Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Sell Us Your Item
For up to a $2.48 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
MEGA Media Add to Cart
$24.00  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

Styx: Grand Illusion / Pieces of Eight - Live [Blu-ray] (2011)

Styx , Styx  |  NR |  Blu-ray
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (176 customer reviews)

List Price: $19.98
Price: $13.88 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $6.10 (31%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Monday, April 21? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details

Other Formats & Versions

Amazon Price New from Used from
Blu-ray 1-Disc Version $13.88  
DVD 3-Disc Version $24.88  

Frequently Bought Together

Styx: Grand Illusion / Pieces of Eight - Live [Blu-ray] + Foreigner: Live [Blu-ray] + REO Speedwagon: Live in the Heartland [Blu-ray]
Price for all three: $37.47

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product Details

  • Actors: Styx
  • Directors: Styx
  • Format: Blu-ray, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Eagle Rock Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: January 31, 2012
  • Run Time: 131 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (176 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006IY4QPM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,558 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

None.

Editorial Reviews

Filmed on November 9th, 2010 at the historic Orpheum Theater in Memphis, TN, this stunning show captures Styx performing their classic multi-platinum seventies albums The Grand Illusion and Pieces Of Eight live in their entirety for the first time. These iconic albums established Styx as a globally successful rock band and defined the AOR genre for a generation of Americans. 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. / Bonus Features: Putting On The Show an in-depth look at the people and equipment required to stage this epic concert. / Line-up: James J.Y. Young (vocals, guitars, keyboards); Tommy Shaw (vocals, guitars); Todd Sucherman (drums); Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards); Ricky Phillips (bass, backing vocals) & Chuck Panozzo (bass guitar). / TRACK LISTING: 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

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
91 of 98 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray
As a writer for a guitar magazine, I got just an advance of the two-CD, single DVD (not Blu-Ray) set, ten days before the actual release date. My wife and I caught the show at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, four days after the band had videoed and recorded the show at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis for this release.

From a technical sense, this is a masterpiece---filmed in HD w/ 11 cameras, and the accompanying coordinated video that played on the screen while the band is playing live is visible enough to where you can tell that the video production company nailed their assignment in prepping this for the concert
(definitive example: The screen explodes with a "Get up!" graphic when that shout-out line comes along in "Fooling Yourself".

Three of the songs had never been performed in concert before, and the band is in fine form. As for perceived controversies about the lineup, the disproportionate live albums, etc., this is the most stable lineup the band has ever had; the newest member is Ricky Phillips, who came on board over 8 years ago. For what my opinion's worth, Gowan has taken the so-called DDY songs and made them his own---he sings in the same range but is a bit grittier, and he is quite animated onstage, never taking himself artsy/seriously.

Here's the point (of this release and my perspective): Every generation wants to hear the music it came of age with for the rest of its collective life. Styx fully acknowledges they're now in the "classic rock" band category, and part of that pigeonhole includes playing the hits for folks who are in the same age demographic as most of the band members. This presentation is an enjoyable and professional effort by a band that still knows how to rock hard, and how to entertain their audience. A band's personnel lineups are, bottom line, irrelevant if the customer's satisfied, and I thought this show delivered in spades.
Was this review helpful to you?
34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray
At age 13, one of the first records I ever bought was Styx's "Grand Illusion." When "Pieces of Eight" came out, I scrambled to get it. I remember lying on my back, lights out, headphones on, partaking in their sonic magic.

By the time I began attending concerts (probably just a year later) Styx had already ventured off into "Top 40 Land" and I lost interest. I've seen the band numerous times since they re-grouped in 1990. And while every show has been great, none have fully matched my initial infatuation.

For me, this DVD is pretty close to "the Holy Grail." It's the concert I was imagining in the dark all those years ago.

Anyone familiar with these albums already knows that the set list is nothing less than perfect. In this performance, Styx is musically tight and with a majestic sound, looking healthy and happy. Each musician excels, and the Styx signature harmonies are out in force. Great care has been taken to fine-tune everything, even Styx mainstays (for example, "Miss America" gets back her usually-absent instrumental intro).

Tommy Shaw is like some miracle of nature, singing and playing with as much prowess as ever. ("Sing For the Day" is out of this world!)

Drummer extraordinaire, Todd Sucherman, is exciting like fireworks. I read in an interview that his affection for these albums in his youth made this project a particular labor of love. It shows. And his technical flair adds a magic all its own.

I wasn't expecting it, but some of the best sounding numbers turn out to be "I'm Okay," "Queen of Spades" and "Pieces of Eight," all penned and originally sung by Dennis DeYoung. Keyboardist/vocalist Lawence Gowan really nails them.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
37 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic performance by a definitive classic rock band January 23, 2012
Format:DVD
As a writer for a guitar magazine, I got just an advance of the two-CD, single DVD set, ten days before the actual release date. My wife and I caught the show at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, four days after the band had videoed and recorded the show at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis for this release.

From a technical sense, this is a masterpiece---filmed in HD w/ 11 cameras, and the accompanying coordinated video that played on the screen while the band is playing live is visible enough to where you can tell that the video production company nailed their assignment in prepping this for the concert
(definitive example: The screen explodes with a "Get up!" graphic when that shout-out line comes along in "Fooling Yourself".

Three of the songs had never been performed in concert before, and the band is in fine form. As for perceived controversies about the lineup, the disproportionate live albums, etc., this is the most stable lineup the band has ever had; the newest member is Ricky Phillips, who came on board over 8 years ago. For what my opinion's worth, Gowan has taken the so-called DDY songs and made them his own---he sings in the same range but is a bit grittier, and he is quite animated onstage, never taking himself artsy/seriously.

Here's the point (of this release and my perspective): Every generation wants to hear the music it came of age with for the rest of its collective life. Styx fully acknowledges they're now in the "classic rock" band category, and part of that pigeonhole includes playing the hits for folks who are in the same age demographic as most of the band members. This presentation is an enjoyable and professional effort by a band that still knows how to rock hard, and how to entertain their audience. A band's personnel lineups are, bottom line, irrelevant if the customer's satisfied, and I thought this show delivered in spades.
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Styx: The Grand Illusion / Pieces of Eight- Live [DVD / 2CD]
Everything I expected the quality is great . Would recommend this to anyone Thank you. Appreciate doing business with you
Published 4 days ago by Robert
5.0 out of 5 stars A must see
An excellent show, great energy, and stayed true to their 2 classic back to back platinum albums. You will not be disappointed with the sound quality or the performance.
Published 16 days ago by B. Bicknell
5.0 out of 5 stars DVD = Concert
We saw Styx in concert recently, and this DVD was spot on. Good quality in picture and sound. A good choice for Styx lovers
Published 24 days ago by smartshopper
5.0 out of 5 stars music
a very good cd about this famous rock band. good music and it shows how much it takes to put on a show
Published 29 days ago by michael halvorson
5.0 out of 5 stars Just like being at the concert...only better!
I watched this broadcast on VH1 Classic and loved it. I have played the CD that came with it over and over on several occassions in the car to and from work. Read more
Published 1 month ago by snake plisken
5.0 out of 5 stars If you lived the 70's get this.
I lived my teens with this music and had to wait for the next record to come out. That was back when a styx concert was seven bucks general admission. Read more
Published 1 month ago by GUARDIAN402
5.0 out of 5 stars Styx in concert
A very well done concert all the way round! The band is awsome and prefroms great. Sound is prefect thanks to blu-ray. The camera work is'nt fast or change with every beat. Read more
Published 1 month ago by BRAD S
4.0 out of 5 stars Fans caught up in the drama need not apply
Right off the start, if you hold any kind of animosity over the split of Dennis DeYoung from the group, this is not a release for you. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Richard Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great musicians, great music, great performance
I liked Styx back in the day and had a few of their albums, so I decided to give this DVD a shot. It exceeded my expectations. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Irfan A. Alvi
3.0 out of 5 stars it's just ok
it's good to see them again singing songs from this album; visual quality very good, audio good except vocals sang by Lawrence Gowan, it sounded really substandard compared with... Read more
Published 2 months ago by roxas
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews
ARRAY(0x9d901a74)

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 



Look for Similar Items by Category