2300-S The Best of Times
Produced by Styx
Released on January 1981
US CHART POSITION #3 (charted Jan. 24, 1981 for 19 weeks)
Find it at GEMM
2300-S wo. picture sleeve
[high resolution scan]
 

T he 1980s were not exactly the best time to be a prog fan, and songs like this didn’t help matters. In fact, there really isn’t anything to distinguish “The Best of Times” from the ranks of faceless rock songs that were stormtrooping over the airwaves. Not that Paradise Theater isn’t a good album, but it’s soooo 80s. The B side for this single was the opening “Lights” from Cornerstone, which is frankly the better song.

TRACK LISTING

  1. THE BEST OF TIMES    (Dennis DeYoung)    4:17
  2. LIGHTS    (Tommy Shaw/Dennis DeYoung)    4:37

    AUS'L/NZ 7-inch single #K8181
  3. THE BEST OF TIMES
  4. LOVE IN THE MIDNIGHT

    NET 7-inch single #9112
  5. THE BEST OF TIMES
  6. MISS AMERICA

    7-inch single reissue #8630
  7. THE BEST OF TIMES
  8. TOO MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US/CAN January 1981 A&M 7" 2300-S picture sleeve
US 1981 A&M 7PRO AM2300PR feat. A mono on flip
UK 1981 A&M 7" AMS 8102 laser etched, picture sleeve
AUS'L/NZ 1980 A&M 7" K8181  
NET 1981 A&M 7" AMS 9112 picture sleeve
US/CAN   A&M 7" AM8630 "Memories" reissue

 

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