Numbered, Limited Edition Hybrid SACD!
"… a feisty, straightforward brand of album rock, shows Styx at the peak of
The eighth studio album by Styx, 1978's Pieces of Eight peaked at #6 on the
Billboard album chart. The album managed to achieve triple-platinum
certification, thanks to the three hit singles "Sing for the Day", "Blue Collar
Man (Long Nights)" and "Renegade". The band members, Dennis DeYoung
(keyboards, vocals), Tommy Shaw (guitar, mandolin, vocals), James "JY"
Young (guitar, vocals), Chuck Panozzo (bass) and John Panozzo
(drums), produced and recorded the album.
Many critics consider Pieces of Eight a concept album as well as the last Styx
album with the significant progressive rock leanings that characterized their
previous albums. The theme of the album was about "not giving up your dreams
just for the pursuit of money and material possessions" according to Dennis
Pieces of Eight features the width of Styx talents and maintains its quality
while exploring a lot of different musical styles, all wrapped up in a prog rock
veneer with impressive instrumental prowess, outstanding harmonies, and catchy
Two of the album's ten tracks are instrumentals: the DeYoung synthesizer
showcase "The Message" and Tommy Shaw's closing "Aku-Aku."
The album's cover was done by Hipgnosis.
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on
most conventional CD Players!
1. Great White Hope
2. I'm O.K.
3. Sing For The Day
4. The Message
5. Lords Of The Ring
6. Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)
7. Queen Of Spades
9. Pieces Of Eight