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I had an idea a few months ago to create "new" Styx albums of music, and it really worked out.

I took the three solo albums that Shaw and DeYoung did back in the 1980s took the best songs from each, and a few from James Young s solo albums, unbiasedly sequenced the tracks (alternating), and the songs/albums really do work together. Coincidentally, DeYoung and Shaw's three albums were released/recorded fairly close to each other, so the production styles are very close too.

For how much griping against DeYoung's music and production style, even apart, they were really close. I made a few copies for a couple good friends, and they love them.

Styx – 1984
1. Don’t Wait for Heroes (D.DeYoung)
2. Girls with Guns (T.Shaw)
3. Please (D.DeYoung)
4. Lonely School (T.Shaw)
5. Desert Moon (D.DeYoung)
6. City Slicker (J.Young)
7. Kiss Me Hello (T.Shaw)
8. Suspicious (D.DeYoung)
9. Little Girl World (T.Shaw)
10. Gravity (D.DeYoung)
11. The Race is On (T.Shaw)

Styx – 1986
1. Jealousy (T.Shaw)
2. This Is the Time (D.DeYoung)
3. What If (T.Shaw)
4. Call Me (D.DeYoung)
5. This Is Not a Test (T.Shaw)
6. Something to Remember You By (J.Young)
7. Unanswered Prayers (D.DeYoung)
8. See Me Now (T.Shaw)
9. Black Wall (D.DeYoung)
10. Nature of the Beast (T.Shaw)
11. Southbound Ryan (D.DeYoung)

Styx – 1988
1. Beneath the Moon (D.DeYoung)
2. No Such Thing (T.Shaw)
3. What a Way to Go (D.DeYoung)
4. Dangerous Game (T.Shaw)
5. Boomchild (D.DeYoung)
6. Waiting (J.Young)
7. The Weight of the World (T.Shaw)
8. Who Shot Daddy (D.DeYoung)
9. Ambition (T.Shaw)
10. Outside Looking in Again (D.DeYoung)
11. Are You Ready For Me (T.Shaw)
*This album has a nice theme running through it, of ambition, the loss of success, and trying to recapture it.
 
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I love them!!!!

I have these

Equinox
Crystal Ball
The Grand Illusion
Pieces Of Eight
Cornerstone
Paradise Theater

I CANT STAND KILLROY!!!!! -- Thier last good album is paradise theater!
 

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I love them!!!!

I have these

Equinox
Crystal Ball
The Grand Illusion
Pieces Of Eight
Cornerstone
Paradise Theater

I CANT STAND KILLROY!!!!! -- Thier last good album is paradise theater!
Honestly, I see Kilroy as Styx trying to update to a more modern sound. I just think it was a little too extreme.

I actually went thru their solo albums of the 1980s and was able to piece together three fairly good "lost" Styx albums

1984
1. Don’t Wait for Heroes (D.DeYoung)
2. Girls With Guns (T.Shaw)
3. Please (D.DeYoung)
4. Lonely School (T.Shaw)
5. Desert Moon (D.DeYoung)
6. City Slicker (J.Young)
7. Kiss Me Hello (T.Shaw)
8. Suspicious (D.DeYoung)
9. Little Girl World (T.Shaw)
10. Gravity (D.DeYoung)
11. The Race is On (T.Shaw)

1986
1. Jealousy (T.Shaw)
2. This Is The Time (D.DeYoung)
3. What If (T.Shaw)
4. Call Me (D.DeYoung)
5. This Is Not A Test (T.Shaw)
6. Something to Remember You By (J.Young)
7. Unanswered Prayers (D.DeYoung)
8. See Me Now (T.Shaw)
9. Black Wall (D.DeYoung)
10. Nature Of The Beast (T.Shaw)
11. Southbound Ryan (D.DeYoung)

1988
1. Beneath the Moon (D.DeYoung)
2. No Such Thing (T.Shaw)
3. What a Way To Go (D.DeYoung)
4. Dangerous Game (T.Shaw)
5. Boomchild (D.DeYoung)
6. Waiting (J.Young)
7. The Weight of The World (T.Shaw)
8. Who Shot Daddy (D.DeYoung)
9. Ambition (T.Shaw)
10. Outside Looking in Again (D.DeYoung)
11. Are You Ready For Me (T.Shaw)

For how much griping there was among them, they were actually pretty much in-line with each other. Writing, arrangments and production.
 
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This band rocked as well as had some great ballads like "Lady" and "Babe". The band lineup was great from Dennis DeYoung who ultimately I think was the downfall of the original lineup to J.Y. who played a mean guitar and could hit those high notes and then Tommy Shaw who I think was the key to bringing it altogether. Tommy Shaw is also still damn hot. Chuck Panazzo also played a great bass and his brother the late John Panazzo was a very good drummer. Some of my favorite tunes by them are "Too Much Time On My Hands", "Fooling Yourself", and "Lorelei".
 
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Big fan of Styx too. I grew up about 3 hours west of Chicago in Iowa, with the local radio station 97X blasting their stuff all the time. I've picked up the Wooden Nickel Recordings, Cyclorama, Equinox, Crystal Ball, Brave New World, Edge of the Century, Regeneration, and Cornerstone this year. Can't get enough of these dudes.
 

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