Chicago IX: Chicago's Greatest Hits
Chicago's Greatest Hits
|Greatest hits album by Chicago|
|Released||November 10, 1975|
|Recorded||January 1969 - December 1973|
|Producer||James William Guercio|
Chicago IX: Chicago's Greatest Hits is the first greatest hits album, and ninth album overall, by the American band Chicago and was released in 1975 by Columbia Records in both stereo (PC 33900) and SQ quadraphonic (PCQ 33900) versions.
Including all of Chicago's biggest hits thus far, this set stretches from their 1969 debut, The Chicago Transit Authority, to 1974's Chicago VII. Chicago VIII and its hits, having only come out just months earlier, were considered too recent to anthologize, while Chicago III's material was overlooked for inclusion because of its lack of truly big hit singles.
Chicago IX proved to be an enormous seller. It reached #1 in the US during a chart stay of 72 weeks. Even though 2002's The Very Best of: Only the Beginning superseded it, Chicago IX was also reissued by Rhino Records, Chicago's current distributor. The album did not chart in the UK.
- "25 or 6 to 4" (Robert Lamm) – 4:51
- "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" (Robert Lamm) – 3:20 CD 2:53 LP/Cassette
- On the original LP (and cassette) version of IX, most of the intro was cut off.
- "Colour My World" (James Pankow) – 2:59
- "Just You 'N' Me" (James Pankow) – 3:42
- "Saturday in the Park" (Robert Lamm) – 3:54
- "Feelin' Stronger Every Day" (Peter Cetera/James Pankow) – 4:14
- "Make Me Smile" (James Pankow) – 2:59
- This is the single edit that also includes parts of "Now More Than Ever".
- "Wishing You Were Here" (Peter Cetera) – 4:34
- "Call on Me" (Lee Loughnane) – 4:02
- "(I've Been) Searchin' So Long" (James Pankow) – 4:29
- "Beginnings" (Robert Lamm) – 7:51 CD 6:28 LP/Cassette
- On the original LP version of IX this song was faded out about 1:20 early.
- John Berg – design
- Peter Cetera – bass, guitar, lead & background vocals
- Laudir DeOliveira – percussion
- Nick Fasciano – logo
- James William Guercio – producer
- Terry Kath – guitars, lead & background vocals
- Robert Lamm – keyboards, lead & background vocals
- Lee Loughnane – trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion, background vocals
- Reid Miles – photography
- James Pankow – trombone, percussion, background vocals
- Walter Parazaider – woodwinds, percussion, background vocals
- Daniel Seraphine – drums, percussion
Album - Billboard (North America)
Still Crazy After All These Years by Paul Simon
|Billboard 200 number-one album
December 13, 1975 - January 16, 1976
Gratitude by Earth, Wind & Fire
- Whitburn, Joel. The Billboard Book of Top Pop Albums 1955-1985, Record Research Inc., 1985, p. 71.