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Released: December 1975

Rating: 3.613 (average of 16 ratings)

Genre: classic arena rock

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Light Up (DeYoung) [4:17]
  2. Lorelei (DeYoung/ Young) [3:19]
  3. Mother Dear (Curulewski/ DeYoung) [5:25]
  4. Lonely Child (DeYoung) [3:47]
  5. Midnight Ride (Young) [4:17]
  6. Born for Adventure (DeYoung/ Curulewski/ Young) [5:12]
  7. Prelude 12 (Curulewski) [1:21]
  8. Suite Madame Blue (DeYoung) [6:30]

Total Running Time: 34:32

Sales (in millions):

sales in U.S. only 0.5
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 0.5


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 58
peak on U.K. album chart --

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Lorelei (2/14/76) #27 US
  • Light Up
  • Suite Madame Blue


One of my personal top 100 albums of all time. Click to learn more.

Equinox produced Styx's first single with A&M, the highly spirited Lorelei, which found its way to number 27 on the charts. Although it was the only song to chart from Equinox, the album itself is a benchmark in the band’s career since it includes an instrumental nature reminiscent of their early progressive years, yet hints toward a more commercial-sounding future in its lyrics.” MD

Light Up is a brilliant display of keyboard bubbliness, with De Young's vocals in full bloom, while Lonely Child and Suite Madame Blue show tighter songwriting and a slight drift toward radio amicability.” MD

“Still harboring their synthesizer-led dramatics alongside Dennis De Young's exaggerated vocal approach, the material on Equinox was a firm precursor of what was to come . After Equinox, guitarist John Curulewski parted ways with the band, replaced by Tommy Shaw, who debuted on 1976's Crystal Ball album.” MD

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Previous Album – Man of Miracles (1974) Styx’s DMDB page Next Album: Crystal Ball (1976)

Suite Madame Blue (fan-made video)

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Last updated March 11, 2011.