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See See the Sun

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Released  1973, 1995 (reissue)
See See The Sun (1973)  Kayak II (1974)
Release date  1995
Genre  Progressive rock
Length  52:56 (1995 reissue)
Artist  Kayak
Label  Universal Music LLC
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Recorded  October 1972, May–June 1973
Producer  Gerrit-Jan Leenders and Kayak
Similar  Kayak albums, Progressive rock albums

Kayak see see the sun

See see the sun is the first album by the Dutch progressive rock band Kayak. It was originally released in 1973 and reissued with two bonus tracks (which were originally singles b-sides) in 1995, and again in 2012.


The song 'Mammoth' is one of the very few pop singles to feature a barrel organ (or street organ). The organ, The Flamingo, was too big to get through the studio entrance. Therefore, the melody was recorded outside. Being a manually operated organ, the pace varied all the time, making it very hard to fit the piece into the rest of the song.

Kayak reason for it all

Track listing

  1. "Reason for it All" (Scherpenzeel) – 6:29
  2. "Lyrics" (Scherpenzeel) – 3:42
  3. "Mouldy Wood" (Slager/Koopman/Scherpenzeel) – 5:16
  4. "Lovely Luna" (Koopman) – 8:19
  5. "Hope for a Life" (Koopman/Scherpenzeel) – 6:49
  6. "Ballet of the Cripple" (Van Leeuwen/Koopman/Scherpenzeel) – 4:39
  7. "Forever is a Lonely Thought" (Koopman/Scherpenzeel) – 5:26
  8. "Mammoth" (Koopman/Scherpenzeel) – 2:57
  9. "See See the Sun" (Van Leeuwen/Koopman/Scherpenzeel) – 4:13

Bonus tracks (1995 reissue)

  1. "Still Try to Write a Book" (Koopman) – 2:01
  2. "Give it a Name" (Van Leeuwen/Koopman/Scherpenzeel) – 2:44


  • Max Werner – lead vocals, percussion, Mellotron
  • Johan Slager – guitars, backing vocals
  • Ton Scherpenzeel – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Cees van Leeuwen – bass, backing vocals, harmonica
  • Pim Koopman – drums, backing vocals, synthesizer, marimba
  • Guest appearances

  • Giny Bush and Martine Koeman – violins on "Lyrics"
  • Ernst Reijseger – cello on "Lyrics"
  • Gerrit-Jan Leenders – vocals, percussion on "Hope for a Life"
  • Rijn Peter de Klerk – percussion on "Hope for a Life"
  • G. Perlee – barrel organ "Flamingo" Amsterdam on "Mammoth"
  • Songs

    1Reason For It All6:28
    3Mouldy Wood5:16


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