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|Studio album by Chicago|
|Released||June 25, 1973|
|Recorded||February 1973, Caribou Ranch, Nederland, CO|
|Producer||James William Guercio|
|Singles from Chicago VI|
|Rolling Stone||(not rated)|
After having recorded all of Chicago's first five albums in New York City, producer James William Guercio had his own Caribou Studios built in Nederland, Colorado during 1972. It was finished in time for the band to record their sixth album the following February. It would remain their recording base for the next four years.
Robert Lamm authored half of the album's tracks, including his response to some of Chicago's negative reviewers in "Critics' Choice". James Pankow wrote the album's two hits, "Just You 'N' Me" (#4) and "Feelin' Stronger Every Day" (#10). The latter was co-composed with Peter Cetera, who also wrote "In Terms of Two".
Released in June 1973, Chicago VI was another commercial success, spending five weeks at #1 in the US. The band would not chart in the UK at all until 1976's Chicago X.
The album was mixed and released in both stereo and quadraphonic. The original U.S. CD release (Columbia CK #32400) was mastered for CD by Joe Gastwirt. In 2002, Chicago VI was remastered and reissued by Rhino Records, with two bonus tracks: a Terry Kath demo called "Beyond All Our Sorrows", and a recording of Al Green's "Tired Of Being Alone", taken from the 1973 TV special, "Chicago In The Rockies". In 2013, the audiophile reissue company Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab remastered Chicago VI and released it on Hybrid SACD which can be played on both CD players and SACD players.
- "Critics' Choice" (Robert Lamm) (Lead singer: Robert Lamm) – 2:49
- "Just You 'n' Me" (James Pankow) (Lead singer: Peter Cetera) – 3:42
- "Darlin' Dear" (Lamm) (Lead singer: Robert Lamm) – 2:56
- "Jenny" (Terry Kath) (Lead singer: Terry Kath) – 3:31
- "What's This World Comin' To" (Pankow) (Lead singers: Robert Lamm, Peter Cetera, & Terry Kath) – 4:58
- "Something in This City Changes People" (Lamm) (Lead singers: Robert Lamm & Terry Kath) – 3:42
- "Hollywood" (Lamm) (Lead singer: Robert Lamm) – 3:52
- "In Terms of Two" (Peter Cetera) (Lead singer: Peter Cetera) – 3:29
- "Rediscovery" (Lamm) (Lead singer: Robert Lamm) – 4:47
- "Feelin' Stronger Every Day" (Cetera, Pankow) (Lead singer: Peter Cetera) – 4:15
Bonus tracks (2002 re-issue)
- "Beyond All Our Sorrows (Demo)" (Terry Kath) – 7:06
- "Tired Of Being Alone (With Al Green, from the TV Special Chicago In The Rockies)" (Green) – 4:09
- Peter Cetera – bass, lead & background vocals
- Terry Kath – guitar, lead & background vocals
- Robert Lamm – keyboards, lead & background vocals
- Lee Loughnane – trumpet, background vocals, percussion
- James Pankow – trombone, brass arrangements
- Walter Parazaider – woodwinds
- Danny Seraphine – drums
- Produced by James William Guercio
- Engineered by Wayne Tarnowski
- Assistant Engineer – Jeff Guercio
- Mixed by Phil Ramone
- Mix Assistant – Richard Blakin
- Cover Design – John Berg and Nick Fasciano
- Photography by Barry Feinstein
|1973||Billboard Pop Albums||1|
|1973||"Feelin' Stronger Every Day"||Billboard Pop Singles||10|
|1973||"Just You 'N' Me"||Billboard Adult Contemporary||7|
|1973||"Just You 'N' Me"||Billboard Pop Singles||4|
|RIAA – USA||Gold||July 18, 1973|
|RIAA – USA||Platinum||November 21, 1986|
|RIAA – USA||Double Platinum||November 21, 1986|
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