Kayak: Merlin – Bard of the Unseen

  • Artist / Title: Kayak: Merlin – Bard of the Unseen
  • Month Reviewed: February 2004
  • Format: DVD
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This double concert DVD took some finding, but it sure was worth it! This set features the full concert version of the bands last studio album, 45 minutes of greatest hits and a documentary on the making of the ‘Bard’. The package is fantastically presented, with the best booklet I’ve ever seen on a DVD. If only all bands produced them to look as good as this.

Anyway, what of the music? If you like Kayak’s particularly take on Symphonic/pop rock, you’ll adore this disc. The playing and singing is superb throughout. The only gripe I have with it is the loud reverb on the drum kit! Other than that, the production is top notch. This is a must have release from a seriously under-rated band. Buy it and love it!