CHICAGO


Love Songs

(2005)



Featuring more than 75 minutes of remastered music, "LOVE SONGS" includes two very special, previously unreleased live recordings, a version of "You Leave Me Now" featuring Philip BAILEY of EARTH, WIND & FIRE on lead vocal and a take on EWF's "After The Love Has Gone" sung by CHICAGO's Bill CHAMPLIN, who co-wrote the Grammy-winning track. Both songs were recorded during the pop giants' 2004 summer tour, during which both acts performed together at each show's end.
Augmented with liner notes by noted journalist A. Scott GALLOWAY, "LOVE SONGS" spans the band's 38-year career, from their classic 1969 debut, "CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY", to the aforementioned new live tracks. Remarkably, nearly every one of the album's 18 tracks cracked the top 40.
Born out of the CHICAGO bar scene of the late 60s, CHICAGO rose to a powerhouse group that regularly packed sold-out stadiums. The original lineup of Walt PARAZAIDER (woodwinds), James PANKOW (trombone), Robert LAMM (keyboards / vocals), Lee LOUGHNANE (trumpet / flugelhorn), Terry KATH (lead guitar / vocals), Peter CETERA (bass / vocals), and Danny SERAPHINE (drums) created a new form of pop by blending big-band, jazz, blues and psychedelic styles.
With the future additions of Bill CHAMPLIN (vocals, keyboards, guitar), Jason SCHEFF (bass, vocals), Tris IMBODEN (drums) and Keith HOWLAND (guitars, vocals), CHICAGO racked up massive album sales while becoming a staple of American radio thanks in large part to the songs composing "LOVE SONGS".



1. You're The Inspiration 3'47
(Peter Cetera / David Foster)
From Chicago 17, 1984
2. If You Leave Me Now
* 4'14
(Peter Cetera)
(Live 2004) - feat. Philip Bailey
From Chicago X, 1976
3. Hard To Say I'm Sorry / Get Away 5'06
(Peter Cetera / David Foster / Robert Lamm)
From Chicago 16, 1982
4. Here In My Heart 4'14
(Glen Ballard / James Newton Howard)
From The Heart Of Chicago 1967-1997, 30th Anniversary, 1997
5. Call On Me 4'03
(Lee Loughnane)
From Chicago VII, 1974
6. Colour My World 3'02
(James Pankow)
From Chicago II, 1970
7. Just You 'N' Me 3'43
(James Pankow)
From Chicago VI, 1973
8. After The Love Has Gone
* 5'19
(Bill Champlin / David Foster / Jay Graydon)
(Live 2004) - EARTH, WIND & FIRE, feat. Bill Champlin)
From EW&FI Am, 1979
9. Hard Habit To Break 4'45
(Steve Kipner / John Parker)
From Chicago 17, 1984
10. Look Away 4'01
(Diane Warren)
(Single version)
From Chicago 19, 1988
11. Beginnings 6'26
(Robert Lamm)
From The Chicago Transit Authority, 1969
12. Happy Man 3'15
(Peter Cetera)
From Chicago VII, 1974
13. Will You Still Love Me ? 4'13
(David Foster / Tom Keane / Richard Baskin)
(Single version)
From Chicago 18, 1986
14. No Tell Lover 3'49
(Danny Seraphine / Peter Cetera)
From Hot Streets, 1978
15. I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love 3'56
(Albert Hammond / Diane Warren)
From Chicago 19, 1988
16. Never Been In Love Before 4'10
(Robert Lamm)
From Chicago VIII, 1975
17. What Kind Of Man Would I Be ? 4'14
(Jason Scheff / Chas Sandford / Bobby Caldwell)
(Single version)
From Chicago 19, 1988
18. Wishing You Were Here 4'35
(Peter Cetera)
From Chicago VII, 1974

Total Time: 76:52


Original Members:

  • Robert Lamm (1967-present) - Vocals, Keyboards
  • Terry Kath (1967-1978) - Vocals, Guitars
  • Peter Cetera (1967-1985) - Vocals, Bass
  • James Pankow (1967-present) - Trombone
  • Walter Parazaider (1967-present) - Woodwinds, Background Vocals
  • Lee Loughnane (1967-present) - Trumpet, Background Vocals
  • Danny Seraphine (1967-1990) - Drums
  • Donnie Dacus (1978-1979)- Vocals, Guitars
  • Bill Champlin (1981-present) - Vocals, Keyboards, Guitars
  • Jason Scheff (1985-present) - Vocals, Bass
  • Keith Howland (1995-present) - Guitars, Vocals
  • Tris Imboden (1990-present) - Drums
  • Laudir De Oliveira (1973-1980) - Percussion
  • Chris Pinnick (1980-1984) - Guitars
  • Dawayne Bailey (1987-1995) - Guitars, Background Vocals
  • EARTH, WIND & FIRE - Guitars, Brass, Bass, Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals
  • Philip Bailey - Vocals

    Produced by:
    James William Guercio (2, 5-7, 11, 12, 16, 18)
    Phil Ramone (12, 14)
    CHICAGO (12)
    David Foster (1, 3, 9, 13)
    Chas Sandford (17)
    Ron Nevison (10, 15)
    James Newton Howard (4)
    Lee Loughnane* (2, 8)

    Philip Bailey and EARTH, Wind & FIRE appears courtesy of SANCTUARY RECORDS GROUP, Ltd.

    RHINO PRODUCTION Notes:

    Compilation Produced for Release by: Karen Ahmed, Mike Engstrom & Robin Hurley
    Audio Supervision: Jeff Magid
    Mastered by Dave Donnelly at DNA MASTERING, Studio City, CA
    "If You Leave Me Now" & "After The Love Has Gone" Mixed by Jon Heintz & David Donnelly at DNA STUDIO A, Studio City, CA
    Art Direction & Design: Hugh Brown & Maria Villar
    Photos: Hugh Brown
    Project Assistance: Bob O'Neill, Cory Frye, Reggie Collins, Gary Peterson, Karen LeBlanc, Matthew Abels & Randy Perry

    Special Thanks:

    Howard Kaufman, Tom Cuddy, Steve Brumbach, David Millman, Art Mankow, Steve Smith, Howard Rose & all of the members of EARTH, WIND & FIRE

    Production Notes:

    Representation:

    HK MANAGEMENT
    Howard Kaufman & Peter Schivarelli
    9200 Sunset Blvd. #530
    Los Angeles, CA 90069

    This Compilation (P) & 2002 RHINO ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY, 10635 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025-4900.
    WARNER MUSIC GROUP, an AOL TIME WARNER COMPANY.

    RHINO RECORDS Issue Date: January 25, 2005






    1. You're The Inspiration

    From the album CHICAGO 17 (14-05-84)
    Full Moon / Warner Bros. single; Pop #1

    2. If You Leave Me Now

    (previously unissued)*
    Recorded live at The GREEK THEATER (08-04)

    3. Hard To Say I'm Sorry / Get Away

    From the album CHICAGO 16 (26-05-82)
    Full Moon / Warner Bros. single (edit); Pop #1

    4. Here In My Heart

    From the album Heart Of Chicago 1967-1997 (compilation) (22-04-97)
    Reprise (promo) single; Pop #59

    5. Call On Me

    From the album CHICAGO VII (03-74)
    Columbia single; Pop #6

    6. Colour My World

    From the album CHICAGO II (01-70)
    Columbia single; Pop #7

    7. Just You 'N' Me

    From the album CHICAGO VI (06-73)
    Columbia single; Pop #4

    8. After The Love Has Gone

    (previously unissued)*
    Recorded live at The GREEK THEATER (08-04)

      For awhile to love was all we could do
      we were young and we knew
      and our eyes were alive
      Deep inside we knew our love was true
      For awhile we paid no mind to the past
      we knew love would last
      Ev'ry night somethin' right
      would invite us to begin the dance

      Somethin' happened along the way
      what used to be happy was sad
      Somethin' happened along the way
      and yesterday was all we had
      And oh after the love has gone
      how could you lead me on
      and not let me stay around
      Oh oh oh afterthe love has gone
      what used to be right is wrong
      Can love that's lost be found

      For awhile to love each other with all
      we would ever need
      Love was strong for so long
      never knew that what was
      wrong oh baby wasn't right
      We tried to find what we had
      till sadness was all we shared
      We were scared this affair would lead our love into
      Somethin' happened along the way
      yesterday was all we had
      Somethin' happened along the way
      what used to be happy is sad

      Somethin' happened along the way
      oh yesterday was all we had
      And oh after the love has gone
      how could you lead me on
      and not let me stay around
      Oh oh oh after the love has gone
      what used to be right is wrong
      Can love that's lost be found

      Oh oh oh oh oh oh after the love has gone
      what used to be right is wrong
      Can love that's lost be found
      Oh woh woh after the love has gone
      what used to be right is wrong
      Can love that's lost be found

      Oh woh woh after the love has gone
      what used to be right is wrong
      Can love that's lost be found
      Oh woh woh
      Oh woh woh after the love has gone
      what used to be right is wrong
      Can love that's lost be found

      Woh woh woh after the love has gone
      what used to be right is wrong
      Can love that's lost be found
      Woh woh woh

      1979 Ninth Music/Garden Rake Music/Irving Music/Foster Frees Music/Bobette Music

    9. Hard Habit To Break

    From the album CHICAGO 17 (14-05-84)
    Full Moon / Warner Bros. single; Pop #3

    10. Look Away

    From the album CHICAGO 19 (21-06-88)
    Full Moon / Reprise single (remix); Pop #1

    11. Beginnings

    From the album CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTORITY (04-69)
    Columbia single (edit); Pop #7

    This edit (w/o percussion tag) was originally issued on CHICAGO IX: Chicago's Greatest Hits (compilation)

    12. Happy Man

    From the album CHICAGO VII (03-74)

    This edit (w/o false start) was originally issued on Greatest Hits, Volume II (compilation)

    13. Will You Still Love Me ?

    From the album CHICAGO 18 (22-09-86)
    Full Moon / Warner Bros. single (remix / edit); Pop #3

    14. No Tell Lover

    From the album Hot Streets (10-78)
    Columbia single (edit); Pop #14

    15. I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love

    From the album CHICAGO 19 (21-06-88)
    Full Moon / Reprise single (remix); Pop #3

    16. Never Been In Love Before

    From the album CHICAGO VIII (03-75)

    17. What Kind Of Man Would I Be ?

    From the album CHICAGO 19 (21-06-88)
    Full Moon / Reprise single (remix); Pop #5

    18. Wishing You Were Here

    From the album CHICAGO VII (03-74)
    Columbia single; Pop #11