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« Reply #5130 on: Jul 12th, 2012, 10:51am »

on Jul 11th, 2012, 2:13pm, Chessman wrote:
Just had to play both discs of: Flower Power! One last night, one just before.
Still a simply amazing album.
Funnily enough, I haven't touched Banks Of Eden for a few days, simply because I've been going through the rest of their fantastic catalogue.
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« Reply #5131 on: Jul 12th, 2012, 10:52am »


Here's another great interview with Roine:

http://www.rocking.gr/interviews/en/The_Flower_Kings_Interview_with_Roine_Stolt_Its_ok_to_say_that_you_like_Yes_ELP_or_Pink_Floyd_albums_Its_not_a_taboo_anymore/13400/

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« Reply #5132 on: Jul 12th, 2012, 1:49pm »

Great interview! Thanks Nov for posting.
Interesting to read there is a slight chance that Daniel Gildenlow might perform with them again. That would be great if it were to happen. smiley
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« Reply #5133 on: Jul 12th, 2012, 1:50pm »

on Jul 12th, 2012, 08:02am, Carpet Crawler wrote:
Ah, Flower Power... That's an album I should return to. It has been so long since I've heard it -- possibly years. shocked

Listening to For Love of Gold this morning. Isn't that a wonderful song?


Indeed it is Sir, indeed it is! smiley
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« Reply #5134 on: Jul 13th, 2012, 3:41pm »

Still on a big TFK fix at the moment.

Currently playing: The Sum Of No Evil.

It really is a good album, even though it wouldn't make Nov's or my top five. If it was the only album TFK had ever released, or if it was their debut album, we'd be raving over it. Just shows how strong their other material is. wink
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« Reply #5135 on: Jul 13th, 2012, 6:05pm »

Received my copy of Banks Of Eden this week. Have only had the chance to listen to it the once all the way through so that is the context of my first thoughts. The overall feel is that there is nothing new here. Track number one is 25 minutes of my life that I won't get back in a hurry. The rest of the album and second CD are a little more easy on the ear. Nothing new but at least they are pleasant and don't leave me feeling cheated of the precious time spent listening to them!
Sorry chaps but it's a while since I felt so under-awed by an eagerly expected release!
I have learnt through experience that TFK albums take time and effort to get the best out of them so I guess I should be patient. Let's see if this one can grow on me.
I'm writing this as I listen (once again!) to the superb Pepper's Ghost by Arena - If only all albums could be as effortlessly complete as this!
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« Reply #5136 on: Jul 13th, 2012, 6:10pm »

on Jul 9th, 2012, 2:16pm, Chessman wrote:
Steady now Nov. Relax, take a few deep breaths and check your bloody pressure mate.

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Someone should take his bloody pressure mate! grin
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« Reply #5137 on: Jul 14th, 2012, 05:34am »

on Jul 13th, 2012, 6:05pm, soldoutfad wrote:
Received my copy of Banks Of Eden this week. Have only had the chance to listen to it the once all the way through so that is the context of my first thoughts. The overall feel is that there is nothing new here. Track number one is 25 minutes of my life that I won't get back in a hurry. The rest of the album and second CD are a little more easy on the ear. Nothing new but at least they are pleasant and don't leave me feeling cheated of the precious time spent listening to them!
Sorry chaps but it's a while since I felt so under-awed by an eagerly expected release!
I have learnt through experience that TFK albums take time and effort to get the best out of them so I guess I should be patient. Let's see if this one can grow on me.
I'm writing this as I listen (once again!) to the superb Pepper's Ghost by Arena - If only all albums could be as effortlessly complete as this!

Hi Fraser,

You know that this kind of music requires repeated listens for the themes and beauty to come through and really cannot be written off after one play through.

I couldn't stand Close To The Edge on first listen and even Second's Out took me several listens to appreciate how awesome it was (back in 1977).

Anyway, all I'm saying is give it a few more goes - maybe in the car is best and then come back to us wink

Please don't let it out you off going to see them on 24th September as it's always a different proposition in a live context.

Cheers matey and see you soon

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« Reply #5138 on: Jul 14th, 2012, 06:02am »

I wonder if they will ever do a US tour? I would go see them!

Still loving the new album, although I agree about the 25 minuter. It's an epic that isn't as epic as their previous long songs.
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« Reply #5139 on: Jul 14th, 2012, 07:31am »

on Jul 14th, 2012, 06:02am, Provocation wrote:
I wonder if they will ever do a US tour? I would go see them!

To quote Roine (from the interview above):

"........but in September starts the real touring of promoting the album. That’s the coming activity and hopefully that’s just the start, as we’ll go on to play in America, Japan and other places also."


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Still loving the new album, although I agree about the 25 minuter. It's an epic that isn't as epic as their previous long songs.

I've heard it 3 or 4 times now and to my ears it's better than the two epics on A&E and far better than the one one TSONE which I can hardly listen to.

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« Reply #5140 on: Jul 14th, 2012, 1:54pm »


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I've heard it 3 or 4 times now and to my ears it's better than the two epics on A&E and far better than the one one TSONE which I can hardly listen to.

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Well I like it!
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« Reply #5141 on: Jul 14th, 2012, 4:14pm »

Just listening to Numbers now. Apart from the fact it's far too quiet cos everyone else has gone to bed, I think it sounds wonderful. Roine launching into another great guitar section as I type. Great stuff!
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« Reply #5142 on: Jul 14th, 2012, 7:18pm »

on Jul 14th, 2012, 4:14pm, AnotherAnt wrote:
Just listening to Numbers now. Apart from the fact it's far too quiet cos everyone else has gone to bed, I think it sounds wonderful. Roine launching into another great guitar section as I type. Great stuff!


The album is packed full of Roine's wonderful playing. That was something I noticed straight away. In some ways, it's a more stripped down sound, though still totally Flower Kings. (Having said that, when I've been listening to their back catalogue this last week or two, I've noticed there is more guitar work throughout than I'd somehow remembered. Strange eh? grin )
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« Reply #5143 on: Jul 15th, 2012, 03:55am »

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The album is packed full of Roine's wonderful playing.

In my opinion, he is right up there with Hackett, Howe, Gilmour, Latimer and Fripp.

He can actually play like all those guys (and all the blues guys - Clapton, Page, Hendrix, etc) but has his own distinct style as well.

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« Reply #5144 on: Jul 15th, 2012, 06:11am »

on Jul 15th, 2012, 03:55am, Nov wrote:
In my opinion, he is right up there with Hackett, Howe, Gilmour, Latimer and Fripp.

He can actually play like all those guys (and all the blues guys - Clapton, Page, Hendrix, etc) but has his own distinct style as well.



I'm jealous enough as it is Nov, I don't need reminding of his enormous..er..talent! grin

I just wish this band had been around between '70 - '75. I honestly believe they would have blown all the opposition away. I doubt they will ever get the respect and acknowledgement they truly deserve, simply because they weren't there during the first prog explosion. Any sort of mainstream article connected in any way to prog mentions the old '70s prog giants and after that? Nothing really, except maybe the odd reference to Marillion and Radiohead.
Such a shame these people either refuse to listen to, or have no knowledge of, today's prog giants.
Good job the likes of us are around to keep the flag flying! wink
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