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Steve Morse talks Flying Colors

Steve Morse, Toronto, Feb 12 2012; photo © Nick Soveiko cc-by-nc-sa

Japanese blog Muse on Muse has two interviews with both Steve and Neal Morse of the Flying Colors project:

Muse On Muse: All of your guitar solos, especially the one on “Kayla”, are very beautiful and match the songs perfectly. Are your solos improvised, or do you make them prior to recording? Please tell us about your approach to guitar solos.

SM: The solos are improvised. I do several at one time, and keep erasing the worst one. When I get one that I like, I listen and fix some parts that could be a little better. Usually, I will keep the ones that accidentally have little melodic sections that surprise me. In the end, I will probably quote something from these solos such as Kayla, since they are melodic. However, thinking back on that one, I intentionally referred back to the intro melody in the solo since I felt it wasn’t brought back enough during the song.

MM: What are your future plans with FLYING COLORS? Do you have plans for another album?

SM: Yes, I’m sure we do. At the moment, we haven’t even done our tour yet, and everybody has busy schedules, so we don’t know when that will be, but we all love the product of this chemistry and want to do more, I’m sure.

Read more in Muse on Muse.

Flying Colors embark on a short tour this September. Check the details in our calendar.

Thanks to BraveWords for the info.

4 Comments to “Steve Morse talks Flying Colors”:

  1. 1
    Tracy (Zero the Hero) Heyder says:

    Now, if we could get that kind of precise interview from Steve regarding the upcoming Deep Purple record I’d be pleased…..

    Yeah, go ahead. Bring your ‘I told you so’, you know who I mean.


  2. 2
    CP says:

    I hope he finishes the Purple record and leaves to work with FC.I’d much prefer seeing FC at a local venue than Purple.

  3. 3
    Tracy (Zero the Hero) Heyder says:

    Why not both?

  4. 4
    Marije says:

    I totally love the Flying Colors album, beautiful melodies and guitar solos from Steve, love the vocals too. I was at the FC show in Holland, and that was totally awesome. In a much smaller venue than most DP shows (think it fitted about 2000, and it was full), I was able to get to 2nd row, right in front of Steve. Also I met him outside the venue after the show. All very cool 🙂 I do personally prefer concerts in smaller venues, it is a more intimate atmosphere. I do hope that DP will continue to tour for a few more years, and am definitely looking forward to seeing them again in Germany in November, but I am also very much hoping for another FC album and tour. DP won’t be able to keep up the heavy touring forever, especially Ian Gillan I think, shame of course, but maybe that will give Steve some more time for something like Flying Colors.

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