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Poll Question: What is your favorite part of the Garden of Dreams suite?
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    Posted: May 14 2009 at 20:05
Some love the Garden of Dreams Suite, others not so much.  Here's my question to those of you that like the suite, what is your favorite 'movement' if you will.

Personally, I love the Steely Dan groove in the Mr. Hope section.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2009 at 20:37
I can't possibly pick.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 15 2009 at 12:58
I would love to vote, but I haven't heard it yetCry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2009 at 12:39
Originally posted by Roland113

Some love the Garden of Dreams Suite, others not so much.  Here's my question to those of you that like the suite, what is your favorite 'movement' if you will.

Personally, I love the Steely Dan groove in the Mr. Hope section.
 
Everything related to Steely Dan is great !
I voted for the Vamp thing (3rd mov.) I love the moment the epic really comes to life !
But the whole thing is simply fantastic. Not to be missed. So Cacho, what are you waiting for ?


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2009 at 12:45
^till I get some money!CryTongue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2009 at 12:48
Originally posted by cacho

^till I get some money!CryTongue
 
Maybe PA can put it on the site as a stream song Big smile.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 19 2009 at 14:50
Well, this seems silly to me, since I love the whole thing as a complete piece.  But just to humor progrules Big smile I picked There's No Such Night.  I just love Roine's vocal on this part, and it is just such a beautiful, symphonic climax to the first half of the epic.  And the lyrics are fantastic.  Great part that gives me goose bumps.  But, as I said, it's all great really.

Sadly, they don't include this part when they perform it live.  But I suppose it's a lot to ask to have them do the whole 60 minutes Wink  And I suppose that Dungeon of the Deep would not necessarily work as well in a live setting (especially a Flower Kings show type of atmosphere).  Probably it would drag down the momentum of the show.  I, of course, would love every second of it though.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 03 2009 at 08:01
At last I can vote in this!!! Tongue.
 
Business Vamp is my choice; magnificent and a goose-bumping segment of wonderful music. 
 
I also think a special mention for Don't Let the d'Evil in is merited.  I love it when TFK do rockers - they're always great, and I think this was their first one.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 04 2009 at 10:03
Originally posted by MovingPictures07

I can't possibly pick.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2009 at 06:50

I must say I'm surprised how truly fantastic and epic Garden of Dreams is. When I first heard it, I just thought it was "quite OK" and after listening some more times I dismissed it for being just a medley of random ideas (just like many reviewers on PA seem to have). But somewhere in my mind it hung on and when listening once again, I started feeling the patterns, the recurring motifs. After a while, the piece completely surrounded me and for a period of days I heard it constantly in my head, kind of like a soundtrack of my life. There is at least one movement for every kind of mood. Epic, I tell you. 


But to pick ... There are so many great moments ... "Simple song" is a beautiful beginning - Life was simple in the primal days .... "All you can save" contains pretty much the whole spectrum of Stolt's dynamic vocals and ends with one of his greatest guitar solos (especially the live version on "Meet the Flower Kings"). "There's no such night" again has really moving vocals and is a great end of that section before the very calm and slow part. 

But there is something special about "Sunny Lane". Bodin's rhythmic keyboard patterns leads up to a kind of sum-up of all the motifs in the piece together, topped with a great guitar line. It ends with a piece that in an exciting way makes you feel "this is it!" before the very epic climax build-up of "Gardens revisited"-"Shadowland"-"The Final Deal". 



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