The Flower Kings have announced that they will publish their old catalog via InsideOut in 2022 and 2023, starting with remastered editions of Back to the world of adventures and Retropolis. Both will be released on limited edition Digipak CDs and a gatefold LP on May 27 – they have been remastered and include updated artwork and liner notes by bandleader Roine Stolt.
Said Stolt, “I’ve lived life in the fast lane for a long time when it comes to coming out with The Flower Kings and all my other bands and projects – but it’s been both a real joy and a giving experience to think about revisiting the early Flower Kings years and early albums.
“I remember what I decided to do in the mid-90s: symphonic progressive rock with a clear melodic atmosphere and sometimes “folk” – a Swedish tone – colored by all things progressive and influenced by my habits. listening experience. Hearing Focus, Frank Zappa, Yes, Tomita, Gentle Giant and Weather Report, etc. at the time, opened up a world of possibilities.”
He adds: “Remixing some of these songs, for re-releases, took me back and made it even more fun to start working and including a lot of that in our live set. Now we’re really going back into the world of music adventures.”
The twin outings will be followed by The power of the flowers and Stardust we are June 24. The band also recently released their latest studio album, By royal decree, which saw the return of founding member and Roine’s brother, Michael Stolt. Check out the video for the recent single, a million stars below.
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Flower Kings 2022 Live Dates
May 1-7: Cruise To The Edge, USA
May 11: Imperial Bell of Quebec, Canada
May 12: Montreal Club Soda, Canada
July 14: Notodden Rootsfestival, Norway
September 4: Leeds O2 Academy HRH Prog Festival, UK