The Complete Wooden Nickel Recordings

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All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
Remastered and repackaged, this is a treasure trove for die-hard Styx fanatics waiting for a proper reissue of their early works. But casual buyers best beware: this isn't the Styx that sang "Come Sail Away" or "Mr. Roboto," but a different though no less enjoyable group altogether. This two-disc set comprises their first four records under the Wooden Nickel imprint: Styx, Styx II, The Serpent Is Rising and Man of Miracles. While the arena rock anthems and compositional sensibilities are underdeveloped, the pomposity of their prog rock roots clearly shines through with the inclusion of "Fanfare for the Common Man," "Little Fugue in G" and the "Hallelujah" chorus from ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
Remastered and repackaged, this is a treasure trove for die-hard Styx fanatics waiting for a proper reissue of their early works. But casual buyers best beware: this isn't the Styx that sang "Come Sail Away" or "Mr. Roboto," but a different though no less enjoyable group altogether. This two-disc set comprises their first four records under the Wooden Nickel imprint: Styx, Styx II, The Serpent Is Rising and Man of Miracles. While the arena rock anthems and compositional sensibilities are underdeveloped, the pomposity of their prog rock roots clearly shines through with the inclusion of "Fanfare for the Common Man," "Little Fugue in G" and the "Hallelujah" chorus from Handel's "Messiah." It's also a document showcasing the evolution of their flare for theatrics and storytelling, which didn't entirely put them on par with their British and Italian prog rock counterparts, but close enough for people to take notice. Aside from "Lady," there isn't much here that casual listeners will identify with, but Styx loyalists will be pleased with proper documentation of the group's formative years, something all too neglected until now.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/15/2005
  • Label: Hip-O Records
  • UPC: 075021034310
  • Catalog Number: 000392202
  • Sales rank: 31,751

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Movement for the Common Man: Children of the Land/Street ... (13:14)
  2. 2 Right Away (3:41)
  3. 3 What Has Come Between Us (4:57)
  4. 4 Best Thing (3:15)
  5. 5 Quick Is the Beat of My Heart (3:51)
  6. 6 After You Leave Me (4:05)
  7. 7 You Need Love (3:45)
  8. 8 Lady (3:00)
  9. 9 A Day (8:24)
  10. 10 You Better Ask (3:56)
  11. 11 Little Fugue in "G" (1:17)
  12. 12 Father O.S.A. (7:07)
  13. 13 Earl of Roseland (4:41)
  14. 14 I'm Gonna Make You Feel It (2:27)
  15. 15 Unfinished Song (2:59)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Witch Wolf (4:00)
  2. 2 The Grove of Eglatine (5:01)
  3. 3 Young Man (4:47)
  4. 4 As Bad as This (6:09)
  5. 5 Winner Takes All (3:06)
  6. 6 22 Years (3:41)
  7. 7 Jonas Psalter (4:42)
  8. 8 The Serpent Is Rising (4:52)
  9. 9 Krakatoa (1:35)
  10. 10 Hallelujah Chorus (1:33)
  11. 11 Rock & Roll Feeling (3:04)
  12. 12 Havin' a Ball (3:58)
  13. 13 Golden Lark (3:37)
  14. 14 A Song for Suzanne (5:04)
  15. 15 A Man Like Me (2:59)
  16. 16 Lies (2:49)
  17. 17 Evil Eyes (4:10)
  18. 18 Southern Woman (3:11)
  19. 19 Christopher, Mr. Christopher (4:01)
  20. 20 Man of Miracles (4:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Styx Primary Artist, Voices
Dennis DeYoung Synthesizer, Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
James Young Guitar, Vocals
John Curulewski Synthesizer, Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Chuck Panozzo Bass Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
John Panozzo Percussion, Drums, Vocals, Group Member
Bill Traut Saxophone
James "Jockey" Young Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Aaron Copland Composer
George Frideric Handel Composer
Styx Producer
Paul Beaver Composer
Dennis DeYoung Composer
James Young Composer
Mark Gaddis Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach Composer
John Curulewski Composer
Barry Fasman Arranger, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Marty Feldman Engineer
Paul Frank Composer
Bernie Krause Composer
Gary Loizzo Engineer
Lewis Mark Composer
Barry Mraz Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
John Ryan Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Bill Traut Producer, Executive Producer, Audio Production
Beau Charles Composer
Buddy Randell Composer
Suha Gur Mastering
Dave Hecht Cover Photo
Acy Lehman Art Direction
Rick Young Composer
Charles Lofrano Composer
Ray Brandle Composer
Adam Ayan Mastering
Ryan Null Photo Coordination
Martin Huxley Liner Notes, Essay
Murray Laden Cover Photo
Bob Miles Cover Design, Paintings
Hishan Muthucumaru Cover Art
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Collection

    Being an avid Styx fan I;ve been working on collecting everything Styx has done. I was lacking 3 of the Wooden Nickel Albums. This allowed me to have them . It is a great collection . It really shows how a band matures. Although it doedn't sound like the styx of today it does show where their roots started . This is worth every penny I gave for it .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Truly The Best Of Styx

    I just bought this CD only a few days ago and its already the best I have heard! Finally all four of the first albums in one set!! The best song on the collection would have to be "Unfinished Song"! This is what Styx is all about!!! Definitely a 5 stars from me!

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