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Performer: Focus
Genre: Rock
Title: Hamburger Concerto
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1977
Style: Art Rock, Prog Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1267 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1511 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1417 mb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 131
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Hamburger Concerto is the crowning achievement of Focus' career. The main appeal here is the record’s consistency, where every new track adds something new to the overall style without tramping the same ground twice. Focus was reinforcing their progressive essence and preparing to rock a bit further than they had done so far; You can tell by the rough sound production for the lead guitar and Hammond organ inputs that Focus was willing to sound tighter. Another very noticeable aspect is the use of heavily overdubbed keyboards; Along with the almost ever-present Hammond, van Leer put a lot.

LP (12" album, 33 rpm), Import, Gatefold. Import 180gm vinyl LP re-pressing of this 1974 album from the Dutch rockers in a gatefold sleeve. These 11 tracks will take you back to the days when Focus were on the top of their game. The title track & Concerto' was divided in six parts which all deal with how to prepare a burger. Vinyl (February 4, 2010).

Their catalog, although consisting of four albums, rarely had a dull moment between them. Hamburger Concerto is equally consistent, much of it being prime Focus material. The Akkerman-written "Birth" and "Early Birth" are examples of Focus fully flexing their muscles, featuring superb guitar work and amazing all-round musicianship, as well as sporting some superb riffs. The usual lengthy instrumentals are present also, as well as some manic vocals from the manic but genius Thijs Van Leer

Hamburger Concerto, 2001. Hamburger Concerto, 2001. Delitae Musicae, 01:13.

By: Focus (2) (1974, Rock). The Greatest Rock Sensation by Focus (2). Focus Con Proby by Focus (2). Focus X by Focus (2). Live In Europe by Focus (2). Live In England by Focus (2). Live Legends by Focus (2). Mother Focus by Focus (2). At The Rainbow by Focus (2).

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Delitiae Musicae
Arranged By – Jan Akkerman
A2 Harem Scarem
A3 La Cathedrale De Strasbourg
A4 Birth
Hamburger Concerto
B1 I Starter
Arranged By – Thijs van Leer
B2 II Rare
B3 III Medium I
B4 IV Medium II
B5 V Well Done
B6 VI One For The Road

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – EMI-Bovema Holland

Credits

  • Art Direction – Ian Murray
  • Art Direction, Design [Retouching] – Wade Wood Associates
  • Bass, Autoharp, Triangle, Cymbal [Chinese Finger Cymbals], Handclaps, Bells [Swiss] – Bert Ruiter
  • Drums, Congas, Tambourine, Castanets, Cabasa, Temple Block [Woodblock], Gong [Chinese], Timpani, Handclaps, Percussion [Flexatone], Cuica – Colin Allen
  • Engineer – Bob Hall
  • Engineer [Assistant] – David Hamilton-Smith, Rod Thear
  • Lute, Timpani, Handclaps, Guitar – Jan Akkerman
  • Mastered By – Harry Fisher
  • Organ, Piano, Harpsichord, Electric Piano, Flute, Flute [Alto], Synthesizer [Arp], Recorder, Mellotron, Vibraphone, Accordion, Organ [The Organ Of St. Mary The Virgin, Barnes], Handclaps, Vocals [All Voices], Whistling – Thijs van Leer
  • Photography By – Graham Hughes
  • Producer – Mike Vernon
  • Written-By – Jan Akkerman (tracks: A4, B2 to B4, B6), Thijs van Leer (tracks: A2, A3, B3, B5)

Notes

Recorded at Olympic Sound Studios, Barnes - January/March 1974.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
2460 228 Focus Hamburger Concerto ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Polydor 2460 228 Netherlands 1974
VICP-62015 Focus Hamburger Concerto ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Victor VICP-62015 Japan 2002
TP 36-100 Focus Hamburger Concerto ‎(8-Trk, Album) ATCO Records TP 36-100 US 1974
SD 36-100 Focus Hamburger Concerto ‎(LP, Album, RE, Mon) ATCO Records SD 36-100 US 1974
CDM 7 48860 2 Focus Hamburger Concerto ‎(CD, Album, RE) EMI CDM 7 48860 2 Europe 1988

Tracklist

A1 Delitae Musicae 1:12
A2 Harem Scarem 5:51
A3 La Cathedrale De Strasbourg 4:59
A4 Birth 7:46
Hamburger Concerto
B1 I Starter 2:00
B2 II Rare 3:20
B3 III Medium I 4:05
B4 IV Medium II 6:05
B5 V Well Done 3:25
B6 VI One For The Road 1:25

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – Phonogram Pty Limited
  • Published By – Copyright Control
  • Recorded At – Olympic Studios

Credits

  • Producer – Mike Vernon

Notes

Gatefold, matt cover with insert sheet biography and discography of the band.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped): MX173102–B 2382 284–1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped): MX173103–B 2383284–2
  • Price Code (On back cover): 05

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
2460 228 Focus Hamburger Concerto ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Polydor 2460 228 Netherlands 1974
VICP-62015 Focus Hamburger Concerto ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Victor VICP-62015 Japan 2002
TP 36-100 Focus Hamburger Concerto ‎(8-Trk, Album) ATCO Records TP 36-100 US 1974
SD 36-100 Focus Hamburger Concerto ‎(LP, Album, RE, Mon) ATCO Records SD 36-100 US 1974
CDM 7 48860 2 Focus Hamburger Concerto ‎(CD, Album, RE) EMI CDM 7 48860 2 Europe 1988