Styx II

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Styx II
Styx - Styx II.jpg
Studio album by Styx
Released July 1973
Recorded 1972-73 at Paragon Recording Studios, Chicago; St. James Cathedral, Chicago
Genre Progressive rock, hard rock
Length 34:20
Label Wooden Nickel
Producer John Ryan, Bill Traut (exec.)
Styx chronology
Styx II
The Serpent Is Rising
Singles from Styx II
  1. "Lady"
    Released: 1973
  2. "You Need Love"
    Released: May 1975
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 1/5 stars[2]

Styx II is the second album by Styx. It was released in 1973 on Wooden Nickel Records.


After Styx moved to A&M Records and achieved national success in the US, the album was reissued in 1980 by their prior label, Wooden Nickel. Under the title Lady, the reissue had new artwork (though it is not to be confused with a Styx compilation album that was later released with the same name). It is also the only Styx album to not feature material written or co-written by guitarist James "J.Y." Young (apart from their covers album, Big Bang Theory).

Track listing[edit]

Side one — "Heads"
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "You Need Love" Dennis DeYoung 3:44
2. "Lady" DeYoung 2:56
3. "A Day" John Curulewski 8:19
4. "You Better Ask" Curulewski 3:54
Side two — "Tails"
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Little Fugue in G" Johann Sebastian Bach 1:17
2. "Father O.S.A." DeYoung 7:08
3. "Earl of Roseland" DeYoung 4:39
4. "I'm Gonna Make You Feel It" DeYoung 2:23



  • Executive Producer: Bill Traut
  • Produced by John Ryan
  • Engineers: Marty Feldman, Barry Mraz


In 1975, Billboard (North America) listed the album as #20 in the Pop Albums charts and the single "Lady" as #6 in the Pop Singles chart.


  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. Styx II at AllMusic. Retrieved June 20, 2011.
  2. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon & Schuster. p. 789. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.