Pieces of Eight

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All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
Styx's feisty, straightforward brand of album rock is represented best by "Blue Collar Man" from 1978's Pieces of Eight, an invigorating keyboard and guitar rush -- hard and heavy, yet curved by Tommy Shaw's emphasized vocals. Reaching number 21, with the frolicking romp of "Renegade" edging in at number 16 only six months later, Pieces of Eight maintained their strength as a front-running FM radio group. Even though these two tracks were both mainstream singles, the rest of the album includes tracks that rekindle some of Styx's early progressive rock sound, only cleaner. Tracks like "Sing for the Day," "Lords of the Ring," and "Aku-Aku" all contain slightly more complex ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
Styx's feisty, straightforward brand of album rock is represented best by "Blue Collar Man" from 1978's Pieces of Eight, an invigorating keyboard and guitar rush -- hard and heavy, yet curved by Tommy Shaw's emphasized vocals. Reaching number 21, with the frolicking romp of "Renegade" edging in at number 16 only six months later, Pieces of Eight maintained their strength as a front-running FM radio group. Even though these two tracks were both mainstream singles, the rest of the album includes tracks that rekindle some of Styx's early progressive rock sound, only cleaner. Tracks like "Sing for the Day," "Lords of the Ring," and "Aku-Aku" all contain slightly more complex instrumental foundations, and are lyrically reminiscent of the material from albums like The Serpent Is Rising or Man of Miracles, but not as intricate or instrumentally convoluted. While the writing may stray slightly from what Styx provided on The Grand Illusion, Pieces of Eight kept their established rock formula in tact quite firmly.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: A&M
  • UPC: 075021322424
  • Catalog Number: 3224
  • Sales rank: 6,548

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Great White Hope (4:22)
  2. 2 I'm O.K. (5:41)
  3. 3 Sing For The Day (4:57)
  4. 4 The Message (1:08)
  5. 5 Lords Of The Ring (4:33)
  6. 6 Blue Collar Man (4:05)
  7. 7 Queen of Spades (5:38)
  8. 8 Renegade (4:13)
  9. 9 Pieces Of Eight (4:44)
  10. 10 Aku Aku (2:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Styx Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Dennis DeYoung Keyboards, Vocals
Tommy Shaw Guitar, Vocals
James Young Guitar, Vocals
Chuck Panozzo Bass, Vocals
John Panozzo Drums, Vocals
Technical Credits
Styx Producer
Dennis DeYoung Contributor
Tommy Shaw Contributor
Rob Kingsland Engineer
Barry Mraz Engineer
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