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The Flower Kings

The Flower Kings
Country
Sweden
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The Flower Kings is a Swedish progressive rock group. Formed in August 1994 by veteran guitarist Roine Stolt as a touring band to support his solo album The Flower King, the band stayed together after the tour and have gone on to become one of the most prolific studio recording units in rock music of their era. In thirteen years they released nearly 18 hours of music spread over 11 albums. Their music is similar to early symphonic progressive rock groups such as Yes, marked by sharp dynamic changes, polyrhythmics, heavy bass, vocal harmonies, abstract and occasionally nonsensical lyrics, and extended song lengths.
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http://www.flowerkings.se
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Releases on file (21)
The Flower Kings — Desolation Rose The Flower Kings — Desolation Rose
(Inside Out Music 0667-2, 2013, 2CD)
The Flower Kings — Banks of Eden The Flower Kings — Banks of Eden
(Inside Out Music IOMCD 359, 2012, 2CD)
Various Artists — A Flower Full of Stars - A Tribute to the Flower Kings Various Artists — A Flower Full of Stars - A Tribute to the Flower Kings
(Musea FGBG 4887, 2011, 4CD)
The Flower Kings — Carpe Diem The Flower Kings — Carpe Diem
(Foxtrot FOX CD 028, 2008, CD)
Flower Kings — The Sum of No Evil Flower Kings — The Sum of No Evil
(Inside Out Music IOMCD 285, 2007, CD)
Flower Kings — Instant Delivery Flower Kings — Instant Delivery
(Inside Out Music SPV 79187 2DVD, 2006, 2DVD)
Flower Kings — Paradox Hotel Flower Kings — Paradox Hotel
(Inside Out Music IOMCD-241, 2006, 2CD)
Flower Kings — Adam & Eve Flower Kings — Adam & Eve
(Inside Out Music IOMACD 2080, 2004, CD)
Flower Kings — BetchaWannaDanceStoopid! Flower Kings — BetchaWannaDanceStoopid!
(Foxtrot FOX CD 025, 2004, CD)
The Flower Kings — Unfold the Future The Flower Kings — Unfold the Future
(Inside Out Music IOMACD 2047, 2002, 2CD)
The Flower Kings — The Rainmaker The Flower Kings — The Rainmaker
(Inside Out Music IOMACD 2027, 2001, CD)
The Flower Kings — Alive on Planet Earth The Flower Kings — Alive on Planet Earth
(Inside Out Music 0500610, 2000/2010, 2CD)
The Flower Kings — Space Revolver The Flower Kings — Space Revolver
(Inside Out Music IOMACD 2014, 2000/20, CD)
The Flower Kings — Flower Power The Flower Kings — Flower Power
(Inside Out Music 0504102, 1999/2009, 2CD)
Various Artists — Thousand Days of Yesterdays - A Tribute to Captain Beyond Various Artists — Thousand Days of Yesterdays - A Tribute to Captain Beyond
(Record Heaven RHCD19, 1999, CD)
Various Artists — The Fox Lies Down - A Tribute to Genesis Various Artists — The Fox Lies Down - A Tribute to Genesis
(Purple Pyramid CLP 0287, 1998, CD)
The Flower Kings — Scanning the Greenhouse The Flower Kings — Scanning the Greenhouse
(Musea FGBG 4384.AR, 1998/2000, CD)
The Flower Kings — Stardust We Are The Flower Kings — Stardust We Are
(Inside Out Music IOMACD 4011, 1997/2000, 2CD)
The Flower Kings — Retropolis The Flower Kings — Retropolis
(Inside Out Music IOMACD 4010, 1996/2000, CD)
The Flower Kings — Back in the World of Adventures The Flower Kings — Back in the World of Adventures
(Foxtrot CD015, 1995, CD)
Roine Stolt — The Flower King Roine Stolt — The Flower King
(Inside Out Music IOMACD 40913, 1994/2001, CD)

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