Styx, "Come Sail Away"
Melody to remember
"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's 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 break. The opening section of the work is melodic and introspective. The mid and final part with the chorus is more lively and is written in a rock ballad style. Styx is the name given by Dante Alighieri to the river that crosses hell in his epic work "La Divina Commedia", The Divine Comedy.
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