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THE FLOWER KING

Roine Stolt

 

Symphonic Prog

4.10 | 288 ratings

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progrules
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5 stars This album by Roine and his companions is a funny one because it's somewhere in between a solo-album and a TFK-album. This is a.o. proven by the fact that Humanizzimo, the great epic of this album is played quite a few times on TFK live albums or DVD's. On the other hand, the line up of musicians on this album is not exactly the later Flower Kings line up. So it's not really TFK. But many people regard this as the forerunner for TFK who produced their first album a year after this one. I already mentioned the classic Humanizzimo, one of the best songs Roine has ever produced, but there is more. My personal favourite is Dissonata, to me the ultimate proof that Roine Stolt is at least one of the best guitarplayers ever. What a performance his displays on this song !! The third top song to me is Magic Circus of Zeb, another one with fantastic guitarriffs. The title track and opener of this album is ok too but I don't really like the chorus to be honest.

But the standard of at least 3 top quality songs is easily reached here and to me at absolutely deserves the 5 stars.

progrules | 5/5 |

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