Caught in the Act (Styx album)

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Caught in the Act
Live album by Styx
Released April 1984
Recorded April 9–10, 1983, Saenger Theater, New Orleans, LA except "Music Time" recorded at Pumpkin Studios in January, 1984
Genre Rock
Length 83:30
Label A&M
Producer Styx
Styx chronology
Kilroy Was Here
(1983)
Caught in the Act
(1984)
Edge of the Century
(1990)
Caught in the Act
Video by Styx
Released 1984
Recorded April 9–10, 1983, Saenger Theater, New Orleans, LA
Genre Rock
Label A&M
Director Jerry Kramer, Brian Gibson
Producer Jerry Kramer
Styx chronology
Caught in the Act
(1984)
Return to Paradise
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[1]
Kerrang! (unfavorable)[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars[3]

Caught in the Act is a live album by Styx, released in 1984. It contains one new song, "Music Time", which was released as a single, reaching #40 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Caught in the Act is also the name of a VHS video recording that featured the band acting out the concept established in their Kilroy was Here album. A DVD version was released on December 11, 2007.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. "Music Time" [*] (DeYoung) – 4:07
  2. "Mr. Roboto" (DeYoung) – 4:59
    • Lead vocals: Dennis DeYoung
  3. "Too Much Time on My Hands" (Shaw) – 5:01
  4. "Babe" (DeYoung) – 4:52
    • Lead vocals: Dennis DeYoung, lead guitar: Tommy Shaw

Side 2[edit]

  1. "Snowblind" (Young, DeYoung) – 6:00
    • Co-Lead vocals and lead guitar: James Young, Co-Lead vocals: Tommy Shaw
  2. "State Street Sadie(uncredited)/The Best of Times" (DeYoung) – 6:30
    • Lead vocals: Dennis DeYoung, lead guitar: Tommy Shaw
  3. "Suite Madame Blue" (DeYoung) – 8:51
    • Lead vocals and synthesizer solo: Dennis DeYoung, lead guitar: James Young

Side 3[edit]

  1. "Rockin' the Paradise" (DeYoung, Young, Shaw) – 4:40
    • Lead vocals: Dennis DeYoung, first guitar solo: Tommy Shaw, second guitar solo: James Young
  2. "Blue Collar Man" (Shaw) – 4:47
    • Lead vocals and lead guitar: Tommy Shaw, guitar fills and end solo: James Young
  3. "Miss America" (Young) – 6:15
    • Lead vocals and lead guitar: James Young
  4. "Don't Let It End" (DeYoung) – 5:25
    • Lead vocals: Dennis DeYoung, lead guitar: Tommy Shaw
  1. "Boat on the River" (Shaw) – 3:10 (instead of "Don't let it end" on the LP AMLM 66704, AM Records 1984)
    • Lead vocals, accordion: Dennis DeYoung, lead guitar, mandolin: Tommy Shaw

Side 4[edit]

  1. "Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)" (Shaw) – 6:05
    • Lead vocals: Tommy Shaw, synthesizer solos: Dennis DeYoung
  2. "Crystal Ball" (Shaw) – 6:24
    • Lead vocals and lead guitar: Tommy Shaw, synthesizer solo: Dennis DeYoung
  3. "Come Sail Away" (DeYoung) – 8:56
    • Lead vocals, synthesizer solo: Dennis DeYoung, lead guitar: Tommy Shaw

* New studio recording

Video track listing[edit]

  1. Kilroy Was Here mini-movie
  2. "Mr. Roboto" (DeYoung)
  3. "Rockin' the Paradise (with J.Y. guitar solo)" (DeYoung, Shaw, Young)
  4. "Blue Collar Man" (Shaw)
  5. "Snowblind" (DeYoung, Young)
  6. "Too Much Time on My Hands" (Shaw)
  7. "Don't Let It End" (DeYoung)
  8. "Heavy Metal Poisoning" (Young)
  9. "Cold War (with extended Tommy Shaw guitar solo and extra verses)" (Shaw)
  10. "State Street Sadie(uncredited)/The Best of Times" (DeYoung)
  11. "Come Sail Away" (DeYoung)
  12. "Renegade (with John Panozzo drum solo and band getting arrested)" (Shaw)
  13. "Haven't We Been Here Before" (Shaw)
  14. "Don't Let It End (Reprise)" (DeYoung)

DVD bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Come Sail Away" (1977 video)
  2. "Borrowed Time" (1979 video)
  3. "Babe" (1979 video)
  4. "Boat On the River" (1979 video)
  5. "A.D. 1928"/"Rockin' the Paradise" (1981 video)
  6. "The Best of Times" (1981 video)
  7. "Too Much Time on My Hands" (1981 video)
  8. "Mr. Roboto" (1983 video)
  9. "Don't Let It End" (1983 video)
  10. "Heavy Metal Poisoning" (1983 video)
  11. "Haven't We Been Here Before" (video)
  12. "Music Time" (1984 video)

Personnel[edit]

Production (album)[edit]

  • Producer: Styx
  • Engineers: Gary Loizzo, Will Rascati, Rob Kingsland, Biff Dawes
  • Assistant engineer: Jim Popko

Production (video)[edit]

  • Concert producer and director: Jerry Kramer
  • Kilroy Was Here mini-movie director: Brian Gibson
  • Cameramen: Wayne Isham

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1984 Billboard 200[4] 31

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1984 "Music Time" Billboard Hot 100[5] 40

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adams, Bret. "Caught in the Act - Styx". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  2. ^ Barton, Geoff (5 April 1984). "Styx 'Caught in the Act'". Kerrang! 65. London, UK: Spotlight Publications Ltd. pp. 13, 14. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "Caught in the Act Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  5. ^ "Caught in the Act Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-03-11.