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Feature LP: Styx – Grand Illusion (1977) 11pm ET

Styx_-_The_Grand_IllusionThe Grand Illusion is the seventh studio album by Styx, released on July 7, 1977. It launched the band to stardom, spawning the hit singles “Come Sail Away” and “Fooling Yourself”, and selling over three million copies in the US.

According to keyboardist Dennis DeYoung, the album’s theme was the struggle to overcome self-deluding superficiality in order to affirm one’s genuine value. This theme was reflected in the lyrics of the album’s title track:

So if you think your life is complete confusion
’cause your neighbor’s got it made
just remember that it’s a grand illusion
and deep inside we’re all the same
The title of The Grand Illusion had been considered dating back to the 1975 album Equinox.  – Wikipedia

“The Grand Illusion” (Dennis DeYoung) – 4:36
“Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)” (Shaw) – 5:29
“Superstars” (Young, DeYoung, Shaw) – 3:59
“Come Sail Away” (DeYoung) – 6:07
“Miss America” (Young) – 5:01
“Man in the Wilderness” (Shaw) – 5:49
“Castle Walls” (DeYoung) – 6:00
“The Grand Finale” (DeYoung, Shaw, Young) – 1:58


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