With 1970’s “Fancy Colours,” Chicago proves once and for all how sophisticated rock music can be.
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As good as some of Chicago’s other ambitious musical endeavors may have been, it could be argued that none matched “Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon.”
This is one Chicago deep cut I never get tired of – and the band seems to feel the same: “Wake Up Sunshine” remains an enduring concert chestnut, too.
Every time I listen to “In the Country” from 1970’s ‘Chicago II,’ I feel the freedom of the solitude and being alone in my thoughts, the gentle breeze tousling my hair.
You know an album is good when even the filler tracks, like this one from ‘Chicago II,’ are outstanding.
A new cohesiveness sets apart “Movin’ In” and, inevitably, the entire second album that followed Chicago’s brilliant debut.
Those who prefer conventional fare might be put off by Chicago’s “Liberation.” Others looking for something more freewheeling may find a lot to like.
With ‘Someday,’ Chicago’s Robert Lamm made the first of many political statements – and he did so with an exclamation mark.
Chicago swung for the fences repeatedly on this first album, and that included taking on a popular rock song – perhaps the height of hubris for a new band.
In the ’70s, Chicago came very close to their original goal of becoming the ‘American Beatles.’ It all starts here.