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18 Import, CD

3.4 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD (Oct. 1 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import, CD
  • Label: Warner Bros
  • ASIN: B000002LAL
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
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1. Niagra Falls
2. Forever
3. If She Would Have Been Faithful
4. 25 Or 6 To 4
5. Will You Still Love Me?
6. Over And Over
7. It's Alright
8. Interlude (Horns)
9. Nothin's Gonna Stop Us Now
10. I Believe
11. One More Day

Product Description

Chicago ~ Chicago 18

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Format: Audio CD
Unlike some of the reviewers of this album, I find "Chicago 18" to be worth the money. It is a solid musical representation of those wonderful 80's, the last decade of truly great music.
Yes, "18" is more pop-oriented than rock ("Will You Still Love Me" and "I Believe", to cite just two) with a smattering of saccharine, (the final cut "One More Day") too. However, Chicago, as one of the premier bands in American musical history, has never failed to satisfy.
And I, for one, find this one to be more than exemplary.
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I started buying Chicago records as soon as I was old enough to buy records. Unfortunately for me at the time, Chicago had already put out 11 albums, so I had a lot of catching up to do. This was a task that I was more than up for. I also bought every new release from Hot Streets (the band's twelfth album) to this one in 1987.
I can recall a main criticism of the band in the late 70's was that all their material sounded alike. I could never quite understand this. The use of a smokin' three-piece horn section and the fact that the band never shied away from a complex arrangement seemed to make this criticism invalid in my mind. Above all that, however, the band used three lead vocalists with very different styles: Terry Kath (soulful), Peter Cetera (instantly recognizable) and Robert Lamm (soaring). The only thing about Chicago's first 17 records that did not sit well with me was the fact that 16 and 17 leaned heavily upon the Cetera penned/sung, high school homecoming-slow-dance love ballet.
With all that said, I guess I saw 18 as a chance for Chicago to move themselves away from the ballet band label. Cetera left the band after the 17 tour, so a "back to the basics" album seemed to make sense. This would not be the case! The record kicks off with three rather pointless ballets in Niagara Falls, Forever and If She Would Have Been Faithful. Actually, this describes most if not all the songs on 18! Even the records big top 10 hit single Will You Still Love Me?, though equal parts charming and catchy, is fairly light-weight. The real tragedy here is the band's remake of their own 1970 jam/FM hit, 25 or 6 to 4. Complete with irritating drum machine and synthesized vocals, this remake was simply awful.
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Peter Cetera, the number one voice of Chicago whose efforts peaked with the previous smash "17", left before this album...and the band picked right up where they left off. This album continues the evolution of the band to more of a pop band than a rock band, but the tracks themselves are still sterling.
"Will You Still Love Me?" is very powerful and well-produced--and the album-length version clocks in at well over 5 minutes. "If She Would Have Been Faithful", on the other hand, is quite different lyrically, as Jason Scheff sings about the parodox of having to go through the pain of losing an unfaithful lover in order to meet his true love. These were the top 20 hits on the album.
Two trends I wish that Chicago didn't get away from with their later single releases: releasing Robert Lamm-sung songs as well as releasing an uptempo track or two. That being said, I would like to rave about two tracks that each fit one of those categories. "Forever" has those classic Lamm vocals on a song that distresses about divorce in today's society. "It's Alright" is an uptempo song with Bill Champlain on lead vocals--and it's not a love song but a song about just spending time with someone to avoid being alone.
Despite others' opinions, I personally don't think there is a bad track on here. While I agree that it is not at all like classic rock-based Chicago, it is still a stellar pop album. For sure, very enjoyable, affecting ear candy for the soul.
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Chicago 18 was developed and released on the heals of the successful 17, which was also Cetera's fairwell. It is the first of what the group calls their "A.C." (After Cetera) albums. Like most bands coming off a successful album, Chicago had difficulty duplicating the success of 17 however.
"Niagra Falls" IS a play on words and on music, yet it's too much of one, as though the band was trying for a new sound, and salvaged a song from it.
"Forever" seems better sung by Steve Lawrence than by Robert Lamm. Perhaps it's an indication of Lamm's diminishing creative edge which led the band in their early years.
"If She Would Have Been Faithful" sounds suspciously like "Hard Habit to Break" from 17, with Scheff filling in for Cetera, with the music twisted, and with a thesaurus consulted for the new verses.
"25 or 6 to 4" symbolizes the age of the band: trying to modernize a old classic. Pankow and Lamm would have been better using their efforts for a new composition, not changing the old one. Hey guys: There is a saying about not fixing something that's not broken.
"Will you still love me" is a highlight to the album. It demonstrates the band's perpetual ability to put together a good slow dance tune. The song is over five minutes, yet uses the time effectively to crescendo to a proper climax and resolution.
The second half of the album saves the work. "It's Alright" and "I Believe" show why Bill Champlin is such an important part of the band's ongoing success. He's able to put the effort and creativity into his compositions and performances which the band lacks as a whole on this album.
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