The Grand Illusion - Styx

The Grand Illusion

Styx

  • Genre: Rock
  • Release Date: 1977-01-01
  • Explicitness: notExplicit
  • Country: USA
  • Track Count: 8

  • ℗ 1977 A&M Records

Tracks

Title Artist Time
1
The Grand Illusion Styx 4:37 USD 1.29
2
Fooling Yourself (The Angry Yo Styx 5:31 USD 1.29
3
Superstars Styx 3:55 USD 1.29
4
Come Sail Away Styx 6:07 USD 1.29
5
Miss America Styx 5:02 USD 1.29
6
Man In the Wilderness Styx 5:50 USD 1.29
7
Castle Walls Styx 5:58 USD 1.29
8
The Grand Finale Styx 1:57 USD 1.29

Reviews

  • Best STYX album

    5
    By ty fighter
    You can listen to each song. But to get the full effect the full album listening experience takes you on a journey!
  • Love it

    5
    By Hovetter
    Great album to sing along to
  • Styx gold!

    5
    By Like Deyoung
    This is proably styx's best album, it's just incredible! The Best songs are come sail away, superstars, fooling yourself, miss america, and the grand illuison
  • BreakOut!!

    5
    By TomcatATL
    This is the album that started it all. To tell you, there is not one wasted song on this album. Critics say it was progressive, others say "Rock Opera"! Either way, it is a true essence of pure music at their very best from start to finish. This album set Styx into International stardom and it was the beginning of their first of four Triple Platinum Album Awards. Altho they recieved 2 other Triple Platinum Album Awards (Equniox (1975) and Crystal Ball (1976)) after Grand Illusion was released. This is one album that will not get old. each song was beautifully created from rockers to ballads and then some. Styx at this time defined music of rock as they say to Come Sail Away with me..into immortality
  • My very first “Rock” Album

    5
    By Rob21114
    I was 15 when this came out. Up until that time I listened to the Beatles and a lot of jazz. Then I heard “Come Sail Away” on the radio. I went down to my local record store (which happened to be one of the great record stores in history - The House of Guitars in Irondequoit, NY) and bought the album. I never looked back. This album is a gem. This is the classic lineup of Styx, the twins, Dennis DeYoung, Tommy Shaw and James Young. Three lead singers, two lead guitarists and one of the most original keyboard players of all time.
  • Classic

    5
    By MovieKid2014
    A specular breakthrough album for Styx that needs to be played as one piece all the way through. And it was released on 7-7-77, not July 1, 1977. It was their 7th album.
  • Styx The Grand Illusion

    5
    By Jimbolitis
    Even tho I was 16 when this album came out, I still love it. Maby it reminds of my better days? Well it does, but IMHO it's still a great album!
  • One of the finest albums ever

    5
    By God of Thunder
    Alaskan Dude's review is stellar. To add to his opening comments, many of the "cheesy love songs" were top 10 hits. Styx were one of those bands that knew how to be commercial, hard-rocking, artistic, or any combination of the above. They are great musicians and songwriters who can appeal to a wide variety of tastes. They should be looked at as one of the greatest rock bands of all time, and definitely among the top 10 American rock bands. All right, here's my own review of the songs: 1. The Grand Illusion: A Styx classic. The keyboards are killer on this song, and the lyrics say that don't be fooled that being a rock star is as glamorous as the media makes it out to be, because that's a grand illusion and deep down, the celebrities are just like you and me. 9/10. 2. Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man). Another Styx classic. It takes a group of stellar musicians to perform this song, and an even better group of musicians to creat it. I've read that Tommy Shaw wrote this for Dennis. I think the message in this song is applicable to A LOT OF people. I can personally tell you, as an angry young man myself, this song inspired me to stop looking down at myself so much and "get up, get back on your feet, you're the one they can't beat and you know it!" 10/10 3. Superstars. This is my least favorite song on the album. It's ok. 6/10. 4. Come Sail Away. Maybe we're all tired of it now, but there's a reason this song gets so much airplay. It's a MASTERPIECE. It's one of the top 50 songs in the history of rock and roll in my opinion. 10/10. 5. Miss America: Yet another Styx classic, and it's the angriest, hardest-rockin' song on the album, as is usually the case with the JY songs. It makes some very good points about the Miss America pageant. Some may say it's cheesy, but I love it. It's even better live. 10/10. 6. Man in the Wilderness. Half the songs on this album are classics, but some of the non-classics are brilliant too. I have to say that I can't think of another songwriter that resonates with me like Tommy Shaw does. 10/10. 7. Castle Walls. A prog rock masterpiece. The build-up to the chorus is brilliant. 10/10. 8. The Grand Finale. A pointless ending. No rating. In conclusion, this IMO is Styx's best album and like Alaskan Dude said, the pinnacle of American progressive rock.
  • Great LP

    5
    By NirkOne
    I remember this LP well. Living in Poughkeepsie, New York. They came to a local area arena. My older brother and sister went to see Styx on their Grand Illusion tour. I was only 12 so I couldn't go. But they bought me a concert t-shirt. I wore it twice a week to school. This album is their best. Every song is 5 star. Very thankful I grew to music like this. I got this on cassette.
  • One of the best Prog albums ever recorded

    5
    By Hippi-Kat
    At the time of this album's release, the members of Styx we're just a bunch of young, talented musician's trying to take over the world. The Grand Illusion certainly achieved their goal. This is a landmark album, and sadly an artifact from an era where originality and talent were the standard instead of the cliched sensibilities that guide too many artists today. It's a daring concept album that delivers 8 songs that are so strong they can stand on their own. If you're a fan of great music and dedicated to pure artistic endeavors, definitely add this to your collection.