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The Serpent Is Rising

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Released  October 1973
Producer  Styx, Barry Mraz
Artist  Styx
Label  BMG
Length  40:07
The Serpent Is Rising (1973)  Man of Miracles (1974)
Release date  October 1973
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Recorded  1973 at Paragon Recording Studios, Chicago; St. James Cathedral, Chicago
Genres  Progressive rock, Hard rock
Similar  Styx albums, Hard rock albums

Styx the serpent is rising

The Serpent Is Rising is the third album by Styx, released in October 1973, a mere three months after their previous album Styx II. The album was reissued in 1980 with new artwork and a new title, Serpent. The band considers this to be their worst recording. Dennis DeYoung has gone far as saying it was "one of the worst recorded and produced in the history of music." Described as a loose concept album, the recording contains a number of sexual innuendos, including the title track, "The Grove of Eglantine" and "Krakatoa". The album peaked at #192 on the Billboard 200, their second-lowest charting album, and as of 2007 has sold fewer than 100,000 copies worldwide.


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  • Dennis DeYoung - keyboards, vocals
  • James Young - guitar, vocals
  • John Curulewski - guitar, keyboards, vocals,
  • Chuck Panozzo - bass
  • John Panozzo - drums

  • Additional personnel

  • Bill Traut - saxophone on "22 Years"
  • Production

  • Producers: Styx, Barry Mraz
  • Engineer: Barry Mraz
  • Cover art: Dennis Pohl
  • Charts

    Album - Billboard (North America)


    1Witch Wolf3:57
    2The Grove Of Eglantine5:00
    3Young Man4:46


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