Focus (2) ‎– Hamburger Concerto

Polydor ‎– 2460 228
Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Delitiae Musicae
Arranged By – Jan Akkerman
A2 Harem Scarem
Written-By – Thijs van Leer
A3 La Cathedrale De Strasbourg
Written-By – Thijs van Leer
A4 Birth
Written-By – Jan Akkerman
Hamburger Concerto
B1.1 Starter
Arranged By – Thijs van Leer
B1.2 Rare
Written-By – Jan Akkerman
B1.3 Medium I
Written-By – Jan Akkerman, Thijs van Leer
B1.4 Medium II
Written-By – Jan Akkerman
B1.5 Well Done
Written-By – Thijs van Leer
B1.6 One For The Road
Written-By – Jan Akkerman

Companies, etc.


  • Art DirectionIan Murray (4)
  • Artwork, Design [Retouching]Wade Wood Associates
  • Bass Guitar, Autoharp, Triangle, Finger Cymbals [Chinese Finger Cymbals], Handclaps, Bells [Swiss]Bert Ruiter
  • Drums, Congas [Conga Drum], Tambourine, Castanets, Cabasa, Wood Block [Woodblock], Gong [Chinese], Timpani, Handclaps, Percussion [Flexatone], CuicaColin Allen
  • EngineerBob Hall
  • Engineer [Assistant]David Hamilton-Smith, Rod Thear
  • Lute, Timpani, Handclaps, Guitar [All Guitars Including Akkerman (Himself)]Jan Akkerman
  • Mastered ByHarry Fisher
  • Organ, Piano, Harpsichord, Electric Piano, Flute, Alto Flute, Synthesizer [ARP], Recorder, Mellotron, Vibraphone [Vibes], Accordion, Organ [The Organ Of St. Mary The Virgin, Barnes], Handclaps, Voice [All Voices], WhistlingThijs van Leer
  • Photography ByGraham Hughes (2)
  • ProducerMike Vernon


Variant labels from Hamburger Concerto – variations include e.g. different font used for ‘stereo’ and positioning of ‘℗ 1974’: 'stereo' is written small and ‘℗ 1974’ is moved to the left.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: STEMRA
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout (stamped)): AA 2460 228 1Y 1 ℗ 1974 670 03 111
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout (stamped)): AA 2460 228 2Y 1 ℗ 1974 670 11 03

Other Versions (5 of 58) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RB 66.191 Focus (2) Hamburger Concerto(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Red Bullet (2) RB 66.191 Russia 2016 Sell This Version
EMC-2649 Focus (2) Hamburger Concerto(LP, Album) EMI EMC-2649 Australia 1977 Sell This Version
3820 117 Focus (2) Hamburger Concerto(8-Trk, Album) Polydor 3820 117 UK 1974 Sell This Version
2442 124 Focus (2) Hamburger Concerto(LP, Album, Gat) Polydor 2442 124 Uruguay 1975 Sell This Version
3170 164 Focus (2) Hamburger Concerto(Cass, Album) Polydor 3170 164 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version


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May 16, 2019
I don't know why Focus doesn't get the love they deserve. This is a great album, and the ATCO pressings are top-notch.


January 6, 2019
An amazing album . I really like it.Collin Allens drumming adds space to the music and makes it more accessible