Netherlands, 1974, symphonic prog / progressive rock
Focus – Hamburger Concerto: These guys rock, and it would’ve been fun to have caught one of their live shows. They have a lot of positive energy and are able to rock out and soothe with equal proficiency. And then we get to the title suite, the concerto itself, a magnificent twenty-minute opus wherein you hear all the maturity and passion Focus is able to muster. Some strong Floyd-esque guitar licks on display here, too. Everything before this is appetizers—damn good appetizers, though.