180 Gram Vinyl Record
The legendary rock superstars Styx continued their arena rock assault in 1978 with their multi-platinum favorite Pieces Of Eight. Rockers like Tommy Shaw's "Renegade" and "Blue Collar Man," plus Dennis DeYoung's "Pieces Of Eight" and "Lords Of The Ring" enhanced their prog-rock sounds to new heights. "Renegade" and "Blue Collar Man" would become two of the group's most popular songs, and deservedly so. With their fanciful lyrics and freewheeling synth coloring, "Sing for the Day" and "Lords of the Rings" mark a slight return to Styx's prog-rock roots. This album basically picks up where its predecessor, the breakthrough Grand Illusion left off, and is equally effective. Dennis DeYoung's title tune about the emptiness of wealth (a subject on which he was beginning to gain first-hand experience) continues the previous album's thematic thread nicely.
Pieces of Eight furthered the group's new status as superstars and continued their run of consistently strong releases. Friday Music is very proud once again to offer the audiophile dream releases of the Styx catalog with this mega-classic. Mastered impeccably from the original A&M tapes by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray.
|1. Great White Hope|
|2. I'm O. K.|
|3. Sing For The Day|
|4. The Message|
|5. Lords Of The Ring|
|6. Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)|
|7. Queen Of Spades|
|9. Pieces Of Eight|
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