Brave New World (Styx album)

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Brave New World
Studio album by Styx
Released June 29, 1999
Recorded 1998, Pumpkin Studios, Chicago,
The S.H.O.P., Hollywood, CA,
The White Room, Chicago
Genre Rock
Length 59:52
Label CMC International
Producer Dennis DeYoung, Tommy Shaw, James Young
Styx chronology
Return to Paradise
(1997)
Brave New World
(1999)
Cyclorama
(2003)
Singles from Brave New World
  1. "Everything Is Cool"
    Released: 1999

Brave New World is the thirteenth studio album by Styx, released in 1999. It is the last album with the band's original lead vocalist and keyboardist, Dennis DeYoung. The album peaked at #175 on the Billboard 200 and notably reached the top 10 on the Top Internet Albums chart. However, its position on the Billboard charts was the lowest from a Styx album since 1973's The Serpent Is Rising.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]
The Daily Vault D+ [2]
Q 3/5 stars [3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 1/5 stars [4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Will Be Your Witness" (Jack Blades/Tommy Shaw) – 4:31
  2. "Brave New World" (Tommy Shaw/James Young) – 5:14
  3. "While There's Still Time" (Dennis DeYoung) – 3:53
  4. "Number One" (Tommy Shaw) – 4:33
  5. "Best New Face" (Jack Blades/Tommy Shaw) – 3:36
  6. "What Have They Done to You" (Tommy Shaw/James Young) – 4:33
  7. "Fallen Angel" (Dennis DeYoung) – 4:49
  8. "Everything Is Cool" (Tommy Shaw) – 5:19
  9. "Great Expectations" (Dennis DeYoung) – 4:44
  10. "Heavy Water" (Tommy Shaw/James Young) – 4:29
  11. "High Crimes & Misdemeanors (Hip Hop-Cracy)" (Dennis DeYoung) – 3:26
  12. "Just Fell In" (Tommy Shaw/James Young) – 3:25
  13. "Goodbye Roseland" (Dennis DeYoung) – 3:49
  14. "Brave New World (Reprise)" (Tommy Shaw/James Young) – 3:31

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Dennis DeYoung, Tommy Shaw, James Young
  • Engineers: Rodney Amos, Craig Bauer, Andy Haller, John Hendrickson, Steve Johnson, Gary Loizzo, Keith Marks, Tommy Shaw, C.J. Vanston, Craig Williams
  • Mixing: Craig Bauer, Dennis DeYoung, Gary Loizzo, Ron Nevison
  • Mastering: Ted Jensen
  • Sequencing: Tommy Shaw
  • Programming: Tommy Shaw
  • Pro-Tools: Patrick Thrasher
  • Art direction: Alan Chappell, Ioannis
  • Design: Alan Chappell, Ioannis
  • Artwork: Ioannis

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1999 The Billboard 200 175
1999 Top Internet Albums 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ The Daily Vault review
  3. ^ Album reviews at CD Universe
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 789. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.