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Chicago, “Hope for Love” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Hope for Love” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

As with most of this underserved LP, “Hope For Love” had potential but Chicago simply doesn’t show the devotion of their pre-Caribou records.

Chicago, “You Get It Up” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “You Get It Up” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

Though Chicago was headed towards a mellower mindset, “You Get It Up” grips tight to the group’s original mission of improvising.

Chicago, “Gently I’ll Wake You” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Gently I’ll Wake You” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

While Robert Lamm’s voice has held up over the years, he’s rarely, if ever, returned to the creative vocal delivery he used on this Chicago song.

Chicago, “Scrapbook” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Scrapbook” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

Given some of the more pedestrian offerings on ‘Chicago X,’ the live-in-the-studio sound of “Scrapbook” is a great palate cleanser.

Chicago, “Mama Mama” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Mama Mama” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

There’s nothing deep or profound, to be sure, about Peter Cetera’s “Mama Mama,” yet the sentiment on this ‘Chicago X’ deep cut is pure and sincere.

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, “Together Again” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Together Again” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

“Together Again” is one of the better songs on 1976’s sometimes-wretched ‘Chicago X.’ There’s just one problem.

Chicago, “If You Leave Me Now” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “If You Leave Me Now” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

I know “If You Leave Me Now” was Chicago’s first No. 1 hit, but maybe they should strike it from the setlist permanently.

Chicago, “Skin Tight” from Chicago X (1976): Saturday in the Park

Chicago, “Skin Tight” from Chicago X (1976): Saturday in the Park

“Skin Tight” makes for a nice little trip back to the kind of gutty rhythm and blues that Chicago was once known for.

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?

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