Brave New World (Styx album)

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Brave New World
Styx - Brave New World.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 29, 1999
Recorded1998, Pumpkin Studios, Chicago,
The S.H.O.P., Hollywood, CA,
The White Room, Chicago
LabelCMC International
Styx chronology
Return to Paradise
Brave New World
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 band’s first studio album to feature drummer Todd Sucherman, replacing John Panozzo, who died in 1996 and the last album to feature keyboardist/vocalist Dennis DeYoung. This is the last album that bassist Chuck Panozzo is credited as a full-time member, he would continue with the band as a part-time member. The album peaked at #175 on the Billboard 200 and reached the top 10 on the Top Internet Albums chart. However, its position on the Billboard charts was the lowest from a Styx album of new material since 1973's The Serpent Is Rising.

Jerry Goodman who is featured on violin as a special guest, used to play with bands like The Flock and Mahavishnu Orchestra. The album has a strong science fiction theme, as indicated by the album's title and song references to the well known eponymous book.

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2/5 stars [1]
The Daily VaultD+ [2]
Q3/5 stars [3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide1/5 stars [4]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
1."I Will Be Your Witness"Tommy Shaw, Jack BladesShaw4:31
2."Brave New World"Shaw, James YoungShaw5:14
3."While There's Still Time"Dennis DeYoungDeYoung3:53
4."Number One"ShawShaw4:33
5."Best New Face"Shaw, BladesShaw3:36
6."What Have They Done to You"Shaw, YoungYoung, Shaw4:33
7."Fallen Angel"DeYoungDeYoung4:49
8."Everything Is Cool"ShawShaw5:19
9."Great Expectations"DeYoungDeYoung4:44
10."Heavy Water"Shaw, YoungYoung, Shaw4:29
11."High Crimes & Misdemeanors (Hip Hop-Cracy)"DeYoungDeYoung3:26
12."Just Fell In"Shaw, YoungShaw3:25
13."Goodbye Roseland"DeYoungDeYoung3:49
14."Brave New World" (Reprise)Shaw, YoungShaw3:31



Additional personnel[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


Album - Billboard (United States)

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


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Styx: Brave New World at AllMusic. Retrieved April 29, 2020.
  2. ^ Styx Brave New World (1999) album review by Christopher Thelen at The Daily Vault
  3. ^ Styx - Brave New World (1999) album reviews at CD Universe by customers
  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. rolling stone styx album guide.

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