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« Reply #1575 on: Oct 16th, 2007, 1:09pm »

on Oct 16th, 2007, 06:13am, Nov wrote:
Didn't you get the double pack version that comes with "Retropolis"?


Uhhh, SH!T!!! Oh well, I'm getting BITWOA for free anyway, with the gift certificate that showed up one day from amazon.com, probably for their taking so long to get me The Tangent's "Going Off On One." I've still not received it.
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« Reply #1576 on: Oct 16th, 2007, 1:13pm »

on Oct 16th, 2007, 08:14am, Nov wrote:
Be sure to head on over to the RoSfest website and check out the Flower Kings page
http://rosfest.com/Performers-2008/Flower_Kings.htm
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Looks like a great lineup, with CIRCA (Alan White's new project with Billy Sherwood), Wishbone Ash, Starcastle, etc. Wish I could be there undecided
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« Reply #1577 on: Oct 16th, 2007, 1:15pm »

This thread is starting to buzz again right now.....and no wonder. The Sum OF No Evil is truelly incredible. I have played it around 10 times now and it's improving with every play.
But today I decided to take the train into work and because I don't have the new album on my Ipod yet, I decided upon Flower Power. MY God this album (CD1 especially) is just awesome to the extreme.
IT's no wonder Roine Stolt and the boys compare the two albums. They are both CLASSICS.

Not like me to get over excited about The Flower Kings, but this time (and with a lot of perserverance on my part) I cannot help be excited. The melody, the complexity, the guitar, the percussion and the incredible keys are all sublime. But special mention must go to the vocals which are tremendous. Highly underrated I suspect.

As an example take Shadowland / The Final Deal (two tracks really). I think this track on Flower Power has ecverything I could wish for in a symphonic prog composition. It's rapidly turning out to be my favourite track of all.

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« Reply #1578 on: Oct 16th, 2007, 2:37pm »

on Oct 16th, 2007, 1:15pm, demolition man wrote:
This thread is starting to buzz again right now.....

It's at 106 pages so I don't think it ever really let up wink


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Not like me to get over excited about The Flower Kings, but this time (and with a lot of perserverance on my part) I cannot help be excited.

You're starting to make me look like a casual fan grin


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The melody, the complexity, the guitar, the percussion and the incredible keys are all sublime. But special mention must go to the vocals which are tremendous. Highly underrated I suspect.

Not here wink


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I think this track on Flower Power has ecverything I could wish for in a symphonic prog composition. It's rapidly turning out to be my favourite track of all.

Have you been taken over by the spirit of chessman or something grin


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Calm down, calm down, don't peak too early grin



Seriously though, that's all great stuff Demo Man - music to my ears wink

If only The Flower Kings could reach all of their potential audience in the same way. Most fans of Genesis, Yes, etc, etc would enjoy this band in the same way as us if they could only get to hear them and have the same perseverance as us. No matter how big they are in the "underground" prog community, they are still very under-rated as far as I'm concerned. I mean, they are playing one gig in the UK on their tour and I reckon there'll be 500 there at the absolute max.



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« Reply #1579 on: Oct 16th, 2007, 2:42pm »

Might be 501 if I could explain to Shona who The Flower Kings are smiley
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« Reply #1580 on: Oct 16th, 2007, 3:06pm »

on Oct 16th, 2007, 2:37pm, Nov wrote:
It's at 106 pages so I don't think it ever really let up wink


Indeed, it's several more pages than the thread on the official forum.

Spent all evening yet again listening to The Garden Of Dreams (twice)
Fncking superb excuse my french
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« Reply #1581 on: Oct 16th, 2007, 3:08pm »

btw nov, I know that I'll need to revisit Paradox Hotel sometime soon.
Can't beat experience eh? wink
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« Reply #1582 on: Oct 16th, 2007, 3:53pm »

Col! smiley
I have to do this!
A few weeks ago, Nov dug up Gooner and my first posts in the TFK thread that we'd done on the old official forum and it was pretty funny reading them again!
Well i havn't gone back that far but have gone back to page one of this thread for this little gem of yours .......

on Mar 1st, 2007, 2:57pm, demolition man wrote:
very good band, but great? that's a debate grin


OK Col, in the time honoured exam format .......... discuss grin
Great ............ i think so smiley
Sounds like you think so too! wink
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« Reply #1583 on: Oct 16th, 2007, 3:57pm »

well yes that's very true. smiley
now I'm on Flower Power cd1 for the 3rd time tonight grin Great band? Yes!
I blame Nov for Paradox Hotel. For the moment anyway wink More ffedback later! and probably a few beers grin
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« Reply #1584 on: Oct 16th, 2007, 4:06pm »

On the sum of no evil.

The Flower Kings. hmm. it's been a long long time hasn't it?

I've been a bit distracted by other bands but it's nice to come back. TKF have a sound and a feel which is familiar safe and well loved. I suppose it's like listening to an orchestra playing mozart symphonies: same instruments, same techniques, different effects.

I'll come back but for me the word 'lovely' is what i am hearing. Melodic, harmonic and full. Nov will no doubt be in his element.

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« Reply #1585 on: Oct 16th, 2007, 4:06pm »

on Oct 16th, 2007, 2:42pm, demolition man wrote:
Might be 501 if I could explain to Shona who The Flower Kings are smiley


Do it, you know it makes sense grin
Well a heap more sense than a whole lot of other things in this world at the moment wink

I'm such a flippin bad influence ....... grin
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« Reply #1586 on: Oct 16th, 2007, 4:08pm »

VERY nice rock out on track 2 10.30

Excellent keyboard work . Excellent whole band work out.

Starting to really like this.

Uh oh. It stopped and then..... the build up. .....the vibe continues with some nice vocals.. a bit hippy but nice
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« Reply #1587 on: Oct 16th, 2007, 4:17pm »

Well I suppose you have to give it to Roine and the gang. How many epics has he written that are LONG but go in a flash. Love is the only answer is one of them.

Now on to the slow 'movement'
Delightful.

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« Reply #1588 on: Oct 16th, 2007, 5:23pm »

on Oct 16th, 2007, 4:17pm, lucius wrote:
Well I suppose you have to give it to Roine and the gang. How many epics has he written that are LONG but go in a flash. Love is the only answer is one of them.

Now on to the slow 'movement'
Delightful.

Steve


Isn't it a shame that the majority of so-called 'prog' rockers couldn't sit through an epic if their life depended on it?

I know way too many people who would much rather listen to a 2-1/2 minute ditty, with chorus repeated 3 or 4 times in that 2-1/2 minute period, than to sit , relax and become one with the embodiment of a composition that can actually make their day, if they would just give it a chance.

That is why most classic prog fans won't even give TFK a minute of their time. They're hopelessly stuck in the past, and aren't willing to see the door that is wide open for them, beckoning them to enter and discover the future of progressive rock.

I'm just so elated that this band and others have such a strong will to stick with it and not take the easy road to bubble gum land. A day without epics is a day without sunshine cool
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« Reply #1589 on: Oct 17th, 2007, 03:23am »

on Oct 16th, 2007, 2:42pm, demolition man wrote:
Might be 501 if I could explain to Shona who The Flower Kings are smiley


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