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

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

The title track to Chicago’s ‘Hot Streets’ is a wistful look back at the jazz-rock style of the original band in its early days.

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.

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