Τρία μικρής διάρκειας μελωδικά, ατμοσφαιρικά κομμάτια από το Moving Waves, δεύτερο άλμπουμ των Ολλανδών progressive rockers Focus. Με αφορμή τον γενέθλιο μήνα του σπουδαίου κιμπορντίστα, φλαουτίστα, τραγουδιστή και βασικού συνθέτη τους Thijs Van Leer.

Three short melodious, moody pieces from
Moving Waves, Dutch progressive rockers Focus’ second album. On the occasion of their brilliant keyboardist, flutist, singer and main composer, Thijs Van Leer’ birth month.

00:00 Le Clochard [Jan Akkerman]
02:01 Janis [Thijs Van Leer, Jan Akkerman]
05:09 Moving Waves [Thijs Van Leer]

Moving waves, the wind has left you and you are still in commotion.
We are still repeating the word it has taught us,
It moves our whole being to ecstasy.
Waves, why do you all become excited and then all calm together?
Because behind our individual action there is one impulse working.
Rising waves, what motive is behind your impulse?
The desire to reach upwards

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  1. Liz Gauffreau March 12, 2024 at 10:02 pm

    The first track reminded me of Dan Fogelburg.

    1. Oannes March 12, 2024 at 10:27 pm

      Similarly gentle and nuanced, but with more musical depth imho – I’m biased perhaps : “The Clochard” has been one of my teen age favorites.
      Thank you!

  2. Resa March 13, 2024 at 5:40 am

    I know Focus music, but not this. Thank you, I enjoyed it!

      1. Resa March 13, 2024 at 5:42 pm

        Yes, the one with the yodelling is the main piece I know. Listening now. The entire composition is fantastic, and yes, the guitar is brilliant.
        The yodelling may seems gimicky to some, but I think it was inspired genius.

        1. Oannes March 13, 2024 at 6:03 pm

          And the guy’s vocal skills are supernatural!

          1. Resa March 13, 2024 at 6:04 pm



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