Oh my Goodness!!! Now that I’ve opened a door to a 70s progressive rock Styx cover last week, I can’t stop with just one!!!! Nope. I’m gonna make a trilogy out of it! Oh Ya, Desert Dan! You too, Sunshine! I’m certainly happy that my cover of “Lady” from Styx was enjoyable. Well, please look forward to two more covers of Styx classic hits of progressive rock! I had to follow up“Lady” with a favorite that starts out like a ballad, but turns up the afterburners by the chorus in “Come Sail Away”. I hope all ya’ll likes this one too!
"Come Sail Away" is a song by American progressive rock group Styx, featured on the band's seventh album The Grand Illusion (1977). Upon its release as the lead single from the album, "Come Sail Away" charted at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, and helped The Grand Illusion achieve multi-platinum sales in 1978. It is one of the biggest hits of Styx' career. Musically, "Come Sail Away" combines a plaintive, ballad-like opening section (including piano and synthesizer interludes) with a bombastic, guitar-heavy second half. In the middle of the second half of the album version is a minute-long synthesizer instrumental. Styx member Dennis DeYoung revealed on In the Studio with Redbeard (which devoted an entire episode to the making of The Grand Illusion), that he was depressed when he wrote the track after Styx's first two A&M offerings, Equinox and Crystal Ball, sold fewer units than expected after the success of the single "Lady". The track became the regular closing track during the band's live set before the encore, and DeYoung now closes nearly all of his live concert performances with a rendition.