Styx Confuses “Re-Recorded” with “Regeneration”

via press release: Styx will have its entire career encapsulated within the 16 tracks of Regeneration, Volume I & II on a double-disc to be released via Eagle Rock Entertainmenton October 4. [MSRP $17.98]

With over 30 million records sold in North America alone, Styx is one of the most beloved rock bands on the planet. Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young, Chuck Panozzo, Lawrence Gowan, Ricky Phillips and Todd Sucherman have been together longer than any other lineup in the band’s 40-year existence.

In addition to thirteen Styx classics and a brand new song “Difference In The World,”  Regeneration, Volume I & II also includes interpretations of “High Enough,” and “Coming Of Age,” originally recorded by Damn Yankees, which featured Shaw, along with Night Ranger’s Jack Blades, Ted Nugent and drummer Michael Cartellone.” The band had originally re-recorded these acclaimed anthems to sell only at their live shows, as they continued to tour the globe and introduce a new generation of fans to their chart-topping hits. Now, for the first time, this music is being made commercially available.

Matt Wardlaw: I know Rob Smith will enjoy hearing these.

Chris Holmes: What is this? A live album? A compilation?

Wardlaw: Re-recordings.

Brian Boone: I hate regenerations. Tommy Shaw should never have replaced Tom Baker.

Dw. Dunphy: Three things you don’t actually HAVE to do:

1. Fold your pizza slice.
2. Follow “depth” with “breadth,” because nobody really says “breadth” anyway, you hack.
3. Re-record your old vocalist’s songs with the new vocalist.

Chris Holmes: You don’t have to fold your pizza slice, but not doing so makes you a barbarian.

Dave Lifton: Styx can’t fold their pizza. They’re from Chicago, and are therefore forced to eat that shitty casserole that passes for pizza here.

Matt Springer: I will kill you while you sleep, Lifton.

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  • ken

    Foreigner  just did the same thing. A double album  with one new song. one disc has the kits re recorded with their current vocalist. The second disc is the  same hits done acoustic. Available at Walmart!

  • Lawrencemiles

    When they re-record “Babe”, Ted Nugent will stop in, tell Tommy his guitar is out of tune, and then smash it into a million pieces.

  • Keith

    They should reinterpret “Desert Moon” just to show Dennis DeYoung who’s the boss. And while they’re at it, cover Steve Perry’s “Oh Sherrie” just to prove they can (watch out GTR, you’re next). So long as Tommy doesn’t mess with “Girls With Guns” I’ll sleep at night.

  • EightE1

    God, I wish I’d been on the board to take part in this one.

    I’ll probably listen to it, but I have no real burning desire (insert mother joke here) to hear studio re-recordings of Styx songs that are already part of my DNA.  Possibly the worst example of this kinda thing was the re-recording disc that came along with KISS’s Sonic Boom. Utterly useless.  The Foreigner one does not sound promising.

    That said, I dig the Journey reconfigurations that accompanied Revelation, even though you can hear the click track if you listen closely.

  • David_E

    I can only hope they’re doing this to get commercially viable masters for licensing. 

  • Beau

    Up next: A box set of the entire Yes back catalog re-recorded with Benoit David!

  • David_E

    I … I think I would buy that. 

  • Thierry

    If Styx is “one of the most beloved rock bands on the planet”, then the word “beloved” has just lost all meaning.