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THE 5TH

Ekseption

 

Eclectic Prog

3.30 | 6 ratings

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1967/ 1976
4 stars In my personal view Ekseption was a Prog band only because they re-arranged in Jazz Rock version composition of Beethoven, Bach, Albinoni, Gershwin, Mozart, Tchaicovsky etc. And this is only one form of Prog, one of most genuine. If this is only a personal view, it is true that Ekseption was a great band. This compilation confirm what I wrote.

Since it is clear that the message did pass Ekseption in the minds of the listeners, which band we use to understand what were Ekseption? Probably The Nice, more that ELP. But this is not totally true. The Nice use the so called Classic Music composition for to create a new musical genre. Ekseption use the so called Classic Music composition for the sheer pleasure of making them known to a rock audience. Because of this fact if a compilation was baroque the transposition was baroque. For The Nice (and ELP) the tranposition was from baroque to symphonic.

"The 5th" is, true or not true, a condensed "The Best Of..." of Ekseption with 15 rearranged songs and 1 medley. In general these tranpositions are good, but not immortals. And, in my correct view, all at the same level. Some with more magic, some with more passion, some very cold but all with passion and devotion.

Ekseption was another great band for Prog, with great musicians. And a band that today would be handy to have. In historical vision a pure expression of 70's in music.

1967/ 1976 | 4/5 |

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