Chicago XXX

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Chicago XXX
Chicago xxx promo.jpg
Studio album by Chicago
Released March 21, 2006
Recorded Summer 2005
Genre Rock
Length 52:57
Label Rhino
Producer Jay DeMarcus
Chicago chronology
Love Songs
Chicago XXX
The Best Of Chicago: 40th Anniversary Edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Chicago XXX is the twentieth 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.


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 hits "Feel" and "Love Will Come Back." This would be the last studio recording with long-time vocalist/keyboardist Bill Champlin, who had originally been brought in to replace the missing baritone of the band's original guitarist, Terry Kath.

Track listing[edit]

1."Feel" (Hot single mix)Blair Daly, Danny OrtonRobert Lamm4:01
2."King of Might Have Been"Greg Barnhill, Dennis Matkosky, Jason ScheffJason Scheff3:52
3."Caroline"Chas Sandford, ScheffChamplin/Scheff3:39
4."Why Can't We"Bill Champlin, Jay DeMarcus, Sandford, ScheffChamplin/Shelly Fairchild4:07
5."Love Will Come Back"DeMarcus, Sandford, ScheffScheff/Rascal Flatts3:48
6."Long Lost Friend"DeMarcus, Brett James, ScheffScheff4:33
7."90 Degrees and Freezing"DeMarcus, James, Lamm, ScheffLamm/Scheff3:52
8."Where Were You"Champlin, DeMarcus, ScheffScheff/Champlin4:17
9."Already Gone"Champlin, George Hawkins Jr.Champlin/Scheff6:51
10."Come to Me, Do"LammLamm4:36
11."Lovin' Chains"DeMarcus, Marcus HummonChamplin/Scheff3:56
12."Better"Champlin, SandfordChamplin4:41
13."Feel" (Horn section mix)Daly, OrtonLamm4:30



Additional musicians[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.


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