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3.30 | 6 ratings | 3 reviews | 17% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1998

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The 5th (3:26)
2. Air (2:51)
3. Piano Concerto N.3 in C Minor Opus 37: Rondo (5:24)
4. Suite No.2 in B Minor: Peace Palnet - Badinerie (3:31)
5. Adagio (3:50)
6. Italian Concerto in F BWV 971: Allegro (5:01)
7. Rhapsody in Blue (3:59)
8. Partita No.2 in C Minor (5:44)
9. ALa Turka (Piano Sonata No.11 in A K311: 3. Rondo Alla Turca) (2:27)
10. Sonata No.2 in E Flat: 2.Siciliano in G (3:56)
11. Romance for Violin and Orchestra No.2 in F Op.50 (3:30)
12. Concerto (3:55)
13. Concerto for Violin And Orchestra in A minor: Vivace (2:49)
14. Toccata And Fugue in D Minor for Piep Organ: Toccata (5:16)
15. Gayaneh : Sabre Dance (3:48)
16. Ave Maria (2:35)

Total Time: 62:02

Line-up / Musicians

- Rob Kruisman / saxophones, flute, guitar, vocals
- Rick van der Linden / piano, organ, dulcimer
- Rein van den Broek / trumpet
- Cor Dekker / bass guitar
- Peter de Leeuwe / drums, vocals
- Huib van Kampen / guitar, tenor saxophone
- Dennis Whitbread / drums
- Dick Remelink / saxes, flute
- Pieter Voogt / drums, percussion
- Jan Vennik / soprano and tenor saxophones, flute
- Michel van Dijk / vocals
- Hans Jansen / keyboards

Releases information

CD Rotation 824 482 2 (1998)

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EKSEPTION The 5th ratings distribution

(6 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(17%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
Good, but non-essential (50%)
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Review by Gatot
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3 stars Remembering how I purchased this CD, it was quite a funny experience. When I was a child I knew there was a good album by Ekspetion called "Fifth" with its cover of number "5". That was I got from a cassette version by the time the album was released. So when I saw this CD at local CD store I had a big question: Is this one the same album as I got in the cassette version when I was a child? Well, because the CD did not price expensively, I purchased this CD anyway. When I spun the CD, it sounded different with the one I got in cassette version. But it's okay .. I like it. In fact this one is a compilation of various interpretation of classical music by the Dutch' Ekseption. For those who love classical music, this must fit the purpose. For me personally, I think this music is something that usually being played at hotel's lobby while waiting for someone.

You can find great composers like Beethoven, Bach, Albinoni, Gershwin, Mozart, Tchaicovsky etc are featured in here. The Beethoven's famous "The 5th" is set as opening track followed with nice Bach's composition "Air" followed with live performance of Beethoven's "Piano Concerto N.3 in C Minor Opus 37: Rondo". "Adagio" is well composed music with nice melody. The famous Bach's "Toccata And Fugue in D Minor for Piep Organ: Toccata" is also performed excellently by the band. I can assure you if you like classical music, you might be happy listening to this compilation.

Overall, it is recommended to those who can appreciate classical music, interpreted and rearranged for different style like this one. Keep on proggin' ..!

Latest members reviews

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 ... (read more)

Report this review (#386097) | Posted by 1967/ 1976 | Tuesday, January 25, 2011 | Review Permanlink

3 stars A one-disc overview of the Dutch group, who specialised in making jazzy rock versions of well-known classical tunes. The original classical tunes used for these are very much Music for the Millions, and this is the main criticism I have on this group. A little more adventurous choice of the o ... (read more)

Report this review (#36205) | Posted by Dragon Phoenix | Saturday, June 11, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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