As I had posted in an earlier review for "Flower Power"...this band has become an obsession...they are *that* good! Along w/Spock's Beard, the best of the new ProgRockers out there, imho.
Amazon recently got a supply of their earlier studio CDs (which I ordered) and after buying and listening to their complete catalog, nothing could have prepared me for their live stuff!
As compelling as their studio work is, nothing compares to live performances by this group. The magnificient vocals, musicianship, and sound are still here...but with new, jamming arrangements from the last few CDs (Flower Power, Stardust We Are) and some older material...and a great cover of Genesis' "Lamb Lies Down On Broadway" to boot!
From the beautiful "Church Of Your Heart" and "Stardust We Are Pt 3" to the *totally* jamming arrangements on "Big Puzzle" and "Judas Kiss"; this CD is a MUST have for all music fans out there. Probably the best examples of live jamming and re-arrangement of studio stuff since the days of the Greatful Dead.
These guys are phenominal musicians who write incredibly intricate music that is powerful, passionate, and delicate. I firmly believe that The Flower Kings will be the Band Of The Decade. This is a great intro to the band if you've never heard their stuff before, and icing on the cake if you have.
Buy this CD...it's wonderful!