: StyxTitle Of Album
: Paradise Theater [Japanese SHM-SACD]Year Of Release
: 2014 (1981)Label (Catalog#)
: Universal [UIGY 9552]Country
: Progressive Rock, Art RockQuality
: DSD64 image (*.iso) ScansQuality
: FLAC (tracks) ScansBitrate
: 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHzBitrate
: Lossless [24bit/88,2 kHz]Time
: 40:39Full Size
: 1,13 GB | 847 MB
Paradise Theatre is the tenth album by the rock band Styx, released in January 1981 (see 1981 in music).
A concept album, the album is a fictional account of Chicago's Paradise Theatre from its opening to closing (and eventual abandonment), used as a metaphor for America's changing times from the late 1970s into the 1980s. (Dennis DeYoung confirmed this in an episode of In the Studio with Redbeard which devoted an entire episode to the making of the album.)
Four singles from the album charted. "The Best of Times", written by Dennis DeYoung, went to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Too Much Time on My Hands", written by Tommy Shaw, went to #9 on the Billboard Hot 100, Shaw's only top 10 hit for Styx. "Nothing Ever Goes as Planned", written by DeYoung, went to #54 on the US Pop Chart. "Rockin' the Paradise" — written by DeYoung, Shaw and James Young — went to #8 on the Top Rock Track Chart.
The song "Snowblind" (lyrics by Young, music by Young and DeYoung) was an attack on drug addiction. The track would come under fire for alleged backward messages and was branded by Tipper Gore's Parents Music Resource Center as "Satanistic". James Young and DeYoung denied this on the In the Studio episode devoted to the making of Paradise Theatre.
Paradise Theatre became Styx's only US #1 album. It was the band's fourth consecutive triple-platinum album, and (as of 2015) the last multi-platinum album by the band.Tracklist
01. A.D. 1928
02. Rockin' the Paradise
03. Too Much Time on My Hands
04. Nothing Ever Goes As Planned
05. The Best of Times
06. Lonely People
07. She Cares
09. Half-Penny, Two-Penny
10. A.D. 1958
11. State Street SadieUncompressed SACD ISO size > 1,63 GB
FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz
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