|1. Anyway You Want|
|2. Brand New Love Affair - Part I & II|
|3. Never Been In Love Before|
|5. Till We Meet Again|
|6. Harry Truman|
|7. Oh, Thank You Great Spirit|
|8. Long Time No See|
|9. Ain't It Blue?|
|10. Old Days|
|11. Sixth Sense (Rehearsal)|
|12. Bright Eyes (Rehearsal)|
|13. Satin Doll (Live, 1974)|
For me this is the first great single disc the band released. V was a near miss, and VI had some great moments, but this album proved that they didn't need two whole discs to stretch out on to create a masterpiece. "Harry Truman" was a questionable choice for first single, but Robert Lamm's other contributions are very strong, especially the neglected gem "Long Time No See". Terry Kath contributes two very different compositions, the 2 minute ballad "Till We Meet Again" and the 7 minute Hendrix-inspired rocker "Oh Thank You Great Spirit", surely the albums centrepiece, despite the absence of the horn section.
James Pankow's efforts, the chart entries "Brand New Love Affair" and "Old Days" are also superb, the latter one of the last uptempo songs to be a true hit for the band. And generic or not, it's nice to hear Peter Cetera rock out on "Hideaway".
This is definitely high up on my Chicago top ten. And unlike on their reissues of CTA, II, or III Rhino have improved the sound so much that this edition should be the only one you should seriously consider buying. The bonus tracks are a nice addition too.