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This review is from: Hamburger Concerto (Audio CD)
Another classic from my mid-70's vinyl collection! There are so many good moments from this album, it's astonishing it became buried in obscurity. For the uninitiated, it's very much what you'd expect from Focus - high quality virtuoso instrumentals centring on Ackermann's dazzling guitar and van Leer's atmospheric organ and flute solos, plus the odd bit of pompous and whacky vocal improvisation thrown in for good measure.
At their best, Focus write funky songs with catchy hooks and neo-classical touches that betray their musical upgbringing. Listen to the guitar/flute interplay on Birth and Hamburger Concerto. Great stuff!