Jan 042015

 from TWENTY 1

written by Diane Warren

Let’s go back to the late Eighties. After a very successful stint with David Foster on their 16, 17 and 18 albums, Chicago opted for a more rock-infused sound for Chicago 19. They chose to collaborate with AOR producers Ron Nevison and Chas Sanford. Chicago 19 kept the hit series going for the veteran rock band with top ten hits like “I Don’t Wanna Live Without Your Love,” “You’re Not Alone” and their third #1 ever, Diane Warren’s “Look Away.” All those hits were sung by Bill Champlin and produced by Nevison who sports an illustrious track-record with names including Kiss, Starship, Heart, Bad English and Damn Yankees. The obvious subsequent move was to confirm Nevison for Chicago Twenty-1.

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Sep 252011

from 25 OR 6 TO 4

written by Robert Lamm & James Pankow

“25 Or 6 To 4” is one of Chicago’s trademark songs. It was originally released in 1970 on the super-group’s second album and was written by the band’s keyboard player, Robert Lam. “25 Or 6 To 4” is an amazing rock anthem that perfectly showcases Chicago’s blend of rock and jazz thanks to Terry Kath’s amazing guitar, Peter Cetera’s powerful tenor and Chicago’s trademark in-your-face horns. Continue reading »

Jan 232011

from GREATEST HITS 1982-1989

written by  Steve Kipner & Randy Goodrum

“Greatest Hits 1982-1989” is the perfect tool for those music lovers who appreciate Chicago’s Adult Contemporary/Pop hits of the eighties. Released at the end of the decade, “Greatest Hits 1982-1989” presents all the evergreens of Chicago’s collaboration with David Foster like “Hard Habit To Break,” “Stay The Night,” “Hard To Say I’m Sorry” and “You’re The Inspiration.”

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