Now - Chicago XXXVI
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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. According to Billboard chart history and stats, Chicago is second only to the Beach Boys as the most successful American rock band of all time, in terms of both album and singles sales. Judged by album sales alone, as certified by the R.I.A.A., the band is still among the Top Ten best-selling U.S. groups in history.
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Lee Loughnane's on-the-road customized recording system called “the Rig” traveled with the band in the last year or so. The album itself was put together in pieces all over the world while they were on tour most of 2013, from Spokane to New Jersey and from many other places all over the world. Because of this, and because every band member was involved with it's production at one point or another, everyone received a “supervising producer” credit for their work.
Producer Hank Linderman, back at their home base, became the “coordinating producer” by taking every recording they made and pieced it all together, using a private online collaboration portal, which gave him the opportunity to "stitch" together everything, which must have been a monumental task, but once it all came together, this was the result, and I'll be the first to say it's as fresh as Chicago has ever sounded.
And, I must add, the wonderful horn section, often dulled or dimmed in past projects, is on fire on this album, and they are back strong!Read more ›
The one thing I do not understand is why after bragging about this recording Rig being portable, half the album is performed by other musicians. Is it chops? Is it medical issues?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Solid release by Chicago. Not their very best,but damn close to it.Published 2 months ago by Patrick L.
Love it. .. . but I am partial to CHICAGO. . .I am their #1 Fan. . ..Published 2 months ago by J J.
Have enjoyed this and other past albums of Chicago, from the early days of Beginnings, Color My World too this era and hoping that they will always be an icon for future groups to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Old Georgia Dawg
Love, love, love CHICAGO. Saw them live a couple of weeks ago and just had to have their latest album, NOW!Published 2 months ago by W. Jessup, My Stuff Runneth Over!
Ugh! I actually thought XXX was a well-done record overall (in the midst of many stinkers), but this is a horribly boring pile of doody, with dull, predictable melodies and zero... Read morePublished 4 months ago by HohMoh Erectis
It's really amazing the band still release new material after so many years in the era of internet, downloading when the vinyl is almost extinct and the sales of the cd's are also... Read morePublished 4 months ago by V. K. Manglaveras