Chicago IVfinds the band at the venerable New York City venue during a five-night stand (April 5-April 10) in the spring of 1971.
The contents of Chicago II underscore the solid foundation of complex jazz changes with heavy electric rock & roll that the band so brazenly forged on the first set.
In the wake of the band's earlier powerhouse successes, Chicago III has perhaps been unrightfully overshadowed.
Having morphed into a predictable ballad machine by the '80s, it's good to be reminded of Chicago's original artistic ethos and vibrant promise.
V was not only the band's first single-disc release, but, incredibly, its 11th LP worth of music in just three years.
While Chicago VI is an undeniably strong effort many bandmembers and longtime enthusiasts were beginning to grow apart from the lighter, pop-oriented material.
Chicago VII was not only a double LP, but much of the effort likewise returned them to their former jazz/rock glory while continuing the middle-of-the-road ethos that was concurrently impacting the pop charts.
Released: Mar 21, 2006
XXX is actually a better overall record than anything the group released in the wake of Peter Cetera's departure.