Cyclorama (album)

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Cyclorama
Styx - Cyclorama.jpg
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)
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 last album to feature Glen Burtnik, and the only album released by the Lawrence Gowan/Tommy Shaw/James Young/Glen Burtnik/Chuck Panozzo/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, but was a far cry from the success the band had in the late 1970s and 80s.

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

To date, this is the band's last album of original material.

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

No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
1. "Do Things My Way"   Tommy Shaw 4:57
2. "Waiting for Our Time"   Tommy Shaw 4:12
3. "Fields of the Brave"   Lawrence Gowan 3:23
4. "Bourgeois Pig"   Billy Bob Thornton 0:49
5. "Kiss Your Ass Goodbye"   Glen Burtnik 3:13
6. "These Are the Times"   James Young 6:45
7. "Yes I Can" Shaw, Jack Blades, Gowan, Burtnik, Young, Sucherman Tommy Shaw & Glen Burtnik 3:50
8. "More Love for the Money"   Lawrence Gowan 3:47
9. "Together"   Tommy Shaw 4:46
10. "Fooling Yourself (Palm of Your Hands)" Shaw Tommy Shaw 0:39
11. "Captain America"   James Young 3:53
12. "Killing the Thing That You Love" Burtnik, Shaw, Gowan, Young, Sucherman, Bob Burger Glen Burtnik 5:36
13. "One with Everything"   Tommy Shaw 5:56
14. "Genki Desu Ka" (with hidden Tenacious D skit and track, "The Chosen One")   Group 6:13

Personnel[edit]

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