When people scoff in disbelief that Chicago used to open for the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, I pull out “Poem 58.”
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I love the horn section’s raw sound on ‘Chicago Transit Authority.’ As time went by, Chicago smoothed that sound out – but not here.
One of Chicago’s crowning achievements, “Beginnings” boasts a near-perfect arrangement only marred by a good but too-long coda.
Robert Lamm and Chicago released ‘XXXVI: Now’ last summer, marking their initial new studio recording since ‘Chicago XXX’ in 2006.
This may well be the band’s first great album of new material in a generation.
The impetus for this track goes back to the immediate aftermath of Desert Storm.
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.
Chicago was on a roll in 2013, as the venerable band capped off the year with the release of the song “Crazy Happy.”
Even as Chicago continues work on its first new material since 2006, Robert Lamm marvels over the changes that have swept through the industry.
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.