Ekseption was a Dutch rock band active from 1967 to 1989, playing mostly-instrumental progressive rock and classical rock. The central character in the changing roster, and the only band member present on every album, was trumpeter Rein van den Broek (10 September 1945 - 11 May 2015). The band knew some commercial success in the 1970s, having Dutch top ten hit singles with their adaptations of Beethoven's "Fifth" and Bach's (Celebrated) "Air".
Ekseption's idea to record well-known classical themes started in 1968, when the group visited a concert of a British group called The Nice. The six boys were impressed by the way The Nice mixed pop and classical music. A few weeks after the concert Ekseption was invited to play with one of the finest symphony orchestras in Holland - the North Holland Philharmonic - at a big festival in Haarlem. The obvious man with Ekseption to handle this project was 22 year old pianist Rick van der Linden, who is also one the promising young classical pianists in Holland.
Listen to music from Ekseption like The 5Th, Air & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Ekseption. Ekseption was famous during the late sixties/early seventies for the way it combined themes from classical composers with contemporary rock and jazz in a blend of dominating, virtuoso keys and trumpet plus sax(es).
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Ekseption 3 is a music studio album recording by EKSEPTION (Eclectic Prog/Progressive Rock) released in 1970 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette.
Young keyboardist Rick van der Linden, leader of Ekseption, was inspired to arrange rock treatments of classical music after hearing the Nice in concert, which led to the group's debut LP for Phillips in Europe. Although their somewhat jazzy treatment of the theme from the first movement of Beethoven's well-known Fifth Symphony was a hit in Europe, this song has not aged well.
Ekseption - Rondo (Piano Concerto N. in C-Minor) (05:28, 320Kb/s). Ekseption - Dharma (03:28, 320Kb/s). Ekseption - Ave Maria Medley (02:37, 320Kb/s). The Collection 1969-1971 (2013) - download the album and listen online. On this page you can listen to the album, get information about the album, see the list of songs and much more. Listen online and stay in a good mood. Org Album: The Collection 1969-1971 (2013).
Ekseption - Студийный альбом от Ekseption. В альбом вошло 20 треков. Продолжительность альбома: 01:08:37. Ekseption - The 5th (Goud van oud). Ekseption - Toccata - Live at Musikladen 1973 (Remastered). Ekseption Air. Ekseption - Ai. mv. Air - Ekseption (Bach). Bach Air - Ekseption - Tribute to Rick van der Linden. Ekseption - The 5th (1969).
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Arranged By – Ekseption
Written-By – J. Tull*
|A3||Little X Plus
Written-By – Ekseption
Written-By – A. Khatchaturian*
Arranged By – EkseptionWritten-By – J.S. Bach*
|B1||Ritual Fire Dance
Written-By – M. De Falla*
|B2||Rhapsody In Blue
Written-By – G. Gershwin*
Written-By – B. Timmons*, J. Hendricks*
|B4||Dance Macabre Opus 40
Written-By – Saint-Saëns*
Written-By – B. Bennet*
- Lacquer Cut At – Phonodisc B.V.
- Pressed By – Phonodisc B.V.
- Design [Cover] – Jan Lepair
- Drums, Vocals – Peter de Leeuwe
- Engineer – Albert Kos, Gerard Beckers
- Guitar – Cor Dekker
- Guitar, Saxophone – Huib Van Kampen
- Photography By – Laurens Van Houten
- Piano, Organ – Rick Van Der Linden
- Producer – Tony Vos
- Saxophone, Flute, Guitar, Vocals – Rob Kruisman
- Trumpet – Rein Van Den Broek
Notes"Ekseption's idea to record well-known classical themes started in 1968, when the group visited a concert of a British group called The Nice. The six boys were impressed by the way The Nice mixed pop and classical music.
A few weeks after the concert Ekseption was invited to play with one of the finest symphony orchestras in Holland - the North Holland Philharmonic - at a big festival in Haarlem.
The obvious man with Ekseption to handle this project was 22 year old pianist Rick van der Linden, who is also one the promising young classical pianists in Holland. Rick, who finished Conservatory and has played piano recitals with well-known orchestras, started to arrange several classical themes for the festival.
Some weeks before the event, however, Ekseption was told that the orchestra refused to perform with a pop group. That part of the festival was cancelled, but Ekseption stuck to the idea and decided to use the arrangement of Beethoven's "The 5th" for their new record.
"The 5th" was an instant smash hit and stayed for seven weeks in the national Top Ten. This LP was the result of requests for more 'classical pop' from Ekseption's many fans."
1st pressing. Can be identified from the runout matrix number ("1" after the Y), writer's credit of A2 on label and sleeve (J. Tull instead of I. Anderson/C. Bunker) and it comes in a flipback sleeve.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Rights Society: S.I.A.E.
- Matrix / Runout (Runout Side 1): AA 873 003 1Y 1 670 12
- Matrix / Runout (Runout Side 2): AA 873 003 2Y 1 670 12
|873 003 UBY||Ekseption||Ekseption (LP, Album)||Philips||873 003 UBY||Netherlands||1969|
|873 003 UBY||Ekseption||Ekseption (LP, Album)||Philips||873 003 UBY||New Zealand||1969|
|PHS 600-334||Ekseption||Ekseption (LP, Album)||Philips||PHS 600-334||Canada||1970|
|7111 003||Ekseption||Classic In Pop (Cass, Album)||Philips||7111 003||France||Unknown|
|873.003 BY||Ekseption||Classic In Pop (LP, Album)||Philips||873.003 BY||France||1969|