The Flower Kings – Retropolis (2022 Remaster) (1996/2022) [FLAC 24bit/48kHz]

The Flower Kings – Retropolis (2022 Remaster) (1996/2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:08:52 minutes | 844 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © InsideOutMusic

After their critically acclaimed debut Back In The World Of Adventures Sweden´s best loved progressive rock band returned in 1996 with the suitably retro sounding Retropolis. As the title suggested the music was a nostalgic nod to the 70´s, paying tribute to the bands that originally influenced them. The band was clearly beginning to build their own identity on this release with a mixture of bombastic epics and melancholic ballads. A feast for lovers of Hammond and Mellotron.

“Retropolis is the album that brought the Flower Kings from an interesting underground progressive rock band to an act that simply couldn’t be ignored by anyone interested in the genre’s 1990s revival. Roine Stolt and consorts’ aim for Retropolis was to dive a little more into vintage progressive forms (retro) and, indeed, this album is the most nostalgic and closer-to-the-roots-sounding of the band’s catalog. From the Pink Floyd-shaped “Rhythm of the Sea” to the poignant Yes-like hymn “There Is More to This World,” the Flower Kings sound like they are paying tribute to the groups that brought them to do what they are doing, without ever falling into plagiarism or sacrificing the band’s own identity. “Melting Pot,” “The Judas Kiss,” and the powerful instrumental “Retropolis” are the album’s other highlights. Very strong composition-wise, Retropolis lacked some cohesion. It is one of the band’s most song-oriented albums (with The Flower King). In comparison, the following effort Stardust We Are will have a stronger identity but at times weaker material.” (François Couture, AMG)

01. The Flower Kings – Rhythm of Life (2022 Remaster) (00:28)
02. The Flower Kings – Retropolis (2022 Remaster) (11:07)
03. The Flower Kings – Rhythm of the Sea (2022 Remaster) (06:15)
04. The Flower Kings – There Is More to This World (2022 Remaster) (10:07)
05. The Flower Kings – Romancing the City (2022 Remaster) (00:53)
06. The Flower Kings – The Melting Pot (2022 Remaster) (05:50)
07. The Flower Kings – Silent Sorrow (2022 Remaster) (07:38)
08. The Flower Kings – The Judas Kiss (2022 Remaster) (07:38)
09. The Flower Kings – Retropolis By Night (2022 Remaster) (03:06)
10. The Flower Kings – Flora Majora (2022 Remaster) (06:46)
11. The Flower Kings – The Road Back Home (2022 Remaster) (09:00)



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