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Styx: Grand Illusion / Pieces of Eight - Live [Blu-ray] Directed by Styx
Styx: Grand Illusion / Pieces of Eight - Live [Blu-ray]
 Directed by Styx
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Filmed on November 9th, 2010 at the historic Orpheum Theater in Memphis, TN, this stunning show captures Styx performing their classic multi-platinum seventies albums The Grand Illusion and Pieces Of Eight live in their entirety for the first time. These iconic albums established Styx as a globally successful rock band and defined the AOR genre for a generation of Americans. These new live performances perfectly portray the power, songwriting skill and musical virtuosity that are synonymous with Styx throughout their career and with these groundbreaking albums in particular. / Bonus Features: Putting On The Show an in-depth look at the people and equipment required to stage this epic concert. / Line-up: James J.Y. Young (vocals, guitars, keyboards); Tommy Shaw (vocals, guitars); Todd Sucherman (drums); Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards); Ricky Phillips (bass, backing vocals) & Chuck Panozzo (bass guitar). / TRACK LISTING: 1) Intro/1978 2) The Grand Illusion 3) Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man) 4) Superstars 5) Keyboard Interlude 6) Come Sail Away 7) Miss America 8) Man In The Wilderness 9) Castle Walls 10) The Grand Finale 11) Great White Hope 12) I m O.K. 13) Sing For The Day 14) The Message 15) Lords Of The Ring 16) Blue Collar Man (Long Nights) 17) Queen Of Spades 18) Renegade 19) Keyboard Interlude 20) Pieces Of Eight 21) Aku-Aku
Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #49727 in DVD
  • Brand: DVD
  • Model: 24170156
  • Published on: 2012-01-31
  • Released on: 2012-01-31
  • Rating: NR (Not Rated)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Formats: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, NTSC
  • Original language: English
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Dimensions: .30" h x 5.25" w x 6.50" l, .20 pounds
  • Running time: 131 minutes
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    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
    5Picture a Styx Concert, doing the two best albums they ever did straight through back to back....
    By boc_spectre
    During 1977, Styx wrote what most think is their most stunning material on an album called 'The Grand Illusion'. Then in 1978, they followed that wonder with what most fans feel is yet another stunning album called 'Pieces Of Eight'. Now picture Styx at their absolute best live performance ever to date performing both albums straight through as originally recorded on both albums oddly including even the side changes of the records. Even back then, they thought many of these songs far, far too difficult to perform live and NEVER attempted to. Yet here we are today....they did it absolutely perfect. Most of these live versions here are recorded far better than the studio originals. Tommy Shaw is amazing in this show stunning me most of all with his apparent agelessness, he's lost nothing to age neither in voice or guitar. If you even LIKE Styx, YOU MUST OWN THIS BLU_RAY! The 5.1 DTS and HI-DEF widescreen presentation of this concert has to be seen to be believed. They nail every note, guitar riff, keyboards, synths, bass deluxe and drumming supreme in the entire show. My family and friends have been completely overstimulated by this extremely stunning concert performance.....now it's your turn! CRANK IT UP!

    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
    5No DDY? No Problem. This is just ... WOW!
    By tayv
    Great concert by my favorite post-Beatles band. To those who give a poor review because De Young isn't here: get over it. He wasn't the only guy in the band (3 or 5 of the players that were on these albums are in this concert, another is dead). While it would be nice to have DDY here, Lawrence Gowan is an extremely worthy replacement. Few groups (AC/DC comes to mind) could replace one of their leads and still have "their sound". This concert was done in 2010 in Nashville, and it was fantastic. To do these two albums live, back to back in the order the tracks were on the platters, and sound this good is simply ... amazing. We enjoyed this so much that my wife, sons and I have already watched it 3 times this week. The music is just that good. The only thing missing, and I'm not deducting for it, is the subtitles. When this aired on cable/dish, you got subtitles, but even though the disc offers the option, I've found no way to enable it. For those who don't actually know the lyrics (which are very good and worth the read), it would be a nice feature.

    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
    5Better than expected, good performance and sound quality
    By Alex S.
    Way better than expected, charged with energy and positive emotions, good modern sound quality (DTS HD Master track), excellent performance. I liked the lyrics and music of Styx previously, and had this CD, but didn't listen to it often due to it's compressed CD sound quality.
    Sound quality on this Blue Ray live concert is better than sound quality on plenty of studio records or remastered hi resolution multichannel records.
    Bravo, Styx!

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