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Originally posted by sherrynoland sherrynoland wrote:

Ray tells me there will be sythesizers, too, Moshkito.  I think there will be lots of surprises!  Something unexpected.  Something new.  Something very original.  Something FLASH....
 
And I can tell you that I love a really good flash once in a while ... even at my/our old age a good flash is a wonderment! And always appreciated, too!


Edited by moshkito - February 23 2012 at 09:46
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dr. Occulator Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2012 at 13:48
Ray kind of looks like Bill Nighy's character in Still Crazy! If I'm not mistaken his name was Ray also. Cool
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sherrynoland Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2012 at 01:57
Yes, he does, doesn't he.  I love that movie.  I love Bill Nighy too, and yes, his name was Ray!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sherrynoland Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 30 2012 at 01:09
I've had a few requests for an update.  The final track (Manhattan Morning) is complete, and Ray is going over everything with a fine-tooth comb.  You can be sure, when you hear this, it will be the album the boys want it to be!

I may have some big news to announce soon, as well.  Stay tuned.
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I'm quite fond of the original flash and have high hopes for this.  Flash without Peter... hmmm.... I still have hopes.... but Peter was quite dominant originally...  hmmm... but plenty of guitarists can match his skills... hmmm.... but his creative/lazy approach?  hmmm.....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cstack3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 30 2012 at 12:52
Originally posted by ghost_of_morphy ghost_of_morphy wrote:

I'm quite fond of the original flash and have high hopes for this.  Flash without Peter... hmmm.... I still have hopes.... but Peter was quite dominant originally...  hmmm... but plenty of guitarists can match his skills... hmmm.... but his creative/lazy approach?  hmmm.....

Ray's guitar chops have really progressed, GOM!  Check this out:


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sherrynoland Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 30 2012 at 16:43
My "news" -- No question this band is different without Peter and Mike, and that's why Ray and Colin are considering calling it The Bennett Carter Band instead of Flash.

That way, we can all appreciate the old band for what it was, and enjoy the new band in its own light.

As for Ray's guitar licks, Chuck, did you know he played guitar before bass? He's got good fingers!  
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Originally posted by sherrynoland sherrynoland wrote:

My "news" -- No question this band is different without Peter and Mike, and that's why Ray and Colin are considering calling it The Bennett Carter Band instead of Flash.

That way, we can all appreciate the old band for what it was, and enjoy the new band in its own light.

As for Ray's guitar licks, Chuck, did you know he played guitar before bass? He's got good fingers!  

Hi Sherry!  Yeah, he told me about starting out on guitar as a lad!  His guitar playing is REALLY good, I even hear a bit of "King Crimson" vibe in there!  He was always good on any instrument he touched! 

BTW, I'd keep it as "Flash" if at all possible.  If Squire can have Yes limp along with him as the only founding member, Ray and Colin surely have the same right!  

How many on PA know that Ray and Chris Squire were flat-mates once upon a time?  Ask Ray about why Chris has the nickname "The Fish"!  
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Ha!  I believe it was because Chris spent so many hours in the bathtub...

Ray says the name will be determined by how it feels.  They certainly have the right to call it Flash, but there'll be no "limping along".

When they started back together, Ray says it definitely felt like Flash picking up where they left off.  But after more than a year working on new music, and with a new keyboard player, he's beginning to feel like it's got a life of its own--taking on a new identity.  There are similarities and differences.  We'll have to wait and see.

Whatever the name, it'll be Ray and Colin, and there will be lots of flash....


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rushfan4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2012 at 13:04
Was anything ever released?
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That was my question too, Scott ^^^^^^^^^^
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sherrynoland Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2012 at 13:36
Not yet, but the recording is finished.  Still has to be mastered, and Ray is now at work on the cover art.  With Ray in Vegas and Colin in Oregon, it's a slow process, but progress is sure and steady.  I'll post the release date as soon as it's announced.  I'd love to find one in my Christmas stocking!!  Cheers.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Evolver Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2012 at 15:14
I'm looking forward to this.
Trust me. I know what I'm doing.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 13 2012 at 00:56
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Unfamiliar with FLASH, but 40yrs of being disbanded and now coming back to release a new album???! Wow. That is an incredible story. I'm gonna look more into this. ;)
Threshold still have all the goods that makes them one of the best classic rock/Prog metal bands in the world. 2014's For The Journey is worth a serious listen.
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Hi,
 
At this pace, I will be dead before I hear anything ... oh well, the FLASH was nice ... at least as long as my eyes could see!
 
I can't help thinking that there is too much show and not enough go, by now ... but maybe my eyesight can't see anything anymore!
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I understand your frustration, Moshkito, believe me!  I live with the guy making this happen and I feel it, too.  I watch him working on it, day in and day out.

Ray is the one who's been doing all the mixing, and in the process, changing arrangements, adding bits, refining, etc., and all of this without backing, or help.  He won't rush it; he loves what he's doing and won't release this until he's fully satisfied.  Maybe that's part of why Flash is what it is?  He tells me, "It takes the time it takes."  He feels the original three albums, as good as they were, were rushed and could have been even better. He has only one priority—to satisfy himself.  And no record company pushing him around.

Please don't die, or go blind.  Have faith; it's on its way!
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The long-awaited new FLASH CD will be released in March distributed world-wide by Cleopatra Records.  

HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!!!!!!!!!
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There's supposed to be the clappy emoticon, but it isn't showing up in the post.  Ah well, great news.

Edited by The Doctor - January 01 2013 at 15:15
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Originally posted by sherrynoland sherrynoland wrote:

The long-awaited new FLASH CD will be released in March distributed world-wide by Cleopatra Records.  

HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!!!!!!!!!
 
Cool, looking forward to hearing the new stuff!
 
Happy New Year!
 
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