℗ 1981 UMG Recordings
Released 1981
Duration 40m 28s
Record Label A&M
Genre Rock
 

Paradise Theatre

Styx

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1.1
A.D. 1928
Styx
1:07
1.2
Rockin' The Paradise
Styx
3:34
1.3
Too Much Time On My Hands
Styx
4:31
1.4
Nothing Ever Goes As Planned
Styx
4:46
1.5
The Best Of Times
Styx
4:18
1.6
Lonely People
Styx
5:25
1.7
She Cares
Styx
4:18
1.8
Snowblind
Styx
4:58
1.9
Half Penny Two Penny
Styx
5:58
1.10
A.D. 1958
Styx
1:06
1.11
State Street Sadie
Styx
0:27
The early 1980s were heady days for Styx. By 1981, it was already nine years since they had made their American chart debut with their self-titled album, one of their four releases on the Wooden Nickel label. During the second half of the 1970s, the Chicago band had gone from regular gold-selling status into the multi-platinum realm. On January 31, 1981, their concept album named about a famous venue in their home city started a chart journey that took it to No.1 on April 4. It was Paradise Theatre. The huge success of the ballad “Babe” had propelled its parent album Cornerstone to No.2, in a 60-week run on the Billboard 200. Paradise Theatre would go one better, spending 61 weeks on the survey. Produced, as usual, by Styx themselves, the album may not have contained another single with quite the impact of “Babe,” but it still took the band into the Top 10 of the Hot 100 twice, with the rocker “Too Much Time On My Hands” and the slowie “The Best Of Times.” The popularity of Paradise Theatre was thanks in no small measure to a huge national and international tour by the band, which started on January 16 in Miami and extended to no fewer than 140 dates. Manager Derek Sutton told Billboard that it was expected that a minimum of $1 million would be lavished on advertising the itinerary, and it was well spent: the outing became one of the most successful rock tours of its era.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – A&M Studio Masters
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DR
Album average
Range of values
-1.65
-14.34 to -0.35
-16.02
-35.44 to -10.98
-12.55
-30.90 to -7.90
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7 to 13
1
A.D. 1928
-0.37-17.78-14.511
2
Rockin' The Paradise
-0.35-10.98-7.97
3
Too Much Time On My Hands
-0.35-12.24-9.48
4
Nothing Ever Goes As Planned
-0.35-12.25-9.28
5
The Best Of Times
-0.35-13.57-10.08
6
Lonely People
-0.35-14.07-9.98
7
She Cares
-0.35-13.09-9.98
8
Snowblind
-0.35-14.04-10.48
9
Half Penny Two Penny
-0.35-12.69-9.48
10
A.D. 1958
-0.61-20.04-16.513
11
State Street Sadie
-14.34-35.44-30.912

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