Styx - The Mission


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Total download size: 941 MB Total play length: 42:10
Cover art included, liner notes not included

The Mission is a thrilling return to Styx's progressive roots, complete with a courageous & visionary concept. A captivating adventure unfolds across 14 tracks, 249 million miles from home! With a sound as big as a galaxy & two years in the making, it embodies a throw-back progressive-rock feel. Recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, The Mission comes complete in a true hi-fidelity analog recording & mixed with a larger than life sound.

Gone Gone Gone
Hundred Million Miles From Home
Trouble At The Big Show
Radio Silence
The Greater Good
Time May Bend
Ten Thousand Ways
Red Storm
All Systems Stable
The Outpost
Mission To Mars

Customer Reviews (4.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Based on the music alone (CD copy)...

posted on 06/23/2017
4 Stars
Reviewer: BarneyRubble
This is definitely worth a listen! I used to refer to Spock's Beard as "the prog band that sounds like Styx". Now, I'm tempted to refer to Styx as "the band that sounds like Spock's Beard", as they're getting a little proggier themselves. At times ("Gone, Gone, Gone", "Radio Silence" at times referred to by fans as "Man in the Wilderness II", and my personal favorite "The Greater Good") it even approaches radio-friendly levels... well, radio-friendly back when radio was a bit more open than just the three common formats nowadays ("hits", "country" and "preteen daydreams"). Sound references appear from Night Ranger-era 1980's to (surprise!) Styx' pre-Tommy Shaw years. Treat yourself! CAVEAT: I have only listened to the CD version, so I remain somewhat iffy on the promised "analog" sound of the vinyl and digital download. I am somewhat concerned about an "analog" recording being limited at 88-kHz... blame that on my micro-precise timing preferences gleaned from my SACD habit.

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