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17.Paradise Theater - Styx


Tracklist:
1.A.D. 1928
2.Rockin' The Paradise
3.Too Much Time On My Hands
4.Nothing Ever Goes As Planned
5.The Best Of Times
6.Lonely People
7.She Cares
8.Snowblind
9.Half-Penny, Two-Penny
10.A.D. 1958
11.State Street Sadie

Released In 1981

Styx is probably the most legendary AOR band in the world (next to Journey of course), and this is by far their best work.Tommy Shaw, Dennis DeYoung, and James Young all are extremely good singers, and Tommy's and James's guitar work on this album are some of their best.Dennis DeYoung, in a addition to being one of the vocalist, is also a phenomenal piano/keyboard player,and definitely in my top 5 keyboard/piano players of all time.Favorite Dennis song on this album vocally would definitely be the classic Styx ballad "The Best Of Times", and my favorite Tommy song vocally would have to be the other classic Styx song on this record "Too Much Time On My Hands".My favorite song overall though would have to be opener "Rockin' The Paradise" (killer song live).This album's deeper cuts are awesome as well, such as the anit-drug "Snowblind" and the rocker "Half-Penny, Two-Penny" featuring James Young on vocals.

Standout Tracks:
"The Best Of Times"
http://grooveshark.com/s/The+Best+Of+Times/529BK0?src=5
"Too Much Time On My Hands"
http://grooveshark.com/s/Too+Much+Ti...s/529Bur?src=5
"Rockin' The Paradise"
http://grooveshark.com/s/Rockin+The+...e/529BiD?src=5
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