Crystal Ball - Styx

Crystal Ball

Styx

  • Genre:
  • Release Date: 1976-01-01
  • Explicitness: notExplicit
  • Country: USA
  • Track Count: 7

  • ℗ 1976 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Tracks

Title Artist Time
1
Put Me On Styx 4:55 USD 1.29
2
Mademoiselle Styx 4:00 USD 1.29
3
Jennifer Styx 4:18 USD 1.29
4
Crystal Ball Styx 4:34 USD 1.29
5
Shooz Styx 4:49 USD 1.29
6
This Old Man Styx 5:10 USD 1.29
7
Clair de Lune / Ballerina Styx 7:09 USD 1.29

Reviews

  • Tommy Shaw makes a dazzling debut.

    5
    By God of Thunder
    This album marked the fist album Styx ever did with the now revered Tommy Shaw. And boy, did Tommy Shaw make quite a debut. In his first album with the band, he writes a song that becomes the title of the album. Not many new members of an established band write a song that becomes a title track on their first album with the band. That title song Crystal Ball is absolutely amazing, and boy could Shaw sing. He also gives us Shooz, a great pure rock and roll song. And boy, could he sing. It must have been awesome fi you had been a Styx fan for a while and got this album, heard Shaw for the first time, and found out that he was AWESOME. Dennis holds his own too, with "This Old Man" (great song), and one of my all-time favorite songs "Ballerina." Great, great album.
  • Amazing

    5
    By Brettguy5
    One of their best works! There is not one bad song there. I got the record two days ago and dang! This album rocks! Definetly one of their best albums, and one of my favorites!
  • Awesome

    5
    By br71488
    tommys vocals on "mademoiselle" are awesome, and the guitar is great. easily one of my favorite if not my favorite styx song.
  • Crystal Ball;

    5
    By Saphiea
    Magic little song that I fall asleep to.
  • what a twofer

    5
    By Tonchas
    PUT ME ON / MADEMOISELLE two really good tunes !
  • A new level ...

    4
    By hoosierferg
    Tommy Shaw's arrival is unmistakable and elevates the band, although Equinox was a very strong effort. Shaw writes Styx's most enduring music, still good 30 years later, and the tune Crystal Ball's soaring vocals and unfolding sound from soft to hard is unmatched in the Styx catalog. Not a weak cut. First four are excellent, Shooz rocks hard and then a soft but strong pair of offerings from Dennis DeYoung. Styx's second best album behind Grand Illusion.
  • Their best era

    5
    By shreddboy
    I'm a big fan of this band, not just for their talent and songwriting abilities, but their uniqueness. To me, this album and Equinox represent the peak of their efforts. They've got lots of other good songs and a few albums that hold their own, but if you want the best of this band, these two albums are it.
  • Gotta disagree...in my opinion, Crystal Ball & Grand Illusion are Styx' best work

    5
    By Wodie
    Before the overblown grandiosity and "concept" albums took over their sound, this little gem shines bright. Mademoiselle is my favorite Styx song of all, but the simple elegance of Crystal Ball carries the day. And, while far from top 10 radio material, the closing duet of This Old Man and Clair de Lune/Ballerina is touching, poignant and a beautiful end to this well crafted album. You gotta listen to Styx albums 12-15 time to really appreciate the craftsmanship. This one is worth the effort.
  • not 2 shabby

    5
    By Bill924
    styx is a good band but they hav had better albums
  • Not up with Pieces of Eight

    3
    By apache235
    This is an OK album, This Old Man and Crystal Ball are the best, Shooz I could do without. I can see why it didn't sell too well. Not up there with Pieces of Eight.

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