The Grand Illusion (song)

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"The Grand Illusion"
Song by Styx from the album The Grand Illusion
Released 1977
Recorded 1977 at Paragon Recording Studios, Chicago
Genre Progressive rock, hard rock
Length 4:36
Label A&M
Writer Dennis DeYoung

"The Grand Illusion" is a 1977 song by Styx taken from their 1977 album The Grand Illusion. It is featured on the A&M compilation Styx: Greatest Hits and even managed to score minor airplay from 1977-78.


In a 1978 radio interview, Dennis DeYoung explained how he told a friend that he wanted to title a song "The Grand Illusion." Some time later, DeYoung was talking to this friend on the phone and the friend said, "Hey, whatever happened to that song idea you had about a grand illusion?" DeYoung said, "Man, I forgot all about that." He hung up the phone and went to work. He already had the music, so he started playing the tune and the words to "The Grand Illusion" came out.


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