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« Reply #5340 on: Apr 17th, 2013, 2:30pm »

on Apr 17th, 2013, 2:00pm, Chessman wrote:
Still in mood for some live TFK, so now I'm playing:

Brimstoned In Europe

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Your TFK posts are not going by unnoticed, my friend. You are an inspiration smiley

Played Carpe Diem, Scanning The Greenhouse and Banks Of Eden over the last few days. Stunning contributions to the world of prog, wouldn't you say? cool
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« Reply #5341 on: Apr 17th, 2013, 3:15pm »

on Apr 17th, 2013, 2:30pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Your TFK posts are not going by unnoticed, my friend. You are an inspiration smiley

Played Carpe Diem, Scanning The Greenhouse and Banks Of Eden over the last few days. Stunning contributions to the world of prog, wouldn't you say? cool


Totally agree Dave!

Currently playing Carpe Diem again as I type.

Psychodelic Postcard is an extremely difficult song to play live, simply because of all the vocal overdubs on the studio version. Considering there's only Roine and Hasse singing live, they actually do a magnificent job - playing guitar at the same time, of course! The way it goes into Hudson River Sirens Call is brilliant and their version of the latter, as on Tour Kaputt, is truly wonderful.

Funny you should mention Scanning The Greenhouse as I was thinking of playing that again soon. Been hammering The Road Back Home lately, but think I'll be changing to STG in the next couple of days. wink
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« Reply #5342 on: Apr 27th, 2013, 2:44pm »

Been playing Live In New York quite a lot recently. Yet another fine live offering from this multi-dimensional band. wink
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« Reply #5343 on: May 4th, 2013, 4:18pm »

Had to watch Tour Kaputt again today. What a chore that was! rolleyes




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« Reply #5344 on: May 14th, 2013, 3:48pm »

Think I'm going to buy the Tour Kaputt cd package too. I know I have the dvd, but I'd like the soundtrack to put on my ipod too. Plus, a Flower Kings purchase is never a wasted purchase! wink
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« Reply #5345 on: May 14th, 2013, 4:12pm »

I received an e-mail from Jonas Reingold today regarding the upcoming Tangent CD. He plays bass on the album. I took the opportunity to e-mail him back and tell him how much I enjoyed the TFK/Neal Morse/Transatlantic gig last week.

ORIGINAL E-MAIL FROM JONAS

Latest News!!! The Tangent releases a new CD 24th of June

Pre-Order The new Tangent CD "Le Sacre Du Travail" here and get a signed copy from yours truly.

Pre-Order and more info: http://shop.textalk.se/en/article.php?id=8412&art=17808333

Itīs been quite silent lately from Reingold Records but itīs been a crazy year with The Flowerkings. We have hit on the Banks of Eden tour Europe twice, Japan and US and next weekend weīre going to Canada. I believe we have played close to 50 shows. Between shows we recorded a new album as well.
When things slow down a bit I will take time to finish up the live DVD from the RosFest gig 2012 with Karmakanic plus Iīm currently working on new material as well.

Me and Nils Erikson from Karmakanic have been working on a duo project close to two years now, hopefully it will see the light of day this autumn. Itīs a 70ish pop/prog album sounding like early Bowie/Genesis. The working title is Ellipsis.

Lalle Larsson will record a trio album later this summer featuring yours truly and Morgan Ågren. It will be a demanding job for me to play all those crazy tunes Lalle has written, add the spice from Ågrens drumming and a new universe will unfold.

And for now enjoy the spring and the sunshine. Hopefully good health will come and greet you all with the sunniest smile upon its face.

Jonas Reingold


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Hi Jonas,

Nice e-mail! My wife and I recently saw you perform with TFK in La Mirada,
California. One of the best concerts I've been to, and I've been attending gigs
for over 35 years! I respect your bass work with the band, as well as
Karmakanic, The Tangent, Time Requiem, Kaipa, and on and on. You've been quite
the busy guy these past few years.

I pre-ordered the new Tangent CD through Andy Tillison's site many months ago.
Looking forward to hearing the entire composition when it's released in June.
Best wishes to you, Jonas, on the rest of the Flower Kings tour. I speak for
all the other prog lovers in Southern California when I say that we would love
for you to return to SoCal on each of your tours in the future. We love
progressive rock here. Jim Harrel with CalProg has really done a wonderful job
promoting many great prog acts over the last 10 years.

Keep on proggin'!


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Dave, happy to hear that you liked our gig. Yeah, Itīs important that we all
support guys like Jim Harrel who dares to put on shows like we did last week.
Itīs a small market and we all need to bring our share to the table to keep the
scene vivid and alive.

All the bass

Jonas

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« Reply #5346 on: May 16th, 2013, 5:09pm »

Dave, that's a great email. Your response was very literate and heartfelt and it was a nice gesture from Jonas to reply in such a friendly and down to earth way. Thanks for posting that, my friend. smiley
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« Reply #5347 on: May 16th, 2013, 5:18pm »

on May 16th, 2013, 5:09pm, Chessman wrote:
Dave, that's a great email. Your response was very literate and heartfelt and it was a nice gesture from Jonas to reply in such a friendly and down to earth way. Thanks for posting that, my friend. smiley


Thanks, Carl smiley

Replying to his e-mail was something that I don't regret. I really think Jonas and TFK are amazing musicians. Since I didn't get to meet the band at the concert, this was the second best thing. Nice to know that these prog guys answer their own e-mails cheesy
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« Reply #5348 on: May 22nd, 2013, 2:26pm »

on May 16th, 2013, 5:18pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Thanks, Carl smiley

Replying to his e-mail was something that I don't regret. I really think Jonas and TFK are amazing musicians. Since I didn't get to meet the band at the concert, this was the second best thing. Nice to know that these prog guys answer their own e-mails cheesy


Indeed. They're on Facebook too; Tomas, Roine and Hasse often post things there. I've swapped the odd comment with them too. Jonas also uses it, and Michael Stolt too. They're always down to earth and happy to engage with fans. smiley
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« Reply #5349 on: Jun 3rd, 2013, 1:15pm »

Over the weekend I've been playing some of my favourite solo stuff:

Hasse Froberg and Musical Companion:
Future Past and PowerPlay

Tomas Bodin:

An Ordinary Night In My Ordinary Life

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Sorry I haven't been in this thread very much for a while chaps.

I shall try and rectify my poor attendance wink

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« Reply #5351 on: Jun 5th, 2013, 04:20am »

Just starting out with TFK and really feel that I'm gonna love them smiley

Been listening to Flower Power cool

So, without reading through the 357 pages of this thread ( shocked ), what else should I get?
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« Reply #5352 on: Jun 5th, 2013, 08:55am »

on Jun 5th, 2013, 04:20am, essexboyinwales wrote:
Just starting out with TFK and really feel that I'm gonna love them smiley

Been listening to Flower Power cool

So, without reading through the 357 pages of this thread ( shocked ), what else should I get?




The Flower King

Back in the World of Adventures

Retropolis

Stardust We Are

Space Revolver

The Rainmaker

Unfold the Future

Adam & Eve

Paradox Hotel

The Sum of No Evil

Banks of Eden


Plus all the solo albums by Tomas Bodin and Roine Stolt.

Plus all the albums by Karmakanic, Kaipa, The Tangent, Transatlantic and Agents Of Mercy.

This should set you back around $10,000

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« Reply #5353 on: Jun 5th, 2013, 09:45am »

on Jun 5th, 2013, 04:20am, essexboyinwales wrote:
Just starting out with TFK and really feel that I'm gonna love them smiley

That's great to hear Essex Boy wink


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Been listening to Flower Power cool

A superb choice - if very ambitious for a first TFK album wink


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So, without reading through the 357 pages of this thread ( shocked ), what else should I get?

I am sorry but it's compulsory for all new contributers to this thread to read and memorise the contents grin

Of course, I agree with Counting Out Time but to get you started, try these two albums:

1) Back In The World Of Adventures
2) Space Revolver

Happy listening and keep in touch here wink

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« Reply #5354 on: Jun 5th, 2013, 09:54am »

on Jun 5th, 2013, 09:45am, Nov wrote:
That's great to hear Essex Boy wink



A superb choice - if very ambitious for a first TFK album wink



I am sorry but it's compulsory for all new contributers to this thread to read and memorise the contents grin

Of course, I agree with Counting Out Time but to get you started, try these two albums:

1) Back In The World Of Adventures
2) Space Revolver

Happy listening and keep in touch here wink



Nov was the person who got me started getting into TFK and he recommended Space Revolver as a place to start. I completely agree. There is enough variety there for you to get a 'feel' for what TFK are all about. Up until that time (probably 6 or 7 years ago), I thought progressive rock had died a horrible death back in the 80s. Hats off to Nov and other wonderful people on this site who have helped keep prog alive and well smiley
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