Tag Archive: Styx

Styx – Paradise Theater (1981) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

Styx - Paradise Theater (1981) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Styx – Paradise Theater (1981) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 386 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.64 GB (SACD ISO) + 792 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ 174 | Genre: Progressive 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.Read More

Styx – Pieces Of Eight (1978) {2017, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

Styx - Pieces Of Eight (1978) {2017, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Styx – Pieces Of Eight (1978) {2017, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 624 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.72 GB (SACD ISO) + 855 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ 265 | Genre: Progressive 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. Reaching number 21, with the frolicking romp of “Renegade” edging in at number 16 only six months later, Pieces of Eight maintained their strength as a front-running FM radio group.Read More

Styx – The Mission (2017)

Styx - The Mission (2017)

Styx – The Mission (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 310 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Alpha Dog 2T / UMe | EU | Cat#: 00602557464177 | Genre: Progressive Rock

The Mission is the sixteenth studio album by the band Styx, released on June 16, 2017. It is the band’s first studio album since 2005’s Big Bang Theory and the first album of original material since Cyclorama in 2003. A concept album, it tells the story of a mission to the planet Mars in the year 2033. Read More

Styx – The Mission (2017) {CD-Format & Hi-Res, WEB}

Styx - The Mission (2017) {CD-Format & Hi-Res, WEB}

Styx – The Mission (2017) {CD-Format & Hi-Res, WEB}
Digital Download | FLAC Tracks @16bit/44.1kHz (CD-Format) | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz (Hi-Res)
Total Size: 283 MB (16/44) + 879 GB (24/88) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Alpha Dog 2T / UMe | Genre: Progressive Rock

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.Read More

Styx – Discography (1972 – 2015)

Styx - Discography (1972 - 2015)

Styx – Discography (1972 – 2015)
EAC Rip | 47xCD | FLAC Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300/600 dpi, JPG/PNG, Included
Total Size: 18.4 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS
Label: Various | Genre: Progressive Rock

Although they began as an artsy prog rock band, Styx would eventually transform into the virtual arena rock prototype by the late ’70s and early ’80s, due to a fondness for bombastic rockers and soaring power ballads. The seeds for the band were planted in another Chicago band during the late ’60s, the Tradewinds, which featured brothers Chuck and John Panozzo (who played bass and drums, respectively), as well as acquaintance Dennis DeYoung (vocals, keyboards).Read More

Styx – The Grand Illusion (1977) {2010, Audio Fidelity Remastered, HDCD}

Styx - The Grand Illusion (1977) {2010, Audio Fidelity Remastered, HDCD}

Styx – The Grand Illusion (1977) {2010, Audio Fidelity Remastered, HDCD}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 282 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 067 | Genre: Progressive 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.Read More