Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
"Styx - Greatest Hits, Part II"
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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Rich | Massachusetts | 06/18/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I love Styx. But! This release is an excellent example of a band milking its past for all it's worth. It takes a lot of nerve to release a "greatest hits" package with so few "hits" on it. Anyone who doesn't like Styx (a lot) would not want this CD, and anyone who does like them already has these songs. The two new songs are an obvious attempt to suck loyal fans into buying a whole CD. Shameless. This is the first Styx CD I've ever refused to buy...two new songs or not! Return To paradise was another shameless milking! However, I'm happy to see that Styx is back in the business of releasing real CDs and busting their butts supporting them on the road. They have redeemed themselves, since this terrible mistake. And after seeing the latest tour, I believe their future is bright, even if there are no founding members remaining. The band I saw in 2000 was undeniably Styx! In fact, a new and improved Styx. Who'da thunk it!"
A Continuation of Part 1
DANtheSTYXfan | Kalamazoo, MI USA | 09/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A spectacular album it is what it says it is. It is simply a continuation of the first Styx greatest hits album. Including 2 never before heard songs.
1. A.D. 1928 (10/10) The intro to Rockin' The Paradise. Very creative the start of it sounds alot like The Best Of Times.
2. Rockin' The Paradise (10/10) A little Pop Rock for your taste. Off of Paradise Theatre a catchy tune. A nice guitar solo in it too a great song.
3. Light Up (15/10) Off the album Equinox another great song a kind of uptempo love song kind of like "Lorelei" makes sense seeing how they caome from the same album. The Keyboard work is spectacular in this song.
4. Sing For The Day (12/10) Off the album Pieces Of Eight written by Tommy Shaw to his daughter Hannah. A little upbeat song. Great keyboard work by DeYoung.
5. First Time (28/10) Off the album Cornerstone. In my opinion Styx's second best ballad. A beautiful love scene is painted by DeYoung. A great guitar solo in the middle the vocals by Dennis are just superb.
6. Mademoiselle (18/10) A great song off the album Crystal Ball a lot of high pitched singing kinda catchy. But another good upbeat love song.
7. Snowblind (32/10) A Styx classic. Off the album Paradise Theatre. Starts out with JY's low-pitch raspy voice then Tommy takes over with some high pitched hard rock. A sweet guitar solo and then they repeat the process to finish it off.
8. Boat On The River (16/10) Off the album Cornerstone. A very different kind of sound. Features DeYoung on Accordian and Shaw on Mandolin. Kind of almost Polka sounding.
9. Borrowed Time (19/10) Off the album Cornerstone. A lot of high pitched singing. Keyboard work is great. Really Pumps you up.
10. Lights (22/10) Off the album Cornerstone. DeYoung's vocals are great. John's drums are spectacular especially in the beginning. A great song with a message kinda reminiscent of Pieces Of Eight.
11. Queen Of Spades (25/10) Off the album Pieces Of Eight. A great song some great guitar work. If your best friend is thinking about going out with one of your ex-girlfriends and you know that it is a bad idea play this song for him.
12. Love At First Sight (10/10) Off the album Edge Of The Century. A very nice somber love song.
13. Haven't We Been Here Before (33/10) Off the album Kilroy Was Here. Tommy Shaw has never been famous for love ballads but he struck gold on this one if you are ever in a situation were you can't be with the one you love this is the song for you.
14. Superstars (14/10) Off the album The Grand Illusion. This was one of their 6 hits off of it and is definetly the weakest but it is still a great song. It was definetly meant to be played live.
15. Little Suzie (15/10) The first song with new drummer Todd Sucherman written by Tommy Shaw. A great song overall and very well done but John is truly missed and you can tell.
16. It Takes Love (30/10) This was the last original song recorded by Styx with John Panozzo before the Lady 95 version. It was recorded in 1992 with DeYoung and John's parts the others were added later. This song is very heartwrenching for any die-hard Styx fan it makes you kind of tear up beacause you know how much this song means to them.
Well there you have it my review. I think that this is a great Styx album after you get greatest hits 1. You should also add The Best Of Styx. You know their first greatest hits basically their best of wooden nickel. After you complete your findings of their hit I suggest you move to the individual albums."
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DANtheSTYXfan | 06/09/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Styx Greatest Hits Part 2 is yet another one of Styx's masterpiece compilations. Although some of the songs are not as easily recognizable to some, I believe they are some of the best ever recorded by Styx. If you are the type of person who enjoys listening to the "entire album" rather than just the "radio songs," then you definitely want this CD. In addition to the older hits, Styx has also added 2 brand new songs to this greatest hits collection: "It Takes Love" and "Little Suzy.""