Kayak

Discography

See See The Sun (1973)

See see the sun

See See The Sun
(1973)

Tracks:
  1. Reason for it all (T. Scherpenzeel) [6:29]
  2. Lyrics (T. Scherpenzeel) [3:42]
  3. Mouldy wood (J. Slager, P. Koopman, T. Scherpenzeel) [5:16]
  4. Lovely Luna (P. Koopman) [8:19]
  5. Hope for a life (P. Koopman, T. Scherpenzeel) [6:49]
  6. Ballet of the cripple (C. Van Leeuwen, P. Koopman, T. Scherpenzeel) [4:39]
  7. Forever is a lonely thought (P. Koopman, T. Scherpenzeel) [5:26]
  8. Mammoth (Koopman, T. Scherpenzeel) [2:57]
  9. See see the sun (C. Van Leeuwen, P. Koopman, T. Scherpenzeel) [4:13]

CD Bonus tracks:

  1. Still try to write a book (P. Koopman) [2:01]
  2. Give it a name (P. Koopman, T. Scherpenzeel, C. van Leeuwen) [2:44]

Musicians:

  • Ton Scherpenzeel: Piano's, synths, organ, harpsichord, vocals, accordion
  • Pim Koopman: Drums, percussion, marimba, synthesizer, vocals
  • Johan Slager: Guitars, vocals
  • Max Werner: Mellotrons, percussion, vocals
  • Cees van Leeuwen: Bass guitar, harmonica

Guests: Ernst Reijseger: Cello, Giny Busch: Violin, Martine Koeman: Violin, Gerrit-Jan Leenders: Vocals, G. Perlee: Barrel organ, Rijn Peter de Klerk: Percussion

Information:
Produced and arranged by Gerrit-Jan Leenders
Recorded by Pierre Geoffroy Chateau, Bovema-EMI Studios, Heemstede, Holland
Album design by Herman Willem Baas
"Lyrics" remixed by Dave Grinsted, Chipping Norton Recording Studios, Chipping Norton, England
"Mammoth" remixed by Pierre Geoffroy Chateau, Bovema-EMI Studios, Heemstede, Holland.
All Other titles remixed by Alan Parsons and Pierre Geoffroy Chateau, Abbey Road Studios, London, England.
Cover photography by Carl Koppeschaar.
Album design by Herman Willem Baas.

LP EMI-Bovema 5C 038-24933 (1973)
CD Pseudonym CDP-1024-DD (1995)
CD Esoteric Recordings ECLEC2335 (2012)

See see the sunSee see the sun

Notes:
Still try to write a book is the b-side of their debut single Lyrics (1973). Give it a name is the b-side of the single See see the sun (1973).

On YouTube you can find a videoclip of Mammoth

Reviews

Kayak (1974)

Kayak
Kayak
(1974)
Tracks:
  1. Alibi (T. Scherpenzeel) [3:39]
  2. Wintertime (P. Koopman, C. Van Leeuwen) [2:51]
  3. Mountain too rough (T. Scherpenzeel) [3:57]
  4. They get to know me (P. Koopman, C. Van Leeuwen) [9:18]
  5. Serenades (P. Koopman, T. Scherpenzeel) [3:33]
  6. Woe and alas (T. Scherpenzeel) [3:01]
  7. Mireille (P. Koopman) [2:13]
  8. Trust in the machine (P. Koopman, C. Van leeuwen) [6:06]
  9. His master's noise (P. Koopman, T. Scherpenzeel, C. Van Leeuwen) [1:45]

CD Bonus track:

  1. We are not amused (P. Koopman, T. Scherpenzeel) [3:01]

Musicians:

  • Ton Scherpenzeel: Piano's, synths, organ, harpsichord, vocals, accordion
  • Pim Koopman: Drums, percussion, marimba, vocals
  • Johan Slager: Guitars, vocals
  • Max Werner: Mellotrons, percussion, vocals
  • Cees van Leeuwen: Bass guitar, harmonica

Information:
Produced and arranged by Gerrit-Jan Leenders
Recorded by Pierre Geoffroy at Chateau, Heemstede, Holland
Album design by Herman Willem Baas

LP EMI-Bovema 5C 062-24993 (1974)
CD Pseudonym CDP-1025-DD (1995)
CD Esoteric Recordings ECLEC2336 (2012)

Notes:
We are not amused was released as a single in 1975 with Serenades on the flip side.

Reviews

Royal Bed Bouncer (1975)

Royal Bed Bouncer

Royal Bed Bouncer (Janus cover)

Royal Bed Bouncer
(1975)

Tracks:
  1. Royal Bed Bouncer (T. Scherpenzeel) [3:55]
  2. Life of gold (T. Scherpenzeel) [3:24]
  3. (You're so) bizarre (T. Scherpenzeel) [3:29]
  4. Bury the world (T. Scherpenzeel) [4:23]
  5. Chance for a lifetime (T. Scherpenzeel) [4:12]
  6. If this is your welcome (T. Scherpenzeel) [4:54]
  7. Moments of joy (T. Scherpenzeel) [4:00]
  8. Patricia Anglaia (P. Koopman) [2:12]
  9. Said no word (T. Scherpenzeel) [5:16]
  10. My heart never changed (T. Scherpenzeel) [2:31]

CD Bonus tracks:

  1. Alibi (T. Scherpenzeel) [3:40]
  2. Mountain too rough (T. Scherpenzeel) [3:57]
  3. Woe and alas (T. Scherpenzeel) [3:00]
  4. Mouldy wood (T. Scherpenzeel, Slager, Koopman) [5:15]
  5. Lovely luna (P. Koopman) [8:19]
  6. Forever it's lonely thought (T. Scherpenzeel, Koopman) [5:26]
  7. Still try to write a book (P. Koopman) [2:01]
  8. Give it a name (T. Scherpenzeel, P. Koopman, van Leeuwen) [2:43]
  9. Bulldozer (demo) (P. Koopman. T. Scherpenzeel) [2:21]

Musicians:

  • Ton Scherpenzeel: Piano's, synths, organ, harpsichord, vocals
  • Pim Koopman: Drums, percussion, marimba, vocals
  • Johan Slager: Guitars, vocals
  • Max Werner: Mellotrons, percussion, vocals
  • Bert Veldkamp: Bass guitar, harmonica (tracks 1-10, 19)
  • Cees van Leeuwen: Bass guitar (tracks 11-18)

Information:
Produced by Gerrit-Jan Leenders
Engineered by Pierre Geoffroy Chateau
Recorded at the Emi-Intertone Studios, Heemstede, Holland
The bonus tracks are tracks from the first two albums and b-sides of singles

LP Vertigo 6360 853 (1975)
LP EMI Bovema 5C 064-25271 (1975)
LP Janus JXS 7023 (1975)
CD Pseudonym-CDP-1012-DD (1994)
CD Esoteric Recordings (2012)

Notes:
The tracks 11, 12 and 13 are from their second album (Kayak, 1974). The tracks 14 through 18 can be found on their first album (See see the sun, 1973)

Kayak Royal bed bouncerRoyal Bed Bouncer (Janus cover)

Kayak Royal bed bouncer

Reviews

The Last Encore (1976)

The Last Encore

The Last Encore
(1976)

Tracks:
  1. Back to the front (T. Scherpenzeel, J. Slager) [4:31]
  2. Nothingness (T. Scherpenzeel) [3:57]
  3. Love of a victim (P. Koopman) [2:50]
  4. Land on the water (T. Scherpenzeel) [2:27]
  5. The last encore (T. Scherpenzeel) [3:59]
  6. Do you care (P. Koopman) [2:49]
  7. Still my heart cries for you (P. Koopman) [4:32]
  8. Relics from a distant age (T. Scherpenzeel) [4:54]
  9. Love me tonight/Get on board (T. Scherpenzeel) [2:40]
  10. Evocation (P. Koopman) [3:50]
  11. Raid your own house (T. Scherpenzeel) [3:35]
  12. Well done (P. Koopman) [:52]

Musicians:

  • Ton Scherpenzeel: Piano's, synths, organ, harpsichord, vocals, mellotron
  • Pim Koopman:  Drums, percussion, marimba, vocals
  • Johan Slager: Guitars, vocals
  • Max Werner: Mellotrons, percussion, vocals
  • Bert Veldkamp: Bass guitar

Guest: Peter Scherpenzeel: Recorder

Information:
Produced and arranged by Kayak
Engineered by Alan Ward
Assistant Engineer Philip Delire
Recorded at Morgan Studios, Brussels
Sleeve design by Jan van Uden, Painting by Fred Hansen

LP Vertigo 6360-854 (1976)
CD Mercury 518 751-2 (2002)
CD 2 for 1 Universal (2012) (together with Periscope life)

Reviews

Starlight Dancer (1978)

Starlight Dancer

Starlight Dancer (US cover)

Starlight Dancer
(1978)

Phantom Of The Night / Starlight Dancer

Phantom Of The Night / Starlight Dancer
(1988)

3 Originals

3 Originals
(1999)

Tracks:
  1. Starlight dancer (T. Scherpenzeel) [5:03]
  2. Irene (T. Scherpenzeel) [4:22]
  3. Want you to be mine (T. Scherpenzeel) [4:46] 
  4. Golddust (P. Koopman) [2:39]
  5. Turn the tide (T. Scherpenzeel) [3:34]
  6. Daughter or son (T. Scherpenzeel, J. Slager) [3:38] 
  7. Where do we go from here? (T. Scherpenzeel) [4:34]
  8. Sweet revenge (T. Scherpenzeel) [3:33]
  9. Let down (P. Koopman) [2:49]
  10. Dead bird flies forever (T. Scherpenzeel) [4:18]
  11. May (T. Scherpenzeel, D. Ireland) [4:22]

Musicians:

  • Ton Scherpenzeel: Piano's, synths, organ, harpsichord, vocals
  • Charles Louis Schouten: Drums, percussion, marimba, vocals
  • Johan Slager: Guitars, vocals
  • Max Werner: Mellotrons, percussion, vocals
  • Theo de Jong: Bass guitar

Guests: Fred Leeflang: Saxophone on Irene
Rick van der Linden: Yamaha GX1 synthesizer on Golddust

Information:
Produced by Jack Lancaster en Kayak

LP Vertigo 6360 856 (1977)
LP Janus JXS 7034 (1977)
CD Vertigo (1988) (together with Phantom of the night)
CD (1999) (together with Phantom of the night and Periscope Life)
CD Mercury (2010)

Notes:
The US version has a different track list: I Want You to be Mine, Ballad for a Lost Friend, Turn the Tide, Nothingness, Still My Heart Cries for You, Starlight Dancer, Love of a Victim, Land on the Water, Do You Care, Back to the Front, Irene. It is a combination of tracks from the albums (Dutch version) The Last Encore and Starlight Dancer.

Kayak Starlight dancerStarlight Dancer

Reviews

Phantom of the Night (1979)

Phantom of the Night

Phantom of the Night (US cover)

Phantom Of The Night
(1979)

Phantom Of The Night / Starlight Dancer

Phantom Of The Night / Starlight Dancer
(1988)

3 Originals

3 Originals
(1999)

Tracks:
  1. Phantom of the night (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [5:03]
  2. Ruthless queen (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [4:47]
  3. Keep the change (T. Scherpenzeel) [3:38]
  4. Winning ways (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [3:35]
  5. The poet and the one man band (T. Scherpenzeel) [4:10]
  6. Journey through time (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [3:24]
  7. First signs of spring (T. Scherpenzeel) [3:39]
  8. Daphne (Laurel tree) (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [5:06]
  9. No man's land (T. Scherpenzeel) [4:00]
  10. Crime of passion (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [3:30]

Musicians:

  • Ton Scherpenzeel: Keyboards, vocals
  • Max Werner: Drums, percussion, vocals (lead on No man's land)
  • Johan Slager: Guitars
  • Edward Reekers: Lead vocals
  • Irene Linders: Vocals
  • Peter Scherpenzeel: Bass guitar, recorder
  • Katerine Lapthorn: Vocals

Information:
Produced and arranged by Dennis Mackay and Kayak
Recorded at Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum, Holland
Engineered by John Tilly and Jan-Fred Arendsen
Art direction Elana Gutman and Marla Banks (US version)

LP Vertigo 6413 507 (1979)
LP Janus JXS 7039 (1979)
CD Vertigo (1988) (together with Starlight dancer)
CD (1999) (together with Starlight dancer and Periscope Life)
CD Mercury (2010)
LP MOVLP617 (2012)

Notes:
The American version has a different running order: 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

On YouTube you can find a rehearsal video of Ruthless Queen from 2006.

Kayak Phantom of the nightPhantom of the Night (US cover)

Reviews

Periscope Life (1980)

Periscope Life

Periscope Life (1980)

3 Originals

3 Originals
(1999)

Tracks:
  1. Astral aliens (I. Linders, K. Lapthorn, T. Scherpenzeel) [3:49]
  2. What's in a name? (T. Scherpenzeel) [4:12]
  3. Stop that song (T. Scherpenzeel) [3:14]
  4. If you really need me now (I. Linders, K. Lapthorn, T. Scherpenzeel) [4:15]
  5. Periscope life (T. Scherpenzeel) [3:24]
  6. Beggars can't be choosers (I. Linders, K. Lapthorn, T. Scherpenzeel) [4:39]
  7. The sight (T. Scherpenzeel) [3:59]
  8. Lost blue of Chartres (T. Scherpenzeel) [3:24]
  9. Anne (I. Linders, T. Scherpenzeel) [4:19]
  10. One way or another (T. Scherpenzeel) [3:56]
  11. Sad to say farewell (I. Linders, T. Scherpenzeel) [4:22]

CD Bonus tracks:

  1. Total loss (I. Linders, T. Scherpenzeel) (4:10)
  2. What's done is done (T. Scherpenzeel) (3:40)

Musicians:

  • Ton Scherpenzeel: Keyboards, vocals
  • Max Werner: Drums, percussion, vocals
  • Johan Slager: Guitars
  • Edward Reekers: Lead vocals
  • Irene Linders: Vocals
  • Peter Scherpenzeel: Bass guitar, recorder
  • Katerine Lapthorn: Vocals

Guests: Jim Price: Trombone, Jim Gordon: Sax, Lee Thornburg: Trumpet

Information:
Produced by John Tilly and Kayak
Executive producer Frits Hirschland
Recorded at The Village Recorder, L.A.
Engineered by David Wayne Neuendorf
Sleeve design by Govert de Roos and Rens Benerink

LP Vertigo 6413 960 (1980)
LP Mercury 3824 (1980)
CD Mercury 514 997-2 (1993)
CD (1999) (together with Starlight dancer and Phantom of the Night)
CD 2 for 1 Universal (2012) (together with The last encore)

Reviews

Merlin (1981)

Merlin

Merlin
(1981)

Tracks:
  1. Merlin (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [7:23]
  2. Tintagel (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [2:41]
  3. The sword in the stone (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [3:31]
  4. The king's enchanter (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [2:42]
  5. Niniane (Lady of the lake) (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [7:22]
  6. Seagull (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [4:10]
  7. Boogie heart (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [4:11]
  8. Now that we've come this far (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [4:29]
  9. Can't afford to lose (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [3:19]
  10. Love's aglow (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [6:03]

Musicians:

  • Ton Scherpenzeel: Keyboards, lead vocals on [10], backing vocals
  • Johan Slager: Guitars, banjo, lute
  • Max Werner: Drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Peter Scherpenzeel: Bass guitar, recorder
  • Edward Reekers: Lead and backing vocals
  • Katherine Lapthorn: Backing vocals
  • Irène Linders: Backing vocals

Guest musicians: Rein van den Broek: brass, Benny Behr: strings

Information:
Produced & arranged by Gerrit-Jan Leenders & Kayak
Engineered by Jan Schuurman & Neil Kernon
Recorded at Soundpush Studios, Blaricum, Holland, 1981

LP Vertigo 6423 432 (1981)
CD Pseudonym CDP-1017-DD (1994)
CD 2 for 1 Universal (2013) (together with Eyewitness)

Reviews

Eyewitness (1981)

Eyewitness

Eyewitness (Bellaphon cover)

Eyewitness
(1981)

Tracks:
  1. Eyewitness (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [3:21]
  2. Periscope life (T. Scherpenzeel) [4:09]
  3. Ruthless queen (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [5:05]
  4. Want you to be mine (T. Scherpenzeel) [4:48]
  5. Lyrics (T. Scherpenzeel) [1:59]
  6. Chance for a lifetime (T. Scherpenzeel) [4:22]
  7. Who's fooling who (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [3:44]
  8. Irene (T. Scherpenzeel) [3:12]
  9. Only you and I know (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [3:12]
  10. Winning ways (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [3:28]
  11. Starlight dancer (T. Scherpenzeel) [4:58]
  12. No man's land (T. Scherpenzeel) [5:22]

CD bonus tracks:

  1. The car enchanter (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [2:36]
  2. Ivory dance '94 (T. Scherpenzeel) [2:51]

Musicians:

  • Ton Scherpenzeel: Keyboards
  • Johan Slager: Guitars
  • Max Werner: Drums
  • Peter Scherpenzeel: Bass guitar
  • Edward Reekers: Vocals

Information:
Recorded at the Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum
Produced & arranged by Kayak
Engineerd by Ronald Prent
Track 13: Produced and Arranged by Gerrit Jan Leenders and KAYAK.
Engineerd by Neil Kernon and Jan Schuurman at Soundpush Studios Blaricum, Holland 1981.
Track 14: Re-recorded by Ton Scherpenzeel at the A.B.T. Studio Hilversum, June '97,
Produced and arranged by Ton Scherpenzeel

LP Vertigo 6399312 (1981)
LP Bellaphon 260.07.053 (1982)
CD Pseudonym CDP-1018-DD (1994)
CD 2 for 1 Universal (2013) (together with Merlin)

Notes:
On this album are old and new songs played live in the studio. On the lp audience noises were added, on the cd release this was left out.

Reviews

Close To The Fire (2000)

Close to the fire

Close To The Fire
(2000)

Tracks:
  1. Close to the fire (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [8:11]
  2. When hearts grow cold (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [3:08]
  3. Dream child (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [3:30]
  4. Frozen flame (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [6:34]
  5. Forever (P. Koopman) [4:48]
  6. Worlds apart (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [5:12]
  7. Crusader (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [4:39]
  8. Two wrongs (Don't make a right) (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [3:35]
  9. Anybody's child (P. Koopman) [5:01]
  10. Here today (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [3:34]
  11. Just a matter of time (P. Koopman) [3:34]
  12. Full circle (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [5:55]
  13. Ruthless queen (2000) (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [5:00]

The Avalon version contains extra tracks:

  1. Cried for love [3:23]
  2. Love lies [3:42]

Musicians:

  • Ton Scherpenzeel: Piano's, synths, organ
  • Pim Koopman: Drums, percussion
  • Max Werner: Mellotrons, percussion, vocals
  • Bert Veldkamp: Bass guitar
  • Rob Winter: Guitar

Guests: Annet Visser: Recorders and flute, Andy Latimer: Guitar, Syb van der Ploeg: Vocals, Sytze Boersma: Backing vocals, Peter van der Ploeg: Acoustic guitar, Lorre Trytten: Violin, Arthur van Pol: Vocals, Holger Schwedt: Percussion

Information:
CD ProActs PRO CD 2004 (2000)
CD Avalon MICP-10190 (2000)

Reviews

Chance For A Livetime (2001)

Chance for a livetime

Chance For A Livetime
(2001)

Tracks:

CD 1

  1. Close to the fire (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [8:03]
  2. Crusader (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [3:47]
  3. When hearts grow cold (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [3:55]
  4. Mammoth (P. Koopman, T. Scherpenzeel) [3:07]
  5. Wintertime (P. Koopman, C. Van Leeuwen) [3:00]
  6. Periscope life (T. Scherpenzeel) [3:47]
  7. Sweet revenge (T. Scherpenzeel) [3:47]
  8. See see the sun (C. Van Leeuwen, P. Koopman, T. Scherpenzeel) [4:36]
  9. Anne (Linders, T. Scherpenzeel) [3:34]
  10. Anybody's child (P. Koopman) [4:16]

CD 1

  1. Two wrongs (don't make a right) (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [4:54]
  2. Forever (P. Koopman) [4:30]
  3. Merlin (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [7:38]
  4. Niniane (Lady of the lake) (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [5:52]
  5. Chance for a lifetime (T. Scherpenzeel) [4:30]
  6. Starlight dancer (T. Scherpenzeel) [5:09]
  7. Ruthless queen (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [5:47]
  8. Full circle (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [5:41]

Musicians:

  • Ton Scherpenzeel: Piano's, synths, organ
  • Pim Koopman: Drums, percussion
  • Rob Vunderink: Vocals, guitars
  • Bert Veldkamp: Bass guitar
  • Rob Winter: Guitar
  • Bert Heerink: Lead vocals, percussion

Guests: The Choir of Jeugdtheater Hofplein, Rotterdam on Anybody's child.

Information:
All tracks were recorded during the Close to The Fire Tour 2000 in Rotterdam, Utrecht, Leeuwarden, Hardenberg and Enshede, Holland.
Produced by Ton Scherpenzeel & Pim Koopman
Edited by Studio ABT, Hilversum by Ton Scherpenzeel
Mixed & mastered at NOB Audio Studio 1, Hilversum, engineered by Hans Bunt
Photography by Rob Verhorst, back cd Erwin Bijlsma for ProActs
Sleeve design by ProActs grafische vormgeving

CD ProActs PRO CD 2027 (2001)

Reviews

Nightvision (2001)

Nightvision

Nightvision
(2001)

Tracks:
  1. Icarus (I. Linders, T. Scherpenzeel) [8:22]
  2. Miracle man (I. Linders, T. Scherpenzeel) [4:52]
  3. Cassandra (I. Linders, T. Scherpenzeel) [4:23]
  4. A million years (I. Linders, T. Scherpenzeel) [4:34]
  5. Water for guns (I. Linders, T. Scherpenzeel) [4:06]
  6. The way of the world (I. Linders, T. Scherpenzeel) [4:33]
  7. Hold me forever (I. Linders, T. Scherpenzeel) [3:26]
  8. Tradition (P. Koopman) [7:57]
  9. All over again (I. Linders, T. Scherpenzeel) [5:05]
  10. Life without parole (P. Koopman) [4:09]
  11. How (I. Linders, T. Scherpenzeel) [4:55]
  12. Carry on boy (I. Linders, T. Scherpenzeel) [4:05]
  13. Good riddance (I. Linders, T. Scherpenzeel) [4:11]
  14. Rings of saturn (I. Linders, T. Scherpenzeel) [4:04]

The Japanese version contains an extra track:

  1. Never Before (I. Linders, T. Scherpenzeel) [3:40]

Musicians:

  • Ton Scherpenzeel: Keyboards, vocals, accordion
  • Pim Koopman: Drums, vocals
  • Bert Heerink: Lead vocals, percussion
  • Rob Winter: acoustic and electric guitars, mandoline
  • Rob Vunderink: Vocals, guitars
  • Bert Veldkamp: Bass guitar

    Guests:
    strings {Icarus, Water for Guns, Hold Me Forever}:
    Lorre Trytten: violin, viola
    Arlia de Ruiter: violin
    Pauline Terlouw: violin
    Bastiaan van der Werf: cello

    brass (The Way of the World, Good Riddance):
    Jel Jongen: trombone
    Serge Plume: trumpet
    Allard Buwalda: saxphone

    choir ('Carry On Boy'):
    Anne Nobel, Charlotte Magnee, Eric Magnee, Hanneke Last, Chantal v.d. Klugt

Information:
Produced by Ton Scherpenzeel
strings and brass arranged by Ton Scherpenzeel
programmed by Ton Scherpenzeel and Pim Koopman

CD ProActs PRO CD 2057 (2001)
CD Avalon MICP-10278 (2001)

Reviews

Merlin - Bard Of The Unseen (2003)

Merlin - Bard of the unseen
Merlin - Bard Of The Unseen
(2003)
Tracks:
  1. Merlin (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [7:50]
  2. Tintagel (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [2:49]
  3. The future king (P. Koopman, I. Linders) [2:58]
  4. The sword in the stone (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [3:43]
  5. When the seer looks away (P. Koopman, I. Linders) [4:18]
  6. Branded (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [3:51]
  7. At Arthur's court (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [3:15]
  8. The otherworld (P. Koopman, I. Linders) [7:59]
  9. The purest of knights (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [5:48]
  10. Friendship and love (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [5:13]
  11. The king's enchanter (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [2:31]
  12. Niniane (Lady of the lake) (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [7:08]
  13. The last battle (P. Koopman, I. Linders) [8:11]
  14. Avalon (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [3:44]

Musicians:

  • Ton Scherpenzeel: Piano, synthesizers, backing vocals, percussion
  • Pim Koopman: Drums, backing vocals, voice-over
  • Bert Heerink: Lead and backing vocals
  • Joost Vergoossen: Acoustic and electric guitars
  • Rob Vunderink: Vocals, guitars
  • Bert Veldkamp: Bass guitar

Guests: Cindy Oudshoorn: Lead & backing vocals, The New Philharmonic Orchestra, directed by Gerbrand Westveen

Information:
Concept: Irene Linders & Ton Scherpenzeel
Produced, programmed & arranged By Ton Scherpenzeel & Pim Koopman
Original orchestra arrangements By Ton Scherpenzeel & Pim Koopman,
Adapted & scored by Gerbrand Westveen
Engineered by Anne Kwast, Tijmen Zinkhaan, Gijs van het Klooster, Dick Kemper and Ton Scherpenzeel
Sleeve design by Erwin Bijlsma

CD ProActs KAY17 (2003)

Reviews

Nostradamus - The Fate Of Man (2005)

Nostradamus - The fate of man (2005)
Nostradamus - The fate of man
(2005)
Tracks:

CD1

  1. The secret study (P. Koopman, T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [1:46]
  2. Overture - a strange and cryptic tale (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [3:03]
  3. Friend of the stars 1 (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [4:17]
  4. Celestial science (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [3:50]
  5. The student (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [1:22]
  6. Dance of feath 1 (P. Koopman, T. Scherpenzeel) [3:24]
  7. Fresh air, running water, rose pills (P. Koopman, T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [4:09]
  8. The monk's comment 1 (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [:43]
  9. Seekers of truth 1 (P. Koopman, T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [4:14]
  10. Dance of death 2 (P. Koopman, T. Scherpenzeel) [1:04]
  11. Save my wife (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [5:24]
  12. The monk's comment 2 (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [:30]
  13. Pagans paradise (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [4:23]
  14. The inquisition (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [5:31]
  15. The wandering years (P. Koopman, T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [4:41]
  16. The monk's comment 3 (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [:48]
  17. If history was mine alone (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [2:57]
  18. Friend of the stars 2 (T. Scherpenzeel) [:37]

CD 2

  1. A man with remarkable talents (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [3:30]
  2. Settle down (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [4:21]
  3. The monk's comment 4 (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [:41]
  4. The flying squadron (P. Koopman, T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [4:14]
  5. Dance of mirrors (T. Scherpenzeel) [3:22]
  6. A royal invitation (P. Koopman, T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [1:15]
  7. A cruel death + The monk's comment 5 (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [3:57]
  8. Tell me all (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [3:27]
  9. The tournament (P. Koopman, T. Scherpenzeel) [4:12]
  10. The golden cage (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [2:08]
  11. Seekers of truth 2 (P. Koopman, T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [2:00]
  12. Living in two realities (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [4:11]
  13. Act of despair (P. Koopman, T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [4:22]
  14. The secret study 2 (P. Koopman, T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [1:41]
  15. The centuries (P. Koopman, T. Scherpenzeel) [5:03]
  16. (You won't find me) alive at sunrise (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [3:19]
  17. Friend of the stars 3 (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [1:13]
  18. Epilogue - the fate of man (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [2:57]

Musicians:

  • Ton Scherpenzeel: Keyboards, backing vocals, bass guitar, accordeon
  • Pim Koopman: Drums, backing vocals, keyboards, guitar, percussion
  • Bert Heerink: Lead vocals (The astrologer)
  • Joost Vergoossen: Acoustic and electric guitars
  • Rob Vunderink: Lead vocals (The opponent), guitars

Guests: Cindy Oudshoorn: Lead & backing vocals (The astrologer's second wife), Monique van der Ster: Lead & backing vocals (The queen), Edward Reekers: Lead & backing vocals, voice-over (The monk), Syb van der Ploeg: Lead & backing vocals (The scientist), Marjolein Teepen: Vocals (The flying squadron), Eddy Koopman: Percussion, Rene van der Zalm: Fiddle, The Nostradamus Choir (The people), Valentijn Achterberg: Voice (The boy)

Information:
Produced, programmed and arranged by Ton Scherpenzeel and Ton Koopman.
Co-produced by Irene Linders.
Recorded at E-sound studios, Weesp (drums) and Heilige Geestekerk , Doetinchem (Choir) by Emile Elsen.
All other recordings done or assembled in Studio Abt, Hilversum by Ton Scherpenzeel.

CD SMH Recordings (2005)

Reviews

Kayakousic Live (2007)

Kayakousic Live (2007)
Kayakoustic Live
(2007)
Tracks:
  1. See see the sun (T. Scherpenzeel, C. van Leeuwen, P. Koopman) [0:40]
  2. What's In A Name (T. Scherpenzeel)[5:23]
  3. Only You And I Know (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [3:19]
  4. Anne (I. Linders, T. Scherpenzeel)[4:50]
  5. Threesome (J. Vergoossen) [1:25]
  6. Hold Me Forever (I. Linders, T. Scherpenzeel) [4:05]
  7. You're So Bizarre (T. Scherpenzeel) [3:49]
  8. Land On The Water (P. Koopman) [2:29]
  9. First Signs Of Spring (T. Scherpenzeel) [3:40]
  10. Daughter Or Son (T. Scherpenzeel, J. Slager) [3:53]
  11. Want You To Be Mine (T. Scherpenzeel) [5:54]
  12. Ivory Dance (T. Scherpenzeel) [2:25]
  13. The Fate Of Man (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [1:53]
  14. See See The Sun (C. Van Leeuwen, P. Koopman, T. Scherpenzeel) [4:32]
  15. Royal Bed Bouncer (T. Scherpenzeel) [4:13]
  16. When Hearts Grow Cold (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [4:06]
  17. Act Of Despair (P. Koopman, T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [4:15]
  18. Chance For A Lifetime (T. Scherpenzeel) [4:35]

Musicians:

  • Ton Scherpenzeel: Keyboards
  • Pim Koopman: Drums, backing vocals
  • Edward Reekers: Vocals
  • Joost Vergoossen: Guitars
  • Rob Vunderink: Vocals, Guitars
  • Cindy Oudshoorn: Lead & backing vocals
  • Jan van Olffen: Bass guitar

Coming Up For Air (2008)

Coming Up For Air (2008)
Coming Up For Air
(2008)
Tracks:
  1. Alienation (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [3:55]
  2. Man In The cocoon (P. Koopman, C. Oudshoorn) [2:53]
  3. Time stand still (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [3:21]
  4. Freezing (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [3:50]
  5. Medea (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [3:47]
  6. Daughter Of The Moon (P. Koopman) [3:41]
  7. Undecided (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [4:09]
  8. Sad State Of Affairs (P. Koopman) [4:23]
  9. About You, Without You (P. Koopman) [3:16]
  10. The Mask And The Mirror (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [4:45]
  11. Selfmade Castle (P. Koopman, C. Oudshoorn) [3:33]
  12. What I'm About To Say (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [4:42]
  13. Wonderful Day (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [3:44]
  14. Broken White (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [4:25]
  15. Coming Up For Air (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [6:12]

Musicians:

  • Ton Scherpenzeel: Keyboards, backing vocals
  • Pim Koopman: Drums, backing vocals
  • Edward Reekers: Lead & backing vocals
  • Joost Vergoossen: Guitars
  • Rob Vunderink: Lead & backing vocals, Guitars
  • Cindy Oudshoorn: Lead & backing vocals
  • Jan van Olffen: Bass guitar

Guest: Judith Groen: Cello on [4]

Information:
Artwork: Sven Geier
CD SMH Recordings - SMHR 280 (2008)

Reviews

Letters From Utopia (2009)

Letters From Utopia (2009)
Letters From Utopia
(2009)
Tracks:
CD 1
  1. Rhea (T. Scherpenzeel) [4:42]
  2. Because I ... (P. Koopman) [3:14]
  3. Turbulence (T. Scherpenzeel) [3:52]
  4. Before the angels fell (T. Scherpenzeel) [8:40]
  5. Breaking the news (P. Koopman, E. Reekers) [3:54]
  6. For all the wrong reasons (T. Scherpenzeel) [4:13]
  7. Under the radar (T. Scherpenzeel) [2:45]
  8. Hard work (P. Koopman, C. Oudshoorn) [3:46]
  9. Nobody wins (P. Koopman) [4:57]
CD 2
  1. Circles in the sand (T. Scherpenzeel) [3:48]
  2. Never was (T. Scherpenzeel) [4:42]
  3. Glass bottom boat (T. Scherpenzeel) [3:57]
  4. Horror in action (E. Reekers) [4:37]
  5. A whisper (T. Scherpenzeel) [4:02]
  6. Parallel universe (T. Scherpenzeel) [4:08]
  7. Let the record show (P. Koopman) [4:03]
  8. Brothers in rhyme (P. Koopman) [4:41]
  9. When the love has gone (T. Scherpenzeel) [4:11]
  10. Letters from Utopia (T. Scherpenzeel, I. Linders) [4:42]

Musicians:

  • Ton Scherpenzeel: Keyboards, backing vocals
  • Pim Koopman: Drums, keyboards, backing vocals, guitars
  • Edward Reekers: Lead & backing vocals, keyboards
  • Joost Vergoossen: Guitars, backing vocals
  • Rob Vunderink: Lead & backing vocals, Guitars
  • Cindy Oudshoorn: Lead & backing vocals
  • Jan van Olffen: Bass guitar

Information:
Artwork: George Grie
CD SMH Recordings ‎- SMH 200936 (2009)

Anywhere But Here (2011)

Anywhere But Here (2011)
Anywhere But Here
(2011)
Tracks:
  1. Credible Lie [4:09]
  2. November Morning [3:57]
  3. Behind the Scenes [3:44]
  4. Anywhere but Here [4:19]
  5. Most Underrated Band in the World [3:30]
  6. Hunter and Prey [5:22]
  7. In Between Tides [4:27]
  8. Passing Cloud [2:30]
  9. Demon in Her Eyes [3:50]
  10. Life Is Good [4:11]
  11. Whereever She Goes [4:18]
  12. Messinian Skies [3:11]
  13. Over You [4:18]
  14. Bang [2:01]

Musicians:

  • Ton Scherpenzeel: Keyboards, backing vocals
  • Hans Eijkenaar: Drums
  • Edward Reekers: Lead & backing vocals, keyboards
  • Joost Vergoossen: Guitars, backing vocals
  • Rob Vunderink: Lead & backing vocals, Guitars
  • Cindy Oudshoorn: Lead & backing vocals
  • Jan van Olffen: Bass guitar
  • Hans Voerman: Keyboards

Guests:

  • Marianne van Koolwijk: Flute (11)
  • Jeroen van Santen: Snare (10)
  • Joost Wesseling: Snare (10)

Information:
Artwork: Peter de Bock
CD Write On Productions ‎- WOP 9285 (2011)

Cleopatra - The Crown Of Isis (2014)

Cleopatra - The Crown Of Isis (2014)
Cleopatra - The Crown Of Isis
(2014)
Tracks:
CD 1
  1. The Living Isis [4:08]
  2. A Family Divided [2:59]
  3. Alexandria [8:28]
  4. She Rules My World [3:04]
  5. Goodbye, Pharos [4:18]
  6. Stranger in Rome [4:36]
  7. Hail [2:49]
  8. She Came, She Saw, She Conquered [5:10]
  9. The Ides of March [6:00]
  10. Matters of the Heart [3:48]
  11. The Curse of Isis [6:05]
CD 2
  1. Tarsus [4:45]
  2. Whatever It Takes [3:27]
  3. The Crown of Isis [5:02]
  4. Philae [3:22]
  5. The Inimitable Livers [3:29]
  6. Queen of Kings [7:40]
  7. Actium (The Tides Are Turning) [7:49]
  8. Setting Things Straight [3:44]
  9. The Message [2:33]
  10. Larger Than Life [4:26]
  11. The Arms of Isis [2:26]
  12. Alexandria Reprise [3:01]
  13. That Sacred Kiss [4:49]

Musicians:

  • Ton Scherpenzeel: Keyboards, backing vocals
  • Hans Eijkenaar: Drums
  • Edward Reekers: Lead & backing vocals, Percussion
  • Joost Vergoossen: Guitars, backing vocals
  • Rob Vunderink: Lead & backing vocals, Guitars
  • Cindy Oudshoorn: Lead & backing vocals
  • Jan van Olffen: Bass guitar
  • Hans Voerman: Keyboards

Guests:

  • Martin van der Starre: Vocals (as Mark Antony)
  • Alexander van Breemen: Vocals (as Julius Caesar)
  • Tatiana Manolidou: Vocals (1,5,11,15,24)
  • Irene Linders: Vocals (7)
  • Marjolein Teepen: Vocals (7,12)
  • Maria-Paula Majoor: Violin
  • Daniel Torres Menacho: Violin
  • Robert Baba: Violin

Information:
Artwork: Hisham Lotfy and Henk Brink
CD Write On Productions ‎- WOP 602769 (2014)

Seventeen (2018)

Seventeen (2018)
Seventeen
(2018)
Tracks:
  1. Somebody [3:04]
  2. La Peregrina [11:42]
  3. Falling [3:08]
  4. Feathers and Tar [3:14]
  5. Walk Through Fire [10:23]
  6. Ripples on the Water [3:40]
  7. All That I Want [3:47]
  8. X Marks the Spot [1:58]
  9. God on Our Side [3:30]
  10. Love, Sail Away [3:12]
  11. Cracks [8:50]
  12. To an End [3:32]

Musicians:

  • Ton Scherpenzeel: Keyboards, backing vocals
  • Bart Schwertmann: Vocals
  • Marcel Singor: Guitars
  • Kristoffer Gildenlöw: Bass guitar
  • Collin Leijenaar: Drums

Guest: Andrew Latimer: Guitar

Information:
CD InsideOutMusic (2018)