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Album review: Flying Colors – Second flight: live at the Z7

Flying Colors is the band founded by former Dream Theatre drummer Mike Portnoy and Deep Purple guitarist Steve Morse. Alongside them are Neal Morse (Spocks beard, Transatlantic), Dave LaRue (dixie Dregs), and Casey McPherson (Alpha Rev). So you’ve got a mix of musicians with backgrounds in classic hard rock, prog rock and pop.  The term supergroup is often abused but this is a band that truly deserves the title.  They’ve released two studio albums and done a short tour after each release.  They also released a live album from the first tour, and are now doing the same with the second tour. On their latest tour, Flying Colors recorded and filmed their show at Z7 in Pratteln, Switxerland.  It was only a short tour – around 10 dates worldwide, so the DVD means that fans who weren’t lucky enough to get to one of the shows can still experience the band live. Fans who did get to one of the gigs will know that the band’s sound live is superb, and they’ll be happy to know that the sound on this release is top quality – frankly if I hadn’t experienced the band live myself then I’d find it hard […]

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Flying Colors – Second flight: live at the Z7 Flying Colors is the band founded by former Dream Theatre drummer Mike Portnoy and Deep Purple guitarist Steve Morse. Alongside them are Neal Morse (Spocks beard, Transatlantic), Dave LaRue (dixie Dregs), and Casey McPherson (Alpha Rev). So you’ve got a mix of musicians with backgrounds in classic hard rock, prog rock and pop.  The term supergroup is often abused but this is a band that truly deserves the title.  They’ve released two studio albums and done a short tour after each release.  They also released a live album from the first tour, and are now doing the same with the second tour. On their latest tour, Flying Colors recorded and filmed their show at Z7 in Pratteln, Switxerland.  It was only a short tour – around 10 dates worldwide, so the DVD means that fans who weren’t lucky enough to get to one of the shows can still experience the band live. Fans who did get to one of the gigs will know that the band’s sound live is superb, and they’ll be happy to know that the sound on this release is top quality – frankly if I hadn’t experienced the band live myself then I’d find it hard […]

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