The Last Encore

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The Last Encore
Studio album by Kayak
Released 1976, 2002 (reissue)
Recorded May - July 1976, at Morgan Studio, Brussels, Belgium
Genre Progressive rock
Label Mercury (original LP) Universal (2002 reissue)
Producer Kayak
Kayak chronology
Royal Bed Bouncer
The Last Encore
Starlight Dancer

The Last Encore is the fourth album by the Dutch progressive rock band Kayak. It was originally released in 1976 and issued on CD in 1995, with a re-release in 2002.

The songs "Still My Heart Cries For You" and "Do You Care" were released as singles in The Netherlands.

After this album, drummer and founder member Pim Koopman left the band to become a record producer. He returned to Kayak in 1999.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Back To The Front" (Scherpenzeel/Slager) - 4:30
  2. "Nothingness" (Scherpenzeel) - 3:56
  3. "Love Of A Victim" (Koopman) - 2:49
  4. "Land On The Water" (Koopman) - 2:27
  5. "The Last Encore" (Scherpenzeel) - 3:59
  6. "Do You Care" (Koopman) - 2:48
  7. "Still My Heart Cries For You" (Koopman) - 4:32
  8. "Relics From A Distant Age" (Scherpenzeel) - 4:54
  9. "Love Me Tonight / Get On Board" (Scherpenzeel) - 2:40
  10. "Evocation" (Koopman) - 3:49
  11. "Raid Your Own House" (Scherpenzeel) - 3:35
  12. "Well Done" (Koopman) - 0:53

The original LP was not released in the USA. Instead, Janus Records released an LP with songs from 2 European Kayak releases. The USA LP Starlight Dancer contained songs from the European "The Last Encore" and "Starlight Dancer" albums. It had the sleeve design of "The Last Encore".


  • Max Werner - lead (all but 12) vocals, percussion, Mellotron
  • Johan Slager - guitars, backing vocals
  • Ton Scherpenzeel - keyboards, backing vocals, accordion, double bass
  • Bert Veldkamp - bass, backing vocals, double bass, saxophone, zither
  • Pim Koopman - drums, backing and lead (12) vocals percussion, marimba, piano

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