Chicago – Chicago’s Greatest Hits

Chicago's Greatest HitsThis is another one of those cases where anything I might have to say about an album is superfluous, because surely by now you either like Chicago or you don’t. My favorite thing about this Chicago album? It’s “old” Chicago, before the advent of a lot of synths and sequencers that later reduced the once-great band to merely being Peter Cetera’s soft-rock backing band. I know there are quite a few folks who loved the later Chicago years, and sure they turned out good material then. But you’ll hear something on this album, something that those of us who fell in love with Chicago before the 80s dearly miss about the band’s later years – do you hear all that brass? That, my friends, was Chicago. That is what made them great. Quite a few Rating: 4 out of 4late 60s ensembles included a little brass, but few made that part of the band so integral as Chicago did. For you youngsters and children of the 80s out there, I strongly advise you to pick this up, and listen to the real Chicago. “Does anybody really know what time it is?” they asked so many years ago…and my answer is, “Far too long since anyone made music like this.”

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  1. 25 or 6 to 4 (4:50)
  2. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? (3:19)
  3. Colour My World (2:59)
  4. Just You ‘n’ Me (3:42)
  5. Saturday in the Park (3:53)
  6. Feelin’ Stronger Every Day (4:13)
  7. Make Me Smile (2:59)
  8. Wishing You Were Here (4:34)
  9. Call On Me (4:01)
  10. (I’ve Been) Searchin’ So Long (4:27)
  11. Beginnings (7:51)

Released by: Columbia
Release date: 1975
Total running time: 46:48