Third Stage: Live In London Flying Colors
- 1Blue Ocean (Live)07:51
- 2A Place In Your World (Live)06:00
- 3The Loss Inside (Live)05:39
- 4More (Live)06:54
- 5Kayla (Live)05:22
- 6Geronimo (Live)05:13
- 7You Are Not Alone (Live)06:13
- 8Forever In A Daze (Live)04:02
- 9Love Letter (Live)05:09
- 10Peaceful Harbor (Live)09:00
- 11Crawl (Live)11:49
- 12Infinite Fire (Live)11:56
- 13Cosmic Symphony (Live)12:23
- 14The Storm (Live)05:07
- 15Mask Machine (Live)08:02
Info for Third Stage: Live In London
Supergroup Flying Colors is set to release their brand new live album, "Third Stage: Live in London".
Continuing their pattern of making a studio album, followed by a live album, Third Stage: Live In London is the third live album by the prog-supergroup. It was recorded in December 2019 in London on a short and highly anticipated tour, directly after the release of their studio album Third Degree.
Midway through the set, drummer Portnoy addressed the crowd, saying: “Welcome to the rarest of all sightings, rarer than a UFO sighting, rarer than a sasquatch sighting – a Flying Colors sighting, here on stage in London.
“This is a very sad night for us because it is the last night of the tour and we don’t get to play together enough, so we’re going to savour every moment tonight and enjoy each and every moment here on stage.”
Steve Morse, guitar
Neal Morse, keyboard, vocals
Dave LaRue, bass
Casey McPherson, vocals, guitar
Mike Portnoy, drums, vocals
The band originally launched in 2012 with a simple idea - virtuoso musicians and a pop singer joining together to make new-fashioned music the old fashioned way. Refreshing, classic, old and new, the recordings are saturated with the many styles, tones and hues of the players who in becoming a band delivered a unique fusion of vintage craftsmanship and contemporary music.
“The magic that we captured on the debut album was only further developed and cemented on Flying Colors' 2012 Tour,” says the band’s drummer Mike Portnoy. “Each night on stage I felt like I was part of something very special and cherished every moment of it. As it was such a brief and limited tour, I am so glad we captured it here to now share with fans all around the World that didn't get to see this special band in person...enjoy!"
In 2008, executive producer Bill Evans brought the idea to the world renowned musicians and legendary producer Peter Collins (Rush, Bon Jovi, Elton John). Intrigued by the idea, and the prospect of working together, the four signed on to form a band and record a first album. Steve Morse and Dave LaRue have developed a magical musical chemistry over the years, which began early in their careers as partners in Dixie Dregs.
Morse subsequently became a member of Deep Purple in 1995, while LaRue’s ongoing musical adventures include Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess, Steve Vai, and the aforementioned Portnoy. Multi-instrumentalist, composer and singer Neal Morse is one of the leading figures in progressive rock, whose significant notoriety follows his co-founding of the seminal band, Spock’s Beard in 1995, recordings as a solo artist, and contributions to the super-group Transatlantic.
Mike Portnoy is one of the most popular and respected drummers in both metal and rock, and an accomplished writer and producer. He is the recipient of numerous industry accolades, including 26 Modern Drummer awards, Revolver Magazine’s Golden God award for “Best Drummer" and Drum Magazine's "Drummer of the Year". He rose to prominence as the leader, drummer, producer, and co-writer for metal/prog juggernaut Dream Theater, before moving on in 2010. That same year, he worked on Avenged Sevenfold’s #1 album Nightmare and their subsequent tour.
McPherson, whose 2010 Hollywood/Disney album New Morning debuted in the Top-5 on two Billboard charts, enjoyed major success at radio with multiple hits. The track “New Morning” spent 17 weeks in the Top-10 on Triple A Radio, and enjoyed a run on Vh1’s Top-20 Countdown for months.
Flying Colors convened for nine days in early 2011, composing their debut album during a short, intense session. Dave LaRue shared, "It was quite an experience. The band moved at a fast pace, with ideas flying around the room. Sections of tunes were arranged, and re-arranged. 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!" McPherson adds, "This record is filled with trial and triumph. It's been such an inspiring challenge melding folk, prog, pop, and metal all into one big recording."
Flying Colors returned to the studio on May 12, 2013 to begin writing and recording their second studio album. They are continuing work throughout the year and beyond for an expected 2014 release.
This album contains no booklet.