Former Styx member Dennis DeYoung is back with a new original solo album, “26 East, Vol. 1, which was released May 22nd via Frontiers Music Srl.
Stream and/or order your copy of the album on CD/Vinyl/Digital HERE: https://orcd.co/ddy26east_vol1
Dennis has released his video for the song “With All Due Respect.” Watch it HERE:
Of the song and video Dennis says, “In 1979 I wrote the following lyric in a Styx song called ‘Borrowed Time’: “I’m so confused by the things I read, I need the truth but the truth is I don’t know who to believe. The left says yes and the right say no, I’m in between and the more I learn the less that I know. We’re living High, Living fine, Living high on borrowed time.”
He continues,“These lyrics were true in 1979 and more so today. The news establishment has given into partisanship reporting masquerading as truth in a quest for more listeners, readers and viewers. They exacerbate our political differences into grand theater making us believe we are more divided than we are and for one reason, money. Money from advertisers. Higher ratings no matter the cost. Both sides are to blame.”
“26 East” was the address where DeYoung grew up in Roseland, IL on the far south side of Chicago. This is the home where Styx was formed in his basement in 1962. Across the street lived the Panozzo twins, John and Chuck, who along with DeYoung would go on to form the nucleus of the band. The cover artwork features three locomotives traveling through space, representing the original members leaving Chicago on their journey to the stars.
Don’t forget to watch the video for Dennis’ duet with Julian Lennon, “To The Good Old Days.” The video’s imagery spans the life and career of DeYoung, featuring a rare look into his personal archives, highlighting the entire span of his musical career, his fifty year marriage, and his extended family. A touching, heartfelt video that speaks to the memories we all hold dear. Watch it HERE: https://youtu.be/e2ayQyPF-18
1. East Of Midnight
2. With All Due Respect
3. A Kingdom Ablaze
4. You My Love
5. Run For The Roses
6. Damn That Dream
8. The Promise Of This Land
9. To The Good Old Days
10. A.D. 2020
A lavish, theatrical, inspired album from former Styx man Dennis DeYoung -Louder Sound-
Certifiably the second coming of this rock star -Chicago Tribune-
Its ten tracks manage to veer easily between wistful nostalgia, the tentative future, and very, very current events. -Houston Press-
A ten-song collection of soulful ballads and fierce rockers -American Songwriter-
Pure vintage Styx -Chicago Sun Times-
Breathtaking in both scope and sound -Classic Rock Magazine-
26 East is a Masterpiece -Legendary Radio Personality Scott Shannon
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