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« Reply #45 on: Mar 6th, 2007, 5:40pm »

on Mar 6th, 2007, 5:00pm, Nov wrote:
Look at this amazing video on YouTube featuring The Flower Kings and consider the amount of time and love that went into it. Amazing.........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A54acrlF3ZU&mode=related&search=



That was an absolutely great video, Nov! You're right, a lot of love went into making it. Thanks for posting it here.

There are a couple versions of TFK's "CHURCH OF YOUR HEART" on YouTube, but this is my favorite:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR83QD6UieQ
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« Reply #46 on: Mar 6th, 2007, 9:49pm »

wow, she had a lot of time on her hands, very enjoyable
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« Reply #47 on: Mar 6th, 2007, 10:01pm »

ok, now I just watched some other TFK on YouTube

they do Soon from Gates better than Yes has in years

and now I know Hasse is left handed and joins in on drums (actually, I didn't like that as well)

and Tomas has like 2 keyboards on stage

will they ever come to Columbus, I wonder . . .
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« Reply #48 on: Mar 7th, 2007, 2:02pm »

on Mar 6th, 2007, 10:01pm, peng wrote:
ok, now I just watched some other TFK on YouTube

they do Soon from Gates better than Yes has in years

and now I know Hasse is left handed and joins in on drums (actually, I didn't like that as well)

and Tomas has like 2 keyboards on stage

will they ever come to Columbus, I wonder . . .

Sounds like you're gradually being assimilated into the TFK collective peng wink

Hopefully you'll get a chance to see them one day and then you'll really see what I'm on about.



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« Reply #49 on: Mar 7th, 2007, 4:18pm »

on Mar 6th, 2007, 10:01pm, peng wrote:
ok, now I just watched some other TFK on YouTube

they do Soon from Gates better than Yes has in years

and now I know Hasse is left handed and joins in on drums (actually, I didn't like that as well)

and Tomas has like 2 keyboards on stage

will they ever come to Columbus, I wonder . . .


Now that I would like to see!
Unfortunately, I can't view youtube as my comp is so slow it only moves a frame every year or so!
One day I will get a new comp...and then...the world had better watch out!
But I would love to see, or hear, TFK doing some Yes covers. I bet they get it near perfect. wink
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« Reply #50 on: Mar 8th, 2007, 09:08am »

By the way, has anyone got the Bettchawanadancestoopid cd? And is it worth having?
And what about Circus Brimstone? Is that one worth having too?
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« Reply #51 on: Mar 9th, 2007, 5:32pm »

on Mar 8th, 2007, 09:08am, Chessman wrote:
By the way, has anyone got the Bettchawanadancestoopid cd? And is it worth having?
And what about Circus Brimstone? Is that one worth having too?

I haven't got either but wil get around to them.

Especially the "Circus Brimstone" one as I saw that tour at the Borderline in London and it was just fantastic.

Magenta were supporting as well which added to a great night.



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« Reply #52 on: Mar 9th, 2007, 7:20pm »

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I haven't got either but wil get around to them.

Especially the "Circus Brimstone" one as I saw that tour at the Borderline in London and it was just fantastic.

Magenta were supporting as well which added to a great night.

So were Magenta any good? I know the name, but haven't heard anything by them. Is their 'leader' called Rob Reed or something like that? And they have a girl singer, yes?

From what I have read, Circus Brimstone is all instrumental FK stuff. Am I right?


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« Reply #53 on: Mar 10th, 2007, 03:44am »

Carl,

You need to sort out your usage of "quote" and "/quote" (with respect wink)

Yes, Circus' was all instrumental and they included tracks such as "CB" and "Magic Circus of Zeb" in the set which was just amazing as you can imagine.

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« Reply #54 on: Mar 11th, 2007, 6:48pm »

on Mar 10th, 2007, 03:44am, Nov wrote:
Carl,

You need to sort out your usage of "quote" and "/quote" (with respect wink)

Yes, Circus' was all instrumental and they included tracks such as "CB" and "Magic Circus of Zeb" in the set which was just amazing as you can imagine.

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Oops, yes, sorry, I rather made a mess of that embarassed
Not sure what I did. Still, I am very old now so, that probably explains it!

And yes, I would like to see an all instrumental show by the boys. I think their instrumentals are just as good as their other songs.
Was Hasse missing then? Or was he there, playing some guitar himself?

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« Reply #55 on: Mar 12th, 2007, 07:09am »

The bloody Flower Kings are taking over here as well! grin When are they next coming to Britain? I want to see if I can catch them this time around.
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« Reply #56 on: Mar 12th, 2007, 4:42pm »

What I bought this past weekend -

On CD:
1. KAIPA - "Mind Revolutions." This is a band co-founded by Roine Stolt in 1974. This CD stars Jonas Reingold on bass. Haven't heard it yet, but some of the review knock it for having female vocals some of the songs. I heard some of it on amazon.com, and she sounds like Alanis Morissette. How much more horrible can that be? I don't have their early stuff, but I guess it's much more progressive and is reminiscent of Camel.

Early Kaipa - Roine Stolt is top right
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2. NEAL MORSE- "Sola Scriptura." My God! What a beautiful masterpiece this is! Paul Gilbert is guest guitarist on this one, and man he can run circles around John Petrucci of Dream Theater. I am amazed! Another winner from Neal Morse. Gilbert also is guitarist for YELLOW MATTER CUSTARD - Neal and Mike Portnoy's Beatle's tribute band. Check YouTube out and enter the band's name for some great video.

Check out Paul Gilbert's soloing to see why Neal wanted him as guest artist on "Sola Scriptura."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC60XNiS-MQ

3. TANGENT - "A Place In The Queue." This is their "LAMB LIES DOWN ON BROADYWAY" folks, so you've got to get this one. If you're into ELP, YES and/or JETHRO TULL, this is a must-have for your collection. Lots of flute, 70s style Hammond keyboards and so much more.

DVD's:
1. TRANSATLANTIC: "Live In Europe." I have the CD, but had heard that the DVD was much better than their "Live In America" DVD. I'm very much looking forward to checking it out.

2. THE FLOWER KINGS: "Instant Delivery." After listening/watching disc 1, I must say that I very much miss Zoltan Csorsz on drums. The new drummer is very good, and I'll probably learn to love his talents as much as I do Zoltan's, but Zoltan had a presence that very much lent itself to TFK. Unfortunately, I purchased one of the non-limited edition copies (no 20-page booklet or special packaging), and the 5.1 digital sound on disc 1 is not synchronized to the video, so I had to watch in stereo mode only. I just read somewhere that you can return DVD's with such problems to InsideOut Records for a replacement DVD. I might or might not; not sure yet. So far, I much prefer MEET THE FLOWER KINGS, but I'll hold my final editorial until after a couple more viewings. I've yet to see/hear disc 2.
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« Reply #57 on: Mar 12th, 2007, 5:51pm »

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2. NEAL MORSE- "Sola Scriptura." My God! What a beautiful masterpiece this is! Paul Gilbert is guest guitarist on this one, and man he can run circles around John Petrucci of Dream Theater. I am amazed! Another winner from Neal Morse. Gilbert also is guitarist for YELLOW MATTER CUSTARD - Neal and Mike Portnoy's Beatle's tribute band. Check YouTube out and enter the band's name for some great video.

DVD's:
1. TRANSATLANTIC: "Live In Europe." I have the CD, but had heard that the DVD was much better than their "Live In America" DVD. I'm very much looking forward to checking it out.



What fantastic choices. I adore the Transatlantic DVD and the new Neal Morse CD is beyond belief.
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on Mar 12th, 2007, 4:42pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
What I bought this past weekend -

On CD:
1. [b]KAIPA - "Mind Revolutions." This is a band co-founded by Roine Stolt in 1974. This CD stars Jonas Reingold on bass. Haven't heard it yet, but some of the review knock it for having female vocals some of the songs. I heard some of it on amazon.com, and she sounds like Alanis Morissette. How much more horrible can that be? I don't have their early stuff, but I guess it's much more progressive and is reminiscent of Camel[/b].

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2. NEAL MORSE- "Sola Scriptura." My God! What a beautiful masterpiece this is! Paul Gilbert is guest guitarist on this one, and man he can run circles around John Petrucci of Dream Theater. I am amazed! Another winner from Neal Morse. Gilbert also is guitarist for YELLOW MATTER CUSTARD - Neal and Mike Portnoy's Beatle's tribute band. Check YouTube out and enter the band's name for some great video.

Check out Paul Gilbert's soloing to see why Neal wanted him as guest artist on "Sola Scriptura."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC60XNiS-MQ

3. TANGENT - "A Place In The Queue." This is their "LAMB LIES DOWN ON BROADYWAY" folks, so you've got to get this one. If you're into ELP, YES and/or JETHRO TULL, this is a must-have for your collection. Lots of flute, 70s style Hammond keyboards and so much more.

DVD's:
1. TRANSATLANTIC: "Live In Europe." I have the CD, but had heard that the DVD was much better than their "Live In America" DVD. I'm very much looking forward to checking it out.

2. THE FLOWER KINGS: "Instant Delivery." After listening/watching disc 1, I must say that I very much miss Zoltan Csorsz on drums. The new drummer is very good, and I'll probably learn to love his talents as much as I do Zoltan's, but Zoltan had a presence that very much lent itself to TFK. Unfortunately, I purchased one of the non-limited edition copies (no 20-page booklet or special packaging), and the 5.1 digital sound on disc 1 is not synchronized to the video, so I had to watch in stereo mode only. I just read somewhere that you can return DVD's with such problems to InsideOut Records for a replacement DVD. I might or might not; not sure yet. So far, I much prefer MEET THE FLOWER KINGS, but I'll hold my final editorial until after a couple more viewings. I've yet to see/hear disc 2.


Mindrevolutions is a great cd, but Roine left after this was released, as he wasn't too happy over some of the song selection, though he did like some of it.
Of course, the band is actually Hans Lundin's band, and Stolt was the junior member of it, back in '74.
Lundin formed it with bass player Tomas Ericsson, who sounds a lot like Chris Squire. The original drummer had to pack in through health problems, and in came Ingemar Bergman. He became the band's joker (a bit like Phil with Genesis!) but he is also a fine drummer.
After their first two albums, Ericksson left and a new bass player was brought in, plus a singer. (Lundin had handled the vocals up till then, and he has a fine voice).
After the third album, Roine left.
I have the box set of the first three Kaipa albums, and, as you say, they do have some Camel influence in them. They are all very good indeed. The singing was in Swedish then, though the second album has a couple of English versions as bonus tracks.
The second of the 'modern' Kaipa albums, Keyholder, is probably the best one. Aleena (the girl singer) is incredible on a track called 'A Complex Work Of Art'.
The first album of the reformed Kaipa is also good, Notes From The Past.
I am looking forward to the new album due out this year. Not sure who the guitarist is going to be yet.
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« Reply #59 on: Mar 12th, 2007, 6:43pm »

on Mar 12th, 2007, 6:05pm, Chessman wrote:
Of course, the band is actually Hans Lundin's band, and Stolt was the junior member of it, back in '74.
Lundin formed it with bass player Tomas Ericsson, who sounds a lot like Chris Squire.


Thanks for pointing out that Roine joined Kaipa in 1974, but was not a founding member (as I mistakenly conveyed in my prior message).
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