Chicago VI (Expanded) Original recording remastered, Import
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|1. Critics' Choice|
|2. Just You 'n' Me|
|3. Darlin' Dear|
|5. What's This World Comin' To|
|6. Something in This City Changes People|
|8. In Terms of Two|
|10. Feelin' Stronger Every Day|
|11. Beyond All Our Sorrows|
|12. Tired of Being Alone|
The 1973 chart-topper, here embellished with a Terry Kath demo of Beyond All Our Sorrows and a collaboration with Al Green entitled Tired of Being Alone .
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At the time I loved "Just You N Me," and "Feelin' Stronger Every Day," the most. I can still listen to, and enjoy, both of these pop songs, which is often not the case with songs aimed at the charts. But I realize now that these aren't the gems on this album....and there are some real gems on this album.
Terry Kath's guitar once again is the strength of Chicago (even though the horn section received most of the attention). His guitar is really funky on "What's This World Comin' To." Actually the whole band really cranks it up on this one. It has everything, Funk, Jazz, Rock, Soul and Blues. Another great cut is the blues influenced "Rediscovery." Kath lays down one of the finest Wah Wah guitar performances ever recorded. And "Darlin' Dear" is another great blues influenced song featuring a great guitar solo from Kath. These three songs alone make this album a must buy.
Robert Lamm was the dominant writer for Chicago at this time and he puts out some great songs in "Critic's Choice," "Hollywood," and "Something In This City Changes People." "Critics Choice is actually a solo performance by Lamm. No horn section, no guitar, and no drums. Just Robert and his piano. The song's a response to the terrible critical reviews the band had been receiving over the years.
Overall I find myself returning to this Chicago album quite a bit. I find that to be the best gauge as to whether or not an album is good since great songs stand the test of time. This album certainly does.
This album was another #1 for the great American group, thanks to the strength of the two single releases, "Just You n' Me" and "Feelin' Stronger Every Day". These tunes are, simply, two of Chicago's finest efforts into the top ten arena and can be considered popular music masterpieces. "Just You n' Me" has it all: superb melody; great vocal by Peter Cetera; the Chicago horns at their best, blowing through one of trombonist Jimmy Pankow's most inspired horn charts; and a mystical avante-garde interlude where Walt Parazaider creates some beautiful textures in his classic exploratory soprano sax solo. This song is unquestionably definitive Chicago.
"Feelin' Stronger Every Day" balanced the band's image nicely on the charts, showing Chicago with a true hard edge. Again, another incomparable melody and hook, great vocals, powerful horns and an exciting double time section where the band, especially drummer extraordinaire Danny Seraphine, shows off their musical chops.
After these two tremendous offerings, however, the rest of the disc is a mixed bag of compositions. Robert Lamm's "Critic's Choice" opens the record, oddly, with just vocal and piano in a lean, yet interesting, comment on the bad press Chicago had received from critics to that point.Read more ›
one of the most amazing songs ever recorded. It was a great tune, and Peter Cetera gave one of his very best singing performances on it. The horn arrangement was planned precisely,
and they succeeded in delivering the sound that was intended. The same goes for the bass and drum parts. It was a musical masterpiece. The CD has some other great songs too. "What's This World Comin' To" is one of their most energetic performances. What I like at the time depends on my mood because the songs all are quite different. I like all of them though.
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>Remember for all you CHICAGO fans,this is the next to last
>album you will hear Terry Kath,playing guitar
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When I heard Rhino Records was planning to release the remastered Chicago catalogue, I was certainly pleased since the band itself seemed intent upon putting out only basic... Read morePublished on Aug. 28 2002 by Amazon Customer
I've enjoyed CHI VI for the more soulful songs, Darlin' Dear, Hollywood and Critics' Choice, but what a surprise when I opened the re-master today! Read morePublished on Aug. 27 2002