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Chicago, “Gently I’ll Wake You” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Gently I’ll Wake You” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

While Robert Lamm’s voice has held up over the years, he’s rarely, if ever, returned to the creative vocal delivery he used on this Chicago song.

Chicago, “Scrapbook” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Scrapbook” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

Given some of the more pedestrian offerings on ‘Chicago X,’ the live-in-the-studio sound of “Scrapbook” is a great palate cleanser.

Chicago, “Another Rainy Day in New York City” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Another Rainy Day in New York City” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

Robert Lamm’s cinematic “Another Rainy Day in New York City” is ruined by Peter Cetera’s worst Chicago vocal performance to date.

Chicago, “Once or Twice” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Once or Twice” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

A Chicago album that starts out so strong with “Once or Twice” ultimately becomes so uneven, thus making “Once or Twice” an unfulfilled promise.

Chicago, “Bright Eyes” from Chicago VIII (2002 reissue): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Bright Eyes” from Chicago VIII (2002 reissue): Saturdays in the Park

A hidden gem, Robert Lamm’s Rhodes-driven “Bright Eyes” finally made it onto ‘Chicago VIII’ – but it took 27 years.

Chicago, “Ain’t It Blue?” from Chicago VIII (1975): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Ain’t It Blue?” from Chicago VIII (1975): Saturdays in the Park

“Ain’t It Blue” was written in the spirit of Chicago’s early work and would easily fit on any of their classic, pre-Caribou Ranch records.

Chicago, “Long Time No See” from Chicago VIII (1975): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Long Time No See” from Chicago VIII (1975): Saturdays in the Park

Not traditionally Chicago in any way, “Long Time No See” proves that Robert Lamm could still come up with something unique when he was motivated.

Chicago, “The Christmas Song” from Chicago XXV (1998): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “The Christmas Song” from Chicago XXV (1998): Saturdays in the Park

This is the Chicago I long for. It’s nice to see it return every now and then.

Chicago, “Feliz Navidad” from Chicago XXV: The Christmas Album (1998): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Feliz Navidad” from Chicago XXV: The Christmas Album (1998): Saturdays in the Park

“Feliz Navidad” is an upbeat Latin-tinged Christmas carol from the legendary Jose Feliciano – or at least it was until Chicago got a hold of it.

Chicago, “Harry Truman” from Chicago VIII (1975): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Harry Truman” from Chicago VIII (1975): Saturdays in the Park

One of the more unusual things Chicago ever recorded, “Harry Truman” could be considered a novelty song – but that doesn’t take away any of my enjoyment.

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