Styx - Sondz

Overview

Styx () is an American rock band from Chicago that formed in 1972 and is best known for melding hard rock guitar balanced with acoustic guitar, synthesizers mixed with acoustic piano, upbeat tracks with power ballads, and incorporating elements of international musical theatre. The band established itself with a progressive rock sound in the 1970s, and began to incorporate pop rock and soft rock elements in the 1980s.

Beginning with Styx in 1972, the band usually released an album every year throughout the 1970s. Styx II (1973) had the sleeper hit "Lady", a power ballad which reached No. 6 in the US, helping the album make the top 20. "Lady" was also a top 20 hit in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Equinox (1975) and Crystal Ball (1976) reached the US top 70 with the first featuring "Lorelei", a No. 6 hit in Canada, while the second marked the addition of Tommy Shaw to the band.

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Discography

YearTitle
Crash of the Crown2021Crash of the Crown
The Mission2017The Mission
Big Bang Theory2005Big Bang Theory
Cyclorama2003Cyclorama
Brave New World1999Brave New World
Edge of the Century1990Edge of the Century
Kilroy Was Here1986Kilroy Was Here
Paradise Theatre1981Paradise Theatre
Cornerstone1979Cornerstone
Pieces of Eight1978Pieces of Eight

Collaborators

NameRole(s)
Barry Mraz
Barry MrazEngineerProducer (assistant)Remixer
Rob Kingsland
Rob KingslandEngineerRemixer
Will Evankovich
Will EvankovichVocalSynthesizerMandolinPercussionAcoustic guitarElectric guitarMixProducerEngineerGuitar
Gary Loizzo
Gary LoizzoMixEngineer
Will Rascati
Will RascatiEngineerEngineer (assistant)
Lawrence Gowan
Lawrence GowanVocalMellotronSynthesizerHammond organPiano
Dan Barber
Dan BarberHornTrumpet
Mike Halpin
Mike HalpinHornTrombone
Mark Ohlsen
Mark OhlsenHornTrumpet
John Haynor
John HaynorHorn