Review: Kayak – Seventeen

Given that I’m such a connoisseur of the international Progressive Rock scene, I’m a bit surprised that I’d never heard of Kayak before this review. Formed in the Netherlands in 1972, they were pretty popular in their home country for their initial 10-year run. Since their reformation in 1999, founding keyboard player Ton Scherpenzeel has been the sole consistent member with a revolving door of musicians making up the rest of the band. “Seventeen”, as the name suggests, is Kayak’s seventeenth album and the first with a completely new line-up of musicians, comprising of Scherpenzeel on keyboards, Bart Schwertmann...

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