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One of the best DVD's I saw since present. Styx was and is a band tht I'veenjoy listen constantly, everything they release is pleasent to my ears, and because of that I've decided to check something live from them and I choose this DVD from 1996 named Return to paradise, Live at Rosemont theatre. This DVd was filmed and is the return of the american giants after more then 10 years break. In that period each musician from Styx was involved in solo careers, untill one of the leaders Dennis de Young ask Tommy if he want to sing again like in old times on Lady. He was agree and the reunion was posible. It's clear that the band is in top form here, each musicians gives the best they have, maybe sometimes better then before, great musicianship, great sound, excelent play list, almost all their hits over the yers. But, one person is missing, John Panozzo, the drumer and the brother of bassis, who died in that year. About the music, Styx always knew how to make the listners to like their music, a cross between pomp hard rock with progressive elements, always with big orchestrations and solid arrangements. This DVd shows how great Styx was and is since that, they still playing big time today. It's clear that the musicians are playing for fun, not for money, each piece in this context is a winner. Dennis DeYoung on vocals and keybords is in top form like the rest of the members, Tommy Shaw is great, James "JY" Young is also both on guitars and some vocal parts, Panozzo is quite most of the time very serios, but did a great job. And above all the new drumer Todd Sucherman who is absolutly great, very energic drumer who realy integrate very good in Styx sound. Whole DVd is great for any Styx fan and not only. Pieces like Too Much Time On My Hands, Suite Madame Blue, Grand Illusion, Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man, Show Me The Way dedicated to John Panozzo, and all btw are great, the musicians are in top form and is showing with every tune they play. So a recommended DVD, belive me one of the best I've saw so far, I never thought will impress me so much, 4-4.5 stars for sure.

b_olariu | 4/5 |


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