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STYX - Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young, Lawrence Gowan, Todd Sucherman and Ricky Phillips (along with the occasional surprise appearance by original bassist Chuck Panozzo), have performed more live since ’99 than all of the previous years of its career combined. Two Super-Bowl appearances, Pollstar Box Office chart-topping tours with Def Leppard, Journey, Boston, REO Speedwagon, ... Read more in Amazon's Styx Store

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  • Audio CD (May 4, 2004)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: A&M Records
  • ASIN: B0001ZMXDG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,158 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Styx may have had their musical roots in the UK's burgeoning late-'60s/early-'70s prog-rock bombast, but they were true pioneers in at least one sense: The Chicago-bred quintet virtually defined the hugely successful "corp rock" boom that followed a decade after prog's original fortunes tarnished. And if that label suggests a certain sense of the formulaic, in Styx it actually denoted a band with sharp ears and a shrewder sense of rock history, attested to immediately here by the Yes-inspired harmonies of "You Need Love" and the staccato rhythms of the Beatles' "Getting Better" on "Winner Take All." This 35-track double-disc anthology charts a course from sudden fame to its sometimes stormy aftermath, spanning the band's 1972 debut and its resilient 2003 comeback contender, Cyclorama. But after working their way up from the Grand Funk-worthy, meat 'n' instant potatoes of "Rock and Roll Feeling" and bald-faced melodramatics of "Lady" and "Come Sail Away" to the gutsier edge of "Blue Collar Man" and "Too Much Time on My Hands," rising tides of punk and new wave began to erode their younger demographic. And by the time "Babe" gave way to the faux techno of '83's "Mr. Roboto," even those sympathetic to the band's hook-rich, prog-lite sensibility seemed restless. Still, their Tommy Shaw-dominate output in the '90s and beyond showcased a band that had subtly matured from their arena-rock cliché salad days. --Jerry McCulley

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Styx: Tommy Shaw (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin, keyboards, synthesizer); John Curulewski (vocals, guitar, synthesizer); Glen Burtnick (vocals, guitar, bass); James Young (vocals, guitar); Dennis DeYoung (vocals, keyboards, synthesizer); Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards); Chuck Panozzo (vocals, bass); Todd Sucherman, John Panozzo (vocals, drums, percussion).Includes liner notes by Martin Huxley.There have been several Styx anthologies over the years, and the surplus of hits in the band's catalogue certainly warrants such treatment. COME SAIL AWAY, however, provides the most in-depth sonic Styx scrapbook one could want. Though the arrival of Tommy Shaw in 1976 helped push the band toward superstardom, this two-disc collection doesn't shy away from the oft-neglected pre-Shaw days, including not merely the archetypal power ballad "Lady," but also such obscurities as the thumping riff-rocker "Best Thing" and the joyous, harmony-laden "You Need Love."From there, we chart Styx's ascension to AOR glory on the wings of prog-rock-tinged epics such as "Come Sail Away" and "Pieces of Eight." Along the way, little-known gems are unearthed, like the moody, acoustic ballad "Boat on the River," before we launch into the synth-bedecked swan song of the original lineup, "Mr. Roboto" from the '83 concept album KILROY WAS HERE. Latter-day versions of the band are represented towards the end, but this collection makes it clear that the Styx equation depended upon Dennis DeYoung's dewy-eyed balladry, James Young's rock & roll ferocity, and Tommy Shaw's pop-rock craftsmanship in equal measure.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's like discovering a buried treasure. November 7, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Recently I have been trading music material with one of my uncles, who is 15 years older than me, he showed me an album (On vinyl) called Paradise Theater, of a band I wasn't familiar with, called STYX (I only recognized Mr. Tommy Shaw, I'm a big fan of the Damn Yankees), with songs almost as old as me, What I encountered here was so much diversity of EXCELLENT music, Dennis DeYoung, balladist extraordinaire has my uncle's respect, but I favor the powerful riffs of Tommy Shaw, he made me forget his excellent tenure on Damn Yankees, with even better songs, needless to say I got hooked on Styx and purchased this Antology album, only to discover even more gems, over 30 years of history with this band.

I honestly don't know why it took me so long to discover STYX, now among with my all time favorite bands, so, If you have a relative who has a pile of well taken care of vinyls, take a look, you might discover a treasure.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet...sweet sounds are everywhere.... April 4, 2005
By Joe
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This wonderful two CD set..."Come Sail Away: The STYX Anthology" is a generous collection of their more well known material...the price is right...and even better for CDNOW Club members ! Aside from owning EVERY album...it's the PERFECT CD NOW "buy together" combo with "The Wooden Nickel Recordings" to give we STYX fans all we need for our listening pleasure ! Both pretty much make any other STYX "hits" collection obsolete ! Oh yes....for the diehard STYX fan...there are songs we'd love to have included that are missing....but that's what the individual albums are for...right ?

There's no need to comment on the set list...it's all very obvious. What else DO I want to comment on ? The sound quality....PRISTINE ! I have a pretty decent sound system in my SUV...and when I turned it up and played it loud...I got chills ! The remastering job on this collection is EXTRAORDINARY....and it makes me plead with A&M and STYX to PLEASE remaster the origional albums...this set sounds beautiful !

"Come Sail Away : The STYX Anthology " was released a year ago this May...and I don't understand why it took me so long to buy it ! If you love STYX music....do the "buy together" deal with "The Wooden Nickel Recordings" right now...and "come sail away" to the world of STYX....ENJOY !
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Styx FINALLY REMASTERED!!! May 6, 2004
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OK. I'm a completist who owns every single Styx album ever made. That said, this collection was worth every nickel because of the remastering. Clean, clear, fresh and "in the room" sound on every carefully chosen track. This is by far the best ever Styx compilation. Every single album is represented (except 1999's "Brave New World" -- hence only 4 stars). I could bitch about what's not here but I won't, because what's here is so good! They included all the big hits plus some excellent album tracks (i.e. Pieces of Eight, Borrowed Time, Shooz). The only "bonus" is the previously unreleased long version of the sublime "Man In The Wilderness" (which alone is worth the price of admission). "One With Everything" from 2003's "Cyclorama" is a freaking masterpiece of vintage Stygian proportions and was an excellent choice to include here. Best of all, there are no dorky "remixes," obnoxious "alternate versions," or surprise (uncredited on the outside case) live versions. ALL ORIGINAL STUDIO TRACKS ALL REMASTERED! BUY THIS NOW! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!!!?
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS ALBUM IS FRIGGIN AWESOME August 15, 2006
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I became a Styx fan about 2 years ago when I was a senoir in high school. The first time I heard the song Blue Collar Man (long Nights) I instantly fell in love with the classic lineup of Dennis DeYoung, The Panozzo Brothers, James Young, and Tommy Shaw. This was the very first Styx CD I ever bought and I loved it so much I had to go out and buy the rest of the Styx albums. I love every song on this CD from "Best Thing" all the way to "One With Everything". I do think that there are some songs missing though such as "Don't Let It End", "First Time", "Haven't We Been Here Before", "Queen Of Spades", and "Superstars", and there are no songs from BRAVE NEW WORLD which really is a great album. And I also feel that there isn't enough from the wooden nickel era. But that is the truth with every greatest hits or anthology album something is always missing to someone that is why we buy the individual albums and why artists release more than one greatest hits album.

But enough negative stuff this is a great album to start with. They start with their first Top 100 hit off their self-titled album STYX with "Best Thing". And then comes two songs off of Styx II The Top 100 hit "You Need Love" and the original "Lady" their first Top Ten hit. They then showcase "Winner Take All" off of THE SERPENT IS RISING and "Rock & Roll Feeling" from MAN OF MIRACLES. Then comes their best off of EQUINOX with their classic songs, "Loerelei", "Light Up", and the two parter "Prelude 12" and "Suite Madame Blue". Then comes the start of the Tommy Shaw era album CRYSTAL BALL with the songs "Crystal Ball", "Shooz", and the Top 40 hit "Mademoisselle".
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By J. Lee
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As a long time STYX fan and music collector I was thrilled when I heard that STYX were planning on releasing a Greatest Hits Box Set encompassing their entire career from both the Wooden Nickel/RCA & A&M Labels. While many other bands of their era have had a CD box set package released, this band has been sadly overlooked when making such a compilation. Unfortunately, this STYX ANTHOLOGY collection has only one rarity on it (the full length version of "Man in the Wilderness") and since it's only an about a minute longer, it's not really a must have. Here are what I think are the strengths and weakness of this collection.

STRENGTHS:

-- The digital remastering of this collection is outstanding! These tracks will sound better than any other STYX CD you may have including all their previous Greatest Hits compilations. Much of the hiss that is apparent on their studio albums, especially their early ones, is nearly gone.

-- Anytime a your favorite band puts out a "hits" compilation that's only a double CD there's always going to be a few complaints by some that not all of their favorite songs didn't make it. This collection succeeds because not only are the songs are in chronological order of their release, but a lot of this albums flows together from track to track. It also includes the wonderful title track from the album "Pieces of Eight" and the popular album track "Miss America". I was also pleased to see "Dear John" was also included, which is dedicated to the memory of STYX's original drummer JOHN PANOZZO.
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5.0 out of 5 stars all you need
I love this. It is great. lots of good stuff on here. unless you are a die hard styx fan, like I, this is all you need for your collection
Published 1 month ago by Ryan Cassidy
5.0 out of 5 stars easy to download
just in time for the summer tour with Foreigner, all the big hits plus a few that I forgot how much I enjoyed.
Published 1 month ago by photo opp
5.0 out of 5 stars Styx!
What else is there to say? Styx rules, and this collection is super cheap, especially with the bundled MP3 download.
Published 3 months ago by K.
4.0 out of 5 stars A lot of good songs, and then a lot of historical songs.
Growing up, I wasn't much of a Styx fan, and I am still not much of a Styx fan. My friends loved them, but I was off listening to AC/DC in secret. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Craig
5.0 out of 5 stars Styx
They are all here. At least I don't remember any more than this. That should tell you a lot right there.
Published 3 months ago by bearfat
3.0 out of 5 stars What the heck is UP ! ? ! ? ! ? !
uh, excuse me... Tommy, JY, Chuck... Dennis?

HELLOOOOOO????????

What the hell is ** UP ** ! ? ! ? !? ! Read more
Published 3 months ago by Keith D. Fotheringham
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Mixture of Styx Best
I am an avid music lover of all genres. I generally don't purchase Best Of or Greatest Hits CD's because I miss other great songs that the studios don't choose to be on the CD. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Sally from Rochester, NY
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice to Have Remastered Versions
The songs on this album sound great. It's a decent collection, although I wish I could delete Kilroy, which in my opinion is one of the worst songs ever loosed on mankind.
Published 6 months ago by R. Schmidt
5.0 out of 5 stars Styx is awesome!
The whole album is fantastic. Such a good purchase, and for a great price, too! I will probably buy more music from Amazon in the future. :)
Published 8 months ago by Gretchen
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome CD
This CD has it all! My favorite songs are all on here, from Lady, Come sail Away, Loreli, Sing for the Day, Show me the Way, Crystal Ball. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Stephanie emerson
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differences vs. "Come Sail Away: The Styx Anthology"?
I have the original version of "Come Sail Away: The Styx Anthology". To answer your question, the original 2004 album WAS remastered. As you know already, this is just that same album retitled.
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