Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
The Flower Kings - Meet The Flower Kings @ Live Recording 2003 CD (album) cover


The Flower Kings


Symphonic Prog

4.15 | 131 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Prog Reviewer
4 stars This is the DVD to buy if you strongly want to see your flowers in action! But for everyone else, rent this DVD, because there is a chance you will not like this.

This is a live album, but the crowd (if there is any) is completely silent making it feel like a studio album that shows how the artists played their instruments. To make things worse, I have to admit that the Flower Kings are boring to watch. They do not move a lot and they hardly rock out. Besides, the cameras are not as good at they could be, and the DVD is set up in a way that the special features are put between the songs (or even in the middle of Garden of Dreams). All those factors are most of the negative opinions I have of this DVD but ...

The music here is really good. While the keyboard sounds are not as good as I hear them in the studio version of the songs, it does not matter much too me since the music is incredible. Most of the songs here are epics, and beautiful epics they are. If you have the discography of the Flower Kings, I am sure that you will be glad "The Truth Will Set You Free' is included in the list. The other songs are brilliant too (Except Circus Brimstone that was mutilated into a long jam that seemed to have no direction).

If you can get past the negatives of this album, you will have a very enjoyable musical experience. If you do not like watching it, you could turn off the TV, and hear it while you occupy yourself with another activity.

My Grade : B

Zitro | 4/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this THE FLOWER KINGS review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.