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II Import

4.3 out of 5 stars 46 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Chicago Records
  • ASIN: B0000021RD
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1. Movin' In
2. The Road
3. Poem For The People
4. In The Country
5. Wake Up Sunshine
6. Make Me Smile
7. So Much To Say, So Much To Give
8. Anxiety's Moment
9. West Virginia Fantasies
10. Colour My World
11. To Be Free
12. Now More Than Ever
13. Fancy Colours
14. 25 Or 6 To 4
15. Prelude
16. A.M. Mourning
17. P.M. Mourning
18. Memories Of Love
19. It Better End Soon 1st Movement
20. It Better End Soon 2nd Movement
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Their smash hit sophomore double album with bonus single versions of Make Me Smile and 25 or 6 to 4 !

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If there is one album that epitomizes Chicago's early rock-jazz synthesis along with their consummate, Top 40 instincts, this is it. Filled with memorable songs, impressive instrumental showcases, and great vocal performances, Chicago II displays the rock & brass ensemble at their early peak. Including classics like "Colour My World" and "25 or 6 to Four," this recording presents sparkling performances from three equally brilliant singers. The voices of Robert Lamm, Peter Cetera, and the late Terry Kath combined with particularly precise horn arrangements and exacting production by James William Guercio make this collection particularly noteworthy. Songs like "Make Me Smile" were swinging musical dramas with infectious singing and bold, melodic hooks. Recorded in 1969, II was musically progressive and exceptionally pop savvy. This is Chicago at their absolute best. --Mitch Myers


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This is Chicago as they started out, full of energy and surprises, before they became (a pleasant but boring) top 40 band. The guitar work is supurb and the horns are part of the music, not filler. Worth having.
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By Breadmanwalking TOP 1000 REVIEWER on Dec 26 2011
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Played this to death in the "TeenAge Daze".....circa 1971.
Just listened to it last night for the first time in ages.
Some of it is very well produced and the mastering is good.
I still love the first album the most but this holds a spot
in the "collection". I loved the horns mixed in with the lead
guitar and vocal harmonies. It was a new sound in the rock
world. Blood Sweat and Tears pulled it off as well. This rates
a "buy" after you check out "Chicgo Transit Authority".....
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Oh brother - someone who wants to review an album but obviously has tin ears and no sense of real taste! (Exactly who is Thomas F. Redmond and why would he want to review an album by a band he doesn't like???)
Anyway,this is my favorite Chicago album of all time - and I'm not going to go on and on about every inch of it but I do believe that there are a few things here worth mentioning.
#1 - 25 or 6 to 4. Who can deny this is one of the biggest classics of the early 70's??
#2 - Wake Up Sunshine & Make Me Smile. Really takes off with The late Terry Kath's Joe Cocker-like vocals. Wonderful get up and feel good in the morning songs. (I remember playing these former three in high-school band as a medley - I played drums...too cool!)
#3 - Colour My World. Aside from "We've Only Just Begun, wedding song of the decade. Terry Kath's gruff voice actually make is beautiful.
#4 - In The Country. Another Terry Kath vocal number and just cool. Rocks but not too rock-y - keeps the jazz in "jazz-rock".
There you have it. All the tracks are fab but again - This Chicago album is not for pop-only ears. You will find something new instrumentally every time you listen. Timeless and Classic.
'Nuf said.
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This is a masterpiece when it comes to big band music. I like all the selections. 'color my world ' is one of my favorites. It's highly recommended for people who likes to listen good old band music. It's worth owning one.
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Chicago (AKA Chicago II.) Chicago's second album, and the first to be released under the name Chicago.
In 1969, the Chicago Transit Authority released their self-titled debut album, which was one of the greatest progressive pop-rock releases of its time. The band gained almost instantaneous fame from its release. Unfortunately, following its release, the actual Chicago Transit Authority (the real life organization that bares that name) threatened legal action if the band didn't change its name. Not wanting to face such heat, the band shortened its name to Chicago. After a good deal of time recording in late 1969, the band released its second, self-titled LP in 1970. Read on for my review of it.
This album can really be divided into four different sections (I'm using the original LP designations for ease of reference.) They are Sides A, B, C, and D. Sides A and C are sets of tracks that follow similar stylings but aren't really related, while sides B and D are medleys. Side A, which is mostly blues-inspired pop rock, starts the album off. I had often wondered how blues rock that implemented horns would sound, and here Chicago answers that question - it sounds damn good! These first few tracks are, for the most part, severely underrated. Side B is the first of the two medleys present on the album. The medley as a whole is known as Ballet For A Girl In Buchanan. Tracks six through twelve make up this medley, and each one fades right into the next. This medley is nothing short of excellent. It includes Make Me Smile, which the band also released as a single. Side C is another set of tracks that aren't really related to one another, but they follow similar stylings. Inside this set of tracks is 25 Or 6 To 4, by far the most popular song to emerge from this LP.
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After all this time, Chicago II still remains their best-loved album. While I believe Chicago's first album, Chicago Transit Authority, was in fact a better record, it is not hard to see why most choose this one.
The great horn experiment continues with first side (as it appeared on vinyl) with a good set of songs. "Movin' In", ":The Road", "Poem For The People", "In The Country" and "Wake Up Sunshine". While these songs rarely make it to anyone's "greatest hits" list, they are a solid opening, memorable, and quite well done.
However, it is the series of songs on the second album side (again, as it appeared on vinyl) that cemented Chicago's status as a popular band. Labeled "Ballet for a Girl In Buchanan" suite, we recognize it better as "Make Me Smile". This "suite" is a series of movements which opens with the above mentioned hit and then changes moods through "So Much To Say, So Much To Give", "Anxiety's Moment", "West Virginia Fantasies", "Colour My World", "To Be Free" and finally "Now More Than Ever" which is actually a reprise of "Make Me Smile". Each of these "movements" have their own pacing and moods which build toward the exciting conclusion of "Now More Than Ever". "Colour My World" was a popular single in its own right and frequently was used as a "slow dance" number at parties and weddings because of its dreamy character. For the most part, I advise the casual listener to purchase any one of the "greatest hits" or "retrospective" packages if they wish to have some Chicago in their music library; but "Ballet for a Girl In Buchanan" suite is worth the purchase of Chicago II all by itself.
The rest of Chicago II yields two more excellent songs "Fancy Colors" and "25 Or 6 To 4".
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