Paradise Theatre/Cornerstone as one album

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Paradise Theatre/Cornerstone as one album

Postby ChicagoSTYX » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:10 am

Here is a little rewrite of history……
Combine Cornerstone and Paradise Theatre into one album. It would have given DDY time to record a solo album with Babe, First Time, Nothing Ever Goes As Planned, Lonely People and a few other new songs. It would have given the band a break from each other and the road and given DDY an outlet for his softer side. It may also have given DDY much greater success as a solo artist and kept the band together. ….. Discuss.

Paradise Theatre (New Version)
Side 1
Rockn’ The Paradise
Lights
Snowblind
Why Me
Boat On The River

Side 2
Borrowed Time
Too Much Time On My Hands
Best Of Times
Love In The Midnight
Half-Penny, Two-Penny
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Re: Paradise Theatre/Cornerstone as one album

Postby FormerDJMike » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:58 pm

Hmmm... For me Paradise is a perfect album, don't think i would add anything to it from Cornerstone with the exception of maybe Borrowed Time. Might be the only song that fits the concept.
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Re: Paradise Theatre/Cornerstone as one album

Postby StyxGuy » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:36 am

I agree that each is better as they are...

Also in terms of how things were done then, you only have approx 22 minutes per side of vinyl and if you include the AD 1928/1958 parts, the second side is about 4 minute too long... and I'd probably also want State Street Saide which is another 30 seconds.

AD 1928/Rockin Paradise - 4:43
Lights - 4:38
Snowblind - 5:00
Why Me - 3:54
Boat On The River - 3:10

21:25

Borrowed Time - 4:58
Too Much Time - 4:31
Best of Time - 4:19
Love in Midnight - 5:25
Half-Penny / AD 1958 - 7:00

26:13

Total playing time - 47:38
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Re: Paradise Theatre/Cornerstone as one album

Postby ChicagoSTYX » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:06 am

StyxGuy wrote:I agree that each is better as they are...

Also in terms of how things were done then, you only have approx 22 minutes per side of vinyl and if you include the AD 1928/1958 parts, the second side is about 4 minute too long... and I'd probably also want State Street Saide which is another 30 seconds.

AD 1928/Rockin Paradise - 4:43
Lights - 4:38
Snowblind - 5:00
Why Me - 3:54
Boat On The River - 3:10

21:25

Borrowed Time - 4:58
Too Much Time - 4:31
Best of Time - 4:19
Love in Midnight - 5:25
Half-Penny / AD 1958 - 7:00

26:13

Total playing time - 47:38


In that case, I would drop Love In The Midnight to have it fit onto the vinyl.
I think it would have given DDY a big boost as a solo artist to put the other songs on a solo album in 1979 and then Styx come back with this album in 1981. Also think it would have kept Styx together had DDY had another outlet.
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