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The worlds most confusing album? Answered

I have a CD by the artist Styx. The album is called Paradise Theater. Read this confusing puzzle thingy:

A.D. 1928 = Rockin the Paradise intro
A.D. 1928 = The Best of Times intro
A.D. 1958 = Variation of A.D. 28
A.D. 1958 = Outro to Half penny, Two penny.

??? Why ???

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Rock Soldier

10 years ago

Ummm...I don't understand what you are asking exactly...

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FlumpkinsRock Soldier

Reply 10 years ago

There is a song on this album called A.D. 1928. It is on the CD as a single track. But if you play it without stopping and then onto the next track, it sounds like 1 track because at the end of A.D. 1928, it ends in a long sustained singing note. But at the beginning of Rockin the Paradise, it continues the sustained note. There is another track called Best of Times. This is one track, but the beginning is the same thing as A.D. 1928, except with a little different lyrics. There is yet ANOTHER track called A.D. 1958. This track is right after Half penny, two penny. But just like A.D. 1928>Rockin the Paradise, these two songs are connected, except A.D. 1958 is at the end of Half penny, two penny. My question is why did Styx do this? They used the same pattern 3 times.

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Rock SoldierFlumpkins

Reply 10 years ago

My question is why did Styx do this?
They probably did it because they thought why not, or because no other most likely never done it before, or to hide a secret message.

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Rock SoldierRock Soldier

Reply 10 years ago

Or a sublimial message when the songs are played reversed in reversed order of how you said they go.

they did it because like Pink Floyd did with Brain Damage/eclipse on Darkside of the Moon, Styx was prog rock band and did several concept albums, experimental albums and even "rock opera". They wanted the music to flow right.

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REAFlumpkins

Reply 10 years ago

many artists do that. Boston's songs "Foreplay" and "Longtime" are also connected by a sustained note, though many people think they are both one song.

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FlumpkinsREA

Reply 10 years ago

I have a greatest hits album, and the the Self - titled album. They are practically 1 song. It is 2 songs on 1 track

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REAFlumpkins

Reply 10 years ago

ya, all the recent CDs and cassets label it "Foreplay/Longtime" but i think the original vinyl had them separate.