The Flower Kings to release new album in November

68633264_10157633986775439_8865847392788807680_nProgressive rock legends The Flower Kings are pleased to announce the release of their brand new studio double-album ‘Waiting For Miracles’ on the 8th November 2019. The album is comprised of 15 new tracks, recorded over the summer at RMV studio in Stockholm, Sweden – a vintage studio space owned by ABBA star Benny Andersson.

Band leader Roine Stolt comments: “We have gone back to the joyful and playful style that made the band famous in the late 90’s. So here ‘more’ is always ‘more’! At time the lyrics have a bit of a serious concern about the state of our world, but overall the theme is full of joy and colour.”

The band, currently comprised of Roine Stolt, Jonas Reingold, Hasse Fröberg, Zach Kamins & Mirko DeMaio (the most recent live line-up), have crafted an adventurous collection of pure prog-rock. Expect boat-loads of vintage keyboards, odd time signatures and long guitar solos – with elements of pop, symphonic and cinematic music.

The album will be released as a 2CD, Gatefold 2LP + 2CD & as digital album, featuring beautiful artwork by American artist Kevin Sloan. Find the full track-listing below:
Disc 1:
1. House Of Cards
2. Black Flag
3. Miracles For America
4. Vertigo
5. The Bridge
6. Ascending To The Stars
7. Wicked Old Symphony
8. The Rebel Circus
9. Sleep With The Enemy
10. The Crowning Of Greed

Disc 2:
1. House Of Cards Reprise
2. Spirals
3. Steampunk
4. We Were Always Here
5. Busking At Brobank

If it’s not one thing it’s your Mother! (in law)

Just a quick update to try and explain why I have been less than prolific over the last few months!

Sad to say that my Ma-in-Law was diagnosed with dementia at the same time as my wife, Ali, got a new job! Unfortunately as Ali’s sister suffers with ADHD she is not the most reliable of carers! She tries, bless her but if she says she is going to do something you just can’t be sure that she will do it! Basically I am shouldering a lot of the burden of looking after Miriam! Apparently (according to Miriam) I am very good at it! “Much better than those two, they won’t let me have any biscuits!”

To be fair I limit the biscuits as if you buy a packet of digestives on Friday, there are none left on Saturday! I buy a packet then stick half a dozen in her biscuit tin! Two days later I put another 6 in!

Dementia is a horrible disease, it takes away your personality, your cognition but most of all, your dignity!

Hopefully if we can arrange some part time care for her I will be back soon!

Sorry to all of you that I promised reviews, I will get round to it (better late than never)! Hopefully I can get the review out before you release another album!

Take care and Prog on!

Johnny
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