Legendary group Styx are finally back with a strong piece of work and the best since Paradise Theatre (81). In the line up we find the two original members Tommy Shaw and James Young,but replacing bass- player Chuck Panozzo is Glen Burtnick who was in the band one time before on the "Edge of the century" album,but then he replaced Shaw who was in Damn Yankees at that time. Replacing Dennis DeYoung is Larry Gowan and to replace late diseased Drummer John Panozzo is Todd Sucherman. "Cyclorama" is a little bit of a roller coaster ride with it?s ups and downs but whatta bunch of UPS!!!!...good heavens!
Tommy Shaw sings lead on 5 tunes "Do things my way" - an ordinary rocker,"Waiting for our time" - 1st single and an okay song,"Yes I can"-a beautiful acoustic ballad,"Together" - a good midtempo rocker and at last the excellent "One with everything"- just like the old classic Styx days...truly amazing! James Young sings lead on 2 songs, "Captain America" - a typical J.Y hardrocker,"These are the times" - a strong rocker. Larry Gowan sings lead on 2 great tracks, "Fields of the brave" - which is breathing Dennis DeYoung all over it and "More love for the money" - Pompous song with Queen harmonies. Glen Burtnick sings lead on 2 stunning tracks,"Killing the thing you call love"-a masterpiece that is one of Styx best songs ever and "Kiss your ass goodbye" which is more of a Shawkinda song....lovely. Styx knows their way.
Journey thought of naming their Raised on Radio album to Freedom, Herbie Herbert said they had all the titles lined up from Infinity, Evolution, Departure, Captured, Escape, Frontiers and Freedom. But the band changed their minds and decided on Raised on Radio!