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Chicago, “Love Was New” from ‘Hot Streets’ (1978): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Love Was New” from ‘Hot Streets’ (1978): Saturdays in the Park

There are two available versions of Chicago’s “Love Was New,” one featuring Robert Lamm singing and another with Donnie Dacus. Which one was better?

Chicago, “Gone Long Gone” from ‘Hot Streets’ (1978): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Gone Long Gone” from ‘Hot Streets’ (1978): Saturdays in the Park

Themes of loss and renewal show up in several songs on Chicago’s ‘Hot Streets,’ including the side two-opening “Gone Long Gone” from Peter Cetera.

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.

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