Chicago: Jason Scheff (vocals, bass); Robert Lamm, Bill Champlin (vocals, keyboards); DaWayne Bailey (guitar, background vocals), Walt Parazaider (saxophone, flute, background vocals); Lee Loughnane (trumpet, background vocals), James Pankow (trombone, background vocals).
The '90s found Chicago's lineup minus drummer Daniel Seraphine, but with guitarist Dawayne Bailey, who had been a sideman, a full-fledged member. It also found the group at the closest thing to a career crisis in a decade. This album sold poorly and spun off only one Top 40 hit, "Chasin' the Wind," despite containing some typical, if not outstanding, material in tunes like "You Come to My Senses" (which belatedly scaled the adult contemporary chart) and "Explain It to My Heart." Clearly, a new approach was in order. ~ William Ruhlmann