Tag Archives: Neal Morse

Album review: FLYING COLORS – Third Degree

FLYING COLORS - Third Degree

Music Theories Recording/Mascot Label Group [Release date 04.10.19] The third album by the supergroup Flying Colors who feature Casey McPherson (lead vocals, guitar), Neal Morse (vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar), Mike Portnoy (drums, percussion, vocals), Deep Purple’s Steve Morse (lead guitar) … Continue reading

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Album review: NEAL MORSE – Jesus Christ The Exorcist

NEAL MORSE - Jesus Christ The Exorcist

Frontiers [Release date 14.06.19] I like a musical.  In fact, it was only recently I suggested that a prog rock version of Hamilton by Izz could be a big hit.  Jesus Christ Superstar is another personal favourite although, in hindsight, … Continue reading

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Album review: THE NEAL MORSE BAND – Alive Again

THE NEAL MORSE BAND – Alive Again

Radiant Records/Metal Blade [Release date 05.08/16] This is a slightly more modest release – 2CD/DVD – after last year’s impressive ‘Morsefest 2014’ box set. This live show was recorded near the end of the ‘Alive Again’ world tour in Holland. … Continue reading

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Album review: SPOCK’S BEARD – The First Twenty Years

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Inside Out [Release date 20.11.15] This has been a busy year for Spock’s Beard with a new studio album, ‘The Oblivion Particle’ and subsequent tour and now this, the band’s first best of album. It covers all twelve studio albums … Continue reading

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Album review: FLYING COLORS – Second Flight: Live at the Z7

FLYING COLORS - Second Flight: Live at the Z7

Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group [Release date 13.11.15] This new live package comes in a plethora of formats – takes a deep breath – 4K UltraHD, Blu-ray, DVD, LP + MP3, double CD/DVD, iTunes, Headphone Surround and Pono. Right now … Continue reading

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Album review: NEAL MORSE – Morsefest!

NEAL MORSE - Morsefest!

www.nealmorse.com [Release date 21.08.15] This is a massive box set, which you can get either as 2 disc Blu-Ray or a 4 CD/2 DVD set. Obviously aimed at the fans, as Neal Morse performs two of his keynote solo albums, … Continue reading

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Album review: THE NEAL MORSE BAND – The Grand Experiment

The Neal Morse Band - The Grand Experiment

Inside Out www.insideout.de [Released 16.02.15] Does Neal Morse ever sleep? Not content with his rather good 1970′s West Coast flavoured solo album ‘Songs From November’ and the excellent second Flying Colors album, both released last year, he is back again! … Continue reading

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DVD review: TRANSATLANTIC – KaLiveoscope

TRANSATLANTIC - KaLiveoscope

Inside Out [Release date: 28.10.14] I’m maybe the wrong person to review this DVD.  Or perhaps the best.  Because while I’m familiar with the name and the fact the band’s a side project ‘supergroup’ I couldn’t previously have told you … Continue reading

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Gig review: FLYING COLORS – Islington Assembly Hall, London,13 October 2014

Flying Colors - Islington Assembly Hall, London, 13 October 2014

Due to the queuing system for the gig (they really need to have more than one person manning the ticket desk) I missed most of the support set from guitarist John Wesley (he’s worked with Porcupine Tree, Fish and more … Continue reading

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Album review: FLYING COLORS – Second Nature

FLYING COLORS – Second Nature

Music Theories Recordings/Mascot [Release date 06.10.14] Flying Colors, the prog rock supergroup, are back with their second album just two years after their exceptionally strong debut release.  Can they match that high standard? You bet they can! If anything this … Continue reading

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Album review: NEAL MORSE – Songs From November

Neal Morse - Songs From November

Inside Out www.insideoutmusic.de   [Released 18.08.14] Neal Morse is back with a new solo album, however don’t go expecting something like his previous solo albums namely catchy melodic/progressive rock. This album has more in common with the albums from the likes … Continue reading

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Gig review: TRANSATLANTIC – London The Forum, 12 March 2014

TRANSATLANTIC – London The Forum, 12 March 2014

Review by Yiannis (John) Stefanis Photos by Yiannis (John) Stefanis Wednesday the 12th of March was in my calendar for quite some time; this was the day when Progressive super group Transatlantic were to be in London for a highly … Continue reading

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Album review: FLYING COLORS – Live In Europe

Mascot 2CD+DVD+BluRay+vinyl ltd edition [Release date 14.10.13] Flying Colors are (whisper it quietly) a supergroup consisting of Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Steve Morse, Dave LaRue (Dixie Dregs) and Casey McPherson (Endochine/Alpha Rev). They released a superbly enjoyable debut album last … Continue reading

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Album review: SPOCK’S BEARD – Brief Nocturnes And Dreamless Sleep

Inside Out www.insideout.de Spock’s Beard return after the well received ‘X’ album and a major line-up change as drummer/vocalist Nick D’Virgilio left in 2011. In his place come two new members, drummer Jimmy Keegan and Enchant vocalist Ted Leonard (do … Continue reading

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Interview: 10Q’s with DAVE MEROS (SPOCK’S BEARD)

Spock’s Beard release their eagerly anticipated new album ‘Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep’ through Inside Out on March 25th. Here we catch-up with bass player Dave Meros… 1. What are you currently up to?  I am currently trying to sort … Continue reading

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Album review: NEAL MORSE – Live Momentum

Inside Out (2DVD/3CD & BluRay) [Release date: 18.02.13] This is a real treat for fans of Neal Morse’s work and I am sure the inlay booklets/packaging will be suitably splendid as I only have promo copies of the two DVD … Continue reading

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NEAL MORSE – releases “LIVE Momentum” DVD Box Set & launches live video

Nashville, TN — When progressive rock icon Neal Morse was preparing to tour his highly acclaimed 2012 studio release, “Momentum,” he turned to YouTube to audition touring players to support his faithful duo of Mike Portnoy (drums) and Randy George … Continue reading

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FLYING COLORS Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Friday 21st September 2012

A very decent turn out and a fair few of the audience were Beardfish fans who had a 45 minute support slot. They were touring in support of their new album ‘The Void’, which sees the band take a more … Continue reading

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NEAL MORSE – Momentum

Inside Out (Released 11th September) www.nealmorse.com Neal Morse is a very busy man and with his new solo album he will be competing with Flying Colors, the other band he has been involved in, for many people’s best of lists … Continue reading

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Interview with NEAL MORSE (FLYING COLORS/TRANSATLANTIC)

Neal Morse is a very busy man as usual with a new solo album ‘Momentum’ due next month on Inside Out, Flying Colors touring the US and Europe during September and October plus he has a Christmas album due out … Continue reading

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