Friday 12am ET: Feature LP: Styx – Come Sail Away / The Styx Anthology (2004)

Come Sail Away ā€“ The Styx Anthology is a musical album by Styx, released on May 4, 2004. It is a compilation consisting of two compact discs and contains a thorough history of the band. The album encompasses many of the band’s most popular and significant songs, ranging from the band’s first single from their self-titled album, “Best Thing”, through the song “One with Everything”, a track included on Styx’s most recent album at the time of release, Cyclorama.

The most notable omission from the compilation is “Don’t Let It End”, Dennis DeYoung’s top-10 single from their 1983 album, Kilroy Was Here. Another omission includes the top-30 hit “Love at First Sight” from 1990’s Edge of the Century. Additionally, no material from their 1999 album, Brave New World, is included.

This is the only Styx compilation album to date to combine the original versions of songs from the band’s early Wooden Nickel albums with their later material. Their Wooden Nickel breakout hit “Lady” was included on the 1995 Greatest Hits collection, but as a note-for-note re-recording, labelled “Lady ’95”. As such, this is the first truly career-spanning collection for the band ever compiled.

In 2006, the album was re-released and repackaged as part of the Gold series.

1. “Best Thing” 3:15
2. “You Need Love” 3:44
3. “Lady” 2:58
4. “Winner Take All” 3:05
5. “Rock and Roll Feeling” 3:02
6. “Light Up” 4:21
7. “Lorelei” 3:23
8. “Prelude 12” 1:20
9. “Suite Madame Blue” 6:33
10. “Shooz” 4:47
11. “Mademoiselle” 4:00
12. “Crystal Ball” 4:34
13. “The Grand Illusion” 4:37
14. “Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)” 5:31
15. “Come Sail Away” 6:05
16. “Miss America” 4:58
17. “Man in the Wilderness” (Extended version previously unissued) 6:57

1. “Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)” 4:06
2. “Sing for the Day” 4:57
3. “Renegade” 4:13
4. “Pieces of Eight” 4:45
5. “Lights” 4:38
6. “Babe” 4:27
7. “Borrowed Time” 4:59
8. “Boat on the River” 3:13
9. “A.D. 1928” 1:07
10. “Rockin’ the Paradise” 3:35
11. “Too Much Time on My Hands” 4:33
12. “The Best of Times” 4:19
13. “Snowblind” 4:59
14. “Mr. Roboto” 5:28
15. “Love Is the Ritual” 3:49
16. “Show Me the Way” 4:37
17. “Dear John” 3:04
18. “One with Everything” 5:56

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