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Arranged By – EkseptionWritten-By – L. v. Beethoven*
|A2||Dharma (For One)
Written-By – J. Tull*
|A3||Little X Plus
Written-By – Ekseption
Written-By – A. Khatchaturian*
|B1||Ritual Fire Dance
Written-By – M. De Falla*
|B2||Rhapsody In Blue
Written-By – G. Gershwin*
Written-By – B. Timmons*, J. Hendricks*
|B4||Dance Macabre Opus 40
Written-By – Saint-Saëns*
Written-By – B. Bennet*
- Design [Cover] – Jan Lepair
- Drums, Vocals – Peter de Leeuwe
- Engineer – Albert Kos, Gerard Beckers
- Guitar – Cor Dekker
- Guitar, Saxophone – Huib Van Kampen
- Photography By – Laurens Van Houten
- Piano, Organ – Rick Van Der Linden
- Producer – Tony Vos
- Saxophone, Flute, Guitar, Vocals – Rob Kruisman
- Trumpet – Rein van den Broek
A few weeks after the concert Ekseption was invited to play with one of the finest symphony orchestras in Holland - the North Holland Philharmonic - at a big festival in Haarlem.
The obvious man with Ekseption to handle this project was 22 year old pianist Rick van der Linden, who is also one the promising young classical pianists in Holland. Rick, who finished Conservatory and has played piano recitals with well-known orchestras, started to arrange several classical themes for the festival.
Some weeks before the event, however, Ekseption was told that the orchestra refused to perform with a pop group. That part of the festival was cancelled, but Ekseption stuck to the idea and decided to use the arrangement of Beethoven's "The 5th" for their new record.
"The 5th" was an instant smash hit and stayed for seven weeks in the national Top Ten. This LP was the result of requests for more 'classical pop' from Ekseption's many fans."
1st pressing. Can be identified from the runout matrix number ("1" after the Y), writer's credit of A2 on label and sleeve (J. Tull instead of I. Anderson/C. Bunker) and it comes in a flipback sleeve. Also, the font used for the Philips name on the labels is the old, thick (or bold) font; on subsequent pressings, the font used for the Philips name are clearly thinner [see and compare label images].
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Rights Society: BIEM MCPS
- Matrix / Runout (Runout Side 1): AA 873 003 1Y 1 670 114
- Matrix / Runout (Runout Side 2): AA 873 003 2Y 1 670 115
Other Versions (5 of 39) View All
|PHS 600-334||Ekseption||Ekseption (LP, Album)||Philips||PHS 600-334||Canada||1970||Sell This Version|
|PH 6856014||Ekseption||Classic In Pop (LP, Album)||Ex Libris||PH 6856014||Switzerland||Unknown||Sell This Version|
|873.003 BY||Ekseption||Classic In Pop (LP, Album)||Philips||873.003 BY||France||1969||Sell This Version|
|65 648||Ekseption||"Classic In Pop" (LP, Club)||Philips||65 648||Austria||Unknown||Sell This Version|
|92 857||Ekseption||Classic In Pop (LP, Comp, Club)||Philips||92 857||Austria||1970||Sell This Version|