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The Flower Kings


Symphonic Prog

4.08 | 88 ratings

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4 stars I had serious doubts about this album. Usually when I get an album for a really good price, it turns out not to be a really good album. For once I am glad to be wrong. This is an excellent live album. For the price this makes for a nice intro to this great band. Unlike their compilation albums, this includes many of their longer songs and spans most of their long illustrious career up to 2007 "The Sum of No Evil". Not all of these live tracks are as good as the studio versions, but most are. The opening track "Love Is the Only Answer" and "Retropolis" are highlights. My favorite TFK song is here too ("I am the Sun") and while not quite as strong as the studio version, it is still very interesting.

The sound quality of this album is very good. Some reviewers have criticized the drummer, but I could find no fault with his performance. Really, except for a couple of places where the backing vocals seem to drown out the lead vocal, this album showcases the Flower Kings as an excellent concert band. As I reside somewhere that the Flower Kings will likely never visit, I guess I will have to be content with this wonderful live recording.

Fenrispuppy | 4/5 |


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