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His songwriting, singing, and stage personae appealed to the band and Evans. Neal and Steve Morse met to write, and explore their potential musical chemistry. From this session came major sections of “Blue Ocean” and “Infinite Fire”. The band, Evans, and Collins met for nine days at Neal Morse’s house and connected studio in January 2011. During that time, the band members wrote the music, and some of the lyrics, for the rest of the album.
Collins helped the band choose between competing song ideas, and help organize songs’ structure. Portnoy also took on this role. Neal Morse wrote, was entirely rewritten by the rest of the band in the time it took Morse to get coffee from his kitchen. Get a drink, lose a chorus. The song was “Forever in a Daze. By the end of the session, everyone present had written a chorus, including Collins, Evans and Guidroz. Casey was still not satisfied, and spent the next four months working on it until arriving at the final version.
Portnoy remained at Morse’s studio after the rest of the band left, to record final drums for the album. Several band members met two more times at Neal’s studio to record vocals together. Then, Collins chose the final parts that would comprise each of the songs, working with Guidroz to create many of the album’s sounds. Collins remarked that Guidroz was one of the best engineers he had ever worked with. The self-titled debut studio album was released on March 26, 2012. In late 2012, the band toured the United States and Europe.
They played two shows in the United States, and the rest of the tour in Europe, because shows were closer together. The tour was brief because of conflicting schedules among the members. Mike Portnoy chose the song order, and would often change the order between shows, depending on how things went the night before. This was done the night before the show was recorded for the album, Live in Europe. The venue was chosen because it was a favourite of Neal Morse and Mike Portnoy. 1 on the French charts. It was mixed by Jerry Guidroz, who also engineered front of house for the tour.
The video was edited by Bernhard Baran. After the show ended, the audience did not leave the venue, and requested additional music. Neal Morse was already on the tour bus, getting ready for bed. Neal, Casey and Mike took turns on lead vocals. Space Trucking” as a hidden track on the third LP of the vinyl version.
Morse was concerned that their impromptu performance might be viewed by some fans as not honoring the song. Live recording system to capture the show. A documentary, First Flight, recounted the band’s experiences on the tour, was described as: “Backstage, on the bus, and in extended interviews, discover the seedy and sordid underside to the prog’s most dangerous band. And observe the surreal cavalcade of lost innocence when one crew member does the unforgivable on the tour bus. Clips of songs from the band’s first performance, as well as from the Hamburg show, were also included. For Flying Color’s second studio release, the band wrote and recorded wrote in four brief stages over a period of 18 months. Mike Portnoy’s house for four days.
Jerry Guidroz returned to record the band at both locations. At this point, the songs were written, and final drums were recorded. Individual recording, overdubs, and arrangement continued over the internet. Twelve versions of the album exist from these mixes. Everyone was enthusiastic about the collaboration with Peter Collins on the first album. The band elected to self-produce Second Nature, though, because they wanted to explore working on their own. The songs on Second Nature are generally less constrained, longer, and more free-flowing than those of Flying Colors.
Unlike the first album, the band did not record parts that were unused. Another difference from the first album is that Casey played much more rhythm guitar. Flying Colors expanded their instrumental palette on this release. On another song, “One Love Forever”, Eric Darken performed 14 different hand percussion instruments. Mike Portnoy in Dream Theater, was brought on to create the cover and interior artwork.
CD booklet and vinyl artwork. Rich was known by Portnoy, Neal, and Evans from having mixed every Neal Morse, Spock’s Beard and Transatlantic Album. Second Nature was released in September 2014, debuting in multiple Top-10 charts, worldwide. In addition to numerous other accolades, the album received two Prog Award nominations: Album of the Year, and Band of the Year.
Due to severe scheduling issues, the band could only tour for two weeks. The hole only opened up shortly before the window, itself, so there was not time to prepare properly for the tour. One of the results was that many of the venues the band would have played were already booked. Given the complexity of music, and the other members’ large body of existing material from other bands, both tours were challenging. As with the first tour, Portnoy chose the set, selecting a few songs from the first album, and all but one from the second. Bernhard Baran, with his crew, recorded the show.