Merlin (Kayak album)

Merlin (Kayak album)
Studio album by Kayak
Released 1981, 1994 (reissue)
Recorded 1981, at Soundpush Studio, Blaricum, The Netherlands
Genre Progressive rock
Label Vertigo (original LP) Pseudonym (1995 reissue)
Producer Gerrit-Jan Leenders and Kayak
Kayak chronology
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Merlin is the eighth studio album by Dutch band Kayak. The first half of the original LP is a concept-story about Merlin the magician. The second half of the LP is a collection of individual songs.

In 2003, Kayak released a re-worked and longer version of the Merlin-story, under the title Merlin - Bard Of The Unseen.


Track listing

  1. "Merlin" - 7:23
  2. "Tintagel" - 2:41
  3. "The Sword In The Stone" - 3:31
  4. "The King's Enchanter" - 2:42
  5. "Niniane (Lady Of The Lake) - 7:22
  6. "Seagull" - 4:10
  7. "Boogie Heart" - 4:11
  8. "Now That We've Come This Far" - 4:29
  9. "Can't Afford To Lose" - 3:19
  10. "Love's Aglow" - 6:03

All songs composed by Ton Scherpenzeel, lyrics by Ton Scherpenzeel and Irene Linders


Ton Scherpenzeel - Keyboards, backing vocals (lead vocals on "Love's Aglow")

Max Werner - Drums, percussion, backing vocals

Johan Slager - Electric & acoustic guitars, banjo, flute

Edward Reekers - Lead and backing vocals

Peter Scherpenzeel - Bass guitar, recorder

Irene Linders - Backing vocals

Katherine Lapthorn - Backing vocals

Guest musicians

Rein v/d Broek - Brass instruments

Benny Behr c.s. - Strings

External links

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