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Hamburger Concerto

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Inside of gatefold cover

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Paper clips on the inner sleeve

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Paper clips on the inner sleeve

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Ticket on the inner sleev

Hamburger Concerto
Van der Linden was replaced by ex-Stone the Crows drummer Colin Allen before the Focus recorded the Hamburger Concerto album. This is an 1974 German pressing. Lots of old paper clips on the inner sleeve.

Year:  1974
Media:  Vinyl LP
Label: Polydor
Release no: 2383 284
Manufactured: Germany


Musicians: Jan Akkerman
Thijs van Leer
Bert Ruiter
Colin Allen
Producer: Mike Vernon
Engineer: Bob Hall
Studio: Olympic Sound Studios, Barnes


Hamburger Concerto
Van der Linden was replaced by ex-Stone the Crows drummer Colin Allen before the Focus recorded the Hamburger Concerto album. It was felt by the producers and some in the group that Allen's more mainstream rock drumming style would make Focus more accessible to a wider audience. An attempt to repeat the chart-topping performance of the "Hocus Pocus" sound in the single Harem Scarem was not successful.


Tracks: Delitae Musicae (Akkerman)
Harem Scarem (Leer)
La Cathedrale de Strasbourg (Leer)
Birth (Akkerman)

Hamburger Concerto
a. Starter (Leer)
b. Rare (Akkerman)
c. Medium I (Leer)
d. Medium II (Akkerman)
e. Well done (Leer)
f. One for the road (Akkerman)


Unique identifier: 330

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