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The Flower Kings


Symphonic Prog

3.25 | 79 ratings

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2 stars This disk is labelled "A compilation for the collector or the newbie". They got it half right. It is for the collector because it does contain some alternate takes and mixes, one unreleased track, and at least one rare song. But there is no way I would recommend this collection for a newbie.

While I enjoy many of these songs in their original form on the original albums, here, they get quite tedious and boring to my ears. It is because these are some of the most "accessable" tracks from The Flower Kings' albums, and therefore, some of the least progressive and exciting.

While there are some good prog moments on this set, they are few and far between. And those of you looking for the Genesis cover, Cinema Show, for most of the track, it sounds like it could have been on one of those dreadful Phil Collins led atrocities. It does liven up about two thirds of the way through, but for me, it does not save the song.

The liner notes, bad English and all, are entertaining.

Evolver | 2/5 |


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