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INSTANT DELIVERY

The Flower Kings

 

Symphonic Prog

3.72 | 66 ratings

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Daniel1974nl
3 stars What a different side of the Flower Kings we get presented here....With Alive On Planet Earth we get the improvising one...the loose band that plays numbers like they make a sandwich..Meet The Flower Kings...the extremely tight band that plays their epics with great skill and dedication...and now Instant Delivery...a complete recording of a big fat 165 min....quite long....where the band mainly performs their shorter tracks, that are nevertheless more rocky from content....and usually much shorter...perhaps the choice was made deliberatly...to complete the bands other side...after the other 2 albums...that is fine and I think very nice...but what I don't understand is why they do not stick with only with the short rock songs and not chop up the epics....Songs as The Truth Will Set You Free, In The Eyes Of The World or Love Supreme are all drastically cut and choped up......I really dislike it when bands are doing that...I know they do that with Stardust We Are, that became a habbit over the years by now...perhaps because they also think that this songs tends to be too long or something (although I do not agree with that)....Please people...rather have you playing lesser songs but keep the long tracks intact as you wrote them....These songs are so beautifull, in fact too beautifull to chop them up.

Having said I also have amediatly given my main critique towards this release.....The ones that are played complete and the parts from some that are played are played once again with great crafmanship and skill...and there are passing bye some realy beauties here.....Man these boys can play.......

As expected the show is mainly stolen by Roine and Tomas.....Rione's great guitarwork....accompanied by Tomas fantastic then suddle and then boombastic (he told me once he is a great fan of Wagner and Shostakovich so that makes you think) keyboards are truly blending into tunes that make our jaws drop time after time.....In that I must say that I keep on saying that Im more fund the songs were Roine himself is singing....like the beginning of What If God Is Alone...or the Middle part of The Last Man On Earth......magnificent.....Roine should sing much more...

But in tne end its still a Flower Kings concert....recorded in the Netherlands.....so what else can we wish....for completists I think a obligated purcase......

Daniel1974nl | 3/5 |

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