RELEASE
LABEL
A&M
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Arena Rock, Prog-Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Hard Rock, Album Rock

Album Review

Equinox produced Styx's first single with A&M, the highly spirited "Lorelei," which found its way to number 27 on the charts. Although it was the only song to chart from Equinox, the album itself is a benchmark in the band's career since it includes an instrumental nature reminiscent of their early progressive years, yet hints toward a more commercial-sounding future in its lyrics. "Light Up" is a brilliant display of keyboard bubbliness, with De Young's vocals in full bloom, while "Lonely Child" and "Suite Madame Blue" show tighter songwriting and a slight drift toward radio amicability. Still harboring their synthesizer-led dramatics alongside Dennis De Young's exaggerated vocal approach, the material on Equinox was a firm precursor of what was to come . After Equinox, guitarist John Curulewski parted ways with the band, replaced by Tommy Shaw, who debuted on 1976's Crystal Ball album.
Mike DeGagne, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Light Uphttp://itunes.apple.com/album/light-up/id93412?i=93393&uo=5
  2. Loreleihttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lorelei/id93412?i=93398&uo=5
  3. Mother Dearhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/mother-dear/id93412?i=93400&uo=5
  4. Lonely Childhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lonely-child/id93412?i=93402&uo=5
  5. Midnight Ridehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/midnight-ride/id93412?i=93404&uo=5
  6. Born for Adventurehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/born-for-adventure/id93412?i=93406&uo=5
  7. Prelude 12http://itunes.apple.com/album/prelude-12/id93412?i=93408&uo=5
  8. Suite Madame Bluehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/suite-madame-blue/id93412?i=93410&uo=5
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