Hamburger Concerto

Hamburger Concerto

by FocusFocus

CD(Dutch Import)

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Focus had well proven their ability to write rocking instrumentals by the time of this release. 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. Although Hamburger Concerto is not as unerring as Moving Waves or Focus III, anyone who enjoyed the previous releases would undoubtedly find great satisfaction from this album.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/21/2001
Label: Imports
UPC: 8712944661910
catalogNumber: 1197142
Rank: 21370


Album Credits

Performance Credits

Focus   Primary Artist
Jan Akkerman   Guitar,Percussion,Lute,Hand Clapping,Timpani
Thijs van Leer   Organ,Synthesizer,Flute,Piano,Accordion,Alto Flute,Harpsichord,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Recorder,Vocals,Voices,Human Whistle,Hand Clapping,Mellotron,Vibes,ARP
Colin Allen   Percussion,Castanets,Conga,Drums,Tambourine,Hand Clapping,Timpani,Cuica,Wood Block,Cabasa,Flexatones,Chinese Gong
Hans Eric Cleuver   Drums
Martin Dresden   Bass
Bert Ruiter   Bass,Percussion,Autoharp,Bass Guitar,Triangle,Hand Clapping,finger cymbals,Swiss Hand Bells
Pierre van der Linden   Drums

Technical Credits

Jan Akkerman   Composer
Bob Hall   Engineer
Mike Vernon   Producer
Thijs van Leer   Composer
Ian Murray   Art Direction
Rod Thear   Engineer
David Hamilton-Smith   Engineer

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