King Of Number 33
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King Of Number 33

23 Mar 2012

£4.49 (VAT included if applicable)
  Song Title
Me And My Downfall
Maybe September
Marty And The Magic Moose
King Of Number 33 (I - Pauper's Parade)
King Of Number 33 (II - Accession)
King Of Number 33 (III - The Physician And The Traitor)
King Of Number 33 (IV - The Hunt)
King Of Number 33 (V - Never Ending Elysium)
King Of Number 33 (VI - Rex Mortuus Est)

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 23 Mar 2012
  • Label: earMUSIC
  • Copyright: 2012 Edel Germany GmbH. earMUSIC is a project of Edel.
  • Total Length: 53:12
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  • ASIN: B007HOB2YA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,216 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Progressive Melodic Rock At Its Very Best 4 April 2012
Format:Audio CD
The Deeexpus website describes the band's music as "progressive melodic rock". As a description, I guess this is certainly true. But the fact remains it is also woefully inadequate as a description of the sheer musical passion, energy and vision they have unleashed with "King of Number 33". This is their second studio album after "Half Way Home" in 2008 (another blistering release of musical excellence) and stands as a shining triumph of intelligent and lovingly crafted song-writing combined with talented instrumental brilliance. There is even a guest appearance from Nik Kershaw!

The massive technical ability of the band lays the strong foundations for the creative weaving of an imaginative and touching story, supported by brilliant CD packaging to include a mock psychiatric report to enhance and give depth to the central figure around which the album has been created. Attention to detail is everything, and this extends not just to the packaging but to the wonderful and complex time signatures, the playful and imaginative interactions between the various instruments and the superb vocal range of tones of the lead vocals. It is a quite superb combination that keeps you enthralled from the moment you unwrap it to the moment the last note sounds and you put it back in its case. Brilliant. They have set the bar for others to follows in 2012.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great CD 22 April 2012
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I recently discovered this band and as an old fan of prog it ticks all the boxes. The more I listen to it, the more I like. A fantastic album, well worth buying.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The King 10 Aug 2012
Format:Audio CD
I heard about DeeExpus on the Progzilla Podcast and saw that they were supporting Marillion (A huge favourite of mine) in their upcoming tour. With Marillion Keyboardist mark Kelly on keys I knew I had a chance of loving it, but WOW. What a great album! From the opening track, Me and my downfall, with a fairly meaty rock sound through to the beautiful and spine tingling Marty and the Magic Moose, this album oozes quality, thoughtfulness and musical excellence.Then comes the core of this album. The King of Number 33. Brilliantly written it carries you on a journey, a bus journey in this case, and constantly surprises you. I have not sat and listened, just listened to an album so much for years. This has given me more spine tingling moments than any album for ages. Beuatiful guitar solo's powerful riffs, wonderfully complex keybaord solo's and amazing percussion, rounded off by great vocals and harmonies. This is more than just perpetuating prog rock, it is taking it somewhere new and altogether more contemporary while holding on to the soul, the intelligence and the pure musicianship of prog at its very best.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 5 Sep 2012
By Rapsy
Format:Audio CD
Without doubt one of the best groups and albums i have ever heard. I just cannot stop playing this. I could use every possitive word to describe this album and still not convey how much i love it. Buy it. Love it. Enjoy it! Simply superb!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely stunning 2 Jun 2012
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Buy this album now! you will not be disappointed, there's not a bad song on this cd, not even the one with Nick Kershaw.
The middle section of opening track me and my downfall is incredible, maybe september changes the pace and then changes it back again superbly, Marty and the magic moose is just magic. Which brings us nicely up to the main event: The king of number 33, all 26 minutes of it. This is a great concept piece surrounding a guy with aspergers syndrome who rides the number 33 bus day in day out until an unfortunate incident brings his reign to an end, from start to finish it is captivating and really does get better with every listen, with so many swings and changes to keep you occupied throughout. Closing track memo gave me a small headache purely because it features Nick Kershaw, however I very quickly got over my phobia because this is another great track to compliment a truly great album.

This is as good as prog gets, if you're into Marillion, Rush, Yes, It bites, IQ, your'e gonna love this.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Same but different 28 Jan 2014
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These are new to me and I bought this solely because of Amazon reviews and I am well pleased with it. Music is typical of this genre but then, there is a rawness to it, an almost unfinished quality that really appeals. Title song, King of number 33 is a clever twist on an early Genesis tune, clever lyrics and a cracking pace.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just keeps coming at you 24 Nov 2013
Format:Audio CD
Can't remember how I came across this album now but mighty glad I did

Won't repeat other reviews' content, but will just say if "traditional guitar/keyboard prog" is your thing this is a very fine example indeed

There are plenty of spine-tinglingly good passages & when one is over another comes along soon

Consistently excellent & never fails to put a broad smile on my face

This will be a hard one for them to follow but fingers crossed
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5.0 out of 5 stars MUST HAVE for prog rock lovers 29 Oct 2013
By Ramses
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THanks to Amazon recommendations! once in a while I try something suggested by the system, and this really hit the spot BIG TIME. I love Marillion, DT, etc etc but had never heard of DeeExpus. Turns out Marillion's Mark Kelly guest plays on some songs here, but this band is nothing short of amazing and brilliant. Fantastic album throughout, hit songs, musicianship out of this world, this is all perfect. Other reviewers have said it all: just get this now and enjoy. Then you will want to get their initial stuff (only one studio and one live).
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Really glad I found this band
As newer bands are pretty abundant and accessible in these internet days (and by newer I mean any band who started life this century! Read more
Published 6 months ago by Neil
2.0 out of 5 stars Not great.
All I can say about this is it's ok.
Didn't set my arse on fire at all.
Much better prog rock about than this!
Published 6 months ago by Jackarmy1071
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
I recently discovered this band and thought the whole concept the album was very good and original. One of my favourite tracks is "Mart And The Magic Moose". Read more
Published 11 months ago by Saint Aubyn
3.0 out of 5 stars Mike Oldfield meets Anathema
Bought this after listening to clips provided on Amazon after they recommended the album based on my previous choices. Read more
Published 13 months ago by W. Sutherland
5.0 out of 5 stars DeeExpus -A Superb album
Purchased the latest album by DeeExpus recently.It hasn't been out of the CD player since.Five excellent songs including the epic 26 minute king of Number 33. Read more
Published 14 months ago by KELLY heroes
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent prog just what more can you say
What more can you say....well for a start they don't come from some north american rap ghetto as you'd imagine from the band name, but from good old blighty, the home of prog, and... Read more
Published 15 months ago by F. M. Havicon
4.0 out of 5 stars Rock at its best
The Band from the North east really know how to put a story together and they can play as well.
Good long tracks and plenty of guitar and keyboard solos . Read more
Published 15 months ago by Holly
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING!
This album is just amazing! if you like rock, prog, marillion, ozric tentacles won't be disappointed. I haven't been impressed by an album like this for a long time! Read more
Published 21 months ago by S. C. Clarke
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