Customer Review

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mmm? Mixed feelings - but . . . ?, 7 Feb 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: The Grand Illusion + Pieces Of Eight - Live (Audio CD)
I love Styx and the original albums are absolute favourites - Grand Illusion and Pieces of Eight are amazing.
Sadly what (or who) is missing here is Dennis De Young.
The vocals struggle at times and despite genuine effort so much is lost in transition.
The band play great - no let down there! Lawrence Gowan puts in some VERY convincing keyboards reminiscent of the "originals" and Todd Sucherman powers out on the drums. I am certainly NOT dismissing Tommy, JY or Ricky Phillips who add more than their weight; and old Chucky Panozzo is in there somewhere.
The live sound is pretty good but there seems to be an empty space.
One of my favourites and much anticipated was the live workout of "I'm Okay" - alas it is spoiled by a minute of inane "babble" at the beginning. Thankfully thereafter they get it together but Tommy struggles as he does on another real kicker - "Great White Hope"
I did hover over five; but . . . I am, perhaps, a victim of expectation?
You must make your own mind up. I DO NOT regret getting this for one moment and there are FIVE star moments!! Hey - four means I like it, and I do.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.4 out of 5 stars (5 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (2)
4 star:
 (3)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Location: Gloucestershire

Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,268