Wednesday 21 March 2018
Kayak - Phantom Of The Night (1978)
The sixth album from this Dutch band.
Kayak was a quintet with a lineup of guitars, bass, percussion, drums, celesta, harspischord, organ, piano, accordion, synths and vocals.
Two female vocalists also added their voices to this album.
Kayak had got a new vocalist on this album. Edward Reekers vocals is actually very suitable to this band's music and they are also very good.
The band continues on from their fifth album Starlight Dancer. See my review here. There is a lot of Supertramp, Genesis and in particular The Moody Blues here. There is even some Camel influences here.
That means prog rock bordering to pomp rock and europop.
The songs are pretty catchy and in tune with 1978s moods and sounds. The music is a bit pompous and dramatic. The songs are not long on this forty minutes long album. Ten songs, this album has.
Some of the songs are good. Some songs are not so good. The sound is not really that good. I have some small reservations against this album... Hence my rating.