by Robert Lamm


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ROBERT LAMM SELECTED LYRICS is a collection by one of the founding members of the group, "Chicago."

This collection contains many of his well-known compositions (Saturday In The Park, Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?, 25 Or 6 To 4) as well as many of his solo works.

"I don't recall how, or why I began writing lyrics. My first songs were perhaps unusual, but sincere. As a primary songwriter for Chicago we experienced overwhelming success during our unexpectedly long sequence of recorded albums.

Music and lyrics are very separate creations. I love doing both. My songs dating from the late '60's through the early 80's provided the opportunity to experiment, learn and develop as a musician. My music evolved, and so did my lyric vocabulary and intentions.

By the late 80's I was urged and encouraged to collaborate with other songwriters, which often yielded good songs but more importantly, yielded lasting friendships. While collaborating on music ideas, I often found myself being the primary lyricist of many songs.

After decades in California, I had found love, and returned to New York City. This was the true start of my life. With inspired energy, I was reaching for honest new territory in a series of solo albums, which contain my best work.

WHY THIS BOOK? I am a man of few spoken words.

While quietly loving them, I wanted our children, Sacha, Kate, and Sean, to know about my journey and my internal life, perhaps best expressed in my lyrics.

In this collection, I purposefully selected songs containing lyrics that are solely of my invention, acknowledging the great collaborations on the music side."

- Robert Lamm

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ISBN-13: 9780999852774
Publisher: Marmont Lane Books
Publication date: 10/31/2019
Pages: 100
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.21(d)

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