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]

Styx – Pieces Of Eight (1978) [2017, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Image + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.78 GB (ISO) + 1.75 GB (DSF) + 886 MB (FLAC) + 643 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | US | Cat#: AFZ 265 | Genre: Progressive Rock
Update: DSF Tracks have been added

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. Continue reading “Styx – Pieces Of Eight (1978) [2017, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

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]

Styx – Paradise Theater (1981) [2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Image + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.69 GB (ISO) + 1.67 GB (DSF) + 823 MB (FLAC) + 398 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | US | Cat#: AFZ 174 | Genre: Progressive Rock
Update: DSF Tracks have been added

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. Continue reading “Styx – Paradise Theater (1981) [2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Styx – Discography (1972-2021)

Styx - Discography (1972-2021)

Styx – Discography (1972-2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 25.8 GB | Total Discs: 68 | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS ALBUMS
Update! Several albums have been added

Although they began as a progressive art-rock band, Chicago’s 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. Known for penning classic rock staples like “Lady,” “Renegade,” “Foolish Young Man,” and “Come Sail Away,” the band has issued 17 studio albums, including the triple-platinum-selling Grand Illusion, Pieces of Eight, and Paradise Theater. Shifting tastes in popular music and multiple lineup changes tempered the group’s radio dominance as the decades progressed. Continue reading “Styx – Discography (1972-2021)”

Styx – Crash Of The Crown (2021) [WEB Hi-Res]

Styx - Crash Of The Crown (2021) [WEB Hi-Res]

Styx – Crash Of The Crown (2021) [WEB Hi-Res]
WEB Download | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz
Total Size: 953 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Styx 2020 PS | Genre: Classic Rock, Progressive Rock

A new era of hope, survival, and prosperity comes calling on STYX’s Magnum Opus, Crash of the Crown, the band’s first studio album since 2017’s The Mission. Though the 15-track album takes a hard look at some inherently dark subjects, the prevalent light at the end of the tunnel eventually becomes each song’s focal point – a persistent fervor to keep moving forward and achieve the greater good. Continue reading “Styx – Crash Of The Crown (2021) [WEB Hi-Res]”

Styx – The Grand Illusion (1977) {1980, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Styx - The Grand Illusion (1977) {1980, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Styx – The Grand Illusion (1977) {1980, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 910 MB (Hi-Res) + 271 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed In Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-026 | Genre: Progressive Rock
Half-Speed Mastered

The Grand Illusion is the seventh studio album by Styx. Recorded at Paragon Recording Studios in Chicago, it was released on July 7, 1977 and sold over three million copies in the US (Triple Platinum). Some estimates have the album at over 5 million copies sold. The album launched the band to stardom and spawned the hit singles “Come Sail Away” and “Fooling Yourself.” Continue reading “Styx – The Grand Illusion (1977) {1980, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}”

Styx – The Mission (2017) {2018, Blu-ray Audio + Hi-Res}

Styx - The Mission (2017) {2018, Blu-ray Audio + Hi-Res}

Styx – The Mission (2017) {2018, Blu-ray Audio + Hi-Res}
Blu-ray Audio | DTS-HD MA (5.1 / 24bit / 96kHz) | Dolby TrueHD Audio (5.1 / 24bit / 96kHz) | LPCM (2.0 / 24bit / 96kHz)
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 32.9 GB (BD) + 2.63 GB (Hi-Res FLAC Mch) + 1.19 GB (Hi-Res FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: UMe | USA | Cat#: B0028532-00 | Genre: Progressive Rock

Continue reading “Styx – The Mission (2017) {2018, Blu-ray Audio + Hi-Res}”

Styx – The Mission (2017) {WEB Hi-Res}

Styx - The Mission (2017) {WEB Hi-Res}

Styx – The Mission (2017) {WEB Hi-Res}
WEB Download | Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz
Total Size: 879 MB | 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. Continue reading “Styx – The Mission (2017) {WEB Hi-Res}”

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. Continue reading “Styx – The Grand Illusion (1977) {2010, Audio Fidelity Remastered, HDCD}”