Trisha Shetty (Editor)

Equinox (Styx album)

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Released  December 1, 1975
Equinox (1975)  Crystal Ball (1976)
Release date  1 December 1975
Producer  Styx
Length  34:32
Artist  Styx
Label  A&M Records
Equinox (Styx album) httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaenthumb2
Recorded  1975 at Paragon Recording Studios, Chicago
Genres  Progressive rock, Hard rock
Similar  Styx albums, Progressive rock albums

Styx light up

Equinox is the fifth album by Styx, released in December 1975.


The album was the band's first release for A&M Records (with whom they signed earlier in 1975, after the unexpected success of the single "Lady").

The album also marked the final appearance of original Styx guitarist John Curulewski who left the band abruptly following the release of Equinox. The band went into a frantic search to find a replacement for their upcoming tour to support Equinox. Soon after, they found Tommy Shaw.

The album's biggest hit was the track "Lorelei", which was Styx's second US Top 30 hit. Another well-known song in the album was "Suite Madame Blue" (the title of which has a play on the word "sweet" to refer to the musical term of "suites", i.e. unrelated instrumental successions) which was written about the upcoming Bicentennial of the US. The track became a staple for all Styx tours with Dennis DeYoung. It's a rare example of a Styx song that (briefly) requires four voice parts; during the Return to Paradise tour, the "America" bridge would be sung by DeYoung, Shaw, James Young and the usually silent Chuck Panozzo.

Although Equinox stalled at #58, it went Gold in 1977 shortly before the release of The Grand Illusion.


  • Dennis DeYoung - keyboards, lead (1-4, 6, 8) and backing vocals
  • James Young - guitar, backing and lead (5) vocals
  • John Curulewski - guitar, backing and co-lead (3) vocals, keyboards
  • Chuck Panozzo - bass, backing vocals (8)
  • John Panozzo - drums
  • Production
  • Producer: Styx
  • Engineer: Barry Mraz
  • Assistant engineer: Rob Kingsland
  • Remixing: Barry Mraz, Styx
  • Mastering: Doug Sax
  • Production assistant: Barry Mraz
  • Design: Chuck Beeson, Junie Osaki
  • Art direction: Roland Young
  • Photography: Chris Micoine
  • Charts

    Album - Billboard (North America)

    Singles - Billboard (North America)


    1Light Up4:21
    3Mother Dear5:30


    Equinox (Styx album) Wikipedia

    Similar Topics
    Dan Bunz
    Matthew McConnell
    Simone Alves da Silva