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Songs / Tracks Listing

Disc 1 [Styx]:
1. Blue Collar Man (Long Nights) (Live) 5:00
2. Grand Illusion (Live) 5:39
3. Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man) (Live) 6:18
4. Lady (Live) 4:47
5. Brave New World (Live) 5:43
6. Edge Of The Century (Live) 5:10
7. Heavy Water (Live) 5:50
8. Too Much Time On My Hands (Live) 5:23
9. Renegade (Live) 7:24
10. Blue Collar Man (Long Nights) (Live) [w/ REO Speedwagon, Jam Version] 5:20
11. Roll With The Changes (Live) [w/ REO Speedwagon, Jam Version] 5:57

Disc 2 [REO Speedwagon]:
1. Don't Let Him Go (Live) 4:30
2. Music Man (Live) 3:20
3. Take It On The Run (Live) 4:18
4. Can't Fight This Feeling (Live) 5:26
5. Time For Me To Fly (Live) 3:33
6. Back On The Road Again (Live) 7:09
7. Keep On Loving You (Live) 3:26
8. Roll With The Changes (Live) 6:18
9. Ridin' The Storm Out (Live) 5:11
10. 157 Riverside Avenue (Live) 7:39
11. Blue Collar Man (Long Nights) (Live) [w/ Styx, Jam Version] 5:20
12. Roll With The Changes (Live) [w/ Styx, Jam Version] 5:58

Line-up / Musicians

Styx is ...
- James "JY" Young / guitars, vocals
- Tommy Shaw / electric & acoustic guitars, vocals
- Glen Burtnik / bass & electric guitar, vocals
- Lawrence Gowan / keyboards, acoustic guitar, vocals
- Todd Sucherman / drums, percussion
- Chuck Panozzo / bass

REO Speedwagon is ...
- Neal Doughty / keyboards
- Kevin Cronin / lead vocal, rhythm guitar
- Bruce Hall / bass guitar, vocals
- Dave Amato / lead guitar, vocals
- Bryan Hitt / drums

Releases information

CMC 06076 86299-2

The Styx performance is also available on the CD release "At the river's edge".

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STYX Arch Allies - Live At Riverport ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(12%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(12%)
Good, but non-essential (38%)
Collectors/fans only (25%)
Poor. Only for completionists (12%)

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Review by Easy Livin
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin
2 stars Democratic

In 2000, Styx got together with their long term journey-mates REO Speedwagon for a US tour. This was billed as a sort of battle of the bands, as the two had seen themselves as vying for position as top band in the same field over many years. In true democratic fashion, the bands took it in turn to play first and second on the bill. That democracy is taken to rather silly extremes here, when two songs the bands jam together on are included on both the Styx disc and the REO Speedwagon disc.

By all accounts, any suggestion of a battle can be quickly dispelled, the two acts enjoying the experience enormously.

This double album set was recorded in St Louis, hence the pun with the "Arch" title, in front of a naturally partisan audience. What the set shows is how similar the two bands are, and consequently how far removed Styx have become from the aspects of their music which led to their inclusion under the prog related banner on this site.

The Styx line up does not of course feature Tommy Shaw, but original bassist Glen Burtnik does return to the fold. The band's latest album at the time was "Brave New world", and while tracks from that release are included, the set list is a mixture of old and new. "Blue collar man" from "Pieces of eight" appears twice (well three times actually as one of the versions is the "jam" version), while "Lady" and "Grand illusion" from the early years are also dusted down.

With the plethora of live albums available by Styx (their tracks on this one have also appeared as "At the River's Edge; live in St Louis"), it is extremely doubtful that the world needs yet another one. Fans of latter day Styx will find this up to standard, but even they will probably consider it superfluous.

By the way, the REO Speedwagon tracks are reasonably enjoyable, effectively being a greatest hits package. "Take it on the run", "Can't fight this feeling", "Keep on loving you" etc., you get the picture.

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