Styx (album)

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Studio album by Styx
Released March 1972
Recorded 1971 at Paragon Recording Studios, Chicago
Genre Progressive rock
Length 32:36
Label Wooden Nickel
Producer John Ryan, Bill Traut
Styx chronology
Styx II
(1973)Styx II1973
Singles from Styx
  1. "Best Thing"
    Released: 1972
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 1/5 stars [2]

Styx is the self-titled debut album by Styx. It was released in 1972 on Wooden Nickel Records. The album was reissued in 1980 under the title Styx I with new artwork. In late 2012, it was re-released for CD and digital download, along with Styx II (1973), The Serpent Is Rising (1973), and Man of Miracles (1974).

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Movement for the Common Man James Young (section a), John Ryan (section b), Aaron Copland (section c), Dennis DeYoung (section d with Young) 13:11
2. "Right Away" Paul Frank 3:40
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "What Has Come Between Us" Mark Gaddis 4:53
2. "Best Thing" Young, DeYoung 3:13
3. "Quick Is the Beat of My Heart" Lewis Mark 3:49
4. "After You Leave Me" George S. Clinton 4:00





Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1972 "Best Thing" Pop Singles 82


  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. Styx at AllMusic. Retrieved June 20, 2011.
  2. ^ 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. 

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