Cyclorama (album)

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Cyclorama
Styx - Cyclorama.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 18, 2003
Recorded2002
GenreHard rock, rock
Length57:59
LabelSanctuary/CMC International
ProducerTommy Shaw, James "JY" Young, Gary Loizzo
Styx chronology
Brave New World
(1999)
Cyclorama
(2003)
Big Bang Theory
(2005)
Singles from Cyclorama
  1. "Waiting for Our Time"
    Released: 2003

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 latter of two albums to feature Glen Burtnik (the former being 1990's Edge of the Century), and the only album released by the Lawrence Gowan/Tommy Shaw/James "JY" Young/Glen Burtnik/Chuck Panozzo/Todd Sucherman lineup, and as such the only original Styx album to feature four different singer-songwriters (Shaw, Young, Gowan and Burtnik) as opposed to the usual three. The album peaked significantly higher on the Billboard album charts than Styx's previous release, Brave New World (1999), ending up 48 slots higher at #127.

The album's first single was "Waiting for Our Time," which failed to chart on the Top 40 singles chart. It charted on the Mainstream Rock and Heritage Rock charts. "Yes I Can" charted on the American Music Adult Contemporary Chart.

The album was also released as a "Dual Disc," with the reverse side of the disc containing a 5.1 DVD-Audio mix as well as music videos. The album was finally released to streaming services in 2020.

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
411Mania(10/10) [1]
AllMusic2.5/5 stars [2]
Chicago Tribune(unfavorable) [3]
Melodic.net3.5/5 stars [4]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars [5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Glen Burtnik, Lawrence Gowan, Tommy Shaw, Todd Sucherman, and James "JY" Young, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocal(s)Length
1."Do Things My Way" Shaw4:57
2."Waiting for Our Time" Shaw4:12
3."Fields of the Brave" Gowan3:23
4."Bourgeois Pig" Billy Bob Thornton0:49
5."Kiss Your Ass Goodbye" Burtnik3:13
6."These Are the Times" Young6:45
7."Yes I Can"Shaw, Jack Blades, Gowan, Burtnik, Young, SuchermanShaw & Burtnik3:50
8."More Love for the Money" Gowan3:47
9."Together" Shaw4:46
10."Fooling Yourself (Palm of Your Hands)"ShawShaw0:39
11."Captain America" Young3:53
12."Killing the Thing That You Love"Burtnik, Shaw, Gowan, Young, Sucherman, Bob BurgerBurtnik5:36
13."One with Everything" Shaw5:56
14."Genki Desu Ka" (with hidden Tenacious D skit and track, "The Chosen One") Group6:13

Personnel[edit]

Styx[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Tommy Shaw, James "JY" 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 (United States)

Year Chart Position
2003 The Billboard 200 127

Singles - Billboard (United States)

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

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