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Chicago, “Once or Twice” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Once or Twice” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

A Chicago album that starts out so strong with “Once or Twice” ultimately becomes so uneven, thus making “Once or Twice” an unfulfilled promise.

Chicago, “Sixth Sense” from Chicago VIII (2002 reissue): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Sixth Sense” from Chicago VIII (2002 reissue): Saturdays in the Park

At times, it felt like subtraction by addition when Rhino re-released Chicago’s catalog with bonus tracks. “Sixth Sense” was one of the exceptions.

Toto, “2 Hearts” from Kingdom of Desire (1992): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “2 Hearts” from Kingdom of Desire (1992): Toto Tuesdays

Steve Lukather’s patented emotional honesty is even more palpable on “2 Hearts” because of the raw edge found on Toto’s ‘Kingdom of Desire.’

Chicago, “Oh Thank You Great Spirit” from Chicago VIII (1975): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Oh Thank You Great Spirit” from Chicago VIII (1975): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago is typically associated with horns, but “Oh Thank You Great Spirit” makes it clear that the rhythm section was the band’s heart and soul.

Toto, “Don’t Chain My Heart” from Kingdom of Desire (1992): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Don’t Chain My Heart” from Kingdom of Desire (1992): Toto Tuesdays

The one thing that shines through on “Don’t Chain My Heart” is a joy in performing together. Toto is having fun.

Toto, “Gypsy Train” from Kingdom of Desire (1992): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Gypsy Train” from Kingdom of Desire (1992): Toto Tuesdays

By opening 1992’s ‘Kingdom of Desire’ like this, Toto served notice to listeners that they were in for something completely different.

Chicago, “Feliz Navidad” from Chicago XXV: The Christmas Album (1998): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Feliz Navidad” from Chicago XXV: The Christmas Album (1998): Saturdays in the Park

“Feliz Navidad” is an upbeat Latin-tinged Christmas carol from the legendary Jose Feliciano – or at least it was until Chicago got a hold of it.

The Terry Kath Experience (2017): Movies

The Terry Kath Experience (2017): Movies

‘The Terry Kath Experience’ isn’t a documentary you merely watch; it’s one you experience and you feel.

Toto, “Can You Hear What I’m Saying” from Past to Present (1990): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Can You Hear What I’m Saying” from Past to Present (1990): Toto Tuesdays

It’s a pity “Can You Hear What I’m Saying” is a product of an era that Toto would prefer to forget. This song remains a joy to listen to.

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

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

As Chicago’s “Hideaway” illustrates, Peter Cetera could and did rock. But was this the beginning of the end?

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