Dennis DeYoung Details Final Studio Record
Former Styx singer/keyboardist Dennis DeYoung revealed new details about his forthcoming final studio album, 26 East, Volume 2, on Facebook.
“This is the album artwork for 26 East VOLUME II. Where it all began so shall it end.” he said of the sequel to 26 East, Volume 1.
The album cover lists 12 songs, including a song titled “Hello Goodbye” which he says is NOT a Beatles cover.
‘It’s all brand new…sorta. It’s a tribute to the lads who sent me down this long and winding road that led me to youse guys.” he said.
The artwork does, however, resemble the “Meet The Beatles” album cover.
“Recently I read an article about Pink Floyd recording at Abbey Road the same time as the Beatles,” he said. “They met the lads and told them that there would be no Floyd without them. Yet Floyd’s music is nothing like the Beatles and neither was Styx’s.”
The lead single, “Isle of Misanthrope,” will be released on April 7, and notes that it “closes the album in grand [’70s] Styx tradition.” He also reports that a video is on the way that he describes as “something different and mystical.” Another song that may be inspired by the pandemic is “St. Quarantine.”
Ides of March and ex-Survivor member Jim Peterik, who co-wrote five songs that appeared on 26 East, Volume 1, collaborated on additional four songs on Volume 2.
Here’s the 26 East, Volume 2 track list:
“Land of the Living”
“The Last Guitar Hero”
“Your Saving Grace”
“Proof of Heaven”
“Made for Each Other”
“There’s No Turning Back Time”
“So Little Did We Know”
“Isle of Misanthrope”