Styx New Album The Mission

STYX released their first studio album of all new material in 14 years last Friday, June 16th. The concept album, The Mission is a 43-minute thrill ride that chronicles the trials, tribulations, and ultimate triumphs of the first manned mission to Mars in the year 2033. From the hopeful drive of “Gone Gone Gone” to the stargazing machinations of “Locomotive” to the rough-riding blaze of glory that permeates the hard-charging “Red Storm” to the melancholy optimism of the closing track “Mission to Mars,” the album succeeds in delivering the greater good from a band that continues to fire on all cylinders, 45 years after signing its first recording contract.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the release of the biggest selling STYX album of all time, Grand Illusion, released July 7, 1977. “It just seemed truly appropriate to save our new studio album until this year, ” says founding guitarist James “JY” Young. “Needless to say, I’m very excited.”

Styx features Tommy Shaw (guitars/vocals), Lawrence Gowan (keyboards/vocals), James “JY” Young (guitar/vocals), Todd Sucherman (drums), Ricky Phillips (bass) and Chuck Panozzo (bass).

“The Mission” track listing:

01. Overture
02. Gone Gone Gone
03. Hundred Million Miles From Home
04. Trouble At The Big Show
05. Locomotive
06. Radio Silence
07. The Greater Good
08. Time May Bend
09. Ten Thousand Ways To Be Wrong
10. Red Storm
11. All Systems Stable
12. Khedive
13. The Outpost
14. Mission to Mars


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