Very Best of:Only the Beginning - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Mono / Stereo
- The Very Best of Chicago: Only the Beginning
Producers include: James William Buercio, Phil Ramone, David Foster, Bruce Fairbairn, Ron Nevison.
Compilation producers: Chicago, David McLees.
Includes liner notes by Bill DeYoung.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Chicago commemorates 35 years of playing together with the career-spanning 2-CD anthology ONLY THE BEGINNING. This Windy City septet started out as one of the few '60s groups aside from Blood, Sweat & Tears and The Electric Flag to fuse a full horn section with a rock band. Chicago's early hits included more aggressive fare like "25 Or 6 To 4," "Beginnings," and a scorching cover of The Spencer Davis Group's "I'm A Man," but they became known as a ballads band as the '70s progressed. AM hits like "Saturday In The Park," "Just You 'N' Me," and "Baby, What A Big Surprise" helped solidify this reputation.
Despite stumbling in the late '70s and getting dropped by Columbia Records, Chicago neatly landed on its feet at Warner Brothers. Their chart assault in the '80s continued with ballads like "Hard To Say I'm Sorry/Look Away," "Hard Habit To Break," and the quintessential prom theme/wedding song "You're The Inspiration." Hits sans Peter Cetera (who left in 1985), include "Chasin' The Wind." Wrapping up this 40-song set is "Sing, Sing, Sing," a new collaboration with The Gipsy Kings.
- Country of Origin
- Studio / Live
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Make Me Smile
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] 25 or 6 to 4
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Beginnings
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Questions 67 and 68
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] I'm a Man
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Colour My World
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Free
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Lowdown
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Saturday in the Park
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Dialogue (Part I & II)
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Just You 'N' Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Feelin' Stronger Everyday
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Searchin' So Long, (I've Been)
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Wishing You Were Here
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Call on Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Happy Man
- [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] Another Rainy Day in New York City
- [ Disc 01 Track 19 ] If You Leave Me Now
- [ Disc 02 Track 01 ] Old Days
- [ Disc 02 Track 02 ] Baby, What a Big Surprise
- [ Disc 02 Track 03 ] Take Me Back to Chicago
- [ Disc 02 Track 04 ] Alive Again
- [ Disc 02 Track 05 ] No Tell Lover
- [ Disc 02 Track 06 ] Love Me Tomorrow
- [ Disc 02 Track 07 ] Hard To Say I'm Sorry / Get Away
- [ Disc 02 Track 08 ] Stay the Night
- [ Disc 02 Track 09 ] Hard Habit to Break
- [ Disc 02 Track 10 ] You're the Inspiration
- [ Disc 02 Track 11 ] Along Comes a Woman
- [ Disc 02 Track 12 ] Will You Still Love Me?
- [ Disc 02 Track 13 ] If She Would Have Been Faithful...
- [ Disc 02 Track 14 ] Look Away
- [ Disc 02 Track 15 ] What Kind of Man Would I Be?
- [ Disc 02 Track 16 ] I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love
- [ Disc 02 Track 17 ] We Can Last Forever
- [ Disc 02 Track 18 ] You're Not Alone
- [ Disc 02 Track 19 ] Chasin' the Wind
- [ Disc 02 Track 20 ] Sing, Sing, Sing
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