Edge of the Century – Styx – 1990


Edge of the Century - Styx - 1990
Edge of the Century - Styx - 1990

Edge of the Century is the twelfth studio album by the American rock band Styx, released in 1990. It was the first album to feature Glen Burtnik as a new member, replacing Tommy Shaw who had left the band in 1984. The album marked a return to the band’s more pop-oriented sound, with songs like “Show Me the Way”, “Love at First Sight” and “Love is the Ritual”. The album also featured guest appearances by Steve Cropper and Terry Bozzio. Edge of the Century received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the band’s vocals and melodies, but criticized the lack of originality and innovation. The album peaked at number 63 on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified gold by the RIAA. The lead single “Show Me the Way” became a hit, reaching number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart. It was also used as an anthem for the Gulf War in 1991.

Edge of the Century is considered to be one of Styx’s lesser-known albums. However, it still has some good songs and it is worth checking out for fans of Styx and hard rock.


  • Dennis DeYoung – vocals, keyboards, accordion
  • James “JY” Young – guitars, vocals
  • Glen Burtnik – guitars, vocals
  • Chuck Panozzo – bass guitar
  • John Panozzo – drums, percussion

Source: Wikipedia

The different versions published for this album :