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Artist: Styx

Title: The Grand Illusion

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Styx The Grand Illusion Album Cover


Category: AOR

Year: 1977

Label: A and M

Catalog Number: CD-3223


John Panozzo drums, percussion, vocals
Tommy Shaw acoustic, electric and 12-string guitars, vocals
Dennis Deyoung keyboards, vocals, synthesizers
James Young guitars, vocals
Chuck Panozzo bass, vocals


1.  The Grand Illusion  4:36
2.  Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)  5:29
3.  Superstars  3:59
4.  Come Sail Away  6:07
5.  Miss America  5:01
6.  Man In The Wilderness  5:49
7.  Castle Walls  6:00
8.  The Grand Finale  1:58
Total Running Time:  38:59

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Rob Date: October 10, 2001 at 11:22
This has to be one of the best rock albums of all time.

From: BodraLint Date: August 26, 2002 at 10:30
This IS THE best rock Album of all Time! Pure Masterpiece! The 7th album released by Styx on 7/7/77! 7 tastey tunes and a reprise! The Grand Illusion sets the mark! Styx at their peak...Music at it's Peak! Perfection!

From: freddy de keyze Date: November 7, 2002 at 7:39
What more can I say. I totally agree with Rob and Bodralint. This is a TIMELESS CLASSIC, A MUST HAVE for every rock fan. Indeed one of the best albums EVER. Pomp at its very, very best !!! Styx is the band, never forget these superstars !!!!!!

From: rising power Date: March 31, 2003 at 1:23
This is one of the best records by one of the best bands in the world. If you don't like this you don't like music.

From: Propane Date: December 1, 2004 at 17:04
Ignore the very last comment made by yours truly. This was an awesome endeavor and you can tell they took their time and put their all into this one.

From: Nick C Date: March 22, 2005 at 17:31
7/7/77 I was 15. Not yet into Styx but I remember that on that date I was near the edge of the local woods when I "met" a magpie.It was so tame it sat on my hand,head and shoulder. After about 20 mins of this I had to go home, some kids ended up playing with it.The next night I went back with the hope of seeing it again. I met the same kids who told me that the bird had flown into the road and been splatted. Sure enough the remains were on the road! Great album though!Just the release date..sob!

From: Missing the 70's Date: August 7, 2005 at 11:48
This is the first album to get me into buying and listening to rock. Unbelieveable songs and talent. Must have!!!

From: JF Date: March 20, 2006 at 20:02
La primera vez que tuve este disco fue gracias a mi primo. Lo estaba buscando con mucha ansiedad y cuando fui de visita a su casa (no era muy seguido), lo vi y se lo pedi prestado pero al final me lo regalo. Un clasico sin lugar a dudas. Que tal sentimiento en come sail away (todo un himno). Es un grupo que nadie podra negar que a dejado un gran legado y a influenciado a muchos grupos de aor.

From: ThunderDan Date: May 2, 2009 at 19:07
Castle Walls is so epic! Love the middle instrumental part of the song. Clearly their best work, the songs are outstanding! The apex of Styx!!

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