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On September 16. 2018.

On September 16, 2018, Maartin Allcock died aged 61. He was a musician (violin, guitar, bass, keyboards, pipes), and record producer, best known as a member of Fairport Convention, Jethro Tull, and The Mission. As a musician, he recorded with a number of bands and musicians including Ralph McTell, Simon Nicol, Kieran Halpin, Beverley Craven, Steve Ashley, Dan Ar Braz, Robert Plant, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Les Barker, Ashley Hutchings, Billy Connolly, Judith Durhamlin, Steve Tilston, Maggie Boyle, Chris Leslie, The Simon Mayor Quintet, WAZ!, Dave Pegg, Steve Gibbons, David Hughes, Sally Barker, Emily Slade, Alistair Russell, John Wright, Swarb’s Lazarus, Mike Billington, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican, Scott Doonican, Dave Burland, and Lisa Starnini. Allcock released four solo albums.

On June 16, 2017.

On June 16, 2017, “UMe” label released “The Mission”, the sixteenth Styx studio album. It was recorded 2015 – 2017, at “Blackbird Studios”, “The Shop”, “6 Studio Amontillado” in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Will Evankovich.


  • Tommy Shaw– vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin
  • James Young– vocals, electric guitars
  • Chuck Panozzo– bass guitar
  • Todd Sucherman– drums, percussion, waterphone
  • Lawrence Gowan– vocals, piano, Hammond B3 organ, synthesizers
  • Ricky Phillips– bass guitar
  • Will Evankovich– additional synthesizers, guitars, sound effects
  • Will Evankovich, Alan Hertz, Sean Badum – engineering
  • JR Taylor – additional engineering
  • Jim Scott – mixing
  • Kevin Dean – assistant mixing engineer
  • Derek Sharp – additional editing
  • Richard Dudd – mastering
  • Todd Gallopo – cover illustration, art direction, design
  • Jason Powell – band photography

Track listing:

  1. Overture – Tommy Shaw
  2. Gone Gone Gone – Will Evankovich, Tommy Shaw, James Young
  3. Hundred Million Miles from Home – Will Evankovich, Tommy Shaw
  4. Trouble at the Big Show – Will Evankovich, Tommy Shaw, James Young
  5. Locomotive – Will Evankovich, Tommy Shaw
  6. Radio Silence – Will Evankovich, Lawrence Gowan, Tommy Shaw
  7. The Greater Good – Will Evankovich, Lawrence Gowan, Tommy Shaw
  8. Time May Bend – Will Evankovich, Tommy Shaw
  9. Ten Thousand Ways – Lawrence Gowan, Tommy Shaw
  10. Red Storm – Will Evankovich, Tommy Shaw
  11. All Systems Stable – Will Evankovich, Lawrence Gowan, Tommy Shaw, Todd Sucherman
  12. Khedive – Lawrence Gowan, Tommy Shaw
  13. The Outpost – Will Evankovich, Lawrence Gowan, Tommy Shaw
  14. Mission to Mars – Tommy Shaw