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The Flower Kings


Symphonic Prog

3.25 | 79 ratings

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3 stars I don't know what I was thinking when I bought this double disk compilation. It certainly wasn't a smart move because when I bought it I already had all their albums and this is obviously an introduction compilation.

And it was even double foolish it appeared because most of the versions on this doubler are shorter (instead of for instance longer live versions or special extended versions) and that's a pity because though it's always a great enjoyment to listen to a TFK song, it's really annoying if they suddenly cut off the song making it one or two minutes shorter.

In the end the only two tracks that are worth while for a die hard fan like me are The Cinema Show (Genesis cover of course) and Little Deceiver, an completely new song.

So that leaves the final conclusion and that is that this is a perfect introduction compilation for Flower Kings newbees. It gives a perfect overview of their carreer with exception of their latest release Sum of no Evil. Highly recommended for those newbees I was talking about and as I always say: if you don't check out The Flower Kings, it's your loss ! All in all I give three stars which is a combination of 4 for mentioned starters and 2 for me.

progrules | 3/5 |


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