View Full Version : FLYING COLORS (Mike Portnoy/Neal Morse/Steve Morse)

01-11-2012, 07:42 AM
Vocals/guitar: Casey McPherson
Lead guitar: Steve Morse
Bass: Dave LaRue
Drums: Mike Portnoy
Keyboards/vocals: Neal Morse

Debut self-titled album out last week of March on Music Theories Recordings.


EPK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsYw_nGwlOM

01 : Blue Ocean (7:05)
02 : Shoulda Coulda Woulda (4:32)
03 : Kayla (5:20)
04 : The Storm (4:53)
05 : Forever in a Daze (3:56)
06 : Love is What I’m Waiting For (3:36)
07 : Everything Changes (6:55)
08 : Better Than Walking Away (4:57)
09 : All Falls Down (3:22)
10 : Fool in My Heart (3:48)
11 : Infinite Fire (12:02)


Press release:

"The formation of Flying Colors began with a simple idea: virtuoso musicians and a pop singer joining together to make new-fashioned music the old fashioned way. Refreshing, classic, old and new, the recordings are saturated with the many styles, tones and hues of the players who, in becoming a band, have delivered a unique fusion of vintage craftsmanship and contemporary music.

Mike Portnoy was the co-founding member and drummer for one of the world’s biggest prog metal bands “Dream Theater”. Neal Morse is the
co-founding member of the prog rock band Spock’s Beard and is currently the prog rock supergroup “Transatlantic”. David LaRue plays bass for the Dixie Dregs and has also worked with Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. Steve Morse has been playing lead guitar for Deep Purple for the last 16 years. Founder and leader of “Alpha Rev”, Casey McPherson, has enjoyed major success in the US with multiple hits including the song “New Morning”.

"It was quite an experience,” recalls Dave LaRue. “The band moved at a fast
pace, ideas flying around the room at all times. Sections of tunes were arranged, and then re-arranged. Ideas were tried every which way until we made them work, or, in some cases, discarded them altogether. Just keeping track of everything was a challenge!" The album is filled with trial and
triumph. It's been an inspiring challenge melding folk, prog, pop, and metal all into one big recording."

01-11-2012, 07:48 AM
The stuff in the background of the EPK video doesn't sound awful...

01-11-2012, 10:28 AM
They've finally released more info on this! It was said that Portnoy was doing a project with Steve Morse and others before Adrenaline Mob was announced. I guess since Adrenaline Mob is more commercial (meaning no prog) it was announced first. You're right the songs in the epk don't sound awful. The vocals are the only thing that's not fully convincing me.

01-11-2012, 04:11 PM
I like it. But with all the interviewing going on it takes away from the music. I'll wait for the album.