Regeneration [2 CD]
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A common marketing trend within the last 10-15 years has been for a band to go back into the studio and re-record some of the group's songs from the glory days. Artists like Foreigner, Bob Welch, and Tom Jones have all done this. Some work brilliantly (Bob Welch is a great example -- his remakes are better than the originals) and others backfire horribly (Tom Jones and Foreigner, although Jones was in fine form on his remakes, they were just recorded in the disco era and have aged horribly, but that's another review). Styx, as much as it pains me to say it, falls into the latter.
You see, I don't object to this band re-recording songs. Would I rather this group release new material? Absolutely. Would I prefer this group to leave their 1972-1999 recorded material alone? Again, certainly. But am I going to judge this record unfairly because they did it? Absolutely not.
What gets me on this record is there is absolutely no imagination here. The arrangements are completely as they were in the 1970s, but they don't sound fresh. Rather, they sound stale and lifeless. 'Come Sail Away' was especially painful to listen to. Lawrence Gowan is a fine singer, but he was obviously trying as hard as he could to sound like Dennis DeYoung. 'Queen of Spades' suffers the same problem. Gowan has no identity here so it seems, and that simply drags the record down.Read more ›
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Great compilation of songs redone for a new generation to hear,and this one Rocks!Great updated renditions of some of their most popular songs-Blue collar man,Renegade,and Too much... Read morePublished 6 months ago by MikeC.
For the most part, this is ok. I would give 5 stars though if they just did damn Yankees songs and new songs instead of trying to out do the classics. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Linda Steinkamp
Awesome!!!!! Love the new versions. Todd, Lawrence, and Ricky ad so much vocally and musically. ......Published 12 months ago by Paul Salonick
Styx is still the best rock band on tour selling out to concert after concert.Published 17 months ago by Nathan Frisby
This lineup of Styx is the most energetic and is pure rock. It was a joy listening to many classic Styx songs done by this lineup.Published on June 3, 2014 by Marvin H. Lane
I was aware what I was buying when I bought this. It is re-recordings of the classics, featuring the new band, Like Larry Gowan, Ricky Phillips, and Todd Sucherman. Great CD!Published on May 22, 2014 by Ryan Cassidy
I gave this album a few listens before giving this review. It was good in spots, but poor in others. In total, it sounds like a decent tribute band, hence the 3 stars. Read morePublished on December 11, 2013 by D. Horn