|New material plus material left on the cutting room floor from previous sessions!
Format: CD / Cat No: 19439953782 / PRE-ORDER Release Date: 04/03/2022
Track Listing: CD 1: 1. The Great Pretender (6:55) / 2. World Gone Crazy (5:04) / 3. Blinded (7:45) / 4. A Million Stars (7:11) / 5. The Soldier (5:23) / 6. The Darkness In You (5:13) / 7. We Can Make It Work (2:48) / 8. Peacock On Parade (5:15) / 9. Revolution (5:59)
CD 2: 1. Time The Great Healer (6:12) / 2. Letter (2:25) / 3. Evolution (4:47) / 4. Silent Ways (5:01) / 5. Moth (4:31) / 6. The Big Funk (4:39) / 7. Open Your Heart (5:17) / 8. Shrine (1:08) / 9. Funeral Pyres (7:14)
More information: Swedish prog-rock legends THE FLOWER KINGS have returned with the newest full-length offering in their 25-year history, ‘By Royal Decree’. The group’s third studio record since introducing drummer Mirko DeMaio and keyboardist Zach Kamins into the line-up is a vintage affair in many respects.
With virtually no touring to endeavor upon for the last two years, the band was free to focus on recording new material, as well as reviewing things left on the cutting room floor from previous sessions.
Flower Kings lead singer and guitarist Roine Stolt elaborates on going into the way back machine for the new record, saying, “It was great to dig into that old treasure island of 'forgotten TFK music before TFK ever existed’ and re-connecting made me realize why and what The Flower Kings are. This album is a journey through my history as a writer and my ‘middle age’ saga reflecting on that.”
Another significant change is that founding member Michael Stolt returns after more than two decades to contribute bass and vocals, splitting duties with current bassist Jonas Reingold.
Limited 2 CD digipak edition.