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One With Everything: Styx & The Contemporary Youth Orchestra of Cleveland

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November 16, 2006

This live record presents not-terribly-obvious picks from Styx's back catalog, with accompaniment from a Cleveland youth orchestra. Though some arrangements are tweaked nicely and avoid arena overload on cuts like "Miss America," some of the orchestra's contributions veer toward the irksomely splashy, when they're not buried. Mostly you get Styx rocking mediocre material, something you can hear on a half-dozen other live records.

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