Lords Of The Ring - Styx - Pieces Of Eight
Label: A&M Records - AMLH 64724 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album Gatefold • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Classic Rock
Pieces of Eight is the eighth studio album by Styxreleased on September 1, Like the band's previous album, The Grand Illusionit managed to achieve triple platinum certification, thanks to the hit singles " Blue Collar Man Lords Of The Ring - Styx - Pieces Of Eight Nights " and " Renegade ".
The band members produced and recorded the album like their previous three efforts at Paragon Studios in Chicago with recording engineer Barry Mraz and mixing engineer Rob Kingsland.
James Cathedral. This would be the last album to be produced at Paragon Studios. The album's cover was done by Hipgnosis. DeYoung stated in the interview with Redbeard on the "In the Studio" episode that he initially hated the cover but grew to like it as he got older.
Some   Lords Of The Ring - Styx - Pieces Of Eight the album to be Styx' second concept Limmatstreet - Precious Little Diamond (File) 's The Serpent Is Rising arguably being the first as well as the last Styx album with significant progressive rock leanings.
The theme of the album, as Dennis DeYoung explained on In the Studio with Redbeard which devoted an entire episode to Pieces of Eightwas about "not giving up your dreams just for the pursuit of money and material possessions". Mike DeGagne of AllMusic has retrospectively praised the album, saying that the songs on the album "rekindle some of Styx's early progressive rock sound, only cleaner. Yet there's a thin but crucial line between those qualities and what it takes to fill arenas today: sheer self-aggrandizement on the most puerile level.
If these are the champions, gimme the cripples. The album peaked at 6 on the Billboard album chart, and like its predecessor would go triple platinum. Album — Billboard United States.
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