The Best of Chicago: 40th Anniversary Edition

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The Best of Chicago: 40th Anniversary Edition
Greatest hits album by Chicago
Released October 2, 2007
Recorded January 1969 - 2005
Genre Rock/Adult contemporary
Label Rhino
Producer James William Guercio,
Phil Ramone, Chicago, David Foster, Ron Nevison, Chas Sandford
and Bruce Fairbairn
Chicago chronology
Chicago XXX
(2006)
The Best Of Chicago: 40th Anniversary Edition
(2007)
Chicago XXXII: Stone of Sisyphus
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Best of Chicago: 40th Anniversary is a double greatest hits album, and the thirty-first album overall, by American rock band Chicago, released by Rhino Records on October 2, 2007. It consists of two discs containing 30 of Chicago's top 40 singles. It is the fourth compilation of past hits released by their label since beginning of the decade. Most of the songs on this compilation are presented as their shorter length radio-single edits, as opposed to the album versions.

The 39 tracks of The Very Best Of: Only the Beginning (2002) holds all the tracks of "40th Anniversary" except for the tracks 13-15 on disc-2.

Although no indication is given on the discs or the cover, the album could also be considered as "Chicago XXXI" (31) in their canon, as it is preceded by Chicago XXX (30) in 2006, and followed by Chicago XXXII: Stone of Sisyphus in 2008. This is further emphasized by the display of albums on the band's website.

Track listing[edit]

See the origin of the tracks on The Very Best Of: Only the Beginning (2002).

Disc One[edit]

  1. "Questions 67 & 68" (Robert Lamm) - 3:26
  2. "25 or 6 to 4" (Robert Lamm) - 2:53
  3. "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" (Robert Lamm) - 2:46
  4. "Make Me Smile" (James Pankow) - 3:00
  5. "Beginnings" (Robert Lamm) - 2:49
  6. "Colour My World" (James Pankow) - 3:03
  7. "Saturday in the Park" (Robert Lamm) - 3:56
  8. "Feelin' Stronger Every Day" (James Pankow/Peter Cetera) - 4:15
  9. "Just You 'n' Me" (James Pankow) - 3:43
  10. "(I've Been) Searchin' So Long" (James Pankow) - 4:18
  11. "Call on Me" (Lee Loughnane) - 4:02
  12. "Wishing You Were Here" (Peter Cetera) - 3:01
  13. "Old Days" (James Pankow) - 3:31
  14. "Another Rainy Day in New York City" (Robert Lamm) - 3:01
  15. "If You Leave Me Now" (Peter Cetera) - 3:56

Disc Two[edit]

  1. "Baby, What a Big Surprise" (Peter Cetera) - 3:07
  2. "No Tell Lover" (Lee Loughnane/Danny Seraphine/Peter Cetera) - 3:51
  3. "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" (Peter Cetera/David Foster) - 3:41
  4. "Love Me Tomorrow" (Peter Cetera/David Foster) - 3:58
  5. "Hard Habit to Break" (Peter Cetera/David Foster) - 4:46
  6. "You're the Inspiration" (Peter Cetera/David Foster) - 3:49
  7. "Will You Still Love Me?" (David Foster/Tom Keane/Richard Baskin) - 4:13
  8. "If She Would Have Been Faithful..." (Steve Kipner/Randy Goodrum) - 3:51
  9. "I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love" (Albert Hammond/Diane Warren) - 3:55
  10. "Look Away" (Diane Warren) - 4:00
  11. "What Kind of Man Would I Be?" (Jason Scheff, Chas Sandford, Bobby Caldwell) - 4:20
  12. "You're Not Alone" (Jim Scott) - 4:00
  13. "Here in My Heart" (Glen Ballard/James Newton Howard) - 4:20
  14. "Feel (W/Horns)" (Danny Orton/Blair Daly) - 4:31
  15. "Love Will Come Back" (Jason Scheff/Jay DeMarcus/Chas Sandford) - 3:43

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