6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 17 December 2006
On this double-disc live offering from Flower Kings performance in Tillburg Netherlands, we see Flower Kings back to basics with just five band members; Roine Stolt, Hasse Froberg, Tomas Bodin, Marcus Lillequist and Jonas Reingold.
This performance has much more depth and character than their last dvd live performance, you can actually see and feel the audience which was totally missing from the last live dvd. Here we see Flower Kings performing many new songs from Paradox Hotel which are all performed beautifully along with many older classics such as I Am The Sun, Stardust We Are, The Truth Will Set You Free and a real chestnut In The Eyes Of The World.
Roine Stolt produces his best vocals to date(even though his suit may be arrested in the name of bad taste), which is evident on the beautiful and haunting Jealousy song. Marcus (Guru) Lillequist is on display as the new boy on drums and he really is superb, very different to Zoltan Csorz (not as Jazzy), but nevertheless totally up to the mark on every track. Hasse Froberg is as always vocally perfect if not a little cheesy with his Rock cliched gesticulations and head banging shenanigans. He is also responsible for playing many different instruments in Hasse Brunuisson's absence. Jonas Reingold is quite really a mad-cap with his bizarre white hat, but his live performance shows that his bass playing is quite simply unsurpassed by any prog bassists out there. Tomas Bodin falls under the less is more way of playing keyboard with his layed-back stance and dodgy suit and hair-cut, but that shouldn't detract one iota from his obvious and delightful musicianship, which all-in-all underpins Flower Kings and gives their music that cutting edge.
Apart from their obvious cheesiness and bad taste in clothing, I can't rate this dvd highly enough because this is Flower Kings performing at their very best. There are also some very funny moments involving the audience and Roine Stolt which add even more quality and rawness to these discs.
If you are a Flower Kings fan you must own a copy of Instant Delivery as it epitomises every good about this band.
on 23 October 2010
Getting hold of this DVD was troublesome. Took a good few weeks to arrive from abroad (Not available in the UK?), but a tremendous double disc concert from 2006, featuring a brilliant band with excellent musicianship. If you like the music of Transatlantic, Spocks Beard, and similar, you'll like this!
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 30 December 2006
Prog is alive and well folks , and here is the audio and visual proof ... filmed on the back of their best album in a while , they present a selection from "Paradox Hotel" , plus a choice selection of older stuff. Its all brilliantly filmed , and clearly the band are on top form. Although most of the songs are longish , self indulgence is kept to a minimum , so you're left with 2 DVDs worth of beautiful music.