Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Styx - Caught In The Act Live 1984|
Actors: Styx, Dennis DeYoung, James Young, Tommy Shaw, John Panozzo
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Studio: Uni Dist Corp (music) Release Date: 12/11/2007
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Here it is
cjf312002 | Charleston, SC USA | 12/11/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well, It's finally out. It's about time. I actually never thought this would ever be released on DVD. The concert itself was a fun show for it's time and any serious Styx fan should pick this up. The video looks pretty good although it just looks like it was just a simple transfer. No remastering or anything. The audio has been remastered in 5.1 as well as 2.0 stereo. Both sound pretty good but nothing that's gonna blow anybody away. The treat on this DVD, however, are the videos! Included on this DVD are 12 music videos from '77 to '84.
The Videos are:
1. Come Sail Away (1977 Promo video)
2. Borrowed Time (1979 Promo video)
3. Babae (1979 Promo video)
4. Boat On The River (1979 Promo video)
5. A.D. 1928 / Rockin' The Paradise (Music Video)
6. The Best Of Times (Music Video)
7. Too Much Time On My Hands (Music Video)
8. Mr. Roboto (Music Video)
9. Don't Let It End (Music Video)
10. Heavy Metal Poisoning (Music Video)
11. Haven't We Been Here Before? (Music Video)
12. Music Time (Music Video)
Most of these videos have never been released before so it's nice to have them included here. The only thing that would have made it better would be if they included the later videos from Edge of the Century as well. It's still a pretty good DVD for the price."
Now this is Classic Styx
Pans Labyrinth | 12/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Originally released years ago on VHS, this release finally sees light on DVD. This is classic era Styx, the video and show are a bit dated, but the sound is incredible, this release makes this the essential Styx DVD concert purchase. The set list is heavy on the Kilroy material, which the band is promoting and touring behind, and you are in for a treat to hear Cold War, Haven't We Been Here Before and Heavy Metal Poisoning (even with all the cheesy stage antics / show). Also included are pretty much all the band's promo videos from the late 70's and early 80's. The Kilroy videos are cheesy, but classic and a hoot to watch. If I can make a small complaint, I would have liked to seen them include some more live footage of the band performing Crystal Ball, or Suite Madam Blue...I only say this because DVD track listing differs from the cd release track listing. Otherwise this is a great DVD to buy on what is included."
The Best (and Worst) of Times
eschorn | 01/12/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I gave this four stars on the stength of the music, but it's hard to focus on the music with everything else going on. The break up of Styx has been pretty well documented and this video reinforces it. The theatrics and bad acting that open this DVD show that Dennis DeYoung was a frustrated Broadway performer. The embarassment on Tommy Shaw's face as he's forced to "act" with DeYoung's Kilroy character is obvious. It's fairly easy to see why this was essentially the end of the classic Styx lineup.
Having said all this, the music in the concert itself is very good. The playing and harmonies are great. The biggest musical downside is that too many of the songs on the DVD come from the Kilroy album as opposed to many of their earlier hits. Still, for $10 you get a good concert, plus all the old videos. That should make it worthwile for most Styx fans."
So bad it's good!
Wally | Effingham, IL USA | 02/26/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Note: I love Styx, and this is a must have for Styx fans! I'm not here to bash Styx...but be warned - the concert is very cheesy. The in-between-song acting by DeYoung and Shaw as they play out the story of Kilroy will make you laugh and cringe with embarassment. And Tommy Shaw's outfit is like a wreck you can't look away from. Show this DVD to friends and watch their jaws drop! The whole "what were they thinking" element of the show and concept is a great conversation piece!
Musically it's a great performance! And the bonus videos are a great add-on. You won't be disapointed."