Chicago’s ‘Chicago III’ is their third studio album released as a double album on January 11, 1971.
Track Listing : 1.Sing A Mean Tune Kid (Robert Lamm) – 09:13 . 2.Loneliness Is Just A Word (Robert Lamm) – 02:36 . 3.What Else Can I Say (Peter Cetera) – 03:12 . 4.I Don’T Want Your Money (Terry Kath) – 04:47 . 5.Travel Suite (Robert Lamm, Danny Seraphine, Terry Kath, Walter Parazaider) – 22:30 . – Flight 602 . – Motorboat To Mars . – Free . – Free Country . – At The Sunrise . – Happy ‘Cause I’M Going Home . 6.Mother (Robert Lamm) – 04:30 . 7.Lowdown (Peter Cetera, Danny Seraphine) – 03:35 . 8.An Hour In The Shower (Terry Kath) – 05:30 . – A Hard Risin’ Morning Without Breakfast . – Off To Work . – Fallin’ Out . – Dreamin’ Home . – Morning Blues Again. 9.Elegy (James Pankow, James William Guercio, Kendrew Lascelles) – 15:27 . – When All The Laughter Dies In Sorrow . – Canon . – Once Upon A Time… . – Progress? . – The Approaching Storm . – Man Vs. Man: The End
Musicians : Peter Cetera – Bass Guitar, Steel Guitar, Lead & Backing Vocals . Terry Kath – Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Vibraphone, Lead & Backing Vocals . Robert Lamm – Acoustic Piano, Tack Piano, Wurlitzer Electric Piano, Hammond Organ, Hohner Pianet, Lead & Backing Vocals . Lee Loughnane – Trumpet . James Pankow – Trombone, Brass Arrangements . Walter Parazaider – Saxophones, Flute . Danny Seraphine – Drums, Percussion . Chicago – Band
Production : Produced By James William Guercio . Lou Waxman – Engineer . Don Puluse – Engineer . Sy Mitchell – Engineer . Willie Greer – Engineer
Package : David Wild – Liner Notes . Natalie Williams – Artwork . Sandy Speiser – Photography . Nick Fasciano – Logo . John Berg – Design
Recorded June – December 1970 At Columbia 30Th Street Studios, New York City.
Released On January 11, 1971 By Columbia.
Ultimate Classic Rock
45 Years Ago: Chicago Release ‘Chicago III’Whether it was due to exhaustion or simply a surfeit of strong material from the other songwriting members of the group, the new album’s more democratic approach gave Chicago’s sound an added eclectic edge while still leaving each player plenty of room to shine. […]
The Review Revue
It remains one of the most creative albums in their rather extensive catalogs and while, Elegy may have been a bit of a “miss” for me, credit has to be given for having the stones (of Sisyphus?) to try something so outside the norm. And, Elegy, to me, is the lone “miss” on an otherwise excellent album. […]
Scott’s Rock and Soul Album Reviews
Still, though I’d start with the previous two albums, which certainly have more memorable high points and hold together better as overall albums, I’d recommend this one as well to fans of those albums, with the caveat being that it’s less pop friendly and is more of an acquired taste. […]