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Chicago, “Inner Struggles of a Man / Prelude / Little One” (1977): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Inner Struggles of a Man / Prelude / Little One” (1977): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago’s Terry Kath had never sounded smoother or more melancholy. It’s almost as if he knew tragedy would soon befall him.

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, “Wish I Could Fly” from Chicago XI (1977): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Wish I Could Fly” from Chicago XI (1977): Saturdays in the Park

This is an interesting one-time listen for devoted fans of Chicago’s original group. Others need not apply.

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

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

Chicago’s “This Time” is a statement of hope for the future, a hope that was sadly snuffed out on Jan. 23, 1978.

Chicago, “Takin’ It On Uptown” from Chicago XI (1977): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Takin’ It On Uptown” from Chicago XI (1977): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago’s “Takin’ It On Uptown,” the last Terry Kath song released in his lifetime, is a nod to idol Jimi Hendrix – and so much more.

Chicago, “Vote For Me” from Chicago XI (1977): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Vote For Me” from Chicago XI (1977): Saturdays in the Park

‘Vote For Me’ reveals Chicago legend Robert Lamm’s sense of humor, while skewering our political process and the hypocrisy of elected officials.

Chicago, “Take Me Back to Chicago” from Chicago XI (1977): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Take Me Back to Chicago” from Chicago XI (1977): Saturdays in the Park

Co-written by drummer Danny Seraphine, “Take Me Back to Chicago” is a standout from a disjointed album.

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, “Till the End of Time” from Chicago XI (1977): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Till the End of Time” from Chicago XI (1977): Saturdays in the Park

The song itself is a good one. However, there is one big problem with Chicago’s “Till the End of Time.”

Chicago, “Baby, What a Big Surprise” from Chicago XI (1977): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Baby, What a Big Surprise” from Chicago XI (1977): Saturdays in the Park

Lounging between Chicago’s vintage poppier moments and the slicker stance they’d recently adopted, “Baby, What a Big Surprise” is the best of both worlds.

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