In March 1972.

In March 1972, “Wooden Nickel” label released the debut, self-titled Styx album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Paragon Recording Studios” in Chicago, and was produced by John Ryan and Bill Traut.


  • Dennis DeYoung- keyboards, vocals
  • James Young- guitar, vocals
  • John Curulewski- guitar, vocals
  • Chuck Panozzo- bass
  • John Panozzo- drums
  • Engineers: Marty Feldman, Barry Mraz
  • Mixing: Barry Mraz, John Ryan

Track listing:

  1. Movement for the Common Man – Dennis DeYoung, John Ryan, Aaron Copland
  • Children of the Young
  • Street Collage
  • Fanfare for the Common Man
  • Mother Nature’s Matinee
  1. Right Away – Paul Frank
  2. What Has Come Between Us – Mark Gaddis
  3. Best Thing – James Young, Dennis DeYoung
  4. Quick is the Beat of My Heart – Lewis Mark

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