Chicago 19

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Chicago 19
Chicago19.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 21, 1988
RecordedAutumn 1987 – Spring 1988
GenreRock
Length44:24
LabelFull Moon/Reprise
ProducerRon Nevison
and Chas Sandford
Chicago chronology
Chicago 18
(1986)
Chicago 19
(1988)
Greatest Hits 1982–1989
(1989)
Singles from Chicago 19
  1. "I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love"
    Released: May 20, 1988
  2. "Look Away"
    Released: September 9, 1988
  3. "You're Not Alone"
    Released: January 1989
  4. "We Can Last Forever"
    Released: April 1989
  5. "What Kind of Man Would I Be?"
    Released: November 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]

Chicago 19 is the sixteenth studio album by American rock band Chicago, released in 1988. After recording Chicago 18 with David Foster, the band worked primarily with producers Ron Nevison and Chas Sandford for this album. Their Full Moon Records imprint moved to Reprise Records. This album was the final album to feature the band's original drummer Danny Seraphine, who left the group in 1990.

Background[edit]

With a reception similar to its predecessor, Chicago 19 became a success on the album chart, going platinum and yielding hit singles. The album includes "Look Away" (No. 1), "I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love" (No. 3), and "You're Not Alone" (No. 10). A slightly remixed version of Jason Scheff's "What Kind of Man Would I Be?" (No. 5) would also be successful in late 1989, as part of the follow-up Greatest Hits 1982-1989 release. The album relied heavily on outside writers, continuing a trend from the previous album. The first two singles were written by prolific songwriter Diane Warren, and the third by British-born songwriter Jimmy Scott.[2]

After the tour for Chicago 19, original drummer Danny Seraphine was fired from the band for undisclosed reasons. Session drummer Tris Imboden joined the band after his departure.

Track listing[edit]

Side One
No.TitleWriter(s)VocalsLength
1."Heart in Pieces"Tim Feehan/Brian MacLeodJason Scheff5:04
2."I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love"Albert Hammond/Diane WarrenBill Champlin3:55
3."I Stand Up"Robert Lamm/Gerard McMahonRobert Lamm4:06
4."We Can Last Forever"Jason Scheff/John DexterScheff3:45
5."Come in from the Night"Bill Champlin/Bruce GaitschChamplin4:43
Side Two
No.TitleWriter(s)VocalsLength
6."Look Away"Diane WarrenChamplin4:02
7."What Kind of Man Would I Be?"Jason Scheff/Chas Sandford/Bobby CaldwellScheff4:21
8."Runaround"Bill Champlin/Jason ScheffChamplin & Scheff4:10
9."You're Not Alone"Jim ScottChamplin3:56
10."Victorious"Marc Jordan/John CapekLamm6:02

Chicago 19 (Full Moon/Reprise 25714) reached #37 in the US during a chart stay of 42 weeks. It did not chart in the UK.

Outtakes[edit]

An alternative version of "Come in From The Night" exists called "Hide Behind the Window". An outtake of "Victorious" exists. A cover version of Otis Redding's "I Can't Turn You Loose" was intended for Chicago 19. It was performed live in July 1988. "Dancing in The Streets" was omitted, and performed in 1989 in Houston, Texas as part of an encore, Wilson Picket's "In the Midnight Hour" was also performed at the same show. A demo of "Look Away" exists. There were alternative lyrics in an early demo of What Kind of Man Would I Be.

Personnel[edit]

Chicago[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Chas Sandford – guitars
  • Dann Huff – guitars
  • Phillip Ashley – keyboards
  • John Campbell – keyboards
  • Charles Judge – keyboards
  • Kiki Ebsen – programming and keyboards
  • Mike Murphy – programming, cowbell, drum technician
  • Peter Kaye – programming
  • Peter Maher – programming
  • Efrain Toro – drum programming
  • Paul Jamieson – drum technician
  • Tamara Champlin – additional backing vocals
  • Tim Feehan – additional backing vocals on "Heart In Pieces"

Production[edit]

  • Producers – Chas Sandford (Tracks 1, 3, 5, 7, 8 & 10); Ron Nevison (Tracks 2, 4, 6 & 9).
  • Tracks 1, 3, 5, 7, 8 & 10 engineered by Gary McGachan and Chas Sandford, assisted by Daren Chadwick.
  • Tracks 2, 4, 6 & 9 engineered by Ron Nevison, assisted by Nick Basich, Michael E. Hutchinson, Stan Katayama, Jeff Poe and Bob Vogt.
  • Mixed by James Guthrie, Chas Sandford and Greg Walsh.
  • Recorded and Mixed at Record Plant and Secret Sound (Los Angeles, CA); A&M Studios (Hollywood, CA); Gold Mine (Woodland Hills, CA); Can-Am Recorders (Tarzana, CA).
  • Production Assistant to Ron Nevison – Deandra Miller
  • Production Assistant to Chas Sandford – Lisa M. Allen
  • Art Direction and Design – Janet Levinson
  • Computer Illustration –Jim Hillin for DeGraf/Wahrman Inc.
  • Direction – Howard Kaufman for Front Line Management

The album makes extensive use of the then popular Roland D-50 synthesizer presets. For example: "I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love" with "Pressure Me Strings" and "Look Away" with PCM E-Piano.

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (America)

Year Chart Position
1988 The Billboard 200 37

Singles - Billboard (America)

Release Date Title U.S. Hot 100 U.S. AC
May 1988 "I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love" 3 5
September 1988 "Look Away" 1 1
January 1989 "You're Not Alone" 10 9
April 1989 "We Can Last Forever" 55 12
November 1989 "What Kind of Man Would I Be?" 5 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chicago 19 at AllMusic. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
  2. ^ "Jimmy Scott, songwriter". Retrieved December 30, 2014.

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