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Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Steve Morse, Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy Join Forces In Flying Colors; EPK Posted Online; Cover Art Work Revealed
The release of the eponymous debut album from Flying
Colors is coming - the
spectacular new virtuoso prog/pop/metal rock band formed by
drummer Mike Portnoy(ex-Dream Theater) and guitarist Steve
Purple). The CD will be out in March
Colors is Mike
vocals), Dave LaRue (bass),Neal
vocals), Casey McPherson (lead
vocals, guitar), and Steve Morse (lead
album has bits and pieces of what you'd expect from each of us,"
says Portnoy. ""The sum of all its parts led to brand
new, unchartered territory for everyone involved."
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
2008, executive producer Bill Evans brought
the idea to the world-renowned musicians and producer Peter
Collins. Intrigued by the idea and the prospect of working together,
the four musicians signed on to form a band and record a first
for just nine days in early 2011, and composed and recorded this
album during a short and intense session.
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."
plans for Flying Colors will
be announced in the coming months.