If You Leave Me Now (album)

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If You Leave Me Now
Compilation album by Chicago
Released March 1983[1]
Recorded 1969-1980
Genre Rock
Length 42:42
Label Columbia
Chicago chronology
Chicago 16
(1982)
If You Leave Me Now
(1983)
Chicago 17
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[2]

If You Leave Me Now is a compilation album by the rock band Chicago. In an attempt to capitalize on the band's second #1 single ("Hard to Say I'm Sorry") as well as its Top 40 follow-up ("Love Me Tomorrow"), Columbia Records built a collection around the Grammy-winning single, which had previously been their only other chart-topper.

Since Columbia was the owner of the recordings at the time, this is an official release, but has never been considered a proper part of their numbered canon of works. While the practice of repackaging older works when an artist has a resurgence with another label is not new, it is almost always frowned upon, as demonstrated in William Ruhlmann's review at AllMusic: "At least a few people will mistake it for new product and take it home".[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Album Length
1. "If You Leave Me Now"   Chicago X 3:57
2. "Saturday in the Park"   Chicago V 3:55
3. "Feelin' Stronger Every Day"   Chicago VI 4:14
4. "(I've Been) Searchin' So Long"   Chicago VII 4:29
5. "25 or 6 to 4 (Album Version)"   Chicago 4:52
6. "Baby, What a Big Surprise"   Chicago XI 3:05
7. "Wishing You Were Here"   Chicago VII 4:35
8. "No Tell Lover (Single Edit)"   Hot Streets 3:52
9. "Another Rainy Day in New York City"   Chicago X 3:02
10. "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? (Greatest Hits Edit) *"   The Chicago Transit Authority 2:54
11. "Song for You"   Chicago XIV 3:41
  • The CD version of Chicago's Greatest Hits restored some of the edited intro to "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?", making this the only source of the original Greatest Hits edit available on Compact Disc.

In 2012, Rhino reissued it yet again, with "(And Other Hits)" added in its title.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chicago: The Box Liner Notes
  2. ^ a b http://www.allmusic.com/album/r3859/review
  3. ^ Chicago Shop entry