The Grand Illusion + Pieces Of Eight – Live
on CD, DVD and Blu-ray

Eagle Rock Entertainment are proud to announce the release of the Styx title The Grand Illusion + Pieces Of Eight – Live. This is a new high definition shoot, simultaneously released on double-disc CD, DVD and Blu-ray format releases and hits stores on 30 January 2012. This release features the first ever complete live performance of these two classic multi-platinum seventies albums in their entirety and includes several tracks never previously performed live. “The Grand Illusion + Pieces Of Eight – Live” includes the classics “Renegade”, “Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)”, “Come Sail Away”, “Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)”, “Sing For The Day” and many more.

Filmed on 9 November 2010 at the historic Orpheum Theater in Memphis, TN, this stunning show captures Styx blasting through “The Grand Illusion” and “Pieces Of Eight” in front of an audience who could not believe what they witnessing. These iconic albums established Styx as a globally successful rock band and defined the AOR genre for a generation of Americans.

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
* Not on CD version
** Final track on CD1

The line-up for this show featured James “J.Y.” Young (vocals, guitars, keyboards); Tommy Shaw (vocals, guitars); Todd Sucherman (drums); Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards); Ricky Phillips (bass, backing vocals) and Chuck Panozzo (bass guitar). As a bonus on the DVD and Blu-ray formats we include “Putting On The Show” ? an in-depth look at the people and equipment required to stage this epic concert.

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.

For more information regarding Eagle Rock Entertainment please contact Chris Hewlett PR on or 0845 601 2833.

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