2008 – Flower Kings – Carpe Diem (Live USA)

This is a crisp and clear well-produced live bootleg, a live testimony from a great show of The Flower Kings in Whittier, California, USA at October 16, 2006. It shows the Flower Kings at it’s best with an interesting and odd set list plus plenty of jamming. 

The most interesting tracks are Hudson River Sirens Call (Flower Power, 1999) and Just This Once (Stardust We Are, 1997), both from before Jonas joined The Kings. The first was just an atmospheric ambient piece but here the song is extended with a blistering solo. The latter is also an extended version with lovely improvised solos by Stolt and Bodin. Jonas’ bass solo is quite entertaining as well. Just get this one !

I’ve got this feeling inside / Your ego has taken you for a ride / Just once you’re on top of it all / The harder they come, the harder they fall
  1. Paradox Hotel   [7:40]
  2. Psychedelic Postcard   [10:45]
  3. Hudson Rivers Sirens Call   [5:55]
  4. Fish Soup (drum & bass-solo)   [7:12]
  5. Pioneers Of Aviation   [4:01]
  6. Just This Once   [13:40]
  7. World Of Adventures   [8:50]
  8. A Vampires View   [9:53] (bonus track, from Quebec City)
Line up:
  • Roine Stolt – Guitar, vocals
  • Hasse Fröberg – Vocals, guitar, percussion
  • Tomas Bodin – Keyboards, backing vocals
  • Jonas Reingold – Bass, backing vocals
  • Marcus Liliequist – Drums, percussion

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