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« Reply #4740 on: Aug 27th, 2011, 3:19pm »

Perhaps some others here should take advantage?
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« Reply #4741 on: Aug 29th, 2011, 10:12am »

I note same seller has Adam and Eve at same price
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« Reply #4742 on: Aug 29th, 2011, 5:25pm »

on Aug 26th, 2011, 3:17pm, AnotherAnt wrote:
Just received latest copy of Classic Rock presents prog.

4 page article on TFK. Headline quote is "Our fans want another studio album and tour. We need to sit down and talk about it..." - RS.

Time to investigate further.

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I might well have to buy that.

It's about time they had a major magazine article on them.

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« Reply #4743 on: Aug 29th, 2011, 5:26pm »

on Aug 27th, 2011, 10:12am, AnotherAnt wrote:
Aah! Just fallen for it again and ordered flower power for 4.99 plus postage on amazon. And no it's not used. Such weakness!

I've been listening to this a lot lately - I never tire of it.

It's right up there with any 70s classic album you care to mention.

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« Reply #4744 on: Aug 29th, 2011, 5:28pm »

on Aug 29th, 2011, 10:12am, AnotherAnt wrote:
I note same seller has Adam and Eve at same price

I like about 60 minutes of this album.........

..........which is still more than any LP.

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« Reply #4745 on: Aug 29th, 2011, 5:28pm »

on Aug 26th, 2011, 12:39pm, Chessman wrote:
Nov must have an endless supply of blank cds, just waiting to be filled with TFK goodness... smiley

The word on TFK must be spread wink

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« Reply #4746 on: Aug 30th, 2011, 3:30pm »

Got to say, listening to the 4 disc TFK tribute album, A Flower Full Of Stars has put me right back in the mood for a new album.
The good thing about this tribute set is it shows just how strong the songwriting is in TFK. All their songs stand up perfectly when played by other bands.
Highly recommended, both as a top notch effort in itself, and also as a fine stop gap between TFK albums. wink
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« Reply #4747 on: Aug 30th, 2011, 4:17pm »

on Aug 30th, 2011, 3:30pm, Chessman wrote:
Got to say, listening to the 4 disc TFK tribute album, A Flower Full Of Stars has put me right back in the mood for a new album.
The good thing about this tribute set is it shows just how strong the songwriting is in TFK. All their songs stand up perfectly when played by other bands.
Highly recommended, both as a top notch effort in itself, and also as a fine stop gap between TFK albums. wink


Hi Carl, I will taking my first listen to this tomorrow.

Meanwhile I am totally absorbed in the Karmakanic's In A Perfect World.
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« Reply #4748 on: Sep 3rd, 2011, 07:56am »

on Aug 30th, 2011, 4:17pm, demolition man wrote:
Hi Carl, I will taking my first listen to this tomorrow.

Meanwhile I am totally absorbed in the Karmakanic's In A Perfect World.


Glad you like the new Karmakanic Colin. I've read mixed reviews of it. I did find it on Spotify and gave it one listen, but the next time I went to play it, it had disappeared. Hard to say what I thought after just one listen, but I certainly didn't dislike it. smiley
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« Reply #4749 on: Sep 3rd, 2011, 09:02am »

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Picked up the new Classic Rock Presents Prog issue and read the feature on TFK with interest especially when Stolt admitted that the recent Transatlantic tour had been very lucrative, more lucrative than TFK. Makes me wonder why exactly he and the likes of Steve Wilson are fronting so many different projects? Love of music or love of money? Not a criticism, just an observation before anyone shoots me down in flames.


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« Reply #4750 on: Sep 4th, 2011, 02:01am »

The new Karmakanic cd is quite nice. I'm enjoying it quite a bit. smiley

Sorta TFK related -- Agents Of Mercy's The Black Forest is up for pre-order on the Flower Kings' merchandise page. Yay!

http://www.flowerkings.se/?s=merchandise
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« Reply #4751 on: Sep 4th, 2011, 10:07am »

on Sep 3rd, 2011, 09:02am, alanh wrote:
Picked up the new Classic Rock Presents Prog issue and read the feature on TFK with interest especially when Stolt admitted that the recent Transatlantic tour had been very lucrative, more lucrative than TFK. Makes me wonder why exactly he and the likes of Steve Wilson are fronting so many different projects? Love of music or love of money? Not a criticism, just an observation before anyone shoots me down in flames.

OK, I'll bite.

In my opinion, I can categorically state that Roine Stolt gets involed in all these different projects for the love of the music first and any financial gain is a welcome by-product.

This weekend I listened to the entire Transtlantic Shepherd's Bush concert CDs on the way to and from playing with The Phantoms in Kingston last night. At 3.5 hours it was the perfect length wink This music is truly out-standing and Roine's guitar playing is sensational over the course of the whole 3.5 hours and right up there with any of the greats. He IS a 'great' in my opinion.

The fact that Roine might have made a bit of money out of his work with Transatlantic is brilliant as far as I'm concerned and I know that other Flower Kings fans here will feel exactly the same. He's been producing fabulous progressive rock for almost 20 years now and has barely scraped a living together over that period and if he's reaping some benefits now then it is truly, truly deserved.

Of course, it won't be anything like the rewards that the likes of Hackett, Howe and Gilmour have (deservedly) reaped but Roine is right up there with those guys in terms of talent.

What did you think of Phil when he was playing on everyone's album in the late 70s and then all over the place throughout the 80s? Did you wonder if that was for the "love of music or love of money"? I personally think it was the love of music but happily for Phil it made him a multi-multi millionaire rather than the more humble amounts that Roine is now (hopefully) deservedly making.

Plus, if it helps to finance another bout of Flower Kings activity, we in this thread will be over-joyed wink

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PS I'm sure that everything I've written about Roine could be applied to Steven Wilson wink


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« Reply #4752 on: Sep 4th, 2011, 10:27am »

If Roine and SW concentrated all their efforts into one band, we wouldn't have the wonderful variety of music both of them have brought the world, and us prog fans.

One of the reasons musicians decide to foray beyond the familiar is that they have a natural-born desire to branch out musically and create something new that doesn't quite fit into, as in Roine's case, the TFK box.

Another reason they do this, and it appears to be the case with Roine, is the rest of the band either doesn't want to record some of the compositions that are dear to him, or there is some infighting within the band and it's obvious that they need to take a breather.

For Roine to devote all of his energy into Transatlantic would deprive everyone of TFK's future contributions to the music world, and it would stifle Roine to the point that his creativity would ultimately suffer at some point down the road.

Either way, it's his career, and if I never get to see TFK perform live, at least I have all Roine's wonderful music and DVDs to enjoy. Power and fame aren't everything, but if there was ever anyone who deserved it, it would be Roine Stolt. Personally, I hope he stays under the radar for a bit longer. Fame seems to have a way of destroying a person.
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« Reply #4753 on: Sep 4th, 2011, 1:43pm »

I can only say I agree totally with both Nov and COT. wink

Plenty of bands out there make a great deal more money than Roine, and have far less talent than he has in his little finger. Two bands that come to mind immediately are The Rolling Stones and U2.
I'm not trying to upset their fans, but they are hardly great musicians or willing experimentalists.
If they deserve the money then both Roine and Steven Wilson most certainly do. smiley
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« Reply #4754 on: Sep 4th, 2011, 5:01pm »

on Sep 4th, 2011, 1:43pm, Chessman wrote:
Plenty of bands out there make a great deal more money than Roine, and have far less talent than he has in his little finger. Two bands that come to mind immediately are The Rolling Stones and U2.
I'm not trying to upset their fans, but they are hardly great musicians or willing experimentalists.
If they deserve the money then both Roine and Steven Wilson most certainly do. smiley


Just some thoughts from the other side of the fence, so to speak... With regard to U2, I have to say that seems like an unfair statement. They aren't virtuosos, but they have done a fair bit of experimenting; certainly more than most groups of equal popularity. If you listen to Zooropa or Pop (which you may already have, for all I know), I think it would surprise you. Especially considering they followed immediately on the heels of Rattle & Hum and Achtung Baby, which were both commercial successes if I remember right.

Then there's the album they released under the pseudonym The Passengers, called Original Soundtracks 1. Brian Eno (who was already a frequent collaborator/producer) actually contributed as a band member on that one, along with adding his own vocals to some songs. It's virtually unrecognizable as being the same group.

Do I rate U2 on the same level as The Flower Kings (or, for that matter, Genesis)? No. But I think the band still gets unfairly short-changed when it comes to artistic merit, and I will take up for them because I like them. And of course, it's all relative anyway. wink

However, I do agree that Roine Stolt and Steven Wilson are just as deserving of fame and financial success. smiley
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