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3.30 | 21 ratings | 1 reviews | 14% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1976

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Grasshopper (4:25)
2. Spinning (3:59)
3. Excenter (5:11)
4. Sea And Seasons (4:42)
5. Little Bitch (5:42)
6. Sunday Afternoon's Dream (4:52)
7. Flat Tyre (3:32)
8. Beautiful Queenie (4:29)

Total time 36:52

Line-up / Musicians

- Hans Hollestelle / guitar, synthesizer
- Hans Jansen / keyboards
- Rein van den Broek / trumpet, flugelhorn
- Jan Vennik / flute, reeds
- Jan Hollestelle / bass, synth, piano, cello
- Kees Kranenburg / drums, percussion

Releases information

Artwork: Chris Duinmeijer

LP Ariola ‎- 27 021 XOT (1976, Netherlands)
LP Music On Vinyl ‎- MOVLP347 (2011, Netherlands) Remastered

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SPIN Spin ratings distribution

(21 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(14%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(38%)
Good, but non-essential (38%)
Collectors/fans only (10%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by b_olariu
3 stars 3.5 realy

Spin was a jazz rock band formed in 1974 in Holland. Differences of opinion regarding the musical style of Ekseption made Rein van den Broek and Dik Vennik to form a new band - Spin. In the line up was also included another member of Eskeption - Hans Jansen and Hans Hollestelle, was as well a session musician in Ekseption. The line up was completed by the brother of Hollestelle Jan and Cees Kranenburg. The music of Spin is much more straight forward than Ekseption's music, they dropped the classical influences and the arrangements were much more focused on electric guitars and horns and even some funk elements here and there. Enthusiasts of jazz/rock fusion might find this album a little bit on the soft side though, but the songs are well balanced and feature some catchy horn arrangements. The first album released in 1976 by Ariola is a good ex of jazz with funky elements, not bad at all, at least for me, but they didn't manage to get very much attention back then like today, they remain unknown to larger public.All pieces stands as good, not a weak moment here. 3-3.5 stars for this debute.

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