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Styx - The Mission (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

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Styx - The Mission (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Styx - The Mission (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 42:10 minutes | 934 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"The Mission" is a thrilling return to Styx's progressive roots, complete with a courageous & visionary concept. A captivating adventure unfolds across 14 tracks, 249 million miles from home! With a sound as big as a galaxy & two years in the making, it embodies a throw-back progressive-rock feel. Recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, "The Mission" comes complete in a true hi-fidelity analog recording & mixed with a larger than life sound. The Mission is a go!

Styx kept themselves busy in the 21st century, launching a tour like clockwork every year, but they abandoned recording new material after 2003's Cyclorama. Arriving 14 years after that record, The Mission announces Styx's return in a grand fashion. Although The Mission has its mind on the future – it's designed as a concept album about a mission to Mars in the year 2033 – the sound is an unapologetic throwback to the band's late-'70s prime. In a sense, it's a sequel to Paradise Theater, containing the same kind of over-baked story and, more importantly, a bunch of songs that sound like sequels to "Too Much Time on My Hands" and "Rockin' the Paradise." Dennis DeYoung's Broadway streak is notably absent, but it's not necessarily missed because Styx craft these operatic rockers so well. Apart from the slight sheen in the production, these songs could be mistaken for prime Styx, and that's a quite thing to say for a band that is not only firmly within its status as a legacy act, but one that has gone so long without recording new material at all.

Tracklist:

01 - Overture
02 - Gone Gone Gone
03 - Hundred Million Miles From Home
04 - Trouble At The Big Show
05 - Locomotive
06 - Radio Silence
07 - The Greater Good
08 - Time May Bend
09 - Ten Thousand Ways
10 - Red Storm
11 - All Systems Stable
12 - Khedive
13 - The Outpost
14 - Mission To Mars

Analyzed: Styx / The Mission
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR6 -0.05 dB -8.50 dB 1:23 01-Overture
DR7 0.00 dB -9.04 dB 2:08 02-Gone Gone Gone
DR8 0.00 dB -9.86 dB 3:40 03-Hundred Million Miles From Home
DR8 -0.14 dB -11.91 dB 2:30 04-Trouble At The Big Show
DR9 0.00 dB -13.18 dB 5:04 05-Locomotive
DR8 0.00 dB -10.87 dB 4:19 06-Radio Silence
DR8 0.00 dB -11.25 dB 4:10 07-The Greater Good
DR9 -0.14 dB -12.49 dB 2:31 08-Time May Bend
DR8 -0.51 dB -12.56 dB 1:22 09-Ten Thousand Ways
DR8 -0.16 dB -10.87 dB 6:04 10-Red Storm
DR15 -5.67 dB -26.46 dB 0:18 11-All Systems Stable
DR9 -0.54 dB -12.24 dB 2:04 12-Khedive
DR9 0.00 dB -10.99 dB 3:51 13-The Outpost
DR8 -0.23 dB -10.81 dB 2:46 14-Mission To Mars
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Number of tracks: 14
Official DR value: DR9

Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2928 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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