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The Best of Chicago: 40th Anniversary Edition

The Best of Chicago: 40th Anniversary Edition

by Chicago Chicago

CD(Special Edition)

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The purpose of 2007's The Best of Chicago: 40th Anniversary Edition -- the group's second double-disc set in just five years -- is plain in its title: it's been assembled with the band's birthday in mind. It's hard to pass up an anniversary like that, and so The Best of Chicago competes with 2002's The Very Best of Chicago: Only the Beginning, a terrific 39-song set that had all of their hits. In comparison, the 2007 set covers a little more ground according to the calendar -- it has songs from their 2006 studio set Chicago XXX, which the 2002 does not -- but it's ten songs shorter, a compromise that might bring it in a smaller minimum suggested retail price, but doesn't really serve anybody looking for a truly comprehensive compilation. For those listeners, it's an easy decision: stick with the 2002 Very Best Of. For those listeners who want a double-disc set that's just slightly cheaper, this 40th Anniversary set will suit them fine, because it does have all the big hits -- so many that it takes a close comparison of the two track listings to realize what's missing on this one.

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Product Details

Release Date: 10/02/2007
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227996161
catalogNumber: 309116
Rank: 61694


Disc 1

  1. Questions 67 and 68
  2. 25 or 6 to 4
  3. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
  4. Make Me Smile
  5. Beginnings
  6. Colour My World
  7. Saturday in the Park
  8. Feelin' Stronger Every Day
  9. Just You 'N' Me
  10. (I've Been) Searchin' So Long
  11. Call on Me
  12. Wishing You Were Here
  13. Old Days
  14. Another Rainy Day in New York City
  15. If You Leave Me Now

Disc 2

  1. Baby, What a Big Surprise
  2. No Tell Lover
  3. Hard to Say I'm Sorry
  4. Love Me Tomorrow
  5. Hard Habit to Break
  6. You're the Inspiration
  7. Will You Still Love Me?
  8. If She Would Have Been Faithful...
  9. I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love
  10. Look Away
  11. What Kind of Man Would I Be?
  12. You're Not Alone
  13. Here in My Heart
  14. Feel
  15. Love Will Come Back

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chicago   Primary Artist
Bill Champlin   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Dawayne Bailey   Guitar,Vocals
Peter Cetera   Bass,Vocals
Donnie Dacus   Guitar,Vocals
Bruce Gaitsch   Guitar
Keith Howland   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Tris Imboden   Drums,Group Member
Terry Kath   Guitar,Vocals
Lee Loughnane   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Vocals,Group Member
James Pankow   Trombone,Vocals,Group Member
Walter Parazaider   Vocals,Woodwind,Group Member
Chris Pinnick   Guitar
Jason Scheff   Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Daniel Seraphine   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Laudir DeOliveira   Percussion,Conga,Vocals
Robert Lamm   Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Chicago   Audio Production
James Newton Howard   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
David Foster   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Steve Kipner   Composer
Glen Ballard   Composer
Richard Baskin   Composer
Peter Cetera   Composer
Randy Goodrum   Composer
James William Guercio   Producer,Audio Production
Lee Loughnane   Composer,Author
Ron Nevison   Producer,Audio Production
James Pankow   Composer,Author
Walter Parazaider   Author
Phil Ramone   Producer,Audio Production
Chas Sandford   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Jason Scheff   Composer
Jim Scott   Composer
Daniel Seraphine   Composer
Diane Warren   Composer
John Lewis Parker   Composer
Steve Woolard   Annotation
Jay DeMarcus   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Blair Daly   Composer
Tom Keane   Composer
Bill DeYoung   Liner Notes,Interviewer
Danny Orton   Composer
Mark Rosenmeier   Cover Design
Robert Lamm   Composer,Author

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