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Chicago, “Poem 58” from Chicago Transit Authority (1969): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Poem 58” from Chicago Transit Authority (1969): Saturdays in the Park

When people scoff in disbelief that Chicago used to open for the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, I pull out “Poem 58.”

Chicago, “Listen” from Chicago Transit Authority (1969): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Listen” from Chicago Transit Authority (1969): Saturdays in the Park

I love the horn section’s raw sound on ‘Chicago Transit Authority.’ As time went by, Chicago smoothed that sound out – but not here.

Chicago, “Beginnings” from Chicago Transit Authority (1969): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Beginnings” from Chicago Transit Authority (1969): Saturdays in the Park

One of Chicago’s crowning achievements, “Beginnings” boasts a near-perfect arrangement only marred by a good but too-long coda.

Robert Lamm is ready for another Chicago album – but are his band mates?

Robert Lamm is ready for another Chicago album – but are his band mates?

Robert Lamm and Chicago released ‘XXXVI: Now’ last summer, marking their initial new studio recording since ‘Chicago XXX’ in 2006.

Something Else! sneak peek: Chicago – Now: XXXVI (2014)

This may well be the band’s first great album of new material in a generation.

One Track Mind: Chicago, “Naked In The Garden Of Allah” from Now: Chicago XXXVI (2014)

One Track Mind: Chicago, “Naked In The Garden Of Allah” from Now: Chicago XXXVI (2014)

The impetus for this track goes back to the immediate aftermath of Desert Storm.

‘We’re just trying to grow the legacy’: Sample every song on the forthcoming Chicago XXXVI: Now

‘We’re just trying to grow the legacy’: Sample every song on the forthcoming Chicago XXXVI: Now

Chicago has announced a title, offered additional samples of its new music and revealed the cover art for its first album in eight years. Featuring 11 original tracks, Chicago XXXVI: Now finds the band in the midst of an entirely new way of creating.

One Track Mind: Chicago, “Crazy Happy” (2013)

One Track Mind: Chicago, “Crazy Happy” (2013)

Chicago was on a roll in 2013, as the venerable band capped off the year with the release of the song “Crazy Happy.”

Robert Lamm on Chicago’s lengthy recording drought: ‘That took the wind out of the band’s sails’

Robert Lamm on Chicago’s lengthy recording drought: ‘That took the wind out of the band’s sails’

Even as Chicago continues work on its first new material since 2006, Robert Lamm marvels over the changes that have swept through the industry.

Gimme Five: Post-Peter Cetera Chicago Songs That Don’t, You Know, Suck

Gimme Five: Post-Peter Cetera Chicago Songs That Don’t, You Know, Suck

When Peter Cetera’s mid-1980s departure threatened to derail Chicago’s commercial breakthrough, they regrouped with outside writers to keep the streak going. But they never quite regained creative momentum.