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Styx - Paradise Theatre (1981) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77888]

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Styx - Paradise Theatre (1981) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77888]

Styx - Paradise Theatre (1981)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan, UICY-7788 | ~ 266 or 116 Mb | Scans(png) -> 140 Mb
Classic Rock, Prog Rock

After successfully establishing themselves as one of America's best commercial progressive rock bands of the late '70s with albums like The Grand Illusion and Pieces of Eight, Chicago's Styx had taken a dubious step towards pop overkill with singer Dennis DeYoung's ballad "Babe." The centerpiece of 1979's uneven Cornerstone album, the number one single sowed the seeds of disaster for the group by pitching DeYoung's increasingly mainstream ambitions against the group's more conservative songwriters, Tommy Shaw and James "JY" Young…

Styx - Cornerstone (1979) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77887]

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Styx - Cornerstone (1979) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77887]

Styx - Cornerstone (1979)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan UICY-77887 | ~ 239 or 91 Mb | Scans(png) -> 195 Mb
Classic Rock, Prog Rock

Presenting radio with one of the best rock ballads ever, Cornerstone gave Chicago's Styx their big break with the number one single "Babe," which held that spot for two weeks in October of 1979. "Babe" is a smooth, keyboard-pampered love song that finally credited Dennis De Young's textured vocals…

Styx - Pieces Of Eight (1978) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77886]

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Styx - Pieces Of Eight (1978) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77886]

Styx - Pieces Of Eight (1978)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan, UICY-77886 | ~ 278 or 100 Mb | Scans(png) -> 160 Mb
Hard Rock, Classic Rock, Prog Rock

Styx's feisty, straightforward brand of album rock is represented best by "Blue Collar Man" from 1978's Pieces of Eight, an invigorating keyboard and guitar rush – hard and heavy, yet curved by Tommy Shaw's emphasized vocals…

Styx - The Grand Illusion (1977) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77885]

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Styx - The Grand Illusion (1977) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77885]

Styx - The Grand Illusion (1977)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan UICY-77885 | ~ 242 or 92 Mb | Scans(png) -> 150 Mb
Hard Rock, Classic Rock, Prog Rock

Other than being their first platinum-selling album, The Grand Illusion led Styx steadfastly into the domain of AOR rock. Built on the strengths of "Come Sail Away"'s ballad-to-rock metamorphosis, which gained them their second Top Ten hit, and on the high harmonies of newcomer Tommy Shaw throughout "Fooling Yourself," The Grand Illusion introduced Styx to the gates of commercial stardom…

Styx - Crystal Ball (1976) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77884]

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Styx - Crystal Ball (1976) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77884]

Styx - Crystal Ball (1976)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan, UICY-77884 | ~ 221 or 83 Mb | Scans(png) -> 117 Mb
Hard Rock, Classic Rock, Prog Rock

Crystal Ball wasn't as successful as Equinox, but it was a better album, showcasing Styx's increased skill for crafting simple, catchy pop hooks out of their bombastic sound…

Styx - Equinox (1975) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77883]

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Styx - Equinox (1975) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77883]

Styx - Equinox (1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan, UICY-77883 | ~ 227 or 82 Mb | Scans(png) -> 125 Mb
Hard Rock, Classic Rock, Prog Rock

Equinox produced Styx's first single with A&M, the highly spirited "Lorelei," which found its way to number 27 on the charts. Although it was the only song to chart from Equinox, the album itself is a benchmark in the band's career since it includes an instrumental nature reminiscent of their early progressive years, yet hints toward a more commercial-sounding future in its lyrics…

Styx - Man Of Miracles (1974) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77822]

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Styx - Man Of Miracles (1974) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77822]

Styx - Man Of Miracles (1974)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan UICY-77822 | ~ 260 or 89 Mb | Scans(png) -> 120 Mb
Hard Rock, Classic Rock, Prog Rock

Man of Miracles was Styx' fourth and final album on the Chicago-based indie label Wooden Nickel and even though the band had co-produced their previous two efforts – The Serpent Is Rising and Styx II – former producer John Ryan returned to the fold for this project…

Styx - The Serpent Is Rising (1973) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77821]

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Styx - The Serpent Is Rising (1973) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77821]

Styx - The Serpent Is Rising (1973)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan UICY-77821 | ~ 274 or 93 Mb | Scans(png) -> 115 Mb
Hard Rock, Classic Rock, Prog Rock

The Serpent Is Rising is the third album by Styx, released in 1973. The album was reissued in 1980 with new artwork and a new title, Serpent. The band considers this to be their worst recording…

Styx - Styx II (1973) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77820]

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Styx - Styx II (1973) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77820]

Styx - Styx II (1973)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan UICY-77820 | ~ 250 or 89 Mb | Scans(png) -> 116 Mb
Hard Rock, Classic Rock, Prog Rock

For Styx II (1973), the Chicago-based quintet continue much in the same vein as their eponymous debut. The primary difference was the inclusion of the Dennis DeYoung power ballad "Lady" – which catapulted the combo into the Top Ten pop singles survey at an admirable number six…

Styx - Styx (1972) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77819]

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Styx - Styx (1972) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77819]

Styx - Styx (1972)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan, UICY-77819 | ~ 224 or 78 Mb | Scans(png) -> 111 Mb
Hard Rock, Classic Rock

The 1972 self-titled album from Chicago-based quintet Styx could be considered an ambitious outing for any band's debut. Clearly influenced by the primarily U.K-centered progressive rock scene, Dennis DeYoung (keyboard/vocals) hooked up with twin siblings Chuck Panozzo (bass/vocals) and John Panozzo (drums/percussion/vocals) in a combo named the Tradewinds during the late '60s…

Styx - Crystal Ball (1976)

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Styx - Crystal Ball (1976)

Styx - Crystal Ball (1976)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1991 | A&M, CD 3218 | ~ 206 or 82 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 26 Mb
Classic Rock / Arena Rock / Prog Rock

Crystal Ball wasn't as successful as Equinox, but it was a better album, showcasing Styx's increased skill for crafting simple, catchy pop hooks out of their bombastic sound….

Styx - Kilroy Was Here (1983)

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Styx - Kilroy Was Here (1983)

Styx - Kilroy Was Here (1983)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
A&M, 75021 3734 2 | ~ 260 or 96 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 24 Mb
Classic Rock / Arena Rock / Prog Rock

Although Dennis DeYoung's concept about man being replaced by robots in the near future failed to get off the ground, Kilroy Was Here still harbored two of the band's best singles. "Don't Let It End" almost captures the same endearing qualities as their number one hit, "Babe," did four years earlier, peaking at number six, and the synthesized novelty of "Mr. Roboto" went all the way to number three, accompanied by a lively and rather extravagant Dennis DeYoung at the helm…

Styx - Big Bang Theory (2005)

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Styx - Big Bang Theory (2005)

Styx - Big Bang Theory (2005)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Frontiers Records, FR CD 247 | ~ 416 or 132 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 159 Mb
Classic Rock, Prog Rock

Like 2004's less than stellar Cyclorama, those looking for this to be the big Styx record that will catapult them back into the mainstream will be sorely disappointed in the contents of this record. It's not a CD of new material, rather, it's a 14-song collection of covers from some of the band's influences and all-time rock favorites…

Styx - The Grand Illusion / Pieces Of Eight Live (2012) [2CD + DVD-9]

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Styx - The Grand Illusion / Pieces Of Eight Live (2012) [2CD + DVD-9]

Styx - The Grand Illusion / Pieces Of Eight Live (2012)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Eagle Rec., EDGCD468 | ~ 738 or 229 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 78 Mb
DVD-9: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR, Auto Letterboxed
Dolby AC3, 2 ch / Dolby AC3, 5.1 ch / DTS, 5.1 ch
Classic Rock / Arena Rock / Prog Rock

The practice of performing albums in their entirety gives both artists and their fans the chance to hear the hits and underappreciated deep cuts as well. However, in many cases, most of a classic album is in the set anyway. Styx's 2012 three-disc (two CDs and one DVD) release The Grand Illusion/Pieces of Eight Live is a fine example of giving casual fans and diehards the best of both worlds, and there's certainly an audience for this, since both 1977's The Grand Illusion and 1978's Pieces of Eight went triple-platinum in the United States…

Styx - Equinox (1975)

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Styx - Equinox (1975)

Styx - Equinox (1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1993 | A&M, CD 3217 | ~ 229 or 103 Mb | Scans
Classic Rock / Arena Rock / Prog Rock

Equinox produced Styx's first single with A&M, the highly spirited "Lorelei," which found its way to number 27 on the charts. Although it was the only song to chart from Equinox, the album itself is a benchmark in the band's career since it includes an instrumental nature reminiscent of their early progressive years, yet hints toward a more commercial-sounding future in its lyrics…