Chicago XXX

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Chicago XXX
Studio album by Chicago
Released March 21, 2006
Recorded Summer 2005
Genre Rock, adult contemporary
Length 52:57
Label Rhino
Producer Jay DeMarcus
Chicago chronology
Love Songs
(2005)
Chicago XXX
(2006)
The Best Of Chicago: 40th Anniversary Edition
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Chicago XXX is the eighteenth studio album, and thirtieth album overall, by the American band Chicago, released on March 21, 2006. It was Chicago's first album of entirely new material since 1991's Twenty 1.

Background[edit]

The album was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with horn sessions in Los Angeles, California over the summer of 2005. Production duties were handled by Jay DeMarcus of the country group Rascal Flatts, who came to the project through a friendship with Chicago's bassist-singer Jason Scheff. DeMarcus used several session players for the album.

Chicago XXX peaked at number 41 in the US during a brief chart stay, spawning minor adult contemporary hits "Feel" and "Love Will Come Back."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Feel" (Blair Daly, Danny Orton) – 4:01
  2. "King Of Might Have Been" (Greg Barnhill, Dennis Matkosky, Jason Scheff) – 3:52
  3. "Caroline" (Chas Sandford, Scheff) – 3:39
  4. "Why Can't We" (Bill Champlin, Jay DeMarcus, Sandford, Scheff) – 4:07
  5. "Love Will Come Back" (DeMarcus, Sandford, Scheff) – 3:48
  6. "Long Lost Friend" (DeMarcus, Brett James, Scheff) – 4:33
  7. "90 Degrees And Freezing" (DeMarcus, Brett James, Robert Lamm, Scheff) – 3:52
  8. "Where Were You" (Champlin, DeMarcus, Scheff) – 4:17
  9. "Already Gone" (Champlin, George Hawkins Jr.) – 6:51
  10. "Come To Me, Do" (Lamm) – 4:36
  11. "Lovin' Chains" (DeMarcus, Marcus Hummon) – 3:56
  12. "Better" (Champlin, Sandford) – 4:41
  13. "Feel" (The Horn Section Mix) (Blair Daly, Danny Orton) – 4:30

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians:

  • Steve Brewster: drums on "Caroline", "Why Can't We"
  • John Brockman: drums on "King of Might Have Been", "Long Lost Friend"
  • Tom Bukovac: acoustic & electric guitars
  • Dean DeLeo: guitar on "Better"
  • Jay DeMarcus: keyboards, guitars, loops, programming, acoustic piano on "King of Might Have Been", arrangements
  • Shelly Fairchild: vocal on "Why Can't We"
  • Dann Huff: guitar on "Caroline", "Why Can't We", "Love Will Come Back", "90 Degrees And Freezing", "Already Gone", "Lovin' Chains"
  • Bobby Kimball: additional background vocals on "Caroline"
  • Jack Kincaid: guitar on "Long Lost Friend"
  • James Matchack: keyboards, loops, sequencing, arrangements
  • Yankton Mingua: guitar on "Long Lost Friend"
  • Rascal Flatts (Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus & Joe Don Rooney): vocals on "Love Will Come Back"
  • Lee Thornburg: trumpet
  • Joseph Williams: additional background vocals on "King of Might Have Been"

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Jay DeMarcus
  • Production Coordinator: Mike "Frog Griffith
  • Recorded by Jeff Balding, Ben Fowler, James Matchack, Sean Neff & Chas Sanford
  • Assistant Engineers: David Frick Jay Goin, Jedd Hackett, Jody Sappington, Aaron Walk & Tony Zeller
  • Tracks #1,2,7-13 mixed by Jeff Balding, assisted by Jedd Hackett
  • Tracks #3-6 mixed by James Matchack
  • Digital Editing: Jedd Hackett & Sean Neff
  • Mastered by Bob Ludwig
  • Photography by Jimmy Katz & Hugh Brown, assisted by Andy Strauss
  • Design by Hugh Brown, assisted by Andy Strauss

Chart positions[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2006 Billboard 200 41

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
2006 "Feel" Adult Contemporary 19
2006 "Love Will Come Back" Adult Contemporary 21

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