Cornerstone is the ninth studio album by Styx. Originally released in 1979, Cornerstone contained the massive rock ballad Babe which spent two weeks at #1. Cornerstone made it as high as #2 on the Top 200 album chart, cementing Styxs place in Rock & Roll history. Now available on 180 gram vinyl.
DeYoung and Shaw co-wrote two tracks. The opening "Lights" was music by DeYoung and Shaw with lyrics by Shaw (who also sang the track). The rocking "Borrowed Time" had music by DeYoung (intro) and Shaw with lyrics from DeYoung (who sang this track). "Borrowed Time" would open concerts on the group's tour in support of Cornerstone nicknamed The Grand Decathlon tour.
"Presenting radio with one of the best rock ballads ever, Cornerstone gave Chicago's Styx their big break with the number one single "Babe,"..." -Mike DeGagne, allmusic.com
2. Why Me
4. Never Say Never
5. Boat On the River
6. Borrowed Time
7. First Time
9. Love In the Midnight