11 Songs, 45 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

j banker ,

Chicago 17 revisited

This sounds AWESOME! Now granted I don't have a fancy stereo system. I use my iMac G5 with bose speakers hooked up to it but the resolution/definition in these songs are much improved from the old 80s CD. It even sounds much clearer and more detailed than the same songs that are featured on the box set that came out about 3 years ago. It is like redescoving this CD since I am able to hear it in a way I never was able to before.

The main complaint I have is the bonus track. This is probably Chicago's most consitant album and I believe it was ruined by the bonus track. The song sounds unfinished and it features Robert Lamm singing with what sounds like David Pack of Ambrosia fame. There are many other great songs that could have been used. Another complaint some may have, but I don't, is that they used the LP version to make this CD so there are a couple of songs on here that aren't going to sound like the old 80s CD. This doesn't bother me much since I grew up with the LP version.

So if you have fond memories of this album like I did or you are a fan of 80s music... buy this CD!

Eggtrocious ,

This is the "LP" version!

This is important to note because every nuance from the LP is here - including the rancid edit that occurs in "Please Hold On". The overall sound is quite compressed as though the album were mastered specifically for radio. Your best bet is to purchase the original CD and remaster it yourself. This is one of only two times that Rhino has blown it.

Maurice in Pasadena ,

Juicy Sound Production

David Foster crafted the new Chicago sound during the group's comeback in the early '80s, creating sounds that just stuck to my ribs. This is the best Chicago album pop album!

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