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The Mission

The Mission

by Styx Styx
The Mission

The Mission

by Styx Styx


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Styx kept themselves busy in the 21st century, launching a tour like clockwork every year, but they abandoned recording new material after 2003's Cyclorama. Arriving 14 years after that record, The Mission announces Styx's return in a grand fashion. Although The Mission has its mind on the future -- it's designed as a concept album about a mission to Mars in the year 2033 -- the sound is an unapologetic throwback to the band's late-'70s prime. In a sense, it's a sequel to Paradise Theater, containing the same kind of over-baked story and, more importantly, a bunch of songs that sound like sequels to "Too Much Time on My Hands" and "Rockin' the Paradise." Dennis DeYoung's Broadway streak is notably absent, but it's not necessarily missed because Styx craft these operatic rockers so well. Apart from the slight sheen in the production, these songs could be mistaken for prime Styx, and that's a quite thing to say for a band that is not only firmly within its status as a legacy act, but one that has gone so long without recording new material at all.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/16/2017
Label: Ume
UPC: 0602557464177
catalogNumber: 002646602
Rank: 38791


  1. Overture
  2. Gone Gone Gone
  3. Hundred Million Miles From Home
  4. Trouble at the Big Show
  5. Locomotive
  6. Radio Silence
  7. The Greater Good
  8. Time May Bend
  9. Ten Thousand Ways
  10. Red Storm
  11. All Systems Stable
  12. Khedive
  13. The Outpost
  14. Mission to Mars

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Styx   Primary Artist
Tommy Shaw   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
James Young   Electric Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Chuck Panozzo   Bass Guitar,Group Member
Ricky Phillips   Bass Guitar,Group Member
Todd Sucherman   Percussion,Drums,Waterphone,Group Member
Will Evankovich   Synthesizer,Guitar
Lawrence Gowan   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Tommy Shaw   Composer
James Young   Composer
Todd Gallopo   Art Direction,Cover Illustration
Alan Hertz   Engineer
Taylor   Engineer
Will Evankovich   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Jason Powell   Band Photo
Sean R. Badum   Engineer
Lawrence Gowan   Composer

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