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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, ‘Ain’t It Time’ from ‘Hot Streets’ (1978): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, ‘Ain’t It Time’ from ‘Hot Streets’ (1978): Saturdays in the Park

Donnie Dacus clearly felt his moment had arrived after moving from largely uncredited work with Stephen Stills to the spotlight as Chicago’s new guitarist.

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, “Take a Chance” from ‘Hot Streets’ (1978): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Take a Chance” from ‘Hot Streets’ (1978): Saturdays in the Park

“Take a Chance” makes a strong case for Donnie Dacus as the right guitarist for Chicago at the time.

Chicago, “Little Miss Lovin'” from ‘Hot Streets’ (1978): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Little Miss Lovin'” from ‘Hot Streets’ (1978): Saturdays in the Park

“Little Miss Lovin’,” the third cut on Chicago’s ‘Hot Streets’ album, gets off to an excellent start – then problems set in.

Chicago, “Greatest Love on Earth” from ‘Hot Streets’ (1978): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Greatest Love on Earth” from ‘Hot Streets’ (1978): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago’s wonderfully produced love song “The Greatest Love on Earth” is a hidden gem on an underrated album.

Chicago, “Alive Again” from Hot Streets (1978): YESterdays

Chicago, “Alive Again” from Hot Streets (1978): YESterdays

Chicago’s Donnie Dacus was doomed to be compared to the late Terry Kath. It wasn’t fair then, and it still isn’t.

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.

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