Crystal Ball is the sixth album from the rock and roll group Styx. The album was the first featuring band member Tommy Shaw who played guitar, sang vocals, and did some songwriting. After the album Crystal Ball was released in 1976 the group began a touring career that has gone on nearly non-stop for 26 years.
The album Crystal Ball spent 18 weeks on the Billboard charts and achieved gold record status based on sales. The album only spawned one Top 40 single which was Mademoiselle.
The song Crystal Ball (despite not being a top 40 hit) is usually regarded as the best song on the whole album and is the only song that still garners airplay on today's classic rock radio stations.
Album Track Listing:
- Put Me On
- Crystal Ball
- This Old Man
- Clair de Lune/Ballerina
The chorus to the song, Crystal Ball:
Crystal ball, there's so many things I need to know
Crystal ball, there's so many things I've gotta know
Crystal ball, won't you tell me please before I go
--written by Tommy Shaw
--performed by Styx