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KAYAK - JOURNEY THROUGH TIME:STUDIO ALBUMS 1973-2016 (BOX)

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Complete works ft. 21 CD's (Card Sleeves) of all 16 Studio Albums (4 Doubles) and 2 Comprehensive Bonus CD's of Non-Album Tracks, Rarities and Demo's!

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What a fantastic piece of product this is, but KAYAK is a band more than worthy of the outlay to both produce and purchase such a deliciously complete boxed set!

About KAYAK…
Next to FOCUS, KAYAK is probably the longest standing Progressive Rock band from the Netherlands, and they are certainly still one of the most popular at CDS Towers!

Starting out on the European arm of EMI’s Harvest label back in the early seventies, they quickly became known as a quality outfit that mixed strong vocal arrangements (both male and same female) with great lyrics and powerful melodies, all driven by Progressive Symphonic Rock instrumentation evenly balanced between keyboards and guitar, with a tight and fluent rhythm section at their core.
After a mid-seventies move to the Vertigo label – Polydor records Progressive Rock label - KAYAK further honed their sound to take in a more mass-appeal audience, creating several concept albums along the way and developing their style to an area where we have often described them in our promotions as being like a cross between two hugely popular bands: FLEETWOOD MAC (‘Rumours’ period) and CAMEL from the Symphonic end of Progressive Rock.
Fans of Andrew Latimer’s band will already know that KAYAK leader and keyboard wizard Ton Scherpenzeel was also at one time the front-line keyboards player for CAMEL!
Year 2000 saw KAYAK make their comeback with their independently released ‘Close To The Fire’ album and over the next 17 years several other albums have followed on their own label at regular intervals as this band continue to forge ahead and prove they are still a force to be reckoned with in the modern Progressive-Rock era.
They now span a musical history of over 40-years, and It doesn’t make any difference whether they produce basic multi-track collection style albums, or epic concept works, their music is always overflowing with gorgeous melodic Prog that leaves instrumental space for passages of slick interplay between the musicians The quality of the songwriting (and vocals) is off the scale, with the group more than capable of coming up with heart-grabbing, melancholic hooks that many other bands would die for.

About the ‘Journey Through Time’ 21CD Boxed Set…
KAYAK's complete works ‘Journey Through Time’ box contains 21 CD's (in Card Sleeves), and holds all 16 Studio Albums (including 4 Doubles) and 2 Bonus CD's of Non-Album Tracks, Rarities and Demo's.
One of the Bonus Discs's most remarkable items is: ‘Happy New Year’, a KAYAK demo dating from '74 or '75 that has never been released before!

There are also several KAYAK-related tracks included, such as the single: ‘Fluffy’ c/w ‘White Walls’ (1970) by HIGH TIDE FORMATION, featuring Pim Koopman, Ton Scherpenzeel, Chiel van Praag and Ron v.d. Werff.
Then there's an outstanding collection of no less than 8 Home Recorded Demo's with previously unreleased material by Pim, Ton, Johan Slager and Carwin Gijsing under the name of TEN RIDE TICKET.
THE PLAN (with Ton and the Kayettes) are represented by their 1982 single: ‘If This Ain't Love’ c/w ’Hit Bottom’. Finally we mention the version of: ‘I Want You To Be Mine’, a single that took KAYAK to the USA top-50 in1978.

Worth mentioning is the fact that Universal Music has included an empty wallet for the forthcoming 2017 studio album ‘Seventeen’, which will enable the true KAYAK collector to bring this unique Boxed Set right up-to-date later in 2017 when the band’s 17th studio album is released … then it really will be “complete”..

The label designs on all these CD's come with an outer rim with the image grooves on a mini black vinyl record etched into the surface, with the centre label area mirroring that of the record company’s label design at the time of the original LP or CD release.
The earlier original EMI / Vertigo albums have all been Remastered from the Original Studio Master Tapes for the first time exclusively for this ‘Journey Through Time’ box, and having checked some of them out they do sound superb with an open vitality missing from the original pressings with a fine top-end, warm, punchy bass and crystal clear vocals. ‘Merlin’ a particular favourite of mine, having originally introduced me to KAYAK, is a revelation.
The later releases all produced for the band’s own label could not be improved on so they have been left alone.
All the CD’s come in Card Sleeves that replicate the Original Vinyl LP and CD only releases, including Gatefold Covers where they were Double LP’s.

Here are the details of each individual KAYAK album that is represented in this Box (Singles and Doubles)…
SEE SEE THE SUN [1973] - 2017 Remastered / Single Mini-LP Card Sleeve / Red-Ochre-Black EMI CD Label.
KAYAK [1974] - 2017 Remastered / Single Mini-LP Card Sleeve / Red-Ochre-Black EMI CD Label.
ROYAL RED BOUNCER [1975] - 2017 Remastered / Single Mini-LP Card Sleeve / Red-Ochre-Black EMI CD Label.
LAST ENCORE [1976] - 2017 Remastered / Single Mini-LP Card Sleeve / Vertigo Flying Saucer CD Label.
STARLIGHT DANCER [1977] 2017 Remastered / Single Mini-LP Card Sleeve / Vertigo Flying Saucer CD Label.
PHANTOM OF NIGHT [1978] 2017 Remastered / Single Mini-LP Card Sleeve / Vertigo Flying Saucer CD Label.
PERISCOPE LIFE [1980] 2017 Remastered / Single Mini-LP Card Sleeve / Vertigo Flying Saucer CD Label.
MERLIN [1981] 2017 Remastered / Single Mini-LP Card Sleeve / Vertigo Flying Saucer CD Label.
CLOSE TO THE FIRE [2000] 2017 Issue / Single Mini-LP Card Sleeve / Album Cover Picture Disc CD Label.
NIGHT VISION [2001] 2017 Issue / Single Mini-LP Card Sleeve / Original Picture Disc CD Label.
MERLIN - BARD OF UNSEEN [2003] 2017 Issue / Single Mini-LP Card Sleeve / Original Picture Disc CD Labels.
NOSTRADAMUS - FATE OF MAN [2005] 2017 Issue / Gatefold Mini-LP Card Sleeve / Album Cover PD CD Labels.
COMING UP FOR AIR [2008] 2017 Issue / Single Mini-LP Card Sleeve / Album Cover Picture Disc CD Label.
LETTERS FROM UTOPIA [2009] 2017 Issue / Gatefold Mini-LP Card Sleeve / Album Cover Picture Disc CD Labels.
ANYWHERE BUT HERE [2011] 2017 Issue / Single Mini-LP Card Sleeve / Original Coloured CD labels.
CLEOPATRA - CROWN OF ISIS [2014] 2017 Issue / Gatefold Mini-LP Card Sleeve / Album Cover PD CD Labels.
MORE KAYAK [2017] Unreleased Tracks / Gatefold Mini-LP Card Sleeve / Tape Reel Style Picture Disc CD labels.
SEVENTEEN [2017] Empty Single Mini-LP Card Sleeve to accommodate New 2017 Studio Album.

This beautifully detailed ‘Journey Through Time’ box is finished off with a 24-Page Booklet packed with Pictures, Text and a Selection of Lyrics. There are also descriptions for each album in the set, but sadly that part is written in Dutch, which is a bit of a shame really for us Brits when you consider that all the band’s lyrics on all of the albums are sung in perfect English and printed as such in the booklet too … ah well, we can’t have it all our own way I guess!

‘Journey Through Time’ was released on 16th June 2017.


KAYAK: JOURNEY THROUGH TIME Album & Track List:

CD 1 [SEE SEE THE SUN – 2017 Remaster]:
01. Reason For It All (6:30)
02. Lyrics (3:44)
03. Mouldy Wood (5:17)
04. Lovely Luna (8:21)
05. Hope For A Life (6:50)
06. Ballet Of The Cripple (4:40)
07. Forever Is A Lonely Thought (5:29)
08. Mammoth (2:58)
09. See See The Sun (4:12)
TPT – 48:03

CD 2 [KAYAK – 2017 Remaster]:
01. Alibi (3:40)
02. Wintertime (2:53)
03. Mountain Too Rough (3:59)
04. They Get To Know Me (9:19)
05. Serenades (3:34)
06. Woe And Alas (3:01)
07. Mireille (2:13)
08. Trust In The Machine (6:07)
09. His Master’s Noise (1:47)
TPT – 36:35

CD 3 [ROYAL RED BOUNCER – 2017 Remaster]:
01. Royal Bed Bouncer (4:00)
02. Life Of Gold (3:27)
03. {You’re So} Bizarre (3:51)
04. Bury The World (4:23)
05. Chance For A Lifetime (4:14)
06. If This Is Your Welcome (4:57)
07. Moments Of Joy (4:02)
08. Patricia Anglaia (2:16)
09. Said No Word (5:14)
10. My Heart Never Changed (2:33)
TPT – 38:59

CD 4 [LAST ENCORE – 2017 Remaster]:
01. Back To The Front (4:33)
02. Nothingness (3:57)
03. Love Of A Victim (2:52)
04. Land On The Water (2:29)
05. Last Encore (4:02)
06. Do You Care (2:57)
07. Still My Heart Cries For You (4:36)
08. Relics From A Distant Age (5:00)
09. Love Me Tonight / Get On Board (2:43)
10. Evocation (3:52)
11. Raid Your Own House (3:38)
12. Well Done (0:52)
TPT – 41:33

CD 5 [STARLIGHT DANCER – 2017 Remaster]:
01. Daughter Or Son (3:45)
02. Starlight Dancer (5:00)
03. Want You To Be Mine (3:40)
04. Letdown (2:50)
05. Irene (4:26)
06. Golddust (2:41)
07. May (4:28)
08. Turn The Tide (3:38)
09. Dead Bird Flies Forever (4:21)
10. Sweet Revenge (3:34)
11. Where Do We Go From Here (4:43)
TPT – 43:08

CD 6 [PHANTOM OF THE NIGHT - 2017 Remaster]:
01. Winning Ways (3:39)
02. Keep The Change (3:40)
03. Ruthless Queen (4:52)
04. Crime Of Passion (3:36)
05. First Signs Of Spring (3:45)
06. Daphne (5:12)
07. The Poet And The One Man Band (4:14)
08. No Man's Land (4:08)
09. Journey Through Time (3:25)
10. Phantom Of The Night (5:00)
TPT – 41:33

CD 7 [PERISCOPE LIFE – 2017 Remaster]:
01. Astral Aliens (3:40)
02. What's In A Name (4:09)
03. Stop That Song (3:19)
04. If You Really Need Me Now (4:19)
05. Periscope Life (3:32)
06. Beggars Can't Be Choosers (4:41)
07. The Sight (4:03)
08. Lost Blue Of Chartres (3:39)
09. Anne (4:24)
10. One Way Or Another (3:24)
11. Sad To Say Farewell (4:29)
TPT - 43:41

CD 8 [MERLIN – 2017 Remaster]:
01. Merlin (7:21)
02. Tintagel (2:41)
03. Sword In The Stone (3:30)
04. The King's Enchanter (2:41)
05. Niniane {Lady Of The Lake} (7:22)
06. Seagull (4:13)
07. Boogie Heart (4:12)
08. Now That We've Come This Far (4:31)
09. Can't Afford To Lose (3:21)
10. Love's Aglow (6:03)
TPT – 45:57

CD 9 [CLOSE TO THE FIRE]:
01. Close To The Fire (8:15)
02. When Hearts Grow Cold (3:10)
03. Dream Child (3:33)
04. Frozen Flame (6:37)
05. Forever (4:40)
06. Worlds Apart (5:14)
07. Crusader (4:41)
08. Two Wrongs {Don't Make A Right} (3:37)
09. Anybody's Child (5:04)
10. Here Today (3:37)
11. Just A Matter Of Time (3:37)
12. Full Circle (5:57)
13. Ruthless Queen (5:00)
TPT – 63:04

CD 10 [NIGHT VISION]:
01. Icarus (8:24)
02. Miracle Man (4:55)
03. Cassandra (4:26)
04. A Million Years (4:37)
05. Water For Guns (4:09)
06. Way Of The World (4:36)
07. Hold Me Forever (3:28)
08. Tradition (8:00)
09. All Over Again (5:08)
10. Life Without Parole (4:12)
11. How (4:58)
12. Carry On Boy (4:05)
13. Good Riddance (4:14)
14. Rings Of Saturn (4:05)
TPT – 69:19

CD 11 [MERLIN - BARD OF THE UNSEEN]:
01. Merlin (7:52)
02. Tintagel (2:52)
03. Future King (3:00)
04. Sword In The Stone (3:45)
05. When The Seer Looks Away (4:20)
06. Branded (3:53)
07. At Arthur's Court (3:17)
08. Otherworld (8:02)
09. Purest Of Knights (5:49)
10. Friendship And Love (5:15)
11. The King's Enchanter (2:34)
12. Niniane (7:11)
13. Last Battle (8:14)
14. Avalon (3:44)
TPT – 69:50

CD 12 [NOSTRADAMUS – THE FATE OF MAN - Disc 1]:
01. Secret Study (1:47)
02. Overture: A Strange And Cryptic Tale (3:06)
03. Friend Of The Stars (4:21)
04. Celestial Science (3:56)
05. The Student (1:27)
06. Dance Of Death - 1 (3:27)
07. Fresh Air, Running Water, Rose Pills (4:13)
08. The Monk's Comment (0:47)
09. Seekers Of Truth (4:16)
10. Dance Of Death - 2 (1:45)
11. Save My Wife (5:28)
12. The Monk's Comment (0:33)
13. Pagan's Paradise (4:26)
14. The Inquisition (5:36)
15. Wandering Years (4:43)
16. The Monk's Comment (0:53)
17. If History Was Mine Alone (3:00)
18. Friend Of The Stars (0:33)
TPT – 54:20

CD 13 [NOSTRADAMUS - THE FATE OF MAN - Disc 2]:
01. Man With Remarkable Talents (3:33)
02. Settle Down (4:21)
03. The Monk's Comment (0:50)
04. Flying Squadron (4:19)
05. Dance Of Mirrors (3:27)
06. Cruel Death / The Monk's Comment 5 (1:21)
07. Royal Invitation (4:02)
08. Tell Me All (3:31)
09. Tournament (4:15)
10. Golden Cage (2:14)
11. Seekers Of Truth (2:05)
12. Living In Two Realities (4:16)
13. Act Of Despair (4:28)
14. Secret Study (1:44)
15. Centuries (5:06)
16. {You Won't Find Me} Alive At Sunrise (3:21)
17. Friend Of The Stars (1:17)
18. Epilogue - The Fate Of Man (2:57)
TPT – 57:09

CD 14 [COMING UP FOR AIR]:
01. Alienation (3:55)
02. Man In The Cocoon (2:54)
03. Time Stand Still (3:22)
04. Freezing (3:52)
05. Medea (3:47)
06. Daughter Of The Moon (3:42)
07. Undecided (4:10)
08. Sad State Of Affairs (4:23)
09. About You Without You (3:16)
10. The Mask And The Mirror (4:46)
11. Selfmade Castle (3:32)
12. What I'm About To Say (4:25)
13. Wonderful Day (3:41)
14. Broken White (4:23)
15. Coming Up For Air (6:13)
TPT – 60:23

CD 15 [LETTERS FROM UTOPIA – Disc 1]:
01. Rhea (4:45)
02. Because I... (3:18)
03. Turbulence (3:43)
04. Before The Angels Fell (8:43)
05. Breaking The News (3:53)
06. For All The Wrong Reasons (4:00)
07. Under The Radar (2:49)
08. Hard Work (3:45)
09. Nobody Wins (4:58)
TPT – 39:56

CD 16 [LETTERS FROM UTOPIA – Disc 2]:
01. Circles In The Sand (3:51)
02. Never Was (4:29)
03. Glass Bottom Boat (3:46)
04. Horror In Action (4:35)
05. Whisper (4:06)
06. Parallel Universe (4:09)
07. Let The Record Show (3:56)
08. Brothers In Rhyme (4:28)
09. When The Love Has Gone (4:07)
10. Letters From Utopia (4:04)
TPT – 41:33

CD 17 [ANYWHERE BUT HERE]:
01. Credible Lie (4:10)
02. November Morning (3:58)
03. Behind The Scenes (3:46)
04. Anywhere But Here (4:21)
05. Most Underrated Band In The World (3:32)
06. Hunter And Prey (5:25)
07. In Between Tides (4:29)
08. Passing Cloud (2:32)
09. Demon In Her Eyes (3:51)
10. Life Is Good (4:12)
11. Wherever She Goes (4:19)
12. Messinian Skies (3:12)
13. Over You (4:19)
14. Bang (2:00)
TPT – 54:08

CD 18 [CLEOPATRA – THE CROWN OF ISIS] – Disc 1]:
01. The Living Isis (4:10)
02. A Family Divided (3:01)
03. Alexandria (8:29)
04. She Rules My World (3:07)
05. Goodbye, Pharos (4:06)
06. Stranger In Rome (4:40)
07. Hail (2:52)
08. She Came, She Saw, She Conquered (5:12)
09. Ides Of March (6:02)
10. Matters Of The Heart (3:50)
11. Curse Of Isis (6:04)
TPT – 51:35

CD 19 [CLEOPATRA – THE CROWN OF ISIS – Disc 2]:
01. Tarsus (4:46)
02. Whatever It Takes (3:29)
03. Crown Of Isis (5:06)
04. Philae (3:29)
05. Inimitable Livers (3:28)
06. Queen Of Kings (7:40)
07. Actium (7:48)
08. Setting Things Straight (3:42)
09. The Message (2:32)
10. Larger Than Life (4:26)
11. Arms Of Isis (2:29)
12. Alexandria Reprise (3:03)
13. That Sacred Kiss (4:57)
TPT – 56:57

CD 20 [MORE KAYAK – Disc 1]:
01. HIGH TIDE FORMATION: Fluffy (2:43)
02. HIGH TIDE FORMATION: White Walls (2:14)
03. Give It A Name (2:45)
04. Try To Write A Book (2:03)
05. Bulldozer (4:55)
06. We Are Not Amused (3:01)
07. Chance For A Lifetime (2:55)
08. Boezem (4:33)
09. Ballad For A Lost Friend (4:15)
10. I Want You To Be Mine [USA version] (5:15)
11. Irene [USA version] (4:25)
12. Ivory Dance (1:58)
13. Theme From Spetters – 2 (2:22)
14. Total Loss (4:14)
15. What's Done Is Done (3:42)
16. Eyewitness (3:21)
17. Only You And I Know [without applause] (3:10)
18. Who's Fooling Who [without applause] (3:44)
19. Monte Carlo Rally {No Total Loss} (4:13)
20. Car Enchanters {Sikkens Song} (2:36)
21. THE PLAN: If This Ain't Love (3:36)
22. THE PLAN: Hit Bottom (3:54)
TPT – 76:00

CD 21 [MORE KAYAK – Disc 2]:
01. Close To The Fire [radio edit] (4:15)
02. Love Lies [demo] (3:44)
03. Cried For Love [demo] (3:24)
04. Never Before (3:40)
05. The Inquisition [new edit version] (4:05)
06. Beat The Clock (3:43)
07. Dear Lover (4:18)
08. Life Is Good [special remix] (3:26)
09. Symmetry [2012 version] (9:25)
10. Cleopatra - The Crown Of Isis [original edit] (7:38)
11. TEN RIDE TICKET: Lost In Hell [demo] (2:15)
12. TEN RIDE TICKET: 1000 Dreams [demo] (4:17)
13. TEN RIDE TICKET: Scardia [demo] (2:55)
14. TEN RIDE TICKET: Green Eyed Morning [demo] (3:09)
15. TEN RIDE TICKET: Catch Your Dreams [demo] (3:40)
16. TEN RIDE TICKET: Children Unite [demo] (3:37)
17. TEN RIDE TICKET: It's Your Problem [demo] (3:49)
18. TEN RIDE TICKET: Still Try To Write A Book [demo] (2:30)
19. Happy New Year [demo] (2:33)
TPT – 76:25