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Flying Colors - Flying Colors [Music Theories Recordings MTR 7363 1] (2012)

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Flying Colors

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Flying Colors

Released: 2012
Label: Music Theories Recordings
Catalog: MTR 7363 1
Country: USA
Genre: Rock, Prog Rock
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T R A C K L I S T:
01 Blue Ocean
02 Shoulda Coulda Woulda
03 Kayla
04 The Storm
05 Forever In A Daze
06 Love Is What I'm Waiting For
07 Everything Changes
08 Better Than Walking Away
09 All Falls Down
10 Fool In My Heart
11 Infinite Fire
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Album Review

Matt Collar [allmusic.com]

The 2012 debut album from prog and pop/rock supergroup Flying Colors features a bevy of virtuoso musicians including former Endochine and current Alpha Rev member Casey McPherson (lead vocals), ex-Dream Theater member Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Dixie Dregs members Dave LaRue (bass) and Steve Morse (guitar), and former Spock's Beard member Neal Morse (keyboards, vocals). Produced by Bill Evans and Peter Collins, Flying Colors delivers a batch of experimental and progressive rock that still makes room for melodic pop elements. Featured are such cuts as ''Shoulda Coulda Woulda,'' ''The Storm,'' and ''Love Is What I'm Waiting For.


Flying Colors - Second Flight: Live At The Z7 [Music Theories Recordings MTR74701] (13 November 2015)

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Second Flight: Live At The Z7

Released: 13 November 2015
Country: USA & Europe
Label: Music Theories Recordings
Catalog: MTR74701
Genre: Rock, Prog Rock
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T R A C K L I S T:
01 Overture
02 Open Up Your Eyes
03 Bombs Away
04 Kayla
05 Shoulda Coulda Woulda
06 The Fury Of My Love
07 A Place In Your World
08 Forever In A Daze
09 One Love Forever
10 Colder Months
11 Peaceful Harbor
12 The Storm
13 Cosmic Symphony
14 Mask Machine
15 Infinite Fire
16 Peaceful Harbor (Orchestral Version) (Exclusive Vinyl Bonus Track)
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Second Flight: Live at the Z7 is the second live album by American progressive rock supergroup Flying Colors. The band recorded it on October 12, 2014 at the Z7 Konzertfabrik in Pratteln, Switzerland. Mike Portnoy chose the location because both Flying Colors and other bands of his had recorded multiple shows at the 013 in Tilburg. It was a challenging show for the band to perform because this was only the eighth show on the tour. The album title was coined by Portnoy.

Bernhard Baran, who had filmed and edited Flying Colors' Live in Europe, returned to undertake this production. Executive producer Bill Evans requested a larger production than the previous release, resulting in 24 cameras being used; most of them being GoPro cameras attached to band members' instruments.

The band used new audio and video technology on this release. Evans and his assistant engineer, Tom Price, developed and employed new technology that had never been used for live concert release, in conjunction with mix engineer Rich Mouser. Critics place it among the best-sounding live albums ever made.

One feature allowed the viewer to move between the two different locations in the venue which he felt had the best sound: the front row, and behind the front-of-house console. Z7 Konzertfabrik supplied blueprints for the venue; Evans and mix engineer Rich Mouser (who had run front-of-house sound for the show) designed two surround mixes to simulate both listening positions. The audio setup menu on the DVD and Blu-ray versions showed the Z7 blueprint, and displayed the listener's current position.

Another feature was a mix created specifically for headphones. Originally, this was to be the front-row surround mix. However, the results were not satisfactory. Evans and Price then worked with Mouser to create a 3D audio headphone mix wherein each sound source was uniquely positioned in a virtual 3D field around the listener. Price noted that this type of mix was significant because an increasing number of people listened to music on headphones, instead of speakers.[6] The mix was not complete at release time for the main album.

The final feature was a new mixing technology, Harmonic Phrase Analysis. Developed as part of Evans' PhD, the technology ''...reduces the unwanted processing normally associated with contemporary live recordings, imparting a more organic feel to the sound field.'' Evans spent six months, full-time, with Price, developing the technology, and applying it to all the tracks of Second Flight: Live at the Z7. Mouser spent 34 days creating four separate mixes and 10 separate masters, and then mastered each recording.

Three live music videos were released at 4K resolution: ''Mask Machine'', ''Kayla'', and ''Bombs Away.'' [wikipedia.org]

Flying Colors's Biography

Marcy Donelson [allmusic.com]

A progressive rock supergroup formed by onetime members of Dream Theater, the Dixie Dregs, and Spock's Beard, Flying Colors flesh out their rousing, structured melodic rock with improvisation and technical virtuosity. The band hit the Top Ten of the Billboard Hard Rock chart with their 2012 self-titled debut. Also well-received in parts of Europe, third studio album Third Degree reached the Top 20 in multiple countries upon its release in 2019.

With a mandate from executive producer Bill Evans to keep the project anchored in accessible songwriting, Flying Colors brought together vocalist Casey McPherson (Alpha Rev), vocalist/keyboardist Neal Morse (Spock's Beard, Transatlantic), guitarist Steve Morse (the Dixie Dregs, Deep Purple, Kansas), bass guitarist Dave LaRue (the Dixie Dregs, Steve Morse Band), and drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Transatlantic). They recorded their eponymous debut album in 2011 with producer Peter Collins (Rush, Bon Jovi). It was issued by Mascot Label Group in March of 2012. In addition to reaching number nine on Billboard's Hard Rock chart in the U.S., it landed on the main album chart in countries such as Sweden, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. A year later, Flying Colors hit the Top Ten in Switzerland and number 15 in Sweden with Live in Europe.

The band opted to self-produce their second studio album, which featured expanded instrumentation including strings, and backing vocals by gospel group the McCrary Sisters. The resulting Second Nature followed on Mascot in September 2014. It peaked at number four on the U.S. hard rock chart and hit the Top 40 in Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Germany. Due to complications with the various members' schedules, the group only toured for two weeks in support of Second Nature. However, the tour produced the 2015 double album and concert video Second Flight: Live at the Z7, which found them back on the charts in Europe.

Flying Colors began recording their next studio LP in late 2016, though bandmembers wouldn't reconvene to complete it until late 2018. Arriving on Mascot in October 2019, the diverse Third Degree reached as high as number 11 on the album chart in Switzerland and number 16 in Germany.
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