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3 stars Pieces of eight release in summer of 1978 is another winner in Styx career. same aproach to music like on previous 3 albums, more like on Crystal ball then on Grand illusion, this album capture again some of the most clean and well performed Styx pieces, like Blue collar men, Great white hope or Pieces of eight, each arrangements showing thet they are still in bussines with this album. While punk and disco conquered the most of the musical scene in late '70's on both continents, Styx manage to keep a certin quality to their music in Styx style, while not very complex in progressive terms, here they combines like on previous albums, pop orchestrations with AOR and here and there they inserated some progressive moves. A good album for sure, but I don't think this is on same level as Grand illusion or Equinox, he is more towards Crystal ball for ex. Still another platinum album, in sales terms, still an enjoyble album but not realy fantastic to my ears. 3 stars , but no more then that.
b_olariu | 3/5 |


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