The Best Of Times 7:42 20. Title Writer s Lead vocals Length 6. However, as far as live albums go, it's still a good one. About the music, Styx always knew how to make the listners to like their music, a cross between pomp hard rock with progressive elements, always with big orchestrations and solid arrangements. Boat On The River 3:17 14. This concert video was recorded in the Autumn of 1996, a few months after John died.
In that period each musician from Styx was involved in solo careers, untill one of the leaders Dennis de Young ask Tommy if he want to sing again like in old times on Lady. Pieces like Too Much Time On My Hands, Suite Madame Blue, Grand Illusion, Fooling Yourself The Angry Young Man, Show Me The Way dedicated to John Panozzo, and all btw are great, the musicians are in top form and is showing with every tune they play. It is a good memory of the band with Dennis De Young, and also shows a very good drummer, Todd Sucherman, playing with a lot of energy, doing a very good job replacing the late John Panozzo. Then they made some new and modern arrangements for old classics but not so different that long time fans couldn't recognize every single note without any problem. This led to De Young to leave the band in 1999 after some musical differences with Young and Shaw, and also after some health problems which also forced him to leave the band. Anyway, the band wasn't the same anymore without De Young. Chuck Panozzo is not as strong because of the well-known reasons, but manages to do a correct job as bass player, even when his backing vocals have almost disappeared.
On the Autumnal Equinox 1996. Come Sail Away 8:33 18. The set list of this concert video is very good. Boat On The River 12. On My Way 5:02 studio 2.
When he takes the lead vocals in Miss America also does a great job. Drummer Todd Sucherman replaced John Panozzo, who died of chronic alcohol abuse that year. Blue Collar Man Long Nights 4:34 5. They sound very well rehearsed, and they look very happy playing together. Maybe his songs are in contrast to the more heavy musical style of the songs which are sung and composed by Tommy Shaw and James Young. Too Much Time On My Hands 5:43 7. Four singles from the album charted, three in the top 10.
But, one person is missing, John Panozzo, the drumer and the brother of bassis, who died in that year. Anyway, since 1995 they had a new drummer, called Todd Sucherman, a very good drummer who became their official drummer after John died. Suite Madame Blue 8:31 9. Show Me The Way 11. It is a very good song. The tour's theme and stage setup was based on 1981's Paradise Theater number one. He was agree and the reunion was posible.
And above all the new drumer Todd Sucherman who is absolutly great, very energic drumer who realy integrate very good in Styx sound. I know I shouldn't like them. The music represents how the band sounds like on stage with their best line-up: Dennis De Young, James Young, Tommy Shaw and Chuck Pannozzo. Show Me The Way 5:11 13. .
It's clear that the musicians are playing for fun, not for money, each piece in this context is a winner. It was the most successful album by Styx, peaking at 1 for 3 weeks on the Billboard Album Chart in April and May 1981 non-consecutively. Styx was one of the all-time favorite targets of many rock critics, but the mixture of bleeding-heart ballads, catchy arena rock, and ambitious art rock appealed to millions in the late '70s and early '80s. The band performs their studio tracks excellently especially in delivering vocal harmony - in most parts between Dennis De Young and Tommy Shaw. Too Much Time On My Hands 5. Rockin' the paradise 5:23 4.
Title Writer s Lead vocals Length 1. The Grand Illusion 6:51 11. Todd Sucherman was my greatest surprise, the guy is really outstanding, absolutely precise and really strong drumming, a great replacement for a man who is part of the band history. Overall, it's an excellent hard rock live performance which will satisfy you if you really Styx fan. It's clear that the band is in top form here, each musicians gives the best they have, maybe sometimes better then before, great musicianship, great sound, excelent play list, almost all their hits over the yers. The song is in the 1999 film , in which 's character, like Sandler himself, is a Styx fan.