Flower Kings, The - Space Revolver - The Special Edition


Year of Release: 2000
Label: New Mellotron Records
Catalog Number: New Mellotron 3
Format: CD
Total Time: 146:32:00

Of course it's no longer necessary to describe in detail what Space Revolver is all about, as this website probably contained the very first review in all of the universe where that particular release is concerned. So let us concentrate on the bonus disc more than anything else.

Garden Of DreamsTo coincide with the recent Flower Kings tour of South-America, Mellotron Magazine editor Andres Valle thought it wouldn't be a bad idea to release a limited run of the Space Revolver album. Housed in a cardboard slipcase the set also includes an extra CD which has been called Garden Of Dreams - A Collection Of Great Flower Kings Tracks. With a total playing time of 71:28 this disc contains material from all of the FK albums starting with Back In The World Of Adventures right down to Alive On Planet Earth. There is an additional booklet to go with it detailing all of the band's history and discography, and to top it all, you are treated to the 11:38 version of the Genesis classic "Cinema Show," which previously had only been available on the Japanese version of the Scanning The Greenhouse disc and on the Flower Kings Fanclub disc 2000. So this really is an ace package for those who don't know the band as yet but have been reading rave reviews about their latest album. Imagine then buying Space Revolver and getting an extra bonus disc containing an in depth view on the band's career. Who could complain about that? The only complaint might be that this is a very limited run indeed and instead of reading all the small print yet again you'd better contact Andres Valle to secure your copy! Do it NOW! Special Edition


Tracklisting:
Disc One: I Am The Sun (Part One) (15:03) / Dream On Dreamer (2:43) / Rumble Fish Twist (8:06) / Monster Within (12:55) / Chicken Farmer Song (5:09) / Underdog (5:29) / You Don:t Know What You've Got (2:39) / Slave To Money (7:30) / A King's Prayer (6:02) / I Am The Sun (Part Two) (10:48)

Disc Two: Theme For A Hero (8:29) (Back In The World Of Adventures) / Retropolis (11:05) (Retropolis) / Stardust We Are Parts 1 & 2 (16:07) (Stardust We Are) / Garden Of Dreams (Parts 15-18) (14:18) (Flower Power) / Church Of Your Heart (Live) (9:47) (Alive On Planet Earth) / Cinema Show (Full Version) (11:38) (Scanning The Greenhouse, Japanese version)

Musicians:
Roine Stolt - guitars, vocals, keyboards
Tomas Bodin - keyboards
Hasse Fröberg - voices
Jonas Reingold : bass
Jaime Salazar : drums, percussion
Hasse Bruniusson : percussion, voices

Discography:
Roine Stolt - The Flower King (1994/2001/2004)
Back In The World Of Adventures (1995)
Retropolis (1996)
Stardust We Are (1997/2000)
Scanning The Greenhouse (comp) (1998)
Edition Limitée Quebec (1998) (only 700 copies!)
Flower Power (1999)
TFK fanclub disc (2000) (free CD exclusive to fanclub members only)
Alive On Planet Earth (2000)
Space Revolver (2000)
Space Revolver Special Edition (2CD set) (2000)
The Rainmaker (2001)
The Rainmaker - Special Edition (2001)
Unfold The Future (2002)
Live In New York: Official Bootleg (2002)
Fan Club CD 2002 (2002)
Fan Club CD 2004 (2004)
Adam & Eve (2004)
BetchaWannaDanceStoopid (2004)
Harvest (fan club CD) (2005)
Paradox Hotel (2006)
The Road Back Home (2007)
The Sum Of No Evil (2007)
The Sum Of No Evil (Special Edition) (2007)
Banks Of Eden (2012)

Meet The Flower Kings - Live Recording (DVD) (2003)
Instant Delivery (DVD) (2006)
Instant Delivery - Limited Edition (2CD/2DVD) (2006)

Genre: Symphonic Prog

Origin SE

Added: January 9th 2001
Reviewer: John "Bobo" Bollenberg

Artist website: www.flowerkings.se
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