Cyclorama (album)

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Cyclorama
Studio album by Styx
Released February 18, 2003
Recorded 2002
Genre Hard rock, rock, pop
Length 57:59
Label Sanctuary/CMC International
Producer Tommy Shaw, James Young, Gary Loizzo
Styx chronology
Brave New World
(1999)
Cyclorama
(2003)
Big Bang Theory
(2005)

Cyclorama is the fourteenth studio album by Styx, released in 2003. This was the first studio album with Lawrence Gowan, following the departure of group co-founder Dennis DeYoung in 1999. It was also the only album released by the Lawrence Gowan/Tommy Shaw/James Young/Glen Burtnik/Todd Sucherman lineup. The album peaked significantly higher on the Billboard album charts than Styx's previous release, Brave New World', ending up 48 slots higher at #127.

The album's first single was "Waiting for Our Time". It failed to chart.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
411Mania (10/10) link
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link
Chicago Tribune (unfavorable) link
Melodic.net 3.5/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Glen Burtnik, Lawrence Gowan, Tommy Shaw, Todd Sucherman, and James Young, except where otherwise noted.

  1. "Do Things My Way" – 4:57
    • Lead vocals: Tommy
  2. "Waiting for Our Time" – 4:12
    • Lead vocals: Tommy
  3. "Fields of the Brave" – 3:23
    • Lead vocals: Lawrence
  4. "Bourgeois Pig" – 0:49
    • Lead vocals: Billy Bob Thornton
  5. "Kiss Your Ass Goodbye" – 3:13
    • Lead vocals: Glen
  6. "These Are the Times" – 6:45
    • Lead vocals: James
  7. "Yes I Can" (Tommy Shaw; Jack Blades; Lawrence Gowan; Glen Burtnik; James Young; Todd Sucherman) – 3:50
    • Lead vocals: Tommy & Glen
  8. "More Love for the Money" – 3:47
    • Lead vocals: Lawrence
  9. "Together" – 4:46
    • Lead vocals: Tommy
  10. "Fooling Yourself (Palm of Your Hands)" (Tommy Shaw) – 0:39
    • Lead vocals: Tommy
  11. "Captain America" – 3:53
    • Lead vocals: James
  12. "Killing the Thing That You Love" (Glen Burtnik; Tommy Shaw; Lawrence Gowan; James Young; Todd Sucherman; Bob Burger) – 5:36
    • Lead vocals: Glen
  13. "One With Everything" – 5:56
    • Lead vocals: Tommy
  14. "Genki Desu Ka" – 6:13
    • Lead vocals: Group
    • "Genki Desu Ka" lasts for around 3:03. After a few seconds of silence, there is a skit with Tenacious D and a brief hidden track, "The Chosen One."

Personnel[edit]

With
  • Chuck Panozzo - bass on "Bourgeois Pig", backing vocals on "Kiss Your Ass Goodbye"

Additional personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Tommy Shaw, James Young, Gary Loizzo
  • Associate producers: Lawrence Gowan, Todd Sucherman, Glen Burtnik
  • Engineers: Gary Loizzo, Charlie Pakaari, Craig Williams, Mark Linnett, Plinky Giglio, Dave Yackoboskie, Jimmy Hoyson, Jim Mitchell, Bruce Monical

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2003 The Billboard 200 127

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
2003 "Waiting for Our Time" Mainstream Rock Tracks 37