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2.76 | 9 ratings

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2 stars After Ekseption reunited with Rick van der Linden in 1978, its first reunion album (Ekseption78) did not turn out to be a commercial success. Mind you, at this time Punk was fashion followed by new wave music, and symphonic rock definitely was out of vogue. So, Ekseption's reunion may not have happened at the most opportune moment. Due to the lack of commercial success of Ekseption78 Ekseption decided to record some of their old hits from the late sixties/early seventies again. Only two tracks on the entire album are totally new: Haydn, which features the theme from Haydn's trumpet concerto, and a piece written by Rick: 'Concorus'. So, all in all there is very little new about this album, and in addition it failed to do what it was supposed to do: bring renewed commercial success for Ekseption. The album may be interesting as an alternative to yet another compilation of 'Ekseption's greatest hits'. After this album Rick and Rein decided to call it quits, until they attempted another try at reviving Ekseption in 1989 with an album titled...'Ekseption89'. Yes, the titles of their albums are not as imaginative as their music.
| 2/5 |


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