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Kayak - KAYAKoustic - 2007 - Rdeg

Kayakoustic is a live album by the symphonic, Dutch progressive rock band Kayak. The band have been around since 1972 and in 2012, celebrated their fortieth anniversary with a Dutch concert tour called “Journey Through Time” at De Pul in Uden, the Netherlands. “KAYAKoustic” was recorded during their acoustic tour of 2006/2007. The recordings were made on 23 November 2006 at theatre "Het Kielzog" in Hoogezand-Sappemeer (The Netherlands) and on 31 January 2007 at theatre "De Dialoog" in Ermelo (The Netherlands). Tracks 1-14 are from the first, acoustic part of the concert. Tracks 15-18 are from the second, electric set. Kayak’s music is often reminiscent of bands like Supertramp, Yes, Camel, Gentle Giant, Hatfield And The North, and others. This energetic live album has great vibes, and inspiring vocals and musicianship. Read more about Kayak @ http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=186 and listen to the band’s “Close To The Fire” album [All tracks @ 224 Kbps: File size = 105 Mb]


1 See See The Sun (Van Leeuwen/Koopman/Scherpenzeel) - 0:40
2 What's In A Name (Scherpenzeel) - 5:23
3 Only You And I Know (Scherpenzeel/Linders) - 3:19
4 Anne (Scherpenzeel/Linders) - 4:50
5 Threesome (Vergoossen) - 1:25
6 Hold Me Forever (Scherpenzeel/Linders) - 4:05
7 You're So Bizarre (Scherpenzeel) - 3:49
8 Land On The Water (Koopman) - 2:29
9 First Signs Of Spring (Scherpenzeel) - 3:40
10 Daughter Or Son (Scherpenzeel) - 3:53
11 Want You To Be Mine (Scherpenzeel) - 5:54
12 Ivory Dance (Scherpenzeel) - 2:25
13 The Fate Of Man (Scherpenzeel/Linders) - 1:53
14 See See The Sun (Van Leeuwen/Koopman/Scherpenzeel) - 4:32
15 Royal Bed Bouncer (Scherpenzeel) - 4:13
16 When Hearts Grow Cold (Scherpenzeel/Linders) - 4:06
17 Act Of Despair (Koopman) - 4:15
18 Chance For A Lifetime (Scherpenzeel) - 4:35


Rob Vunderink - Guitar, Vocals
Joost Vergoossen - Guitar
Jan van Olffen - Bass Guitar, Double Bass, Stick
Ton Scherpenzeel - Piano, Keyboards, Accordion, Vocals
Pim Koopman - Piano, Drums, Vocals
Cindy Oudshoorn, Edward Reekers - Percussion, Vocals

SHORT BIO [N.B: Read a more detailed bio @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kayak_(band)#Live_albums]

With their instrumental prowess and keyboardist Ton Scherpenzeel's facility at writing lyrics in English, you might be forgiven for mistaking Kayak for a bunch of clever proggers from London. But this Dutch band began in 1968 in the city of Hilversum, where Scherpenzeel and drummer Pim Koopman attended a music conservatory. After the addition of guitarist Johan Slager, bassist Cees van Leeuwen, and vocalist Max Werner, the group solidified by 1972 and commenced recording. Stylistically they featured the instrumentation and chops of progressive acts like Yes and Genesis, but the pop song structures of Supertramp and the Alan Parsons Project; as time passed they increasingly favored the pop side of the equation. Royal Bed Bouncer, the most even balance between these two styles, was to be a commercial and artistic high point for the band. They continued to meet with minor success throughout the '70s on a variety of record labels, and in 1974 toured in support of Queen -- a move that influenced the flavor of their later work. Like most progressive bands, Kayak never had a terribly stable lineup; at one point they went through three bassists in as many years. With Scherpenzeel as the sole constant, Kayak's first lineup also proved to be their finest; but Koopman's asthma forced him to retire in 1976, and Werner was so tortured by stage fright and unfounded doubts over his singing ability that he demanded the vacated drum chair for himself, leaving the vocal duties to new member Edward Reekers. Scherpenzeel's central role in the band eventually wore on the others, and Kayak fell apart in 1980. Scherpenzeel continued on to work with the English band Camel and then compose primarily for the theater. Koopman and Reekers worked in music production and performance; Werner left the stage to become a postal worker; and van Leeuwen became -- of all things -- a prominent lawyer. The band reunited in 1997 for a Dutch TV special, though no new recordings have yet emerged. © Paul Collins © 2014 AllMusic, a division of All Media Network, LLC. | All Rights Reserved http://www.allmusic.com/artist/kayak-mn0000369430/biography


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ratso said...

Very curious to hear this. Thanks for the post! Say, have you tried a tequila massage to help you get warm. On the tonsils? Works for me. Best expletive deleted wishes me ol' china. Ratso Rat

A.O.O.F.C said...

Cheers,Ratso! I'll get 'er indoors to rub it in later. Might sip on a large Jameson while she's busy down south! What happens next is private, and also very rude! LOL! Ta for the tip...as the bishop said to the altar boy, and TTU later, me ol' china...Paul