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Styx - The Grand Illusion


1Miss America
Lyrics By, Music By – James Young
2Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)
Lyrics By, Music By – Tommy Shaw
Lyrics By, Music By – Dennis De Young, James Young , Tommy Shaw
4The Grand Illusion
Lyrics By, Music By – Dennis De Young
5Castle Walls
Lyrics By, Music By – Dennis De Young
6Man In The Wilderness
Lyrics By, Music By – Tommy Shaw
7The Grand Finale
Lyrics By, Music By – Dennis De Young, James Young , Tommy Shaw
8Come Sail Away
Lyrics By, Music By – Dennis De Young


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
SP-4637Styx The Grand Illusion ‎(LP, Album, Mon)A&M RecordsSP-4637US1977
SP-4637Styx The Grand Illusion ‎(LP, Album, Club, RE)A&M RecordsSP-4637US1977
CD-3223Styx The Grand Illusion ‎(CD, Album, Club, RE)A&M RecordsCD-3223USUnknown
CS-4637Styx The Grand Illusion ‎(Cass, Album, Club)A&M RecordsCS-4637US1977
L 36196Styx The Grand Illusion ‎(LP, Album)A&M RecordsL 36196New Zealand1977


  • Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Twelve-String Guitar, VocalsTommy Shaw
  • Art DirectionRoland Young
  • Bass Guitar, VocalsChuck Panozzo
  • Design [Album]Chuck Beeson
  • Drums, Percussion, VocalsJohn Panozzo
  • EngineerBarry Mraz, Rob Kingsland
  • Guitar, VocalsJames Young
  • Keyboards, Vocals, SynthesizerDennis DeYoung
  • Lead GuitarJames Young (tracks: A1, B1, B3, B4), Tommy Shaw (tracks: A1, A3, A4, B2, B4)
  • Lead VocalsDennis De Young (tracks: A1, A4. B3, B4), James Young (tracks: B1), Tommy Shaw (tracks: A2, A3, B2)
  • ManagementDerek Sutton
  • Mastered ByMike Reese
  • Photography ByJim McCrary
  • ProducerStyx
  • Producer [Assistance]Barry Mraz
  • RemixBarry Mraz, Rob Kingsland, Styx
  • Stage ManagerJohn "Tarkus" Schaefer
  • Synthesizer [ARP Odyssey]James Young (tracks: A4)
  • Voice [Soliloquy]Dennis De Young (tracks: A3)


℗ © 1977 A&M Records, Inc.

Terre Haute Pressing variant of this Monarch press and variant center labels from this Terre Haute repress by same catalog #'s.

Variant center labels include, but not limited to, no pressing code (y) next to A&M logo

Custom inner sleeve contains lyrics/credits

Recorded and Remixed at Paragon Recording Studios, Chicago, Illinois

Includes poster (see images)

"© 1977 Kelley & Mouse Studios" on front cover at left in artwork.


  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Label): SP-5011
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Label): SP-5012
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Etch exc TML stamp): T1 SP-5011-T5 TML-M
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Etch exc TML stamp): T1 SP-5012-T2 TML-S
  • Rights Society: ASCAP


  • Recorded At – Paragon Studios
  • Mixed At – Paragon Studios
  • Mastered At – The Mastering Lab
  • Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
  • Published By – Almo Music Corp.
  • Published By – Stygian Songs
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&M Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – A&M Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Kelley/Mouse Studios


The Grand Illusion is the seventh studio album by Styx. Recorded at Paragon Recording Studios in Chicago, the album was released on July 7, 1977. The release was a smash worldwide, selling three million copies in the US Triple Platinum alone. Some estimates have the album at over 5 million copies sold. The album launched the band to stardom and spawned the hit singles Come Sail Away and Fooling Yourself. The Grand Illusion - Styx. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. The Grand Illusion. Исполнитель: Styx. 1977 hard rock. Track 1 from the album, The Grand Illusion 1977. Full Grand Illusion album playlist - https. 8 видео Воспроизвести все Styx - The Grand Illusion Full Album ᴴᴰDixie Blue. Styx - The grand Illusion 1977. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. The Grand Illusion . CD Album. Art Rock. Fooling Yourself The Angry Man. Welcome to the grand illusion Come on in and see what's happening Pay the price, get your tickets for the show The stage is set, the band starts playing Suddenly your heart is pounding Wishing secretly you were a star. But don't be fooled by the radio The tv or the. magazines They show you photographs of how your life should be But they're just someone else's fantasy So if you think your life is complete confusion Because you never win the game Just remember that it's a grand illusion And deep inside we're all the same. We're all the same. Other than being their first platinum-selling album, The Grand Illusion led Styx steadfastly into the domain of AOR rock. Built on the strengths of Come Sail Away's ballad-to-rock metamorphosis, which gained them their second Top Ten hit, and on the high harmonies of newcomer Tommy Shaw throughout Fooling Yourself, The Grand Illusion introduced Styx to the gates of commercial stardom. Grand Illusion sallies forth with cuts that encompass the rage of heavy metal and the lugubrious smoothness of the progressive haze. The most dynamic song on the album, Miss America, simply reeks of misogynistic misdirection. What Styx thinks is a compliance with current feminist fashion turns out to be nothing more than a spiteful acquiescence to sexual bigotry and impotence. Styx better watch out because if Bert Parks ever heard this song hed send his legions of runners-up to stomp the group back into its Stygian depths. The rest of Grand Illusion maintains the same kind of musical imag. Listen free to Styx The Grand Illusion The Grand Illusion, Fooling Yourself The Angry Young Man and more. 8 tracks 40:59. Mike DeGagneAMG 45 Stars - The Grand Illusion is the seventh studio album by Styx, released in 1977. It became the bands first Triple Platinum album, and spawned the Top 10 hit Come Sail Away and the Top 30 hit Fooling Yourself. The album was the subject of an episode of the US radio show In the Studio with Redbeard featuring interview. The Grand Illusion is the world as framed by the media. The song was written and sung by Styx keyboard player Dennis DeYoung, who told Songfacts: 'The Grand Illusion' was about, 'Look at us up here on this stage in these good lights. You kids there in the audience in the 14th row, you think we know stuff We may know a little bit, but deep inside, we're all the same. The title came from a 1937 film called La Grande Illusion by the French director Jean Renoir. After he saw it, Dennis DeYoung decided to write a song with the English translation: The Grand Illusion


Styx - The Grand Illusion
Performer: Styx
Genre: Rock
Title: The Grand Illusion
Country: US
Released: 07 Jul 1977
Style: Prog Rock, Art Rock, Hard Rock
MP3 album: 2326 mb
FLAC album: 2744 mb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 056
Source: Vinyl, LP, Album, Terre Haute Press
№ Cat: SP-4637
Label: A&M Records