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The Flower Kings - The Road Back Home (2007)

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The Flower Kings - The Road Back Home (2007)

The Flower Kings - The Road Back Home (2007)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Inside Out Music, SPV 79532 DCD | ~ 1064 or 362 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 139 Mb
Progressive Rock

The idea isn't bad, the result is rather convincing, and the added incentive is enough to make The Road Back Home a worthy addition to a Flower Kings fan's collection, but do read on, because you should know what you're getting. This two-CD set is a compilation album – a theme compilation album, in fact. The group's idea was to put together a non-threatening collection, something aficionados could spin at work, in the living room, or at a party, without getting scolded for it by colleagues, spouse, or children. Consequently, The Road Back Home culls the group's shorter and more straightforward songs. The cons to this approach: what you get is a warped, truncated view of the Flower Kings' career, missing some of their best and best-loved epics. Now for the pros: the set highlights some very good songs that were literally buried on their original albums by the pyrotechnical epics and sheer quantity of material (given that the average Flower Kings album is a two-disc, two-plus-hour endeavor). Also, all tracks have been remastered, most have been remixed, and a lot of them have even been reworked, featuring new guitar solos, or new lead vocals, or different backing vocals, etc. For many fans wondering if they really need this collection, this might be the decisive factor, more so than the one previously unreleased track ("Little Deceiver," nothing to write home about). Both discs adopt the same approach: short, punchy songs to start with, and a couple of longer (ten minutes or so) tracks tucked at the end. Recast in this different setting, songs like "Stupid Girl," "What If God Is Alone," "Painter," "Chickenfarmer Song," and "Monkey Business" get a better chance to shine, while curious newcomers are still getting a "light" exposure to the Flower Kings' proggier side through key tracks such as "The Road Back Home," "The Flower King," a nice chunk from "Stardust We Are," and the group's cover of Genesis' "Cinema Show."

by François Couture, AMG
The Flower Kings - The Road Back Home (2007):

The Flower Kings - The Road Back Home (2007)

Tracklist CD1:

01. Cosmic Lover 6:14
02. A Kings Prayer 5:35
03. Stupid Girl 4:41
04. Cosmic Circus 3:12
05. Babylon 2:01
06. Paradox Hotel 5:40
07. World Without A Heart 3:50
08. Church Of Your Heart 6:11
09. Vox Humana 4:22
10. What If God Is Alone 6:43
11. Starlight Man 3:29
12. Grand Old World 5:02
13. The Road Back Home 8:53
14. Cinema Show 11:57

Exact Audio Copy V1.1 from 23. June 2015

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The Flower Kings / The Road Back Home (Disc 1) (SPV 79532 DCD)

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The Flower Kings - The Road Back Home (2007)

Tracklist CD2:

01. Ghost Of The Red Cloud 4:41
02. Painter 6:48
03. I Am The Sun (p2) 4:23
04. Different People 5:15
05. Little Deceiver 3:56
06. Chickenfarmer Song 5:06
07. The Rythm Of The Sea 4:40
08. Touch My Heaven 5:46
09. Life Will Kill You 6:37
10. Monkey Business 4:22
11. Compassion 4:45
12. The Flower King 10:54
13. Stardust We Are 8:41

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The Flower Kings / The Road Back Home (Disc 2) (SPV 79532 DCD)

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