Mike Portnoy, Steve and Neal Morse's Flying Colors Release Debut

03/28/2012
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(Stache) The new rock supergroup Flying Colors released their self-titled debut album this week.

The group features drummer Michael Portnoy (Dream Theater,) guitarist Steve Morse (Deep Purple,) vocalist Casey McPherson (Alpha Rev,) Neal Morse (keyboards,) and Dave LaRue (bass.) Flying Colors marks Portnoy's first project since he departed Dream Theater.

The seeds of Flying Colors' formation were sown in 2008, when executive producer Bill Evans brought the idea to each of the musicians as well as to producer Peter Collins. Intrigued by the idea of working together, the four musicians wrote and recorded this album in just nine days.

Portnoy says "This album has bits and pieces of what you'd expect from each of us.

The sum of all it's parts led to brand new, uncharted territory for everyone involved."

Dave LaRue says "It was quite an experience. The band moved at a fast pace, ideas flying around the room at all times. Sections of tunes were arranged, then rearranged. 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! It's been an inspiring challenge melding folk, prog, pop and metal all into one big recording."

Flying Colors Track Listing

1. Blue Ocean
2. Shoulda Coulda Woulda
3. Kayla
4. The Storm
5. Forever in a Daze
6. Love Is What I'm Waiting For
7. Everything Changes
8. Better Than Walking Away
9. All Falls Down
10. Fool in My Heart
11. Infinite Fire

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