Come Sail Away – The Styx Anthology

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Come Sail Away - The Styx Anthology
Come Sail Away - The Styx Anthology.jpg
Greatest hits album by Styx
Released May 4, 2004
Recorded 1971-1998,2002
Genre Rock
Length 149:55
Label A&M Records
Producer Various
Styx compilation chronology
21st Century Live
(2003)21st Century Live2003
Come Sail Away - The Styx Anthology
The Complete Wooden Nickel Recordings
(2005)The Complete Wooden Nickel Recordings2005
Styx Gold.jpg
Greatest hits album by Styx
Released 2006
Label Universal/A&M

Come Sail Away – The Styx Anthology is a musical album by Styx, released on May 4, 2004. It is a compilation consisting of two compact discs and contains a thorough history of the band. The album encompasses many of the band's most popular and significant songs, ranging from the band's first single from their self-titled album, "Best Thing," through the song "One with Everything," a track included on Styx's most recent album at the time of release, Cyclorama.

The most notable omission from the compilation is "Don't Let It End," Dennis DeYoung's top-ten single from their 1983 album, Kilroy Was Here. Another omission includes the top-thirty hit "Love at First Sight" from 1990's Edge of the Century. No material from their 1999 album, Brave New World, is included on here, either.

This is the only Styx compilation album to date to combine the original versions of songs from the band's early Wooden Nickel albums with their later material. Their Wooden Nickel breakout hit "Lady" was included on the 1995 Greatest Hits collection, but as a note-for-note re-recording, labelled "Lady '95." As such, this is the first truly career-spanning collection for the band ever compiled.

In 2006, the album was re-released and repackaged as part of the Gold series.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "Best Thing" Dennis DeYoung, James Young Styx, 1972 3:15
2. "You Need Love" DeYoung Styx II, 1973 3:44
3. "Lady" DeYoung Styx II 2:58
4. "Winner Take All" DeYoung, Charles Lofrano The Serpent Is Rising, 1973 3:05
5. "Rock and Roll Feeling" John Curulewski, Young Man of Miracles, 1974 3:02
6. "Light Up" DeYoung Equinox, 1975 4:21
7. "Lorelei" DeYoung, Young Equinox 3:23
8. "Prelude 12" Curulewski Equinox 1:20
9. "Suite Madame Blue" DeYoung Equinox 6:33
10. "Shooz" Tommy Shaw, Young Crystal Ball, 1976 4:47
11. "Mademoiselle" DeYoung, Shaw Crystal Ball 4:00
12. "Crystal Ball" Shaw Crystal Ball 4:34
13. "The Grand Illusion" DeYoung The Grand Illusion, 1977 4:37
14. "Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)" Shaw The Grand Illusion 5:31
15. "Come Sail Away" DeYoung The Grand Illusion 6:05
16. "Miss America" Young The Grand Illusion 4:58
17. "Man in the Wilderness" (Extended version previously unissued) Shaw Originally from The Grand Illusion 6:57
Disc two
No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)" Shaw Pieces of Eight, 1978 4:06
2. "Sing for the Day" Shaw Pieces of Eight 4:57
3. "Renegade" Shaw Pieces of Eight 4:13
4. "Pieces of Eight" DeYoung Pieces of Eight 4:45
5. "Lights" DeYoung, Shaw Cornerstone, 1979 4:38
6. "Babe" DeYoung Cornerstone 4:27
7. "Borrowed Time" DeYoung, Shaw Cornerstone 4:59
8. "Boat on the River" Shaw Cornerstone 3:13
9. "A.D. 1928" DeYoung Paradise Theatre, 1981 1:07
10. "Rockin' the Paradise" DeYoung, Young, Shaw Paradise Theatre 3:35
11. "Too Much Time on My Hands" Shaw Paradise Theatre 4:33
12. "The Best of Times" DeYoung Paradise Theatre 4:19
13. "Snowblind" Young, DeYoung Paradise Theatre 4:59
14. "Mr. Roboto" DeYoung Kilroy Was Here, 1983 5:28
15. "Love Is the Ritual" Glen Burtnik, Plinky Giglio Edge of the Century, 1990 3:49
16. "Show Me the Way" DeYoung Edge of the Century 4:37
17. "Dear John" Shaw Return To Paradise, 1997 3:04
18. "One with Everything" Burtnik, Lawrence Gowan, Shaw, Todd Sucherman, Young Cyclorama, 2003 5:56