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Styx - The Grand Illusion mp3 album

  • Performer: Styx
  • Title: The Grand Illusion
  • Genre: Rock
  • Country: US
  • Formats: MIDI DMF VOX AU MOD AUD AHX
  • Style: Classic Rock, Symphonic Rock
  • MP3 album: 1247 mb
  • FLAC album: 1489 mb
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Styx - The Grand Illusion mp3 album

The Grand Illusion is the seventh studio album by Styx, it was released on July 7, 1977. It launched the band to stardom, spawned the hit singles "Come Sail Away" and "Fooling Yourself", and sold over three million copies in the US (Triple Platinum). Some estimates have the album at over 5 million copies sold. The album was recorded at Paragon Recording Studios in Chicago. The album cover art, created by Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse, is an homage to a painting by René Magritte entitled "Le Blanc-Seing".

Welcome to the grand illusion Come on in and see what's happening Pay the price, get your tickets for the show The stage is set, the band starts playing Suddenly your heart is pounding Wishing secretly you were a star. But don't be fooled by the radio The tv or the. magazines They show you photographs of how your life should be But they're just someone else's fantasy So if you think your life is complete confusion Because you never win the game Just remember that it's a grand illusion And deep inside we're all the same. Наверное, известнейший представитель pomp art rock'а, альбом The Grand Illusion группы Styx. Альбом, который нравится от самого начала до самого конца. Впервые я узнал об этой группе, услышав их песню Come Sail Away, которая надолго засела в голове и заставила меня познакомится с творчеством американцев поближе.

The Grand Illusion is the 7th album by Styx. It's songs are: "The Grand Illusion" (Dennis DeYoung) – 4:36. Lead vocals: Dennis DeYoung. First guitar solo and guitar fills: Tommy Shaw. Second guitar solo: James Young. Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)" (Tommy Shaw) – 5:29. Lead vocals and guitar: Tommy Shaw. Lead vocals and lead guitar: Tommy Shaw. Soliloquy: Dennis DeYoung. Come Sail Away" (DeYoung) – 6:07.

Yet somehow, Styx remained consistently popular because of about a dozen or top forty singles released between 1973 and 1983. While they remained commercially viable because of their singles, their most fully realized full album effort came in 1977 with The Grand Illusion.

Other than being their first platinum-selling album, The Grand Illusion led Styx steadfastly into the domain of AOR rock. Built on the strengths of "Come Sail Away"'s ballad-to-rock metamorphosis, which gained them their second Top Ten hit, and on the high harmonies of newcomer Tommy Shaw throughout "Fooling Yourself," The Grand Illusion introduced Styx to the gates of commercial stardom.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 The Grand Illusion
Lead Guitar [First] – Tommy ShawLead Guitar [Second] – James Young Lyrics By – Dennis DeYoungMusic By – Dennis DeYoung
4:36
2 Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)
Lyrics By – Tommy ShawMusic By – Tommy Shaw
5:29
3 Superstars
Lead Guitar – Tommy ShawLyrics By – Dennis DeYoung, James Young , Tommy ShawMusic By – Dennis DeYoung, James Young , Tommy Shaw
3:59
4 Come Sail Away
Lead Guitar – Tommy ShawLyrics By – Dennis DeYoungMusic By – Dennis DeYoung
6:07
5 Miss America
Lead Guitar – James Young Lyrics By – James Young Music By – James Young
5:01
6 Man In The Wilderness
Lead Guitar – Tommy ShawLyrics By – Tommy ShawMusic By – Tommy Shaw
5:49
7 Castle Walls
Lead Guitar – James Young Lyrics By – Dennis DeYoungMusic By – Dennis DeYoung
6:00
8 The Grand Finale
Lead Guitar [Fills] – Tommy ShawLead Guitar [Melodic] – James Young Lyrics By – Dennis DeYoung, James Young , Tommy ShawMusic By – Dennis DeYoung, James Young , Tommy Shaw
1:58

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&M Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – A&M Records, Inc.
  • Recorded At – Paragon Studios
  • Remixed At – Paragon Studios
  • Mastered At – The Mastering Lab

Credits

  • Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Twelve-String Guitar, Vocals – Tommy Shaw
  • Art Direction – Roland Young
  • Design [Album] – Chuck Beeson
  • Drums, Percussion, Vocals – John Panozzo
  • Engineer, Remix – Rob Kingsland
  • Guitar, Vocals – James Young
  • Keyboards, Synthesizer, Vocals – Dennis DeYoung
  • Lead Vocals – Dennis DeYoung (tracks: 1, 4, 7, 8), James Young (tracks: 5), Tommy Shaw (tracks: 2, 3, 6)
  • Mastered By – Mike Reese
  • Photography By – Jim McCrary
  • Producer [Assistant], Engineer, Remix – Barry Mraz
  • Producer, Remix – Styx
  • Vocals, Bass Guitar – Chuck Panozzo

Notes

Album originally released on LP in 1977.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7502-13223-2 5
  • Matrix / Runout (outer ring): A9 UME 7502132232-2 AF01
  • Matrix / Runout (Inner ring): MOS1
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPILT36

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SP-4637 Styx The Grand Illusion ‎(LP, Album, Mon) A&M Records SP-4637 US 1977
SP-4637 Styx The Grand Illusion ‎(LP, Album, Club, RE) A&M Records SP-4637 US 1977
CD-3223 Styx The Grand Illusion ‎(CD, Album, Club, RE) A&M Records CD-3223 US Unknown
CS-4637 Styx The Grand Illusion ‎(Cass, Album, Club) A&M Records CS-4637 US 1977
L 36196 Styx The Grand Illusion ‎(LP, Album) A&M Records L 36196 New Zealand 1977

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 The Grand Illusion
Lyrics By, Music By – Dennis De Young*
4:36
A2 Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)
Lyrics By, Music By – Tommy Shaw
5:29
A3 Superstars
Lyrics By, Music By – Dennis De Young*, James Young , Tommy Shaw
3:59
A4 Come Sail Away
Lyrics By, Music By – Dennis De Young*
6:07
B1 Miss America
Lyrics By, Music By – James Young
5:01
B2 Man In The Wilderness
Lyrics By, Music By – Tommy Shaw
5:49
B3 Castle Walls
Lyrics By, Music By – Dennis De Young*
6:00
B4 The Grand Finale
Lyrics By, Music By – Dennis De Young*, James Young , Tommy Shaw
1:58

Companies, etc.

  • Pressed By – Goldisc Recording Products, Inc.
  • Recorded At – Paragon Studios
  • Remixed At – Paragon Studios
  • Mastered At – The Mastering Lab
  • Published By – Almo Music Corp.
  • Published By – Stygian Songs
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&M Records, Inc.

Credits

  • Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Twelve-String Guitar – Tommy Shaw
  • Art Direction – Roland Young
  • Bass, Vocals – Chuck Panozzo
  • Design [Album] – Chuck Beeson
  • Drums, Percussion, Vocals – John Panozzo
  • Engineer, Producer [Assistance], Remix – Barry Mraz
  • Engineer, Remix – Rob Kingsland
  • Guitar, Vocals – James Young
  • Keyboards, Synthesizer, Vocals – Dennis DeYoung
  • Lead Vocals – Dennis De Young* (tracks: A1, A4. B3, B4), James Young (tracks: B1), Tommy Shaw (tracks: A2, A3, B2)
  • Management – Derek Sutton
  • Mastered By – Mike Reese
  • Photography By – Jim McCrary
  • Producer, Remix – Styx

Notes

Pressed by Goldisc Recording Products, Inc., Holbrook, NY.

Copies came with a folded poster
Recorded and Remixed at Paragon Recording Studios, Chicago, Illinois
Mastered at the Mastering Lab, Los Angeles, California

All selections published by Almo Music Corp. and Stygian Songs (ASCAP)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 Label ): SP-5011
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 Label ): SP-5012
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 Etched ): SP-5011-M5 Δ22399 - I GOL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 Stamped ): TML-M
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 Etched ): SP-5012-M4 Δ22399-X I GOL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 Stamped ): TML-M
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SP-4637 Styx The Grand Illusion ‎(LP, Album, Mon) A&M Records SP-4637 US 1977
SP-4637 Styx The Grand Illusion ‎(LP, Album, Club, RE) A&M Records SP-4637 US 1977
CD-3223 Styx The Grand Illusion ‎(CD, Album, Club, RE) A&M Records CD-3223 US Unknown
CS-4637 Styx The Grand Illusion ‎(Cass, Album, Club) A&M Records CS-4637 US 1977
L 36196 Styx The Grand Illusion ‎(LP, Album) A&M Records L 36196 New Zealand 1977

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 The Grand Illusion
Lyrics By, Music By – Dennis De Young*
4:36
A2 Come Sail Away
Lyrics By, Music By – Dennis De Young*
6:07
B1 Miss America
Lyrics By, Music By – James Young
5:01
B2 Castle Walls
Lyrics By, Music By – Dennis De Young*
6:00
C1 Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)
Lyrics By, Music By – Tommy Shaw
5:29
C2 Man In The Wilderness
Lyrics By, Music By – Tommy Shaw
5:49
D1 Superstars
Lyrics By, Music By – Dennis De Young*, James Young , Tommy Shaw
3:59
D2 Miss America
D3 The Grand Finale
Lyrics By, Music By – Dennis De Young*, James Young , Tommy Shaw
1:58

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – Columbia House – AM8TC 4637

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SP-4637 Styx The Grand Illusion ‎(LP, Album, Mon) A&M Records SP-4637 US 1977
SP-4637 Styx The Grand Illusion ‎(LP, Album, Club, RE) A&M Records SP-4637 US 1977
CD-3223 Styx The Grand Illusion ‎(CD, Album, Club, RE) A&M Records CD-3223 US Unknown
CS-4637 Styx The Grand Illusion ‎(Cass, Album, Club) A&M Records CS-4637 US 1977
L 36196 Styx The Grand Illusion ‎(LP, Album) A&M Records L 36196 New Zealand 1977




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