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  • Audio CD (March 21, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: January 1, 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B000CR76HQ
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (176 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,127 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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When Chicago exploded onto the music scene with their stellar 1969 double-LP debut, Chicago Transit Authority, the band's innovative fusion of up-front horns in a rock 'n' roll context and impeccable pop sensibilities was an instant smash. Chicago rank among the all-time most successful American rock group. On their 30th album, and first new studio album in 10 years-the band's songwriting mastery and world-class musicianship shines on a collection of tracks ranging from signature ballads to funked-up grooves to solid rockers. Rhino. 2006.

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On their first studio album of the millennium, the horn rock progenitors continue to mine the pop ballad vein that's been their stock in trade since the '70s. The fiery, jazz-rooted brass arrangements that were their original signature continue to take a back seat to slick pop constructions (or disappear entirely on the opening single mix of the album's harmony 'n' electro-rhythm-driven "Feel"), even as they add a sense of familiar integrity throughout. Their continued focus on pop vocal riches is ably aided on the winning ballad "Love Will Come Back" by country stars Rascal Flatts and pushed in a more contemporary r&b vein via the sultry guest vocals of Shelly Fairchild on "Why Can't We." Yet Chicago still manages to conjure an impressive range of musical energy and dynamics throughout, from the spare, neo-classicism of "King of What Might Have Been" (featuring the deft harmonies of guest Joseph Williams) and pop-precious "Caroline" to the muscular energy of "90 Degrees and Freezing" and Caribbean flavored "Come to Me, Do." --Jerry McCulley

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The songs he sings on this album are very good.
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I see above that more people rated this album higher than lower are some of you on glue seriously or is your taste in music really that bad.
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I think most Chicago fans like me will appreciate and love this new cd.
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52 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Louie Bourland on March 23, 2006
Format: Audio CD
It's hard to believe that while Chicago has been a consistant concert attraction over the past several decades, the band hasn't released a full album of new material since "Twenty 1" 15 years ago. Well, the wait for an all-new Chicago album has finally ended with "Chicago XXX", the band's 30th release overall.

Over the last 35+ years, there has been a divided opinion amongst Chicago fans over the band's musical style. Many prefer the progressive eclecticism that was a hallmark of their early years while others lean towards the ballad-heavy pop songs that became the norm from the early '80s onwards.

If your a fan of the Chicago's early years, "XXX" is definitely not recommended. However, those who prefer the ballads and catchy pop numbers will be find plenty to enjoy here. The album basically follows the same formula that the band has followed over the last 20 years in that they have created another collection of inoffensive songs that are geared towards radio play and the charts. While this isn't neccesarily a bad thing per se, the album does come off as sounding like a band treading water and repeating themselves without breaking any new ground. Basically, if your familiar with any or all of Chicago's output since Jason Scheff joined, you'll know exactly what to expect here because it's more of the same.

What we have here is Chicago continuing to play in the safe zone with a pleasing collection of mostly radio-friendly tunes that'll keep their fans satisfied. "Chicago XXX" isn't by any means the band's greatest masterpiece nor is it an excellent album overall. It does have its share of shining moments though.

As an ending footnote: How about dusting off the unreleased "Stone of Sisyphus" album and releasing it to public. Now, THAT would be an anticipated Chicago release.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Amir on April 28, 2006
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Some of you may wish to buy this Chicago album because, foolishly like me, you want to listen to the music and songs of the guys in 'Chicago', but you get to listen to the compositions of :

1- 'Dannay Orton',

2- 'Blair Daly',

3- 'Greg Barnbill',

4- 'Dennis Matkosky',

5- 'Chas Sandford',

6- 'Jay DeMarcus',

7- 'Brett James',

8- 'George Hawkins Jr.',

9- 'Marcus Hummon',

who are not in the band.

With only 1 song (out of 12) written entirely by a band member, apparently either the band are no longer capable of making music or the producers think so.

If you, foolishly like me, buy this album to hear the band play, you have to listen to:

1- 'Lee Thornberg' : trumpet,

2- 'James Matchack' : Keyboards,

3- 'Jay DeMarcus' : keyboards,

4- 'Tom Bukovac' : guitar,

5- 'Dan Huff' : guitar,

6- 'Dean DeLeo' : guitar,

7- 'Yankton Mingua' : guitar,

8- 'Jack Kincade' : guitar,

9- 'Jay DeMarcus' : guitar...

10- 'Steve Brewster' : drums,

11- 'John Brockman' : drums,

and listen to the vocals of :

12- 'Shelly Fairchild',

13- 'Rascal Flatts',

14- 'Gary LeVox',

15- 'Jay DeMarcus',

16- 'Joe Don Roony',

17- 'Bobby Kimball'

18- 'Joseph Williams';

So in the eyes of Mr Jay DeMarcus, the Producer of this album, allegedly by Chicago, 16 additional musicians and 9 song writers were necessary to do the job that the band themselves were, in his eyes, incapable of doing!!
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Cook on April 14, 2006
Format: Audio CD
1) Insert CD into player

2) Adjust volume to "High"

3) Advance to track 7

4) Hit "Play"

5) Enjoy the ride

6) When the CD reaches the end, rise, stretch

7) Go to step 3, repeat
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By BiggerThanElvisFan on March 22, 2006
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After nearly 40 incredible years of non-stop touring and hit-making albums, Chicago has done it to their fans again. They've delivered a "refined" -- yet familiar -- pop-rock sound to their music. Sparked by solid song-writing, smooth multi-layered vocals, trademark horn lines and crafty guitar riffs, "Chicago XXX" is a kaleidoscope of sorts, taken from several periods, from a band that never seems to tire (nor we of it). I also think this release has the strength and variety to appeal to the average music fan in general.

Ballad-dominated at first, the album evolves with more livelier tracks. Whether it be a heartfelt power ballad "King Of Might Have Been," the jazz/rock masterpiece "90 Degrees And Freezing" (where old-school Chicago meets 2006), the pulsating rocker "Where Were You," or the mid-tempo R&B stuff like the gritty "Lovin' Chains," a foot-tapping "Come To Me, Do," and the compelling AC single, "Feel," of which there are two versions (one sans horns), "XXX" has it all! Even a "Night And Day" (1995)-sounding piece that's "Better." Not to mention guest appearances from country artists Rascal Flatts and newcomer Shelly Fairchild in separate ballad duets.

A lifelong Chicago fan, my initial impression was how producer Jay DeMarcus (Flatts bandmember) went to great lengths to modernize the band's sound. Sonically, I find this album as good or better than any I've heard. And, while some may describe DeMarcus' approach as "overproduction," I think it gives the listener more to hear all the time. Buy this album. Give it some ear time -- it's full of gems. Horns are everywhere, leaving little doubt as to XXXactly which band you're hearing. All in all, it was worth the wait!
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Robert Lamm was always the best Chicago lead
Absolutely! Robert's voice is gorgeous, and he was the initial stand-out writer for the band as well. I love the hearty relatively deep sound of Robert's voice.
I do think that Peter Cetera has one of the nicest voices in "rock," but he didn't really reach that great sound until the mid... Read More
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Release something chicago fans want.
I totally agree. Chicago is one before Terry and another one after terry's death. However for me, the worst decision Chicago has taken is to hire Bill Champlin is the more antiChicago member. What can you expect from someone who includes an EW&F hit in a Chicago Greatest hits CD? It's a shame.... Read More
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