, could have created a song so utterly off the wall.

La band è una di quelle , nel panorama progressive , dal sound più europeo dal quale prendono ispirazione miscelando musica barocca/rinascimentale con grinta e forza espressiva del rock anni 70. Focus II was released to a mostly positive response and remains one of their most commercially successful albums, reaching No.According to BBC Radio DJ Bob Harris, demand was so great for Focus LPs by 1972 that the band’s British label, Polydor, simultaneously ran vinyl at all five of its record plants around the clock.



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