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Chicago: Chicago V

Album Notes

Chicago: Terry Kath (vocals, guitar); Robert Lamm (vocals, keyboards); Lee Loughnane (vocals, trumpet, percussion); Peter Cetera (vocals, bass); James Pankow (trombone, percussion); Walter Parazaider (woodwinds, percussion); Danny Seraphine (drums, congas, bells).

Recorded at Columbia Recording Studios, New York, New York in September 1971. Includes liner notes by Don Heckman.

All tracks have been digitally remastered.

CHICAGO V (from 1972) was in some ways the end of the "old" Chicago, pointing the way towards a smoother, mellower style they'd adopt in the years to come. V still has jazz and progressive elements ("A Hit By Varèse," "Dialogues"), political commentary ("State of the Union"), and melodious, sunny, horn-laden pop (the huge hit "Saturday In The Park"). The playing was still tight and clean, and the vocals still earnest and heartfelt, but a lighter mood began to replace the urgency of the band's late-'60s recordings.


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