Love Songs

Love Songs

by ChicagoChicago


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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. [Rhino re-released the CD in 2016.]

Product Details

Release Date: 02/05/2016
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227947163
catalogNumber: 554153
Rank: 24839


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

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chicago   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

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

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