The Music of Styx – Live with Symphony Orchestra

The Music of Styx – Live with Symphony Orchestra is a double CD recording of Dennis DeYoung's live performance of his work both as a solo artist and with the band Styx. The performance was recorded live on April 4, 2003 at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. As indicated by the album title, the songs are symphonically arranged and performed with a live orchestra. Three new studio tracks, "Hello God", "My God (Can Beat Up Your God)", and "Goodnight My Love", appear on the album.

The Music of Styx - Live with Symphony Orchestra
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Live album by
ReleasedOctober 2004
RecordedChicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, April 4, 2003
GenrePop/Rock
Length125:11
LabelGrand Illusion Music
ProducerDennis DeYoung
Dennis DeYoung chronology
Ultimate Collection
(1999)
The Music of Styx - Live with Symphony Orchestra
(2004)
One Hundred Years from Now
(2007)
The Music of Styx - Live with Symphony Orchestra
Video by
ReleasedOctober 2004
RecordedChicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, April 4, 2003
GenrePop/Rock
LabelGrand Illusion Music
DirectorJoe Thomas
ProducerRandy King
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Classic Rock4/5 stars[1]

Mike Eldred, who played the part of Quasimodo in DeYoung's musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame is featured as a guest vocalist on the two tracks from DeYoung's score for the musical.

A live DVD of the concert was released at the same time of the album, with a reduced track listing.

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Dennis DeYoung, except as noted:

CD 1Edit

  1. "The Grand Illusion" - 5:34
  2. "Lady" - 4:43
  3. "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" (Mozart) / Lorelei (Dennis DeYoung, James Young) - 4:40
  4. "Light Up" - 4:52
  5. "Intro" - 1:57
  6. "Babe" - 4:24
  7. "Intro" - 0:53
  8. "Show Me the Way" - 2:58
  9. "Ave Maria" - 5:17
  10. "Castle Walls" - 6:24
  11. "Intro" - 0:38
  12. "Claire De Lune" (Debussy) - 1:51
  13. "Don't Let It End" - 5:00
  14. "Hello God" - 4:49

CD 2Edit

  1. "Mr. Roboto" - 5:23
  2. "Rockin' the Paradise" (Dennis DeYoung, Tommy Shaw, James Young) - 4:12
  3. "Intro" - 1:00
  4. "Black Wall" - 6:38
  5. "Desert Moon" - 6:56
  6. "With Every Heartbeat" - 5:40
  7. "Suite Madame Blue" - 7:52
  8. "The Best of Times - 7:41
  9. "Intro" - 1:40
  10. "Come Sail Away" - 8:06
  11. "My God (Can Beat Up Your God)" - 4:52
  12. "Goodnight My Love" - 4:31

DVD track listingEdit

  1. "Intro"
  2. "Light Up"
  3. "The Grand Illusion"
  4. "Lady"
  5. "The Best of Times"
  6. "Ave Maria"
  7. "With Every Heartbeat"
  8. "Mr. Roboto"
  9. "Don't Let It End"
  10. "Lorelei"
  11. "Babe"
  12. "Come Sail Away"
  13. "Show Me the Way"
  14. "Suite Madame Blue"

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ling, Dave (February 2005). "Dennis DeYoung - The Music of Styx: Live with Symphony Orchestra". Classic Rock. 76. London, UK: Future Publishing Ltd. p. 112.