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Styx - The Grand Illusion / Pieces Of Eight Live (2012) [2CD + DVD-9]

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Styx - The Grand Illusion / Pieces Of Eight Live (2012) [2CD + DVD-9]

Styx - The Grand Illusion / Pieces Of Eight Live (2012)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Eagle Rec., EDGCD468 | ~ 738 or 229 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 78 Mb
DVD-9: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR, Auto Letterboxed
Dolby AC3, 2 ch / Dolby AC3, 5.1 ch / DTS, 5.1 ch
Classic Rock / Arena Rock / Prog Rock

The practice of performing albums in their entirety gives both artists and their fans the chance to hear the hits and underappreciated deep cuts as well. However, in many cases, most of a classic album is in the set anyway. Styx's 2012 three-disc (two CDs and one DVD) release The Grand Illusion/Pieces of Eight Live is a fine example of giving casual fans and diehards the best of both worlds, and there's certainly an audience for this, since both 1977's The Grand Illusion and 1978's Pieces of Eight went triple-platinum in the United States. This performance was recorded and filmed at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, Tennessee on November 9, 2010. Vocalist/guitarist Tommy Shaw, vocalist/guitarist James "JY" Young, vocalist/keyboardist Lawrence Gowan, bass guitarist Chuck Panozzo, bass guitarist Ricky Phillips, and drummer Todd Sucherman give a passionate, assured performance that salutes these albums specifically while generally and wistfully honoring the bygone days of the album era when listeners absorbed an entire slate of songs as one cohesive work, not just a single. (Shaw makes references to "side one" and "side two" of these albums, and the clever rear-screen video on-stage shows a teenage boy playing the actual original Styx vinyl LPs on a turntable and flipping them over.) The biggest hits on The Grand Illusion are "The Grand Illusion," "Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)," and "Come Sail Away," but "Miss America," "Man in the Wilderness," and "Castle Walls" also stand out as they demonstrate the breadth of Styx's grasp of hard rock, pop, and progressive rock despite often being tagged as a prime example of an AOR and arena rock band. Pieces of Eight staples "Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)" and "Renegade" reach energetic highs, and "Sing for the Day," "Queen of Spades," and "Pieces of Eight" help tie the album together. In a perfect world, the classic lineup would still be together, but Gowan does a superb job of performing vocalist/keyboardist Dennis DeYoung's parts (without the occasional nasally pinch of DeYoung's higher register) and the underrated Sucherman is the glue that holds it all together. (Original drummer John Panozzo died in 1996). DVD extras include detailed interviews with crew members and the band about the technical aspects of putting on a show like this and a nice piece on the subtle "Aku-Aku" fadeout from a musical standpoint. (The rear-screen video pullback shot during "Aku-Aku" is breathtaking). What truly matters in the end is that a band's music is kept alive, regardless of the lineup, and The Grand Illusion/Pieces of Eight Live succeeds admirably.

by Bret Adams, AMG
Styx - The Grand Illusion / Pieces Of Eight Live (2012) [2CD + DVD-9]


Styx - The Grand Illusion / Pieces Of Eight Live (2012):

Styx - The Grand Illusion / Pieces Of Eight Live (2012) [2CD + DVD-9]

Tracklist CD1:

01. The Grand Illusion [0:05:38.16]
02. Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man) [0:06:20.68]
03. Superstars [0:06:16.64]
04. Come Sail Away [0:08:55.67]
05. Miss America [0:06:18.32]
06. Man In The Wilderness [0:06:49.27]
07. Castle Walls [0:06:04.34]
08. The Grand Finale [0:02:24.35]

Exact Audio Copy V1.0 beta 3 from 29. August 2011

EAC extraction logfile from 2. August 2014, 19:04

Styx / The Grand Illusion / Pieces Of Eight Live (Special Edition)

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Styx - The Grand Illusion / Pieces Of Eight Live (2012) [2CD + DVD-9]

Tracklist CD2:

01. Great White Hope [0:05:00.25]
02. I'm Okay [0:07:10.22]
03. Sing For The Day [0:05:06.11]
04. The Message [0:01:13.56]
05. Lords Of The Ring [0:04:37.05]
06. Blue Collar Man (Long Nights) [0:05:17.56]
07. Queen Of Spades [0:06:08.00]
08. Renegade [0:05:11.36]
09. Pieces Of Eight [0:05:22.40]
10. Aku-Aku [0:03:17.70]

Exact Audio Copy V1.0 beta 3 from 29. August 2011

EAC extraction logfile from 2. August 2014, 19:47

Styx / The Grand Illusion / Pieces Of Eight Live (CD2)

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Styx - The Grand Illusion / Pieces Of Eight Live (2012) [2CD + DVD-9]

Tracklist DVD:

The Grand Illusion

1) Intro/1978
2) The Grand Illusion
3) Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)
4) Superstars
5) Come Sail Away
6) Miss America
7) Man In The Wilderness
8) Castle Walls
9) The Grand Finale

Pieces Of Eight

10) Great White Hope
11) I'm Okay
12) Sing For The Day
13) The Message
14) Lords Of The Ring
15) Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)
16) Queen Of Spades
17) Renegade
18) Keyboard Interlude
19) Pieces Of Eight
20) Aku-Aku

Bonus Features:
* Putting on the Show

Title: Styx 2012 - The Grand Illusion - Pieses Of Eight (EDGCD468) - DVD
Size: 7.47 Gb ( 7 835 040,00 KBytes ) - DVD-9
Enabled regions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

VTS_01 :
Play Length: 00:00:17
Video: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR, Auto Letterboxed
Audio:
English (Dolby AC3, 2 ch)
English (Dolby AC3, 2 ch)
English (Dolby AC3, 2 ch)

VTS_02 :
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English (Dolby AC3, 6 ch)
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VTS_03 :
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English (Dolby AC3, 2 ch)
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Audio:
English (Dolby AC3, 2 ch)
English (Dolby AC3, 2 ch)
English (Dolby AC3, 2 ch)
Subtitles:
English
Espanol
Francais
Deutsch


Styx - The Grand Illusion / Pieces Of Eight Live (2012) [2CD + DVD-9]

Styx - The Grand Illusion / Pieces Of Eight Live (2012) [2CD + DVD-9]

Styx - The Grand Illusion / Pieces Of Eight Live (2012) [2CD + DVD-9]

Styx - The Grand Illusion / Pieces Of Eight Live (2012) [2CD + DVD-9]

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