Fri
16
Aug

FOREST FIELD Hope to 'Change The World'

First arrival from the coming new Forest Field album Seasons is a single edit of Change The World. Since it is a song with a message of hope, a lyric video seemed the way to go. The song immediately entered the local top 10 at the number 1 position!
 
And there is more. The single edit can be downloaded for free at https://soundcloud.com/rock-company/forest-field-change-the-world-single-edit.
 
On the band's site www.forestfield.nl principal instrumentalist and songwriter Peter Cox will publish thoughts and ideas behind all the tracks on the new album. So far 3 songs have hit the stage.
 
The pre-order for the CD (with stunning art) is already available from the band's label Rock Company, as usual with a discount.
 
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Fri
16
Aug

MICK DEVINE Solo Debut 'Hear Now' Out October 18

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Friday, October 18, 2019
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After two successful 7 albums self titled and Shattered. Escape Music is pleased to announce the return of talented Mick Devine with brand new solo album title Hear Now.
 
Mick Devine - Hear Now
Release Date: 18th October 2019
 
Track Listening:
1.  Strange Voices   3:39
2.  Live Forever  3:38
3.  Home  4:53
4.  So Much Better Now  4:27
5.  Hope Rising   4:38
6.  Standing In The Middle   4:04
7.  Life Goes On   4:02
8.  Another Way  3:57
9.  Life Is An Open Road  3:44
10.Game Over  3:55
 
Musicians:
Mick Devine - All vocals (7)
Steve Morris - All Guitars and Keyboards (Lonerider / Heartland / Ian Gillan Band / Shadowman)
Brian J Anthony - Drums , Bass, Acoustic Guitars, Mandelion, Keyboards (Steve Walsh / Overland / Jerome Mazza)
Backing Vocals: Stefanie Johnson and Brian J Anthony
 
Produced by Brian J Anthony
Co Produced by Steve Morris and Mick Devine
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Brian J Anthony
Executive Producer Khalil Turk for Escape Music Ltd.
 
Back in the year that President Kennedy was assassinated and the Beatles first song entered the UK charts, Mick Devine was born in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia.
Music was always an important part of the Devine family life with his Dad a semi-professional drummer and frequent late night band rehearsals in the home, proved a source of inspiration to the impressionable Mick.
He always had a good singing voice and from a young age was singled out to perform, with impromptu solo school performances through a number of choirs and school bands, the desire to be a professional musician was growing.
 
Roll on through the teenage years and Mick has moved from the now Zimbabwe to start a new life in Johannesburg South Africa. He was playing in a local band UC27 as a drummer / singer when he met Keith McFarlane from the award winning South African pop group Face to Face who at the time were planning a move to the UK to further their music careers. Mick was invited to join the band as a drummer and Seven was born.
 
In the UK as the band developed, it was agreed that Mick was a much better singer than drummer and he needed to come out from behind the drums to be the lead singer.
Mick’s first performance as a frontman was at a showcase for CBS Records in London in front of the A&R guru Muff Winwood. Unfortunately no record deal followed.
 
Shortly afterwards the band secured a support slot on their first nationwide tour with 90’s pop group Brother Beyond where valuable live experience, and a sizeable fan base were earned. It attracted the attention of Phillip Schofield who at the time was a Radio 1 DJ, and started to play their demo’s on his show.
Whilst on this tour, the wife of the head of Polydor Records came to one of the shows and the story goes that she went home and told her husband that he needed to sign the band. Whether true or not a record deal was offered and signed.
 
This would prove to be the undoing of Seven, as for many years they had been crafting their sound very much in an AOR rock vein and had a number of really credible recordings and tracks. This was around the time when Soul to Soul burst on the scene and the AOR sound was becoming a little out of fashion in the UK. The band had a real ‘Boy Band’ image and their management and record label pushed them in that direction with the hope that it would break them into a larger market.
 
John Parr was secured to produce the bands two single EP’s, both of which achieved top 75-chart status and further tours supporting The Monkey’s, Jason Donavan and Richard Marx followed. But as with so many bands without major chart success, the record label dropped them before an album was recorded.
 
Fast forward through 25 years of bringing up a family and earning a living, to a chance conversation between Khalil Turk (Escape Records) and Pat Davey, the original Seven bass player which led to an offer to finally record the Seven album that should have been released in the 90’s.
Sevens first album ’7’ was released to critical acclaim and was followed two years later with a second album ‘Shattered’, an album of newly written original tracks that was equally well received.
 
During this period Khalil introduced Mick to Steve Morris (Lonerider / Heartland / Ian Gillan Band) and a song writing partnership developed. Over a number of years they wrote numerous songs in a number of musical styles but all tied together with memorable melodies, lyric’s and killer guitar licks.
 
Once agin Khalil introduced the awesome American producer & musician Brian J Anthony (Lonerider / Steve Walsh /Overland) into this partnership and the result is the first solo album for Mick Devine called ‘Hear Now’ which is due for release on the 18th October 2019 on the Escape Music label.
 
 
Fri
16
Aug

DOWN 'N' OUTZ Announce Album 'This Is How We Roll' October 11

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Friday, October 11, 2019
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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- DOWN 'N' OUTZ, the project headed up by Def Leppard frontman and 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Joe Elliott, are set to release their third studio album, This Is How We Roll, on October 11, 2019 (UMe).
 
The band, featuring The Quireboys' Paul Guerin (Guitar), Guy Griffin (Guitar) and Keith Weir (keyboards), plus Share Ross (Bass, ex Vixen) and Phil Martini (drums, Wayward Sons), takes a different approach on This Is How We Roll to their previous album. This new album only features one cover version (The Tubes "White Punks On Dope) - alongside eleven original Joe Elliott penned tracks.
 
Guitarist Guy Griffin says, "(This Is How We Roll) is absolutely fantastic, probably one of the best records I've worked on. It doesn't sound like Leppard or the first two Down n Outz records. It's kind of all the stuff Joe grew up with, a lot of piano type stuff, a bit Elton John, one track a bit 10cc, a couple of good rockers… a real mix of stuff. Joe's voice sounds amazing and it's great fun to do."
 
Joe Elliott says, "Boy, has this has been a long time coming?! Recorded in infrequent bursts of activity over a 5-year period whenever our respective motherships allowed, I'm extremely proud of what we've achieved with this album. I'm blessed to have worked with such a superb bunch of musicians on this collection of songs. To a man, and woman (!), they completely got my vision of what I wanted us to convey on this record & as usual, working with a world class producer/engineer in Ronan McHugh has guaranteed the sound of the record to be top notch! I couldn't be more proud."
 
Along with the announcement of the new studio album, Down 'n' Outz also release the rock out of title track and lead single "This Is How We Roll", available to listen to HERE.
 
From breathless opener "Another Man's War" to the lush "Last Man Standing", to the epic six minute "Let It Shine", this is an album that draws on all the influences that have shaped both Joe Elliott and the previous Down 'n' Outz albums to create a stunning collection of original songs. This Is How We Roll was produced by Joe Elliott with co-production by Ronan McHugh. The album was recorded at Joe Elliott's own studio Joe's Garage.
 
The album will be available on CD, LP, digitally and also on limited edition 12" Picture Disc LP. This Is How We Roll is now available to pre-order via: https://DownNOutz.lnk.to/ThisIsHowWeRoll
 
The Down 'n' Outz project was born in 2009 when Mott The Hoople reformed and asked long-time friend and fan Joe Elliott to get involved. Joe formed the Down 'n' Outz with Paul, Guy, Keith and Phil. Together they looked to bring songs by Mott The Hoople and spin off projects of Mott, Ian Hunter and British Lions to a wider audience.
 
In 2009 Down 'n' Outz supported Mott The Hoople at one of the band's five Hammersmith Apollo shows. The fan interest eventually led to the band looking to put together an album and 2011 saw the release of the critically acclaimed debut My Re-Generation through Mailboat Records (Joe Perry, Walter Becker, Chris Isaak, Jeff Bridges). My Re-Generation included the singles "England Rocks" and "Overnight Angels," that reached No. 4 and No. 1 respectively on the U.S. Media Base Rock chart -keeping Eric Clapton's new single off the top of the chart for 2 weeks. The band then released a live DVD taken from those initial shows called Live at Hammersmith Apollo. A second studio album The Further Adventures of… was released in 2014 and featured the single "Rock and Roll Queen". New bassist Share Ross (Vixen) debuted on 2017's live album and DVD The Further Live Adventures Of…
 
A stunning live act - having toured with the likes of Paul Rogers across the UK (Including The Royal Albert Hall) and festival performances including High Voltage and Planet Rockstock, Down 'n' Outz are planning live dates to support This Is How We Roll.
 
This Is How We Roll track-listing is as follows
 
CD
Another Man's War
This Is How We Roll
Goodnight Mr. Jones
Creatures
Last Man Standing
Music Box
Boys Don't Cry
Walking to Babylon
Let It Shine
Music Box Reprise/Griff's Lament
White Punks on Dope
The Destruction of Hideous Objects Part 3
 
LP / Picture Disc
 
Side One
Another Man's War
This Is How We Roll
Goodnight Mr. Jones
Creatures
Last Man Standing
 
Side Two
Music Box
Boys Don't Cry
Walking to Babylon
Let It Shine
Music Box Reprise/Griff's Lament*
White Punks on Dope
The Destruction of Hideous Objects Part 3
 
 
 
Fri
16
Aug

WHITESNAKE Slip Of The Tongue 30th Anniversary Edition

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Friday, October 4, 2019
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6CD/DVD Collection Includes A Newly Remastered Version Of The Top 10 Album, Expanded With Unreleased Studio Recordings, The Band’s 1990 Headlining Set At Castle Donington, Music Videos And A New Interview With David Coverdale
 
Four Different Versions Will Be Available From Rhino On October 4
 
LOS ANGELES – Whitesnake scored the band’s third consecutive platinum record with its eighth studio album, Slip of the Tongue. Originally released in November 1989, it peaked at number 10 on the U.K. and U.S. album charts thanks largely to its two Top 40 hits – “Fool For Your Loving” and “The Deeper The Love.” The fan favorite turns 30 this year and Rhino is celebrating with several new versions, including a colossal seven-disc boxed set.
 
SLIP OF THE TONGUE: 30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION will be available on October 4 for $74.98. The 6CD/DVD collection includes a newly remastered version of the album, plus unreleased studio recordings, audio and video of the band’s performance at the 1990 Monsters of Rock festival, and a new interview with Whitesnake founder and lead singer, David Coverdale. It comes in a 60-page hardbound book filled with rare memorabilia from the era.  For a limited time, Rhino.com will offer the Super Deluxe edition paired with a lithograph signed by David Coverdale for $84.98.
 
Other versions of Slip of the Tongue will also be available the same day, including double-CD Deluxe Edition, which includes the newly remastered album expanded with a selection of rare and unreleased bonus tracks ($24.98) and a double-LP Deluxe Edition, which features the newly remastered album along with a selection of unique bonus tracks ($31.98).  A single-disc version ($9.98) includes the newly remastered album, along with single B-Sides plus alternate recordings. The music will be available digitally as well.
 
Following the 8x platinum success of their eponymous album in 1987, Whitesnake returned two years later with Slip of the Tongue. At the time, the band included Coverdale, bassist Rudy Sarzo, drummer Tommy Aldridge, and guitarists Adrian Vandenberg and Steve Vai. Vandenberg and Coverdale co-wrote all but one song on the album, but Vandenberg couldn’t record them in the studio at the time due to a hand injury. To fill the void, Vai joined the band for the album and tour.
 
SLIP OF THE TONGUE: 30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION features unreleased versions of every album track, as well as monitor mixes for the album recorded in 1989. In addition, the collection includes nearly two dozen previously unreleased tracks taken from the session tapes that highlight working versions of album tracks and more. The set also includes the CD debut of Slip of the Tongue: The Wagging Tongue Edition. Released exclusively on vinyl in 1989, it features Coverdale being interviewed about each track followed by the song.
 
SLIP OF THE TONGUE: 30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION finishes big with Whitesnake’s 1990 headlining performance at the Monsters of Rock Festival at Castle Donington on CD and DVD. The DVD also includes three music videos, all of which have been carefully restored and remixed in 5.1 Surround Sound for the first time ever. A new promo video for the track “Sweet Lady Luck”, made exclusively for this set, a behind the scenes look at the making of the album, plus a newly recorded interview with Coverdale and Vandenberg rounds out the DVD.
 
SLIP OF THE TONGUE: 30thANNIVERSARY EDITION
Track Listing:
 
Disc One: Original 1989 Album (2019 Remaster)
 
“Slip Of The Tongue”
“Kittens Got Claws”
“Cheap An’ Nasty”
“Now You’re Gone”
“The Deeper The Love”
“Judgment Day”
“Sailing Ships”
“Wings Of The Storm”
“Slow Poke Music”
“Fool For Your Loving”
 
Bonus Tracks: B-Sides and Alternate Mixes
 
“Sweet Lady Luck” (Single B-Side)
“Now You’re Gone” (Chris Lord-Alge Single Remix)
“Fool For Your Loving” (Vai Voltage Mix)
“Slip Of The Tongue” (Alternate Intro & Breakdown)
“Cheap An’ Nasty” (Alternate Solo & End)
“Judgment Day” (Alternate & Extended Solos)
“Fool For Your Loving” (Alternate AOR mix with CHR intro)
 
Disc Two: The Wagging Tongue Edition (CD Debut)
 
Interviewer: Phil Eastman
Spoken Word: “Slip Of The Tongue” Interview
“Slip Of The Tongue”
Spoken Word: “Cheap An’ Nasty” Interview
“Cheap An’ Nasty”
Spoken Word: “Fool For Your Loving” Interview
“Fool For Your Loving”
Spoken Word: “Now You’re Gone” Interview
“Now You’re Gone”
Spoken Word: “Kittens Got Claws” Interview
“Kittens Got Claws”
Spoken Word: “Wings Of The Storm” Interview
“Wings Of The Storm”
Spoken Word: The Deeper The Love Interview
“The Deeper The Love”
Spoken Word: “Judgment Day” Interview
“Judgment Day”
Spoken Word: “Slow Poke Music” Interview
“Slow Poke Music”
Spoken Word: “Sailing Ships” Interview
“Sailing Ships”
Spoken Word: Closing Interview
 
Disc Three: Evolutions: Demos/Remixes/Re-records
 
“Slip Of The Tongue” *
“Cheap An’ Nasty” *
“Now You’re Gone” *
“Judgment Day” *
“Sailing Ships” *
“Kittens Got Claws” *
“The Deeper The Love” *
“Wings Of The Storm” *
“Slow Poke Music” *
“Fool For Your Loving” *
“Kill For The Cut” *
“Parking Ticket” *
“Sweet Lady Luck” (Instrumental) *
 
Disc Four: Monitor Mixes, April 1989
 
“Kittens Got Claws” *
“Cheap An’ Nasty” *
“The Deeper The Love” *
“Judgment Day” *
“Slow Poke Music” *
“Now You’re Gone” *
“Slip Of The Tongue” *
“Fool For Your Loving” *
“Wings Of The Storm” *
“Sailing Ships” *
“Sweet Lady Luck” *
“Parking Ticket” *
“Kill For The Cut (In Desperate Search Of A Melody)” *
“Burning Heart” *
“Ain’t Gonna Cry No More” (Instrumental) *
“We Wish You Well” *
Disc Five: A Trip To Granny’s House:
 
Session Tapes, Wheezy Interludes & Jams
 
“Slow Poke Music” *
“Slip of The Tongue” *
“Judgment Day” *
“Now You’re Gone” *
“Wings Of The Storm” *
“Sailing Ships” *
“Liquor And Poker” *
“Parking Ticket” *
“Kill For The Cut” *
“Ain’t Gonna Cry No More” *
“We Wish You Well” *
“We Wish You Well” (Instrumental) *
“Wheezy & Sometimes Very Naughty Interludes (Be Warned!)” *
“Now You’re Gone” (Revisited) *
“Death Disco” *
“Whitesnake Boogie” *
“Mike Clink’s Shoes Blues” *
“Snake Shuffle” (Instrumental) *
“Doodles” *
“Dementia Polka” *
“Kill For The Cut Blues” *
“Cuban Heel Blues” *
“Adje’s Blues” *
 
Disc Six: Live at Donington 1990
 
“Slip Of The Tongue”
“Slide It In”
“Judgment Day”
“Slow An’ Easy”
“Kittens Got Claws”
“Is This Love”
“Cheap An’ Nasty”
“Crying In The Rain”
“Fool For Your Loving”
“Here I Go Again”
“Bad Boys”
“Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City”
“Still Of The Night”
Disc Seven: DVD-Video
 
Live at Donington 1990
 
“Slip Of The Tongue”
“Slide It In”
“Judgment Day”
“Slow An’ Easy”
“Kittens Got Claws”
“Adagio For Strato”
“Flying Dutchman Boogie”
“Is This Love”
“Cheap An’ Nasty”
“Crying In The Rain” (featuring Tommy Aldridge Drum solo)
“Fool For Your Loving”
“For The Love Of God”
“The Audience Is Listening”
“Here I Go Again”
“Bad Boys”
“Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City”
“Still Of The Night”
End Credits: “We Wish You Well”
Promo Videos
 
“Fool For Your Loving” – Music Video
“Now You’re Gone” – Music Video
“The Deeper The Love” – Music Video
Bonus Features
 
“Sweet Lady Luck” – Purplesnake Video
Behind the Scenes: The Making of Slip Of The Tongue
A Look Back: Whitesnake Chronicles with DC & Adrian Vandenberg
* previously unreleased

 
Thu
15
Aug

FLYING COLORS Deliver 'Third Degree' October 4

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Friday, October 4, 2019
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FLYING COLORS AND MUSIC THEORY RECORDINGS / MASCOT LABEL GROUP
ANNOUNCE GLOBAL RELEASE OF NEW STUDIO ALBUM 
THIRD DEGREE ON OCTOBER 4, 2019
 
View Lead Video “More” Here: https://youtu.be/gNEW042p0CM
Pre-Order Live Here: https://smarturl.it/Flying-Colors
 
BAND WILL TOUR IN SUPPORT OF UPCOMING RELEASE WITH 
APPEARANCES PLANNED IN BOTH THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPE
 
New York, NY --- Music Theory Recordings / Mascot Label Group and Flying Colors have announced the global release of the band’s third studio album THIRD DEGREE on October 4. The band’s self-titled debut launched a career that has had fans across The World anticipating the magic that emanates from the studio each and every time the five members reconvene. That title was released on March 26, 2012 and was celebrated on both sides of the Atlantic with a Top Ten debut on the Billboard Hard Rock chart, alongside an entry at #11 on the BBC’s Rock Album chart.  SECOND NATURE followed in September, 2014 and was celebrated worldwide. 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 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 Degreebuilds upon the genre-bending momentum of 2012’s self-titled Flying Colorsand 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 Degreesignify 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 Degreeis a complete piece that I don’t think ever overstays its welcome. I think it’s an enjoyable ride from start to finish.”
 
Third Degreecontinues 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 Degreereally 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.” In other words, when five individual musical elements become one, good things inevitably happen. Clarifies Portnoy, “When prog guys like Neal and me join instrumental guys like Steve and Dave, with Casey being the glue in the middle, we’re able to write music that is not only incredibly musical, but also incredibly accessible and melodic.” 
 
That said, Third Degreedid not come effortlessly, nor too quickly. “It took time — but that’s the thing with Flying Colors,” Portnoy admits. “It’s very hard to get the five of us in the same room at the same time. But once we do, it flows so easily.” The first sessions for Third Degreetook place at Steve Morse’s studio in Florida in December 2016, wherein seven songs were written. From there, the bandmembers 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 Degreemix. (The tenth track, “Waiting for the Sun,” will be made available in forthcoming special editions.)
 
At this point, Portnoy deployed to Neal Morse’s Nashville studio to cut his drum tracks, while Neal and Casey often got together on Skype, as they’ve done in the past, to hone the lyrics. “Casey and Neal bring incredible levels of humanity and emotion to the lyrics,” admires Portnoy. For his part, McPherson marvels at Neal’s harmonic talents: “That’s really Neal’s brilliance — his ability to stylistically approach harmonies in so many different ways. It just blows my mind every time. It’s like Christmas for me whenever I get Neal’s harmony tracks!” Not only that, but the three-part harmonies between Casey, Neal, and Mike — a hallmark of many a Flying Colors track — again shine through on Third Degree. “It’s an important element of what we do,” agrees Portnoy. “Casey is usually the lead vocalist with Neal and me behind him, though we sometimes switch it up. Either way, the three-part vocals are definitelya key part of the Flying Colors sound.”
 
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.” In short, Third Degreeis a very human record to its core. “For me, music is a platform to sort through the things I’m going through, and it gives the listener the opportunity to do that too,” McPherson believes. “I try to be acutely honest, metaphorically, so that other people can find their own story in our songs — like I hope they will with ‘Crawl.’ Sometimes, we have to be reminded that life is about the overall ebb and flow.” Portnoy agrees that “Crawl” is his personal favorite track on the album. “The minute we finished writing it, I knewit was the album closer, hands down. I knew it right there and then,” he emphatically reports. “It’s the one new song of ours I most look forward to playing live.” 
 
To that end, Flying Colors have booked nine live dates on their calendar, mostly split evenly between the U.S. and Europe — in essence, to perform as many shows for their fans as they can possibly fit in between their many other band and touring commitments. “There’s an evolution happening within our sound on this record, and I’m excited to explore that onstage,” McPherson notes. “We’ve seen that evolution start with this record, and we’re going to see it happen even more so on the fourth record, in terms of capturing all our beautiful differences.”
 
Another progression has been the band’s use of technology to provide industry-leading sound. Third Degreewas engineered with the award-winning Harmonic Phrase Analysis and Restoration (HPAR) technology. Developed by the band’s resident mad scientist, Bill Evans (also rumored to have approached the fantastic five about forming the band), 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.
 
Portnoy agrees the future of Flying Colors looks quite bright indeed. “Our mission statement when we came together is still the same now,” he affirms. “It’s the same five guys with extremely different musical personalities and backgrounds coming together into a giant melting pot where it all comes out on the other end with music that’s accessible, melodic, deep, and colorful. That’s always been the goal of this band, and so far, I think we’re three for three.”
With Third Degree, Flying Colors continue to fire on all cylinders — and, in the process, they also handily prove the third time’s an unquestionable sonic charm.
 
Tracklist limited CD boxset:
The Loss Inside
More
Cadence
Guardian
Last Train Home
Geronimo
You Are Not Alone
Love Letter
Crawl
 
Deluxe CD Bonus disc:
1. Waiting For The Sun (Unreleased Bonus Studio Track)
2. Geronimo (Alternate Instrumental Arrangement & Mix)
3. You Are Not Alone (Alternate Instrumental Arrangement & Mix)
4. Love Letter (Alternate Acoustic Arrangement/Mix)
5. Last Train Home (Alternate Instrumental Arrangement & Mix)
6. Crawl (Alternate Instrumental Arrangement & Mix)
 
Flying Colors will make the following appearances in 2019:
8/30     Cross Plains, TN                                                         MorseFest 2019
9/05     Ventura, CA                                                               Ventura Theater
10/07   New York, NY                                                           Sony Hall
10/11   Glenside, PA                                                              Keswick Theater
10/17   St. Charles, IL                                                             Arcada Theater
12/11   Pratteln, Switzerland                                                   Z7
12/12   Cologne, Germany                                                      Essigfabrik
12/13   Tilburg, Netherlands                                                   013
12/14   London, England                                                         Shepherd’s Bush Empire
 
 

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