Wednesday, June 11, 2014

CD Review: The Summer Is Heating Up With A New Soundtrack From Styx And Foreigner

This summer, classic rockers Foreigner and Styx are teaming up for a summer tour along with former Eagles' guitarist Don Felder. The "Soundtrack Of Summer" tour as it is called will feature full sets by both of these 70s and 80s rock giants. Both of these acts combined have sold over 200 million albums worldwide and are bringing their biggest hits to the road. The tour began in May and runs through the summer, ending July 27 in California. The tour will hit the Northeast at the end of June, with stops at the Foxwoods Resort Casino on June 27th and Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on June 28th.

To help promote the tour, the two bands combined for a Walmart exclusive release entitled "The Soundtrack Of Summer." It features 8 re-recorded classics of each of the band's biggest hits including "I Want To Know What Love Is" and "Renegade." The 17-song release finishes with a newly recorded collaboration between Foreigner and Styx along with Don Felder performing the Eagles' hit song "Hotel California." The album was released on May 6th and is a great way to prepare for what's to come from these legends of classic rock.

If only one "soundtrack" is not enough, also available from Styx is the two volume release "Regeneration." It features 16 re-recorded classic Styx and Damn Yankee songs split into two separate releases. Also available is the recently releases "Road To Forever: Extended Edition" from Don Felder. It was originally released back in 2012 and debuted at #27 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. The "Extended Edition" includes four bonus songs that did not appear on the original release and includes a collaboration with Tommy Shaw from Styx on the single "Wash Away."

To find out more about the "Sounds Of Summer" tour or the newly released "soundtrack," please visit

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