Rockers (album)

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Compilation album by Styx
Released August 26, 2003
Recorded 1975–1996
Genre Rock
Label A&M
Styx compilation chronology
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection
(2002)20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection2002
21st Century Live
(2003)21st Century Live2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Rockers is a compilation of songs by the band Styx. It was released in 2003. The album is notable for deliberately omitting any songs for which former member Dennis DeYoung was the primary or sole writer; even DeYoung-penned signature ballad-to-rocker hits such as "Queen of Spades", "Suite Madame Blue", and "Rockin' the Paradise" are missing. It was an attempt by the remaining members of the band to reposition Styx as a hard rock band and move away from the DeYoungian ballads that had marked the last few albums of their career.

Instead of the famous angular "Styx" logo (used for most albums in some form since 1977), this collection re-introduces the curved logo from their first four albums and not used since 1974's Man of Miracles.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Midnight Ride" (James Young) – 4:18
  2. "Shooz" (Tommy Shaw, J. Young) – 4:44
  3. "Crystal Ball" (T. Shaw) – 4:26
  4. "Miss America" (J. Young) – 5:01
  5. "Man in the Wilderness" (T. Shaw) – 5:47
  6. "Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)" (T. Shaw) – 4:03
  7. "Renegade" (T. Shaw) – 4:13
  8. "Snowblind" (J. Young, Dennis DeYoung) – 4:58
  9. "Heavy Metal Poisoning" (J. Young) – 4:54
  10. "Love Is the Ritual" (Glen Burtnik, Plinky) – 3:48
  11. "Little Suzie" (G. Burtnik, Bob Berger, T. Shaw, D. DeYoung) – 4:49