‘Chicago’ is their second studio album (also referred to as ‘Chicago II’) released on January 26, 1970 one year after their debut ‘Chicago Transit Authority’
Track Listing : 1.Movin’ In (James Pankow) – 04:06 . 2.The Road (Terry Kath) – 03:10 . 3.Poem For The People (Robert Lamm) – 05:31 . 4.In The Country (Terry Kath) – 06:34 . 5.Wake Up Sunshine (Robert Lamm) – 02:29 . 6.Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon (James Pankow) – 12:55 . – Make Me Smile . – So Much To Say, So Much To Give . – Anxiety’S Moment . – West Virginia Fantasies . – Colour My World . – To Be Free . – Now More Than Ever . 7.Fancy Colours (Robert Lamm) – 05:10 . 8.25 Or 6 To 4 (Robert Lamm) – 04:50 . 9.Memories Of Love (Terry Kath, Peter Matz) – 09:12 . – Prelude . – A.M. Mourning . – P.M. Mourning . – Memories Of Love . 10.It Better End Soon (Robert Lamm, Terry Kath, Walter Parazaider) – 05:10 . – 1St Movement . – 2Nd Movement . – 3Rd Movement . – 4Th Movement . 11.Where Do We Go From Here (Peter Cetera) – 02:53
Musicians : Chicago – Band . Peter Cetera – Bass, Lead & Backing Vocals . Terry Kath – Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Lead & Backing Vocals . Robert Lamm – Piano, Hammond Organ, Hohner Pianet, Lead & Backing Vocals . Lee Loughnane – Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Background Vocals . James Pankow – Trombone, Brass Arrangements . Walter Parazaider – Saxophones, Flute, Clarinet, Background Vocals . Danny Seraphine – Drums, Percussion
Production : Produced By James William Guercio . Donald Puluse – Engineer . Brian Ross-Myring – Engineer . Chris Hinshaw – Engineer . Robert Honablue – Mastering, Engineer
Arrangements : Peter Matz
Package : Nick Fasciano – Cover Art . John Berg – Cover Design . Herb Greene – Photography
Recorded In August 1969 At Studio Columbia Recording Studios, New York; Columbia Studios, Hollywood.
Released On January 26, 1970 By Columbia.
Almost universally regarded as Chicago‘s breakthrough masterpiece, Chicago II ventures into many different musical directions. Rock, jazz, and classical tracks mesh with lyrics ranging from love to politics. Everybody will find something they like on this […]
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