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Flying Colors – Second flight: live at the Z7

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album by:
Flying Colors
Version:
C2CD/DVD
Price:
13.99

Reviewed by:
Rating:
5
On November 13, 2015
Last modified:November 13, 2015

Summary:

Stunning audio quality, excellent picture quality, and of course a superbly talented band playing some amazing music - what more could you ask for in a live release?

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 to believe that this was a live recording as the sound quality is so impressive.  It’s impressive enough on the CD, but Flying Colors are offering the fans more than just CD quality audio – Viewers can listen in 5.1-surround from the two best seats in the house: at the soundboard, or in the front row. All the show’s audio was processed with a new engineering system, developed specifically for live at the Z7, which creates stunning detail and separation.

As well as the 2CD/DVD version there is also a Blu-Ray version available.

Stunning audio quality, excellent picture quality, and of course a superbly talented band playing some amazing music – what more could you ask for in a live release?

Track Listings:

CD 1:
1. Overture
2. Open Up Your Eyes
3. Bombs Away
4. Kayla
5. Shoulda Coulda Woulda
6. The Fury Of My Love
7. A Place In Your World
8. Forever In A Daze

CD 2:

1. One Love Forever
2. Colder Months
3. Peaceful Harbor
4. The Storm
5. Cosmic Symphony
6. Mask Machine
7. Infinite Fire

DVD:

1. Open Up Your Eyes
2. Bombs Away
3. Kayla
4. Shoulda Coulda Woulda
5. The Fury Of My Love
6. A Place In Your World
7. Forever In A Daze
8. One Love Forever
9. Colder Months
10. Peaceful Harbor
11. The Storm
12. Cosmic Symphony
13. Mask Machine
14. Infinite Fire

Stunning audio quality, excellent picture quality, and of course a superbly talented band playing some amazing music - what more could you ask for in a live release?
Ant May
I spend half my life at gigs or festivals and the other half writing the reviews and editing photos, and somehow find time for a full time job too. Who needs sleep - I've got coffee.