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Chicago, “Poem for the People” from Chicago II (1970): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Poem for the People” from Chicago II (1970): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago will be excellent throughout the Terry Kath years, but rarely, if ever better than this deep cut “Poem for the People.” This is the sound of a band that can do anything and do it well.

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

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

With ‘Someday,’ Chicago’s Robert Lamm made the first of many political statements – and he did so with an exclamation mark.

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.”