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Back In The World Of Adventures [Import]

The Flower Kings, The Flower Kings Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (14 May 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B0035KGXA8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,604 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars playful and fun 24 Jun 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The World of Adventures contains many adventures, not least the fun playful music that you can find all over the album, the ultra awesome bass playing in the Atomic prince for example at the beginning is just really simple but brilliant. The keyboard playing in the first song is really pretty with the guitar solos too. The album lacks Hasse Froberg's vocals obviously because he wasn't in the band at this point. The music is excellently played and is stuffed to the edge of the C.D though nothing really feels like it was just recorded for the C.D to fill up space.
This is the flower Kings debut album but sort of their second album because the album called flower King was done first but was a solo album by Roine Stolt, ( it is complicated)
The picture on the front is pretty cool and I think it represents the music quite well most very bright and positive and fun. Lots of vocal harmonies and well thought out keyboard sounds and melodies, interesting bass guitar playing and drumming too.

All in all a FINE debut album
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive debut 7 Aug 2001
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This is the first album by Sweden's The Flower Kings who are arguably the finest in contemporary progressive rock. The musicianship is equal to that of Yes in their prime with the vocals being closer to a cross between John Wetton and David Bowie than Jon Anderson. Writer-leader-singer-guitarist Roine Stolt plays with a rich unique tone and sound that draws from Zappa, Howe and Hackett while maintaining a strong sense of originality. Tomas Bodin is the most inventive and intriguing keboardist to emerge since the days of Wakeman and Emerson. Jaime Salazar plays the drum kit brilliantly with tight but creative skill. Bassist Michael Stolt is a capable Chris Squire/Mike Rutherford disciple. Together the band creates some rich, inspired music with some "positive" adult themed lyrics. Highly recommended...Simon
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Flower Kings Take Us Back to the World of Quality Music 5 Feb 2000
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Format:Audio CD
Sometimes the Flower Kings sound like Yes. Sometimes they sound like King Crimson (and to their credit, sometimes they sound like neither). The advantage the Flower Kings have over both of these groups is CONSISTENCY. You can randomly pick any song from this or any other Flower Kings CD (including the Roine Stolt solo CDs) and it is just as good as the next song. With Yes and King Crimson, the quality varies widely from song to song - some good to great, others miss badly...But enough about Yes and King Crimson. This is the 90s and the Flower Kings rule the world of Progressive Rock, and deservedly so. Roine Stolt is as good a guitarist as I've ever heard; he ranks right up there with all the greats. His dazzling, versatile guitar playing is complemented by swirling, intertwined keyboards and melodic bass lines which create sonic dreamscapes in the mind of the listener. The vocals are very good and the lyrics strong and appropriate to the desired effect, never sounding overly hokey or pretentious as with some so-called "Progressive" rock groups. Finally, the album wears very well - you can play it over and over without getting sick of it and actually discover new nuances and little things going on musically that you missed on earlier playings. These are the marks of an exceptional album.
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Flower Kings' dilemma 26 Feb 2002
By L. Renaud - Published on Amazon.com
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The Flower Kings has been a difficult band for me. First of all, their music is hard to categorize. Most of their pieces can be considered classic progressive music. They remind me of Genesis and Yes, two of my all-time favorite bands, for their melodic sound and the extensive use of keyboards in their compositions. However they also show influences from many other different genres, like pop and world music. Some songs even have a slightly medieval air, which adds a lot of contrast, character and richness to their sound. Their performances, while not virtuous, are very solid and elegant.
They are also difficult to rate, because is hard to be objective with them. Their music is not particularly conventional and as such it will appeal to some people and frustrate others. In fact I sometimes have mixed feelings about them. Most of their material is very enjoyable, with some pieces being nothing short of masterpieces. But on the other hand, at times they seem to loose focus, drifting away from the original melodies and changing them into strange sounds whose meaning still eludes me. I would give this album a 5-star rating if it weren't for those less than stellar moments.
Back in the World of Adventures is a good introduction to the band if you haven't listened to them before. It contains some of their best and easiest songs, such as World of Adventures, Train to Nowhere and Cosmic Lover. It was in fact my first Flower Kings' CD and I haven't stopped buying their albums. While not quite one of my favorite bands, they are original and interesting enough to keep me coming back for more.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This album runs the gamut of first-generation progressive 26 July 2001
By R. L. MILLER - Published on Amazon.com
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Despite using the standard instrumentation of the old sound, the Flower Kings don't fall into the trap of being self-appointed stepsons of any one band of that era. The title track is a hefty Yes-like number, right down to its ambient "Close To the Edge" intro. "Atomic Prince/ Kaleidoscope" is a deceptively simple instrumental built on a 7/4 time signature. Remember Gentle Giant? This band is definitely not afraid of all-instrumental numbers. "Go West Judas" is one of the hard-hitters here, both in feel and ominous lyrics. "Train To Nowhere" has a decidedly Kansas feel to it-the same sort of heartfelt melody and lyrics. "Theme For a Hero" is another instrumental, definitely in the style of Focus' older material. But they don't stick slavishly to the art-rock template--the title of "My Cosmic Lover" sounds like that of a `70s Carlos Santana solo number and so does the song itself, right down to its ostinato-style bass work. When I first heard of the Flower Kings, I thought they'd named themselves after that old number by The Nice (an early Emerson band) and it didn't strike me as a particularly imaginative name for a group. Don't make the mistake I did and take forever to get around to these guys--this band named instead after the title of its leader's first solo album starts them off very strong for a second semester freshman effort--no wonder they reissued it for American release! Well, now that we know who they are...
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Debut. 16 Mar 2001
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It is remarkable that this Flower Kings debut is as mature and fully realised as it is. Perhaps it's success is due to Roine Stolt's solo effort (The Flower King) that preceded it serving as the rough draft. This recording is flawless. There has not been a band as talented as this since Yes reared it's head in the 70's. Thomas Bodin on keyboards is as talented as most of prog's legends. Drummer Jaime Salazar's Jazz background clearly informs his playing here as did Bill Bruford's with Yes and King Crimson. Michael Stolt on Bass is from the Chris Squire/Mike Rutherford(early Genesis-era)school but adds his own touch nicely. Roine Stolt-Guitarist/Composer/Singer is the genius here, his solo's are perhaps the most passionate playing in prog. Where he will expose very brief snippets of Zappa/Fripp/Howe/Hackett influences his style and sound are remarkably unique and inventive. Stolt's compositions are equally inventive and original. Rather than milk the past glories of 70's rock the Flower Kings manage to make themselves sound contemporary and relevant while avoiding the metal-meets-prog trap of most contemporary prog outfits. Stunning work, truly the best in contemporary rock and the past two plus decades. Highly recommended...Simon
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Adventurous World 26 Mar 2001
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Format:Audio CD
This was the debut album of the Flower Kings, post-Roine Stolt-solo-project era. How a band manages to make music like this in the 1990s baffles me...music that conveys not just "a good time" or "happiness", but "joy". "Joy" as in C.S. Lewis' "Surprised by Joy" or the hymn "Joy to the World". A band with more tricks up its sleeve than Yes in their prime. Roine Stolt...well, what can I say? He's an EXCELLENT writer and this album actually has some of his best singing. His guitar work is de rigueur "second-to-none". He obviously cut his teeth on Steve Howe of Yes (letting this show in a GOOD way), but his trademark is an emotional, expressive element in his guitar work that defies anything Dave Gilmour or Brian May could ever hope to accomplish. From time to time the fusion muse creeps into the band's music, and it's an excellent thing when it does--Keysman Tomas Bodin was born for this style, drummer Jaime Salazar IS a fusion drummer in the first place (ex JONAS HELBORG?!), and Stolt himself has no qualms about getting bizarre and zany in a Zappa-style way (do NOT leave this man with a wah-wah pedal unchaperoned!). Though his first album was a Yes/Genesis paean, this group effort finds Stolt composing more in a fusion/King Crimson/Beatles motif, with excellent results. Highly recommended. HIGHLY.
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