Live Music

I love having recordings of live music. In fact, I often prefer live albums to studio albums, for a couple of reasons:

First, the bands generally play their best songs, so live albums tend to double as "best of" albums too. And since most bands DON'T make true concept albums, it's hard for any of the songs to really be "out of place".

Secondly, and more importantly, is the energy. Music is meant to be heard live - that's why we have performances. And there's nothing better than a band getting into, yelling out to the crowd, and enhancing their songs (by extra solos, or nifty intros, or other things of that nature).

So, when I found out that Styx and REO Speedwagon performed together, and released a CD/DVD of it, I just had to listen. And if there's anything better than one band performing live, it's two great rock bands, performing together, at the same time.

Styx & REO Speedwagon performing "Blue Collar Man" (originally by Styx)

Styx & REO Speedwagon performing "Roll With the Changes" (originally by REO Speedwagon)


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