The Complete Wooden Nickel Recordings

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The Complete Wooden Nickel Recordings
Compilation album by Styx
Released February 15, 2005
Recorded 1971-1974
Genre Rock
Length 2:27:49
Label Hip-O
Producer Bill Traut
Styx compilation chronology
Come Sail Away - The Styx Anthology
(2004)
The Complete Wooden Nickel Recordings
(2005)
One with Everything: Styx and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra
(2006)
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Review scores
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Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

The Complete Wooden Nickel Recordings is a 2-Disc set released by Styx in 2005. The compilation contains remastered versions of Styx's first four albums, Styx, Styx II, The Serpent Is Rising, and Man of Miracles, which were released by Wooden Nickel Records. It also includes the rare outtake "Unfinished Song", which was previously released only on the 1980 RCA reissue of Man of Miracles, (which was entitled Miracles), replacing the song "Lies". The song "Lies" appeared on the second pressing of Man of Miracles, replacing "Best Thing" which was on the first printing of the Man of Miracles album. "Best Thing" was also on the first Styx album.

The four albums contained in this compilation (plus Styx's fifth album, Equinox) were recorded with original singer/songwriter/guitarist John Curulewski and feature a harder, eclectic, and more progressive sound when compared to subsequent albums that included Curulewski's replacement, singer/songwriter/guitarist Tommy Shaw.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Movement for the Common Man" – 13:11
  2. "Right Away" (Paul Frank) – 3:40
  3. "What Has Come Between Us" (Mark Gaddis) – 4:53
  4. "Best Thing" (D. DeYoung, J. Young) – 3:13
  5. "Quick Is the Beat of My Heart" (Lewis Mark) – 3:49
  6. "After You Leave Me" (George Clinton) – 4:00
  7. "You Need Love" (D. DeYoung) – 3:47
  8. "Lady" (D. DeYoung) – 2:58
  9. "A Day" (John Curulewski) – 8:24
  10. "You Better Ask" (J. Curulewski) – 3:55
  11. "Little Fugue In 'G'" (Bach) – 1:19
  12. "Father O.S. A." (D. DeYoung) – 7:10
  13. "Earl of Roseland" (D. DeYoung) – 4:41
  14. "I'm Gonna Make You Feel It" (D. DeYoung) – 2:23
  15. "Unfinished Song" (D. DeYoung) – 2:59

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Witch Wolf" (J. Young) – 3:57
  2. "The Grove of Eglantine" (D. DeYoung) – 5:00
  3. "Young Man" (J. Young, Rick Young) – 4:45
  4. "As Bad As This" (including hidden track "Plexiglas Toilet") – 6:10
  5. "Winner Take All" – 3:10
    • (The track listing on the back of this CD set erroneously lists this song as "Winner Takes All")
  6. "22 Years" – 3:39
  7. "Jonas Psalter" – 4:41
  8. "The Serpent Is Rising" – 4:55
  9. "Krakatoa" – 1:36
  10. "Hallelujah Chorus" – 2:14
  11. "Rock & Roll Feeling" – 3:02
  12. "Havin' a Ball" – 3:53
  13. "Golden Lark" – 3:23
  14. "A Song for Suzanne" – 5:15
  15. "A Man Like Me" – 2:57
  16. "Lies" – 2:41
  17. "Evil Eyes" – 4:02
  18. "Southern Woman" – 3:10
  19. "Christopher, Mr. Christopher" – 4:02
  20. "Man of Miracles" – 4:55

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