Kayak - Merlin (1981)

The first, original version of one of Kayak finest tracks ever: Merlin. Released back in 1981, written by Ton Scherpenzeel. Lineup: Edward Reekers - Vocals Ton Scherpenzeel - Keys Max Werner - Drums Johan Slager - Guitars Peter Scherpenzeel - Bass Katherine Lapthorn - Backing Vox Irene Linders - Backing Vox © Kayak 1981

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The first, original version of one of Kayak finest tracks ever: Merlin. Released back in 1981, written by Ton Scherpenzeel. Lineup: Edward Reekers - Vocals Ton Scherpenzeel - Keys Max Werner - Drums Johan Slager - Guitars Peter Scherpenzeel - Bass Katherine Lapthorn - Backing Vox Irene Linders - Backing Vox © Kayak 1981

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Armando Art
Armando Art - 2 years ago
One of the Best songs of all times in the rock
Jose Antonio Fernandez Ter-Stege
Jose Antonio Fernandez Ter-Stege - 2 years ago
Dat is muziek. Niet wat je tegenwoordig hoort.. groetjes aan alle vanuit spanje
Armando Art
Armando Art - 2 years ago
What a voyage
Sjaak Lelie
Sjaak Lelie - 3 years ago
Grandioos!
Luiz Carlos Costa
Luiz Carlos Costa - 3 years ago
massa
Yes from the No Zone
Yes from the No Zone - 3 years ago
Legend.
Aad van Donk
Aad van Donk - 3 years ago
meesterwerk
Johan Jansszen
Johan Jansszen - 4 years ago
mensen dit is een geweldige symfo song van eigen bodem
Fernando Ferreira
Fernando Ferreira - 4 years ago
Ton Scherpenzeel masterpiece, great Joahn Slager guitar playing

10. comment for Kayak - Merlin (1981)

Thokai
Thokai - 5 years ago
Still have the LP - still love it
robert holtland
robert holtland - 5 years ago
ZOOOOOO GOED!!!!
genesis5fr
genesis5fr - 5 years ago
Pop ? Rock ? Prog ? Symphonic ? No : FANTASTIC !!
Clayton Lara
Clayton Lara - 5 years ago
tomates cru...  aqui é para videos....  vai postar ppt na casa da vovó
7777Scion
7777Scion - 5 years ago
Kind of bland.  Kayak could never decide if they were going in a YES sort of direction, or more straight-ahead r'n'r. 

FOCUS and EARTH & FIRE were the bands to watch from The Netherlands.  Especially the former, when Jan Akkerman was creating a mini-guitar legend.
Vasos Kyriakides
Vasos Kyriakides - 4 years ago
fine. im an idiot and you're the man... :p
7777Scion
7777Scion - 4 years ago
You're an idiot.
Vasos Kyriakides
Vasos Kyriakides - 4 years ago
continue to prove you're a son of a bitch!!!!!
7777Scion
7777Scion - 4 years ago
^ continue to prove you're a moron
Vasos Kyriakides
Vasos Kyriakides - 4 years ago
and you're a jackass with no musical background or perception
7777Scion
7777Scion - 4 years ago
I'm sorry, but you're an idiot.
Vasos Kyriakides
Vasos Kyriakides - 4 years ago
Kind of bland??? Are you high? :p Kayak were always Kayak they always had their own unique sound. See see the sun, Royal bed bouncer, basically all their 70's albums up to Merlin were fantastic soulful pieces of art. Please sir, find some other band to slander, Kayak are one of the finest band ever to come out of Europe and why do they have to go towards a specific direction? afterall, isnt that what prog is all about? to be free from "Directions"? What a load of bullcrap
Michael Flick Photography
Michael Flick Photography - 6 years ago
Still great, especially for Fantasy Fans ...
borgduck
borgduck - 6 years ago
I have to have this & Lady Of The Lake inside my head,  when I'm stranded in the Suffolk countryside.
dbs
dbs - 7 years ago
wrong number ? kayak from Delft, clever boy
Talleyrand
Talleyrand - 7 years ago
De Nederlandse 2013 tour begint nu. Grijp je kans om dit live te zien met nog steeds Edward Reekers als zanger!! Dutch Tour 2013 starting now! Grab your chance to see this song live with still Edward Reekers on vocals!
CountQvorthon
CountQvorthon - 7 years ago
Ja die spielen noch immer. Im Herbst gibts ein Tour durch Holland.

20. comment for Kayak - Merlin (1981)

Ruut W
Ruut W - 7 years ago
Wat een te gekke muziek toch.!!!!
NothingNoise
NothingNoise - 7 years ago
It's so great, m'friend
David Groeneveld
David Groeneveld - 7 years ago
Had to like this one to compensate for that dislike ;-) No, not just that, also because I do really like this song a lot, and I'm happy I found it here! Certainly an underappreciated band, this is just one song of many great ones
lordsybok
lordsybok - 7 years ago
A shame from the youths in The Netherlands nearly nobody heard of them I went to there gig here and with my 32 I was like 30 years younger than the average age ... A shame ...
Bremer62
Bremer62 - 8 years ago
Tausend Dank fürs Hochladen Mußte lange suchen habs endlich gefunden Hörte Kayak das erste mal in 82 war hin und weg Gibts die noch?
Rutger Hoekstra
Rutger Hoekstra - 8 years ago
dit is echt mooie muziek en komt ook nog uit nederland dat wist ik niet eens
lokkie lokson
lokkie lokson - 3 years ago
ze hebben in blankenham gewoond
gustavo morales
gustavo morales - 8 years ago
amo esta canción, de las mejores que he escuchado en mi vida
Armando C. Acosta M.
Armando C. Acosta M. - 4 years ago
totalmente de acuerdo
Sudaryono Soelardjo
Sudaryono Soelardjo - 8 years ago
1981
sendanor
sendanor - 9 years ago
What can I say? This version was my first introduction to this Kayak masterpiece and Edward Reekers is a more than competent singer with a fluent diction which smoothes you away in the song..but the 2003 version with then-vocalist Bert Heerink showed that it could be sung also in an almost metal sort of way with power. I like them both.
MrMetalfresse
MrMetalfresse - 9 years ago
This Song (and THIS Version) is a milestone!

30. comment for Kayak - Merlin (1981)

TiagoRib93
TiagoRib93 - 9 years ago
It's the first time that I'm hearing this song and I'm so blowned away...
n333k333
n333k333 - 9 years ago
I like the remake, but this one is just so catchy <3

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