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FLYING COLORS

Third Degree Ltd. Edition Box 2CD + Merch

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  • 28764
  • FLYING COLORS
  • CD
  • PROGRESSIVE
  • 04.10.2019
Limited Edition CD Box-Set mit 40 Seiten Fotobuch, 2 Bierdeckeln, sowie Extra CD mit Bonus... mehr

Limited Edition CD Box-Set mit 40 Seiten Fotobuch, 2 Bierdeckeln, sowie Extra CD mit Bonus Tracks/ein neuer Track und Alternative Versionen von 5 Albumtracks


Wenn in der Chemie ganz bestimmte Elemente miteinander vereint werden, entsteht daraus eine explosive Mischung. Überträgt man dieses Verfahren auf die Musik, lautet das Ergebnis "Flying Colors". Gitarrist Steve Morse (Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs, Ex-Kansas), Schlagzeuger Mike Portnoy (Winery Dogs, Ex-Dream Theatre, Transatlantic), Keyboarder Neal Morse (Transatlantic, Ex-Spock's Beard), Bassist Dave LaRue (Dixie Dregs, Ex-Joe Satriani) und Sänger und Songwriter Casey McPherson (Alpha Rev, The Sea Within) haben ihre verschiedenen Talente erneut zu einem großen Ganzen verschmolzen. Die beiden Hauptzutaten dieser musikalischen Lösung bestehen aus dem Besten ihres handwerklichen sowie ihres progressiven und musikalischen Könnens. "Third Degree" ist das dritte Studioalbum der Flying Colors in zehn Jahren. Es ist der Nachfolger des genre-übergreifenden, selbstbetitelten Debüts aus dem Jahr 2012 und "Second Nature" aus dem Jahr 2014. Die neun neuen Tracks zeigen deutlich, dass die Band neue Grenzen erkundet hat - von der psychedelisch-klassischen Leadsingle "More", zum Beach-Boys-meets-Asia-Vibe von "Love Letter", bis hin zum tief emotionalen, prog-lastigen "Crawl".




Flying Colors will be releasing their brand new album ‘Third Degree’ on 4th October via Music Theories Recordings.


It continues to build upon the deep-rooted musical connection the members of Flying Colors established on their first two boundary-stretching albums. “There’s a real special chemistry between the five of us,” Portnoy confirms. “We keep getting better and better as we get more comfortable and more familiar with each other, and the music itself keeps getting more and more mature.” Adds Steve Morse, “This one, dare I say it, explores new ground for the band. One of my favorites, ‘Geronimo,’ has an upbeat, jazzy, heavy, melodic feel all at once. We just do what makes us smile and sounds good, instead of wondering how critics or program directors will like it. It makes for the best music!”

Casey McPherson concurs with his fellow bandmates by noting, “What Third Degree really proves to me is that we have our own sound. There are no egos in this band, and we all want the best parts to come out, which is such a joy for me to participate in. I think that really allows people’s uniqueness to show through.”

The first sessions for the record took place at Steve Morse’s studio in Florida in December 2016, wherein seven songs were written. From there, the band members had to scatter back to their other personal and professional obligations, eventually reconvening two full years later in December 2018, when three more tracks were added to the overall Third Degree mix. (The tenth track, “Waiting for the Sun,” will be made available in forthcoming special editions.)

As a songwriter, McPherson is never afraid to confront his feelings head-on, whether it’s the nostalgic bent of “Last Train Home” or the raw, relatable universality of “You Are Not Alone.”

Another progression has been the band’s use of technology to provide industry-leading sound. Third Degree was engineered with the award-winning Harmonic Phrase Analysis and Restoration (HPAR) technology. Developed by the band’s resident mad scientist, Bill Evans, he created HPAR based on the group’s performance styles — resulting in unprecedented fidelity. Flying Colors regular producer Rich Mouser (The Neal Morse Band, Transatlantic) then crafted a sumptuous mix in his inimitable style.

Third Degree will be available as a CD Digipack, limited edition 2LP 180 gram blue vinyl in a gatefold sleeve (w/ download card), a 2LP 180 gram black vinyl in a gatefold sleeve (w/ download card), and a limited edition CD box set featuring CD, 40 page photobook, two coasters, and a bonus disc with six tracks.

 

In chemistry, when certain galvanizing elements come together, they become quite explosive. In music, when certain galvanizing artists come together, they become Flying Colors. In fact, whenever the five gentlemen who encompass Flying Colors — guitarist Steve Morse (Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs, ex-Kansas), drummer Mike Portnoy (Winery Dogs, ex-Dream Theater, Transatlantic), keyboardist/vocalist Neal Morse (Transatlantic, ex-Spock’s Beard, and a prolific solo artist in his own right), bassist Dave LaRue (Dixie Dregs, ex-Joe Satriani), and powerhouse vocalist and songwriter Casey McPherson (Alpha Rev, The Sea Within) — are able to conjoin their collective talents, the result is a sweet sonic bouillabaisse that reflects where their inherent mastery of melody intersects with top-shelf progressive musicianship.

And now, Flying Colors soar to even loftier heights with ‘Third Degree’, their third studio album in a decade. ‘Third Degree’ builds upon the genre-bending momentum of 2012’s self-titled Flying Colors and the aural-template ascension of 2014’s Second Nature. From the skittery psychedelic/classical turnaround of the lead single “More” to the Beach Boys-meet-Asia vibe of “Love Letter” to the deep emotionality of the album-ending, prog-leaning epic “Crawl,” the nine tracks that comprise Third Degree signify just how much Flying Colors are willing to explore new frontiers. “There’s a lot of ear candy sprinkled throughout every song,” observes Mike Portnoy, “and each one takes you on a little journey. As albums go, Third Degree is a complete piece that I don’t think ever overstays its welcome. I think it’s an enjoyable ride from start to finish.”

It continues to build upon the deep-rooted musical connection the members of Flying Colors established on their first two boundary-stretching albums. “There’s a real special chemistry between the five of us,” Portnoy confirms. “We keep getting better and better as we get more comfortable and more familiar with each other, and the music itself keeps getting more and more mature.” Adds Steve Morse, “This one, dare I say it, explores new ground for the band. One of my favorites, ‘Geronimo,’ has an upbeat, jazzy, heavy, melodic feel all at once. We just do what makes us smile and sounds good, instead of wondering how critics or program directors will like it. It makes for the best music!”

Casey McPherson concurs with his fellow bandmates by noting, “What Third Degree really proves to me is that we have our own sound. There are no egos in this band, and we all want the best parts to come out, which is such a joy for me to participate in. I think that really allows people’s uniqueness to show through.”

The first sessions for the record took place at Steve Morse’s studio in Florida in December 2016, wherein seven songs were written. From there, the band members had to scatter back to their other personal and professional obligations, eventually reconvening two full years later in December 2018, when three more tracks were added to the overall Third Degree mix. (The tenth track, “Waiting for the Sun,” will be made available in forthcoming special editions.)

As a songwriter, McPherson is never afraid to confront his feelings head-on, whether it’s the nostalgic bent of “Last Train Home” or the raw, relatable universality of “You Are Not Alone.”

Another progression has been the band’s use of technology to provide industry-leading sound. Third Degree was engineered with the award-winning Harmonic Phrase Analysis and Restoration (HPAR) technology. Developed by the band’s resident mad scientist, Bill Evans, he created HPAR based on the group’s performance styles — resulting in unprecedented fidelity. Flying Colors regular producer Rich Mouser (The Neal Morse Band, Transatlantic) then crafted a sumptuous mix in his inimitable style.

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