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Hollande  -  rock progressif  -  *** 

 

 
Pop progressive au caractère mélancolique, très mélodique, sophistiqué,
aux chants suaves, se situe entre  
Genesis ,  Supertramp  et  Camel .
" close to the fire " en 2000, reformation du groupe pour un album
presque plus progressif que d'habitude, un vrai plaisir !
2005,
Kayak  nous revient avec un double album, un concept basé sur
l'histoire de  
Nostradamus  proposé sous la forme d'un opéra rock.
2008, le légendaire groupe hollandais rescapé de l'époque dorée du
progressif, poursuit sa carrière avec un opus mélodique et symphonique,
flanqué de mélodies accrocheuses et efficaces. Le côté opéra-rock des
récents albums est donc délaissé au profit du genre qui les a rendus célèbres
dans les années 70, à savoir une pop-prog sophistiquée et symphonique,
le tout agencé avec un son actuel au dessus de tout soupçon.
 

 

MUSICIENS


   -  Ton  SCHERPENZEEL  - claviers, accordéon, basse, chant, ...-
   -  
Pim  KOOPMAN - batterie, perc, marimba, piano, chant -(73,75,76,99, 00,01,08,09)
   -  
Max  WERNER  - batterie, perc, chant, mellotron - (73,75,76,77,79,80,81,99,00)
   -  Johan  SLAGER  - guitares, chant - ( 73, 76, 77, 79, 80, 81, 99 )
   -  
Cees Van LEEUWEN  -  basse, harmonica - ( 73, 99 )
   -  Bert  VELDKAMP  - basse, guitare, chant - ( 75,76,99,00,01 )
   -  Charles Louis  SCHOUTEN  -  batterie & percussions, marimba, chant - ( 77 )
   -  Theo  De JONG  -  basse - ( 77 )
   -  
Katherine  LAPTHORN  -  choeurs - ( 79, 80 )
   -  Irene  LINDERS  -  choeurs - ( 79, 80 )
   -  
Rob  WINTER  - guitares électrique & acoustique, chant - ( 00, 01 )
   -  Edward  REEKERS  - chant,percussions - ( 79, 80, 81, 08, 09, 11, 14 )
   -  Peter  SCHERPENZEEL  - basse - ( 79, 80, 81 )
   -  Bert  HEERINK  - chant, percussion - ( 01 )
   -  
Rob  VUNDERINK  - guitares, chant - ( 01, 08, 09 )
   -  Cindy  OUDSHOORN  - chant - ( 08, 09, 11, 14 )
   -  
Joost  VERGOOSSEN  -  guitare électrique & acoustique - ( 08, 09, 11, 14 )
   -  Jan  Van OLFFEN  -  basse, contrebasse - ( 08, 09, 11, 14 )
   -  Rob  VUNDERINK  -  guitare, chant - ( 11, 14 )
   -  
Hans  VOERMAN  -  claviers - ( 11 )
   -  
Hans  EIJKENAAR  -  batterie - ( 11, 14 )
   -  Bart  SCHWERTMANN  -  chant - ( 17 )
   -  
Marcel  SINGOR  -  guitare - ( 17 )
   
-  Kristoffer  GILDENLÖW  -  basse - ( 17 )
   
-  Collin  LEIJENAAR  -  batterie - ( 17 )

   +
    -  
Fred  Leeflang  -  soprano saxophone (5) - ( 77 )
    -  
Rick  Van der Linden  -  Yamaha GX1 synthesizer (6) - ( 77 )
    -  Jim  Gordon  -  saxophone - ( 80 )
    -  
Jim  Price  -  cor - ( 80 )
    -  Peggy  Sandwig  -  choeurs - ( 80 )
    -  Martin  Van der Starre  -  chant (Mark Antony) - ( 14 )
    -  
Alexander  Van Breemen  -  chant (Julius Caesar) - ( 14 )
    -  
Tatiana  Manolidou  -  chant - ( 14 )
    -  
Mari  Joleneas  -  chant - ( 14 )
    -  
Maria-Paula  Majoor  -  violon - ( 14 )
    -  
Daniel  Torrico Menacho  -  violon - ( 14 )
    -  
Robert  Baba  -  violon - ( 14 )
    -  
Andy  Latimer  -  guitare - ( 17 )
- Max Werner / lead & backing vocals, Mellotron, percussion
- Johan Slager / acoustic & electric guitars, backing vocals 
- Ton Scherpenzeel / keyboards, double bass, horns & violins arrangements, backing vocals
- Bert Veldkamp / bass, backing vocals 
- Pim Koopman / drums, lead (4,15,16,18) & backing vocals

With:
- Patricia Paay / vocals (8)
- Cees Van Leeuwen / bass (11-18)
- Gerrit-Jan Leenders / co-arranger & co-producer
- Willem Jongbloed / horns & violins arrangements and direction 

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See see the sun   ( 1973 )

 titres : reason for it all, lyrics, mouldy wood, lovely luna,
             hope for a life, ballet of the cripple,
             forever is a lonely thought, mammoth,
             see see the sun.
 
bonus : still try to write a book, give it a name.

Royal bed bouncer    ( 1975 )

 titres : royal bed bouncer, life of gold, (you're so)
             bizarre, bury the world, chance for a lifetime,
             If this is your welcome, moments of joy,
             Patricia Anglaia, said no word, my heart never changed
 
bonus : alibi, mountain too rough, woe and alas, mouldy wood,
             lovely luna, forever is a lonely thought,
              still try to write a book, give it a name, bulldozer.

The last encore  ( 1976 )

 titres : back to the front, nothingness,
             love of a victim, land on the water,
             the last encore, do you care,
             still my heart cries for you,
             relics from a distant age,
             love me tonight get on board,
             evocation, raid you own house, well done

Starlight dancer      ( 1977 )

 titres : daughter or son, starlight dancer,
             want you to be mine, letdown, Irene, golddust,
             may, turn the tide, dead bird flies forever,
             sweet revenge, where do we go from here?.

Phantom of the night     ( 1979 )

 titres : keep the change, winning ways,
             daphne (laurel tree), journey through time,
             phantom of the night, crime of passion,
             the poet and the man band, ruthless queen,
             no man's land, first signs of spring.

Periscope life      ( 1980 )

 titres : astral aliens, what's in a name, stop that song,
             If you really need me now, periscope life,
             beggars can't be choosers, the sight,
             lost blue of Chartres, Anne, one way or another,
             sad to say farewell.
 
bonus : total loss, what's done is done.

Eyewitness     ( 1981 )

 titres : eyewitness, periscope life,ruthless queen,
             want you to be mine, lyrics,
             chance for a lifetime, who's fooling who,
             Irene, only you and I know, winning ways,
             starlight dancer, no man's land,
 
bonus : the car enchanter (Sikkens song), Ivory dance.

The singles plus    ( 1999 )

 titres : lyrics, mammoth, see see the sun, wintertime,
             we are not amused, chance for a lifetime,
             still my heart cries for you, do you care,
             starlight dancer, want you to be mine,
             ruthless queen, phantom of the night, Anne,
             spetters, periscope life, total loss, seagull,
             the king's enchanter, who's fooling who, rain in may.

Close to the fire  ( 2000 )

 titres : close to the fire, when hearts grow cold,
             dream child, frozen flame, forever, worlds apart,
             crusader, two wrongs, anybody's child,
             here today, just a matter of time, full circle,
 
bonus : ruthless queen.

Chance for a live time  ( 2001 )

 cd1 : close to the fire, crusader, when hearts grow cold,
          mammoth, wintertime, periscope life, sweet revenge,
          see see the sun, Anne, anybody's child.
 
cd 2 : two wrongs, forever, Merlin, niniane,
           chance for a lifetime, starlight dancer,
           ruthless queen, full circle.

Night vision      ( 2001 )

 titres : Icarus, miracle man, cassandra, a million years,
             water for guns, the way of the world, hold me forever,
             tradition, all over again, a life without parole, how,
             carry one boy, good riddance, rings of saturn.

Nostradamus - the fate of man   ( 2005 )

 titres : secret study,strange & criptic tale, friend of the stars1,
 celestial science, student, dance of death1, fresh  air running
 water, monk's comment1, seekers of truth1,  dance of death2,
 save my wife, monk's comment2, pagan's paradise,Inquisition,
 wandering  years, monk's  comment3, If history was mine alone,
 friend of the  stars2, man with remarkable talents, settle down,
 monk's comment4, flying squadron,  dance  of mirors,
 royal invitation, cruel death  comment5, tell  me all, tournament,
 golden cage,  seekers of truth2,  living in  two realities,
 act of despair, secret study2, centuries, you won't find me alive,
 friend of the stars3, epilogue -  the fate of man.

KAYAKoustic Live  ( 2007 )

 titres : see see the sun introduction, what's in a name,
 only you and I know, Anne, threesome, hold me forever,
 you're so bizarre, land on the water, first signs of spring,
 daughter or son, want you to be mine,  Ivory dance,
 the fate of man, see see the sun, royal  bed bouncer,
 when  hearts grow cold, act of despair,  chance for a lifetime.

Coming up for air    ( 2008 )

 titres : alienation, man in the cocoon, time stand still,
             freezing, medea, daughter of the moon, undecided,
             sad state of affairs, about you without you,
             the mask and the mirror, selfmade castle,
             what I'm about to say, wonderful day,
             broken white, coming up for air.

Letters from utopia     ( 2009 )

 cd 1 : rhea, because I..., turbulence,
           before the angels fell, breaking the news,
           for all the wrong reasons, under the radar,
           hard work, nobody wins.
 
cd 2 : circles in the sand, never was, glass bottom boat,
           horror in action, a whisper, parallel universe,
           let the record show, brothers in rhyme,
           when the love has gone, letters from utopia.

Anywhere but here    ( 2011 )

 titres : credible lie, november morning, behind the scenes,
             anywhere but here, most underrated band in the world,
             hunter and prey, In between tides, passing cloud,
             demon in her eyes, life is good, where ever she goes,
             messinian skies, over you, bang.

Cleopatra, The Crown Of Isis  ( 2014 )

 cd 1 : The Living Isis, A Family Divided, Alexandria,
   She Rules My World, Goodbye, Pharos, Stranger In Rome,
   Hail, She Came She Saw She Conquered, The Ides of March,
   Matters of the Heart, The Curse of Isis.
 
cd 2 : Tarsus, Whatever It Takes, The Crown of Isis, Philae,
   The Inimitable Livers, Queen of Kings,
   Actium (The Tides Are Turning), Setting Things Straight,
   The Message, The Arms of Isis, Larger Than Life,
   Alexandria Reprise, That Sacred Kiss.

Seventeen   ( 2017 )

 cd 1 : Somebody, La Peregrina, Falling, Feathers and Tar,
           Walk Through Fire, Ripples on the Water,
           All that I Want, X Marks the Spot, God on Our Side,
           Love, Sail Away, Cracks, To an End.
 
cd 2 : Demo's, Cracks, La Peregrina, Falling, Walk Through Fire.

Royal Bed Bouncer    ( 1975 / 2018 )

 titres : Royal Bed Bouncer, Life Of Gold, (You're So) Bizarre,
  Bury The World,
Chance For A Lifetime, If This Is Your Welcome,   Moments Of Joy, Patricia Anglaia , Said No Word,
  My Heart Has Changed.

 
bonus : Alibi (2nd Album), Mountain Too Rough (2nd Album),
  Woe And Alas (2nd Album),
Mouldy Wood (1st Album),
  Lovely Luna (1st Album) ,
Forever Is A Lonely Thought (1st Album),   Still Try To Write A Book (single B-side From 1973),
  Give It A Name (single B-side From 1973) ,
Bulldozer (demo).

 

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