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4 stars To me Styx represents some good memories of my youth period listening to the cd's "Equinox". After that i lost interest because i was looking for some more challenging progressive rock music. For me Styx were composers of catchy short songs, but i never listened to something as good as the Equinox's cd. Three decades later, i decided to get back to Styx by purchasing this Blu-Ray. Let's say that with the orchestra, it gives a more classical sound to Styx, so just for that i wasn't disappointed, but please.

They played on this special night some old classics and new one that are not too bad, but enjoyable. The musicians were smiling all through the concert looking at each other and at the 171 others musicians, looks like they were enjoying themselves.

A part of the old classics that i already know, there was a couple of songs that i didn't know that was probably new ones, that i really enjoyed; "Just Be" and the heavy prog song "One with Everything", who is the theme song of the show. Also the 12 minutes medley at the end is really good. The Beatles song "I am the Walrus" is a nice addition. Gowan's song "A Criminal Mind" has always been a favorite of mine, so i was glad to hear it again after many years.

The picture quality with this Blu-Ray version is excellent, and the sound even better with a DTS surround sound that is quiet strong on the orchestra.

In conclusion, after watching this show, i have a better impression on Styx's music, and even if it's not my usual cup of tea, it's difficult to not appreciate those catchy songs with a orchestra, and listening to a set list of a band that had made a lot of good songs.

rdtprog | 4/5 |


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