Love Songs

Love Songs

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It's fair to say that most of Chicago's hit singles were love songs, which makes compiling an album like Rhino's 2005 collection Love Songs a bit of an easy task. There's not much risk that the collection will contain a bunch of little-known album tracks, since there are so many romantic hits in their catalog, and See more details below

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It's fair to say that most of Chicago's hit singles were love songs, which makes compiling an album like Rhino's 2005 collection Love Songs a bit of an easy task. There's not much risk that the collection will contain a bunch of little-known album tracks, since there are so many romantic hits in their catalog, and Love Songs proves that theory right, since most of the 18 songs here are among Chicago's best-known songs. This set leans heavily on the group's '80s recordings, both with and without Peter Cetera, but that's not a problem, since it gives the set a coherence. While this isn't a perfect collection -- it would have been nice if the original version of "If You Leave Me Now" was here instead of a live version from 2004 featuring Philip Bailey, and it's also strange that Bailey's group, Earth, Wind & Fire, is featured here with "After the Love Has Gone" in a live 2004 recording simply because Chicago's Bill Champlin is on the track -- it nevertheless contains nearly all of the band's biggest love songs, including "You're the Inspiration," "Hard to Say I'm Sorry," "Colour My World," "Look Away," "Will You Still Love Me?," "No Tell Lover," "What Kind of Man Would I Be?," and "Wishing You Were Here." That makes this disc an excellent choice for anybody seeking a Chicago album containing nothing but romantic music. Plus, the back cover art of candy hearts bearing Chicago song titles is kinda cute, too.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/2005
Label:
Rhino Mod Afw
UPC:
0081227845124
catalogNumber:
78451
Rank:
2014

Tracks

  1. You're the Inspiration  -  Chicago
  2. If You Leave Me Now  -  Chicago
  3. Hard to Say I'm Sorry/Get Away  -  Chicago
  4. Here in My Heart  -  Chicago
  5. Call on Me  -  Chicago
  6. Colour My World  -  Chicago
  7. Just You 'N' Me  -  Chicago
  8. After the Love Has Gone  - Bill Champlin
  9. Hard Habit to Break  -  Chicago
  10. Look Away  -  Chicago
  11. Beginnings  -  Chicago
  12. Happy Man  -  Chicago
  13. Will You Still Love Me?  -  Chicago
  14. No Tell Lover  -  Chicago
  15. I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love  -  Chicago
  16. Never Been in Love Before  -  Chicago
  17. What Kind of Man Would I Be?  -  Chicago
  18. Wishing You Were Here  -  Chicago

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chicago   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Chicago   Producer
Bobby Caldwell   Composer
James Newton Howard   Composer,Producer
David Foster   Composer,Producer
Bill Champlin   Composer
Albert Hammond   Composer
Steve Kipner   Composer
Robert Lamm   Composer
Glen Ballard   Composer
Richard Baskin   Composer
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Peter Cetera   Composer
Jay Graydon   Composer
James William Guercio   Producer
Lee Loughnane   Composer,Producer
Ron Nevison   Producer
James Pankow   Composer
Phil Ramone   Producer
Chas Sandford   Composer,Producer
Jason Scheff   Composer
Daniel Seraphine   Composer
Diane Warren   Composer
John Lewis Parker   Composer
A. Scott Galloway   Liner Notes
Maria Villar   Art Direction
Tom Keane   Composer
Dave Donnelly   Mastering

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