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Moving Waves (also known as Focus II ) is the second studio album from the Dutch rock band Focus , released in October 1971 on Imperial Records. Following the departure ...

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We usually associate the word focus with a sharp image, and hence with light, but the word was first applied to heat. Scientists in the 1600s chose the Latin word focus (meaning “fireplace, hearth”) for the point at which rays of sunlight gathered by a magnifying glass converge and cause something to catch fire. Because light as well as heat is directed by a lens, the expansion of the sense was quite natural.

In his retrospective review for AllMusic , Ben Davies rates the album four-and-a-half stars out of five, highlighting the band's "jollier, more accessible tone" compared to their more serious sound on Moving Waves . He rates "Sylvia" a "classic" track that continues to be "one of the most loved and best remembered" songs from the band's catalogue. He concludes with: "To be frank, this LP has it all: diverse songs, astounding musicianship, one of the finest singles ever released — Focus III should unquestionably be ranked alongside the likes of ... rock's greatest". [17] Down Beat rated Focus 3 five stars out of five in 1972, citing it to be "a sincere, emotional mixture of classical, jazz, and rock."

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