Love Songs (Chicago album)

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Love Songs
Compilation album by Chicago
Released January 25, 2005
Recorded January 1969 - August 2004
Genre Rock/Adult Contemporary
Length 76:53
Label Rhino
Producer James William Guercio,
Phil Ramone, Chicago, David Foster,
Ron Nevison,
Chas Sandford,
Bruce Fairbairn,
and James Newton Howard
Chicago chronology
The Box
(2003)
Love Songs
(2005)
Chicago XXX
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Love Songs is a compilation album of romantic songs by the American band Chicago, their twenty-ninth album overall, released in 2005 through Rhino Records.

Featuring a sampling of many of their love songs over the course of their long career, this set spans from their 1969 debut album to two exclusive new live recordings with Earth, Wind & Fire in 2004. Curiously enough, versions released outside of the US also include solo efforts by former member Peter Cetera, songs never recorded by the band.

Released in January 2005 in time for the Valentine's Day market, Love Songs managed to reach #57 in the US album charts.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "You're the Inspiration" (Peter Cetera/David Foster) – 3:48
  2. "If You Leave Me Now" (Live, 2004) (Peter Cetera) – 4:14
  3. "Hard to Say I'm Sorry/Get Away" (Peter Cetera/David Foster/Robert Lamm) – 5:06
  4. "Here in My Heart" (James Newton Howard/Glen Ballard) – 4:14
  5. "Call on Me" (Lee Loughnane) – 4:03
  6. "Colour My World" (James Pankow) – 3:02
  7. "Just You 'n' Me" (James Pankow) – 3:42
  8. "After the Love Has Gone" (Live, 2004) (Bill Champlin/David Foster/Jay Graydon) – 5:19
    • A new live recording of Earth, Wind and Fire's 1979 hit, featuring Bill Champlin - the song's co-writer - on lead vocals
  9. "Hard Habit to Break" (Steve Kipner/Jon Parker) – 4:45
  10. "Look Away" (Diane Warren) – 4:01
  11. "Beginnings" (Robert Lamm) – 6:27
  12. "Happy Man" (Peter Cetera) – 3:15
  13. "Will You Still Love Me?" (David Foster/Tom Keane/Richard Baskin) – 4:12
  14. "No Tell Lover" (Lee Loughnane/Danny Seraphine/Peter Cetera) – 3:50
  15. "I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love" (Diane Warren/Albert Hammond) – 3:56
  16. "Never Been in Love Before" (Robert Lamm) – 4:10
  17. "What Kind of Man Would I Be?" (Jason Scheff/Chas Sanford/Bobby Caldwell) – 4:14
  18. "Wishing You Were Here" (Peter Cetera) – 4:36

Love Songs (Rhino 78451) reached #57 in the US during a chart stay of 3 weeks. It did not chart in the UK.

Track listing (International release)[edit]

  1. "You're the Inspiration" (Peter Cetera/David Foster) – 3:48
  2. "If You Leave Me Now" (Live, 2004) (Peter Cetera) – 4:14
  3. "Saturday in the Park" (Robert Lamm) – 3:56
  4. "Hard to Say I'm Sorry/Get Away" (Peter Cetera/David Foster/Robert Lamm) – 5:06
  5. "Here in My Heart" (James Newton Howard/Glen Ballard) – 4:14
  6. "Call on Me" (Lee Loughnane) – 4:03
  7. "Color My World" (James Pankow) – 3:02
  8. "Glory of Love" - Peter Cetera (Peter Cetera/David Foster/Diane Nini) – 4:20
  9. "After the Love Has Gone" (Live, 2004) (Bill Champlin/David Foster/Jay Graydon) – 5:19
  10. "Hard Habit to Break" (Steve Kipner/John Parker) – 4:45
  11. "Look Away" (Diane Warren) – 4:01
  12. "Beginnings" (Robert Lamm) – 6:27
  13. "The Next Time I Fall" - Peter Cetera & Amy Grant (Bobby Caldwell/Paul Gordon) – 3:43
  14. "Will You Still Love Me?" (David Foster/Tom Keane/Richard Baskin) – 4:12
  15. "No Tell Lover" (Lee Loughnane/Danny Seraphine/Peter Cetera) – 3:50
  16. "I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love" (Diane Warren/Albert Hammond) – 3:56
  17. "What Kind of Man Would I Be?" (Jason Scheff/Chas Sanford/Bobby Caldwell) – 4:14
  18. "Just You 'n' Me" (James Pankow) – 3:42
  19. "If You Leave Me Now" (1976 version) (Peter Cetera) – 3:56

Personnel[edit]

  • Matthew Abels – Project Assistant
  • Karen Ahmed – Compilation Producer
  • Hugh Brown – Art Direction, Design, Photography
  • Chicago – Producer
  • Reggie Collins – Project Assistant
  • David Donnelly – Mastering, Mixing
  • Mike Engstrom – Compilation Producer
  • David Foster – Producer
  • Cory Frye – Project Assistant
  • A. Scott Galloway – Liner Notes
  • James William Guercio – Producer
  • Jon Heintz – Mixing
  • James Newton Howard – Producer
  • Robin Hurley – Compilation Producer
  • Karen LeBlanc – Project Assistant
  • Lee Loughnane – Producer
  • Jeff Magid – Audio Supervisor
  • Ron Nevison – Producer
  • Bob O'Neill – Project Assistant
  • Randy Perry – Project Assistant
  • Gary Peterson – Project Assistant
  • Phil Ramone – Producer
  • Chas Sandford – Producer
  • Maria Villar – Art Direction, Design

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