Ekseption

Discography

Ekseption (1969)

Ekseption
Ekseption
(1969)


Ekseption (unknown)
Ekseption
(1969)


Classic in pop
Classic in Pop
(1969)


Classic in pop
Classic in Pop
(1969)


Ekseption (US cover)
Symphonic Revelations
(1970)


Three originals

Three originals
(2004)

Tracks:

  1. The 5th (L. von Beethoven) [3:23]
  2. Dharma (I. Anderson, C. Bunker) [3:28]
  3. Little x plus (Ekseption) [3:31]
  4. Sabre dance (A. Khachaturian) [3:46]
  5. Air (J.S. Bach) [2:50]
  6. Ritual firedance (M. de Falla) [2:15]
  7. Rhapsody in blue (G. Gerschwin) [4:00]
  8. This here (B. Timmons, J. Hendricks) [4:12]
  9. Dance macabre opus 40 (C. Saint-Saens) [2:21]
  10. Canvas (B. Bennett) [2:28]

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 sax

Information:
Produced by Tony Vos
Engineered by Gerard Beckers and Albert Kos
Cover design by Jan Lepair
Recorded December 1968, March and April 1969

LP Philips UBY 873003 (1969)
LP Philips 6311 011 (1969) (Classic in Pop)
CD 3 Originals Universal 981 492-2 (2004)
CD 2 for 1 Universal (2012) (together with 3)

Ekseption (back)Ekseption

Ekseption (back)Ekseption

Notes:
The track Dharma is in fact Dharma For One from Jethro Tull which appeared on their This Was album in 1968.

On the album Classic in pop (a French album) the song Ritual firedance is replaced by Adagio and the song Dance macabre opus 40 is replaced by Italian concerto.

On some releases it says Aria in stead of Air.

Reviews

Beggar Julia's time trip (1970)

Beggar Julia's time trip
Beggar Julia's time trip
(1970)

3 Originals (2004)
3 Originals
(2004)

Tracks:

  1. Ouverture (R. van der Linden) [3:22]
  2. Prologue (R. van der Linden, L. van Dijck) [2:21]
  3. Julia (R. van der Linden, M. van Dijk) [2:21]
  4. Flying power (R. van der Linden) [:31]
  5. Adagio (T.Albinoni, R. Giazotto) [3:45]
  6. Space I (J.S. Bach) [:44]
  7. Italian concerto (J.S. Bach) [4:59]
  8. Concerto (P.I. Tchaikovsky) [3:52]
  9. Space II (R. van der Linden) [:26]
  10. Pop giant (R. van der Linden, M. van Dijk) [3:54]
  11. Space III (R. van der Linden) [:22]
  12. Feelings (R. van der Linden) [3:09]
  13. Epilogue (R. van der Linden, L. van Dijck) [:57]
  14. Finale [3:55]
    (a) Music for mind (R. van der Linden)
    (b) Theme Julia (R. van der Linden, M. van Dijk)

Musicians:

  • Michel van Dijk: Vocals, percussion
  • Dennis Whitbread: Drums, kettledrums
  • Rick van der Linden: Piano, spinet, xylophone, (pipe) organ, mellotron
  • Rein van den Broek: Trumpet, flugelhorn, pocket trumpet
  • Cor Dekker: Bass guitar
  • Dick Remelink: Saxes, flute

Guests:
Tony Vos: Saxes, tonytone, electronic effects
Linda van Dijck: Voice (on Prologue and Epilogue)
Eric van Lier: Trombone, tuba

Information:
Produced by Tony Vos
Engineered by Gerard Beckers
Lyrics by Linda van Dijck and Michel van Dijk
Recorded November and December 1969

LP Philips LCY 861821 (1970)
LP Philips 6413002
CD Pasodisc PD 890077 (2000)
CD 3 Originals Universal 981 492-2 (2004)
CD Mercury (2010)

Ekseption Outside

Ekseption Inside

Notes:
This album has been released on CD by Pasodisc, unfortunately they used an LP as the source for this CD, so the sound quality isn't very good.

Reviews

3 (1970)

3

3

Ekseption 3 - Pop karussell
3
(1970)

3 Originals (2004)
3 Originals
(2004)

Tracks:

  1. Peace planet (J.S. Bach) [3:32]
  2. B 612 (R. van der Linden, W. Luikinga) [4:08]
  3. Morning rose (R. van der Linden, W. Luikinga) [3:04]
  4. Piece for symphonic and rock group in A minor (R. van der Linden, W. Luikinga) [5:53]
    a) Part one: Passacaglia
    b) Part two: Painting
  5. The lamplighter (J.S. Bach) [3:01]
  6. Bottle mind (R. van der Linden) [2:45]
  7. On sunday they will kill the world (S. Rachmaninoff, W. Luikinga) [3:26]
  8. Another history (R. van der Linden, M. van Dijk) [4:37]
  9. Rondo (L. von Beethoven) [5:25]

Musicians:

  • Steve Allet: Vocals
  • Michel van Dijk: Vocals (on [8])
  • Rick van der Linden: Piano, spinet, organ, mellotron
  • Rein van den Broek: Trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Cor Dekker: Bass guitar
  • Dick Remelink: Saxes
  • Peter de Leeuwe: Drums

Guest: Tony Vos: Saxes

Information:
Produced by Tony Vos.
Engineered by Gerard Beckers
Album design: Niko Spring in 't Veld
Recorded at Phonogram Studios Holland, September 1970

LP Philips 6413007 (1970)
CD 3 Originals Universal 981 492-2 (2004)
CD Body Heat BHR905 (2007) (as bonus tracks on the cd Trinity)
CD 2 for 1 Universal (2012) (together with Ekseption)

Ekseption 3 backEkseption 3

Ekseption 3 backEkseption 3

Notes:
The song On Sunday they will kill the world has been covered by the band Draconian. It can be found on the album The Burning Halo.

Review

00:04 (1971)

00:04
00:04
(1971)

3 Originals (2004)
3 Originals
(2004)

Tracks:

  1. Ave Maria (J.S. Bach, C.H. Gounod) [2:34]
  2. Body party (R. van der Linden) [3:32]
  3. Monlope (J. Smith, R. van der Linden) [4:58]
  4. Monkey dance (R. van der Linden) [2:41]
  5. Choral (R. van der Linden) [4:02]
  6. Partita No. 2 in C minor (J.S. Bach) [5:45]
  7. Piccadilly sweet (R. van der Linden) [13:27]

Musicians:

  • Rick van der Linden: Piano, spinet, (pipe) organ, mellotron, ARP synthetizer
  • Rein van den Broek: Trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Cor Dekker: Bass guitar
  • Dick Remelink: Saxes
  • Peter de Leeuwe: Drums

Guests:
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Members of the Dutch Chamber Choir
Erik van Lier: trombone
Tony Vos: alto and soprano saxophone

Information:
Produced by Rick van der Linden.
Engineered by Pieter Nieboer, assisted by Jaap de Jong.
Conductor Rick van der Linden.
Conductors Picadilly Sweet: Ferry Wieneke and Rick van der Linden
Recorded at Phonogram Studios, Hilversum, Holland, Command Studios, London, England and Bavo Church, Haarlem, Holland for the Pipe Organ track.

LP Philips 6423019 (1971)
CD 3 Originals Universal 981 492-2 (2004)

Ekseption 4 back00:04

Notes:
This album is released on the strangely titled double cd 3 Originals (Mercury, 2004), because this CD contains 4 albums.

Reviews

5 (1972)

5 (1972)

5
(1972)

Tracks:

  1. Introduction (L. van Beethoven) [:35]
  2. Siciliano in G (J.S. Bach) [3:20]
  3. Vivace (J.S. Bach) [5:16]
  4. For example / for sure (K. Emerson, R. van der Linden) [9:03]
  5. Virginal (R. van der Linden) [4:30]
  6. A la turka (W.A. Mozart) [2:26]
  7. Midbar session (R. van der Linden) [10:03]
  8. Pie (R. van der Linden) [1:30]
  9. My son (R. van der Linden) [5:12]
  10. Finale (L.von Beethoven) [3:40]

Musicians:

  • Rick van der Linden: Piano, (pipe) organ, spinet, syntheziser
  • Rein van den Broek: Trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone
  • Cor Dekker: Bass guitar
  • Dick Remelink: Saxes, flute
  • Peter de Leeuwe: Drums, percussion, 12 string guitar

Guest: Rick Van der Linden junior (2 years) on My son

Information:
Produced by Rick van der Linden, assisted by Rein Van den Broek and Pieter Nieboer
Recorded at Phonogram Studios, Hilversum, Holland
Album design by Jan van Uden

LP Philips 6423042 (1972)
CD Mercury (2010)

5 (1972) back5 (1972) Outside

5 (1972) Inner Sleeve

Reviews

Trinity (1973)

Trinity

Trinity
(1973)

Tracks:

  1. Toccata (J.S. Bach) [5:16]
  2. The peruvian flute (Traditional) [8:04]
  3. Dreams (T. Vos) [1:32]
  4. Smile (R. van der Linden) [2:53]
  5. Lonely chase (R. van der Linden) [3:10]
  6. Romance (L. von Beethoven) [3:30]
  7. Improvisation (R. van der Linden) [9:01]
  8. Meddle (R. van der Linden) [1:07]
  9. Flight of the bumble bee (N. Rimsky-Kosakov) [3:22]
  10. Finale III (R. van der Linden) [2:50]

Musicians:

  • Rein van den Broek: trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Jan Vennik: Soprano and tenor saxophones, flute
  • Cor Dekker: Bass guitar
  • Pieter Voogt: Drums, percussion
  • Rick van der Linden: piano, (pipe) organ, spinet, ARP2600, synthesizer, mellotron

Guests: Members of the Dutch Chamber Choir (on Finale III)

Information:
Produced by Ekseption, assisted by Pieter Nieboer
Engineered by Pieter Nieboer
Recorded at Phonogram Studios, Hilversum, The Netherlands and at Grote Kerk, Maassluis, The Netherlands (pipe organ)
Cover by Jan van Uden

LP Philips 6423056 (1973)
CD Body Heat BHR905 (2007)

TrinityTrinity Outside

Trinity Inner Sleeve

Review

Bingo (1974)

Bingo (1974)

Bingo
(1974)

Tracks:

  1. From Ekseption (H. Jansen, J. Vennik) [9:05]
  2. Nightwalk (J. Vennik) [3:45]
  3. Smokey sunset (H. Jansen) [5:11]
  4. De fietser (J. Vennik) [1:51]
  5. Sabre dance (A. Katchaturian) [2:56]
  6. Brother rabbit (R. van den Broek) [3:26]
  7. Sunny revival (H. Jansen, J. Vennik) [3:50]
  8. The death of Ase (E. Grieg) [2:20]
  9. Bingo-bingo (H. Jansen, J. Vennik) [6:40]

Musicians:

  • Rein van den Broek: Trumpet
  • Jan Vennik: Saxophones, flute, clarinet
  • Cor Dekker: Bass guitar
  • Pieter Voogt: Drums, percussion
  • Hans Jansen: Keyboards

Guest: Hans Hollestelle: guitar on Sunny revival and violin on Bingo-bingo.

Information:
Produced by Tony Vos
Engineered by Pieter Nieboer assisted by Wout Luikinga and Freek Jansen
Recorded in Holland at Phonogram Studios, Hilversum
Album design by Jan H. van Uden
String arrangements by Bert Paige

LP Philips 6423074 (1974)

Notes:
"De Fietser" means "The Cyclist"

Bingo (1974)Bingo (1974)

Reviews

Mindmirror (1975)

Mindmirror (1975)

Mindmirror
(1975)

Tracks:

  1. Pick up the pieces (R. Ball, H. Stuart, A. Gorie, M. Duncan, R. McIntosh) [6:05]
  2. Bourree (J.S. Bach) [3:14]
  3. Tramontane (P. Souer) [4:17]
  4. Electric swamp (H. Hollestelle) [4:04]
  5. Ramses (R. Shaffy) [1:00]
  6. Mindmirror (J. Vennik, H. Jansen) [17:28]

Musicians:

  • Rein van den Broek: Trumpet
  • Jan Vennik: Saxophones, flute
  • Cor Dekker: Bass guitar
  • Pieter Voogt: Drums, percussion
  • Hans Jansen: Keyboards

Guest: Ramses Shaffy: voice on Ramses

Information:
Produced by Tony Vos

LP Philips 6423082 (1975)

Mindmirror (1975)Mindmirror (1975)

Review

Back To The Classics (1976)

Back to the classics (1976)
Back To The Classics
(1976)

Tracks:

  1. Sonata in F (A. Vivaldi) [5:20]
  2. Ave Maria (F. Schubert) [4:53]
  3. Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade nr. 13 in G K.525) (W.A. Mozart) [4:13]
  4. Clarinet concerto in A (W.A. Mozart) [4:25]
  5. Violin concerto in E minor, Op.64 (F. Mendelssohn) [5:00]
  6. Have mercy on me (Erbarme Dich) (J.S.Bach) [6:57]
  7. Flute sonata nr.5 in F (G.F. Händel) [4:53]
  8. Theme from Abdelazer (H. Purcell) [3:58]
  9. The Moldau (Ma Vlast) (B. Smetana) [6:51]

Musicians:

  • Rein van den Broek: Trumpet
  • Jan Vennik: Saxophones, flute
  • Hans Jansen: Keyboards
  • ...

Information:
The names of the musicians are not listed on the original LP. The sleeve only mentions that "...The pieces were recorded by musicians who were with Ekseption between 1969 and 1975, joined by Holland's best session musicians to replace those members who had to be excluded because of contractual obligations".

Recorded at Phonogram Studios, Hilversum, Holland
Produced by Job Maarse
Arranged by Jan Vennink
Engineered by Jan Fred Arendsen, Albert Kos and Paul Timmer

LP Philips 6410 129 (1976)

Back to classics (back)Back to the classics (1976)

Reviews

Ekseption '78

Ekseption '78 (1978)

Ekseption '78
(1978)

Ekseption (1989)

Ekseption
(1989)

The Very Best Of Ekseption (1991)
The Very Best Of Ekseption
(1991)

Ekseption (1994)
Ekseption
(1994)

Hollands Glorie

Hollands Glorie
(2001)

Tracks:

  1. Again (J.S. Bach) [2:22]
  2. Your home (R. van der Linden) [4:47]
  3. Wild flower (R. van der Linden, R van den Broek) [3:17]
  4. Signal (R. van der Linden, R van den Broek) [4:10]
  5. Pearl (G. F. Händel) [2:22]
  6. Thoughts (R van den Broek) [3:53]
  7. Summertime (G. Gershwin) [2:20]
  8. Nocturne (J.S. Bach) [3:35]
  9. Impromptu (F. Schubert) [2:48]
  10. The cat (L. Schiffrin) [3:19]
  11. Jesu joy (J.S. Bach) [3:02]
  12. Faith (R. van der Linden) [3:21]

Musicians:

  • Rick van der Linden: Keyboards
  • Rein van den Broek: Trumpet, flugelhorn, french horn
  • Cor Dekker: Bass guitar
  • Dick Remelink: Saxes
  • Peter de Leeuwe: Drums, percussion

Guest: Tony Vos: alto saxophone

Information:
Produced by Rick van der Linden and Rein van den Broek, assisted by Jan Schuurman
Executive producer: Nico Spring in het Veld
Sound engineer: Jan Schuurman, assisted by Maarten Hatrich
Recorded at Soundpush studios, Blaricum, The Netherlands
Cover design: Jan H. van Uden

LP CNR 655081 (1978)
LP Decca 623614 (1978)
CD Diamond 01651061 (The Very Best Of Ekseption) (1991)
CD CNR 2002058 (Ekseption) (1994)
CD CNR (Hollands Glorie) (2001)

Notes:
The CD Hollands Glorie is the same as the Ekseption '78 album, buth with a different cover. The CNR cd is also the same, but has no title at all. The CD The Very Best Of Ekseption has the same tracks, but in a different order.

The track "Faith" is a reworking of the track "Doubts" that was recorded by Trace on the album The White Ladies (1978).

Ekseption '78 (1978)Ekseption '78 (1978)

Ekseption '78 (1978)The Very Best Of Ekseption (1991)

Reviews

Dance Macabre (1981)

Dance Macabre

Dance Macabre
(1981)

Tracks:

  1. The Fifth Symphony (L. von Beethoven) [3:02]
  2. Italian Concerto (J.S. Bach) [2:50]
  3. Air (J.S. Bach) [4:07]
  4. Rhapsody In Blue (G. Gershwin) [4:06]
  5. Peace Planet (J.S. Bach) [3:26]
  6. Sabre Dance (A. Khatchaturian) [4:06]
  7. Concerto (P.I Tchaikowsky) [4:06]
  8. Danse De Feu (M. De Falla) [2:46]
  9. Adagio (A. Albinoni, , R. Giazotto) [3:40]
  10. Dance Macabre (Saint-Saens) [2:20]
  11. Haydn (J. Haydn) [2:51]
  12. Conchorus(R. van der Linden) [4:45]

Musicians:

  • Rick Van Der Linden: Keyboards
  • Rein Van De Broek: Trumpets, flugelhorn
  • Dick Remmelink: Saxes
  • Max Werner: Drums, percussion, marimba
  • Johan Slager: Bass guitar, guitars

Information:
Engineered By: Rick Van Der Linden / Additional Ideas By Ekseption
Recorded At: Soundpush Studio's Blaricum-Holland
Produced By: Gerrit-Jan Leenders
Executive Producer: Frits Hirschland
Art Direction & Photography By: Govert De Roos & Ollie Sassen
Oilpainting By: Aat Veldhoen 

LP Ariola 203629 (1981)

Dance MacabreDance Macabre

Reviews

Ekseption '89 (1989)

Ekseption '89 (1989)

Ekseption '89
(1989)

Tracks:

  1. Spooky [3:35]
  2. Ekseptional [3:30]
  3. Pure [3:35]
  4. Air (J.S. Bach) [4:07]
  5. Flying fingers [3:59]
  6. Happiness [2:44]
  7. The artists [3:02]
  8. Haydn (J. Haydn) [3:05]
  9. Just for you [2:28]
  10. Drawbars [2:52]
  11. Jola [5:04]
  12. The Fifth (L. von Beethoven) [3:17]
  13. Marlene [3:23]
  14. Peace planet (J.S. Bach) [3:29]
  15. Harmony [2:39]
  16. A believe [3:07]
  17. My pianoman (J.S. Bach) [2:38]

Musicians:

  • Eddy Conard: Percussion
  • Rick van der Linden: Keyboards
  • Rein van den Broek: Trumpet
  • Dick Remelink: Saxophone
  • Peter de Leeuwe: Drums
  • Frans Muys van de Moer: Bass guitar
  • Johan Zwart: Guitar

Information:
LP RCA Records PL 74079 (1989)
CD RCA Records PD 74079 (1989)

Reviews