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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Styx: "Babe: The Collection" Out In May

As one of America’s most iconic and successful bands of all time, Styx is so much part of the national consciousness there, songs appear regularly in mainstream TV shows and films on a regular basis. Styx rose to fame in the late '70s and early '80s as pioneers of the pomp rock genre. This is what happened when American bands took prog rock influences from the likes of Yes, Genesis and ELP, and added in a melodic feel to make the music more commercial. Their commercial power was such that they were the first band in the States to have four consecutive albums from 1977 - 1981 selling over two million copies each.

Due out on May 9th via Spectrum Audio, “Babe: The Collection” represents the band’s most prolific and golden featuring a span of styles from power ballads like ‘Babe’ which reached number 6 on the UK charts in 1980 and #1 in the US in 1979 to US hits "Lady", "Come Sail Away" and "Show Me The Way" to pomp rock gems including "Mr Roboto", "Renegade" and "Too Much Time On My Hands".

"Babe: The Collection" tracklisting:

'The Best Of Times', 'Too Much Time On My Hands', 'Babe', 'Boat On The River', 'Come Sail Away', 'Mr.Roboto', 'FoolingYourself', 'Lady'95', 'CrystalBall', 'Renegade', 'Lorelei', 'Mademoiselle', 'Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)', 'Heavy Metal Poisoning', 'Shooz', 'Snowblind', 'Show Me The Way', 'A.D. 1928' and 'Rockin' The Paradise'.

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