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Chicago, “Paris” from Chicago XI (1977): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Paris” from Chicago XI (1977): Saturdays in the Park

The second bonus track on the Rhino remaster of 1977’s ‘Chicago XI’ is an enjoyable, if not remarkable, listen.

Chicago, “Policeman” from Chicago XI (1977): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Policeman” from Chicago XI (1977): Saturdays in the Park

Robert Lamm’s first contribution to ‘Chicago XI’ is a quiet and sensitive look at a day in the life of a middle-aged, lonely beat cop.

Chicago, “Another Rainy Day in New York City” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Another Rainy Day in New York City” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

Robert Lamm’s cinematic “Another Rainy Day in New York City” is ruined by Peter Cetera’s worst Chicago vocal performance to date.

Chicago, “You Are On My Mind” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “You Are On My Mind” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

Why did someone, or some group of ones, allow Chicago to release a song with James Pankow on lead vocals?

Chicago, “Old Days” from Chicago VIII (1975): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Old Days” from Chicago VIII (1975): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago closes out the nostalgia-concept second side of 1975’s ‘Chicago VIII’ with this upbeat, enjoyable catalog of “boyhood memories” that “seem like yesterday.”

Chicago, “Harry Truman” from Chicago VIII (1975): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Harry Truman” from Chicago VIII (1975): Saturdays in the Park

One of the more unusual things Chicago ever recorded, “Harry Truman” could be considered a novelty song – but that doesn’t take away any of my enjoyment.

Chicago, “Anyway You Want” from Chicago VIII (1975): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Anyway You Want” from Chicago VIII (1975): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago’s “Anyway You Want” sounds like Peter Cetera dashed it off in five minutes. And this is the lead-off song for ‘Chicago VIII’?

Chicago, “Call on Me” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Call on Me” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

Combining a catchy melody, a good story, amazing brass and prominent percussion, Chicago’s “Call on Me” is a purely enjoyable listen.

Chicago, “Mongonucleosis” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Mongonucleosis” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

After the seriousness and maturity of Chicago’s “(I’ve Been) Searchin’ So Long,” it’s time to party!

Chicago, “Italian From New York” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Italian From New York” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

You won’t find this on anyone’s list of Top 10 favorite Chicago songs, but “Italian from New York” proves just how versatile they were in the ’70s.

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