Unfold the Future

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Unfold the Future
Unfold the Future.jpg
Studio album by
Released5 November 2002
RecordedJune - September 2002
GenreProgressive rock
Length140:58
LabelInsideOut Music
ProducerDon Azzaro
The Flower Kings chronology
The Rainmaker
(2001)
Unfold the Future
(2002)
Meet the Flower Kings
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]
Progressiveworld.net5/5 stars [2]

Unfold the Future is the seventh studio album by the progressive rock band The Flower Kings, which was released in 2002. It is also the band's third studio double-CD. A limited special edition of the album contained an instrumental bonus track.

This album is the first appearance of both drummer Zoltan Csörsz, replacing the original member Jaime Salazar, and Pain of Salvation's frontman Daniel Gildenlöw, the latter as a guest vocalist on several tracks.

The style of the album shows several influences of jazz music and experimentation, with the inclusion of two free-form jams (or three, counting the special edition bonus track), along with the band's traditional symphonic progressive rock style.

In 2017, the album was remixed and reissued on vinyl. The 2017 version was also included in the box set "A Kingdom of Colours: The Complete Collection from 1995-2002".

Track listing[edit]

Disc One[edit]

No.TitleMusicLength
1."The Truth Will Set You Free"
I. "Lonely Road"
II. "Primal Instincts"
III. "From the Source"
IV. "Uphill"
V. "The Stars the Sun the Moon"
Roine Stolt31:01
2."Monkey Business"Stolt4:23
3."Black and White"Tomas Bodin, Stolt7:39
4."Christianopel"Bodin, Zoltan Csörsz, Jonas Reingold, Stolt8:16
5."Silent Inferno"Stolt14:21
6."The Navigator"Bodin, Stolt3:39
7."Vox Humana"Stolt4:44

Disc Two[edit]

No.TitleMusicLength
1."Genie in a Bottle"Stolt8:09
2."Fast Lane"Bodin6:33
3."Grand Old World"Stolt5:26
4."Soul Vortex"Bodin, Csörsz, Reingold, Stolt4:38
5."Rollin' the Dice"Bodin5:00
6."The Devil's Danceschool"Reingold5:08
7."Man Overboard"Stolt3:45
8."Solitary Shell"Bodin, Stolt2:50
9."Devil's Playground"Bodin, Stolt25:26
10."Too Late for Tomatoes (bonus track)"Bodin, Csörsz, Reingold, Stolt10:24

NOTE: For the 2017 reissue, Devil's Playground has a reduced playing time of 19:02.

Personnel[edit]

Main band[edit]

Guest musicians[edit]

  • Daniel Gildenlöw - backing vocals, lead vocals on "Fast Lane", "Rollin' the Dice" and parts of "Devil's Playground"
  • Ulf Wallander - soprano saxophone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Couture, François. "Unfold the Future - The Flower Kings | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved August 24, 2014.
  2. ^ "PROGRESSIVEWORLD.NET: REVIEWS BY KEITH 'MUZIKMAN' HANNALECK". Archived from the original on March 27, 2009. Retrieved 2007-11-17.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)