Ekseption

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Used - LP - 6423019
1972 Textured Cover Original. Appears Unplayed. more
3
Used - LP - 6423 005
1971 German High Gloss Gatefold Original. more
5
New - LP - PHS 700 002
Sealed 1972 Original. Clean COH. “Ekseption's Finest Release Is Ekseption 5, Which Was Also Its Only LP Released In The U.S. This Dutch Quintet, Led By Keyboardist Rick Van Der Linden, Blends Elements Of Classical, Jazz, And Rock Within Its Music. The Band Sounds Much Larger Than A Quintet. The Leader Begins With The An Excerpt Of The Famous Theme Of Beethoven's "Symphony No. 5," Played On A Pipe Organ. "Vivace," Taken From J.S. Bach's "Concerto For Violin And Strings In A Minor," Is Turned Into A Lively Fusion Vehicle As Van Der Linden Plays Piano, Hammond Organ, And Harpsichord, And Rein Van Den Broek Adds Some Tasty Flügelhorn. But One Of His Most Intriguing Arrangements Is The Medley Of "For Example/For Sure"; The Former Is A Piece Written By Keith Emerson While He Was With "The Nice," While The Latter Piece Is Credited To Van Der Linden But Seems Very Similar To Emerson, Lake & Palmer's "Living Sin," Which Was Released The Same Year. "For Example" Is Sandwiched Around "For Sure," And Has Some Of The Album's Best Solos, Including Van Den Broek, Dick Remelinck's Tenor Sax, And A Playful Synthesizer Feature By Van Den Linden That Never Turns Bombastic. There Are Several Originals By The Leader, Including The Somewhat Plodding "Midbar Session," The Brief Feature For Solo Piano "Pie," And The Cheerful Easygoing Ballad "My Son," Which Features The Howling "Vocal" Of His Infant Son Rick Van Der Linden, Jr. Sadly, Van Den Linden Left The Group Not Long After This Release To Form The Trio Trace, And Ekseption Steered More Toward Run Of The Mill Rock During The Remainder Of Its Existence.” – Ken Dryden, All Music Guide more
Ekseption
New - LP - PHS 600-334
Sealed 1968 Original. Dutch Prog With A Heavy Classical Influence. more
Ekseption
Used Import - 873 003 UBY
1971 Scandinavian Reissue On Navy Blue Label, With Variant Of NCB Logo. Prog-Rock From Holland! Nice Glossy Vinyl, VG++ Laminated Jacket. "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. His Treatments Of Works By Bach And Khatchaturian Have Their Moments, But Are Equally Dated. The Group Also Delves Into Then-Current Rock And Jazz. Jethro Tull's "Dharma For One" Comes Off Heavy-Handed, With An Overly Long Drum Solo And Mediocre Flute. What Is Truly Bizarre Is His Arrangement Of Bobby Timmons' Soul-Jazz Composition "This Here," Which Is Bland Beyond Belief, With The Leader Alternating Between Harpsichord, Piano, And Organ Via Overdubbing. Little Better Is The Furious Original "Feelings," Which Has A Lot Of Energy But Nothing To Offer The Listener. Ekseption May Have Won Some Fans Initially With This Release, But Most Of This Music Has Disappeared Without A Trace Since The End Of The LP Era, With Good Reason." AMG Review by Ken Dryden. more
Greatest Hits
Used - LP - 6410 079
1973 Dutch Compilation, ½" Tape On Bottom Seam. more
Trinity
Used - LP - 6423 056
1973 German High Gloss Gatefold Original. more

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