Category: STYX

NEW ENGLAND – Explorer Suite [Rock Candy remaster]

Another remaster by Rock Candy Records fans were waiting for it’s the sophomore effort by the Boston-based super pompsters NEW ENGLAND: “Explorer Suite“.Produced by Mike Stone, who also worked with Queen, Journey and Asia, “Explorer Suite” is a very large-sounding work by a band that deserved to be as popular as Stone’s other clients. To the pomp of the debut...

TOMMY SHAW – Girls With Guns / What If [2-in-1 BGO digitally remastered]

At the beginning of the Eighties TOMMY SHAW departed Styx to pursue a solo career focusing on commercial Melodic Rock, AOR and rock&pop with the radio-friendly approach so in vogue around the time. First it was “Girls With Guns” in ’84, and then “What If” (1985), both including cheerful melodious tunes but more deep lyrically than it may seem at...

TOMMY SHAW – Ambition [Rock Candy remaster]

If one album which really represents the true Melodic Rock / AOR sound of the ’80s deserved to be reissued that is “Ambition” by TOMMY SHAW, and Rock Candy specialists have done a terrific job with it, perhaps the best remastering work ever from this excellent British label. The name Tommy Shaw will always be synonymous with Styx, the hugely...

GOWAN – Great Dirty World [Special Deluxe Edition remastered +3]

For more than 15 years Lawrence GOWAN is a stable member of Styx, but long before that, this Canadian had a quite successful solo career started in the Eighties. Released a couple years after ‘Strange Animal’ — the album that really launched Gowan’s career, at least in his homeland – “Great Dirty World” establishes a transition: from light poppy AOR...

STYX – Paradise Theater [Japanese remaster SHM-CD Limited Edition] Out Of Print

One of you asked how it sounds the Japanese nine-album cardboard sleeve (mini LP) remastered reissue series of STYX on high quality SHM-CD. In one word; outstanding.All were released as Limited Edition and already turned out of print.Their masterpiece “Paradise Theater” was requested again on this blog, an essential STYX album in your collection. “Paradise Theater” was Styx greatest commercial...

SHAW BLADES – Hallucination [Rock Candy remaster] (2018)

     the Real one Rock Candy Records has just reissued their own remastered version from SHAW BLADES collaboration project debut “Hallucination“. Formed by Tommy Shaw (Styx) and Jack Blades (Night Ranger), these two Melodic Rock geniuses created a wonderful album here plenty of melody and showcasing not only their terrific voices, but also the duo’s amazing songwriting quality. When it...

Best Classic Rock Album 2017, #3 : RONNIE MONTROSE feat. Ricky Phillips & Eric Singer – 10×10 (2017)

Near the end of the year, it’s time to recap about the best 2017 releases, by category.Fortunately, this excellent album was finally released. Before his untimely death in 2012, renowned American rock guitarist RONNIE MONTROSE began recording an ambitious passion project with bassist Ricky Phillips (Styx, Bad English) and drummer Eric Singer (Kiss, Alice Cooper). The idea was to record...

STYX – The Mission (2017)

STYX – The Mission (2017)

Legendary band STYX will release “The Mission“, their first Studio Album in 14 years tomorrow June 16, ‘The Mission’ via the band’s label, Alpha Dog 2T/UMe. This is STYX’s sixteenth studio album and and one of the most ambitious, most challenging release to date.“The planets truly aligned for ‘The Mission’, and I couldn’t be prouder,” says vocalist/guitarist Tommy Shaw, who...

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases July 2017 – Vol.1

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases July 2017 – Vol.1

As usual 0dayrox brings to you all the fresh buzz from the Melodic Rock / AOR world. Let’s check the advanced singles from the most relevant releases in months to come. KRYPTONITE is the new amazing project to release their debut CD via Frontiers Music in August. The line-up is impressive: Jake Samuels from The Poodles, Alessandro Del Vecchio (Lionville),...

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases May-June 2017 – Vol.1

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases May-June 2017 – Vol.1

Some amazing albums coming this Spring / Summer, let’s check the advanced singles from the best of ’em. From the always great Frontiers Music roster, JORN is about to release his new album and the first single title ‘Man Of The 80s’ says all about its sound.Also super-group SNAKECHARMER has presented some new tracks from the upcoming album, as well...

STYX – Cornerstone [Japanese SHM-CD minLP remastered 2016]

STYX – Cornerstone [Japanese SHM-CD minLP remastered 2016]

After so many years it finally happened… someone did a proper remaster of STYX‘s “Cornerstone“. Some time ago appeared a great nine-album cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue series of Styx on high quality SHM-CD, all featured here on the blog. It was a Limited Edition which went out of print, so now Universal Japan decided a new edition, this time...

STYX – Edge Of The Century [Japanese SHM-CD Limited Edition]

STYX – Edge Of The Century [Japanese SHM-CD Limited Edition]

* Completing the Japanese nine-album cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue series of STYX on high quality SHM-CD, here’s the last of the series: “Edge Of The Century“.All these were released a couple years ago, but it was a Limited Edition and already turned out of print. “Edge Of The Century” is the twelfth studio album by Styx, released in 1990....