Back In The World Of Adventures (2022 Remaster) The Flower Kings
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- 1World of Adventures (2022 Remaster)13:33
- 2Atomic Prince (2022 Remaster)07:44
- 3Go West Judas (2022 Remaster)07:42
- 4Train to Nowhere (2022 Remaster)04:01
- 5Oblivion Road (2022 Remaster)03:33
- 6Theme for a Hero (2022 Remaster)08:28
- 7Temple of the Snakes (2022 Remaster)01:23
- 8My Cosmic Lover (2022 Remaster)06:51
- 9The Wonder Wheel (2022 Remaster)04:04
- 10Big Puzzle (2022 Remaster)13:34
Info for Back In The World Of Adventures (2022 Remaster)
Formed by the ever prolific Roine Stolt (Kaipa, The Tangent, Transatlantic), The Flower Kings were actually born after the release of Stolt´s solo album The Flower King in 1994. Back In The World Of Adventures was the band´s first proper album together and was released in 1995 to wide critical acclaim in the progressive rock community.
The line up on the band´s debut featured keyboardist Tomas Bodin, who was the perfect match for the adventurous Stolt. Saxophonist Ulf Wallander contributes his own special brand of magic to the mix while drummer Jaime Salazar keeps the rhythm together with consummate cool.
"Roine Stolt's voice is strong, full, passionate, and delightfully accented. The Flower Kings' lyrics are heady, compelling, and hook city. The guitar work is extremely melodic and rates right up there with anything Brian May or David Gilmour has offered. Stolt is expertly meshed in this band with brother Michael on bass and voice. Tomas Bodin excels on Hammond organ, Mellotron, piano, and flute. Hans Bruniusson plays percussion alongside Jaime Salazar on drum kit, while Ulf Wallander guests on sax. The ten songs here are split between five instrumentals and five featuring great vocals mingled with extended instrumental bridges and a variety of sonic excursions. Each piece is a rocking, swirling matrix of multifaceted sound, with the opening "World of Adventures" a particular highlight. Take the best of Crack the Sky, Pink Floyd, early Genesis, and the slick cool pop/rock of Queen and Prince's 1999, mix everything together in the cauldron of Stolt's vision of world peace, and out comes a fresh batch of magic." (John W. Patterson, AMG)
Roine Stolt, guitars, vocals, keyboards
Tomas Bodin, Hammond C3 organ, Mellotron, synthesizers, piano, flute
Michael Stolt, bass
Jaime Salazar, drums (tracks 1-8)
Hasse Bruniusson, percussion, drums (track 10)
Please Note: We offer this album in its native sampling rate of 48kHz, 24-bit. The provided 96kHz version was up-sampled and offers no audible value!
The Flower Kings
started as an outlet for guitarist/singer/composer Roine Stolt in 1994 – a time when prog-rock wasn’t mere history, nor a dirty word. The band quickly gained momentum and was one of a handful of bands helping to revive the progressive rock scene worldwide. Roine has since collaborated with a host of legendary musicians across various projects, including his acclaimed 2015 album with Yes-legend Jon Anderson, progressive-rock supergroup Transatlantic alongside Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy & Pete Trewavas, and a year as bass player with Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett. The Flower Kings however, has always felt like home for Roine and the other band veterans Jonas Reingold & Hasse Fröberg.
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