is the twentieth studio album, and thirtieth album overall, by the American band Chicago XXX Chicago, released on March 21, 2006. It was Chicago's first album of entirely new material since 1991's . Twenty 1
Background [ edit ]
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 ]
(Hot single mix)
Blair Daly, Danny Orton
Robert Lamm 4:01
"King of Might Have Been"
Greg Barnhill, Dennis Matkosky,
Jason Scheff Jason Scheff
Chas Sandford, Scheff
"Why Can't We"
Bill Champlin, Jay DeMarcus, Sandford, Scheff Champlin/
Shelly Fairchild 4:07
"Love Will Come Back"
DeMarcus, Sandford, Scheff
Rascal Flatts 3:48
"Long Lost Friend"
Brett James, Scheff Scheff
"90 Degrees and Freezing"
DeMarcus, James, Lamm, Scheff
"Where Were You"
Champlin, DeMarcus, Scheff
Champlin, George Hawkins Jr.
"Come to Me, Do"
Marcus Hummon Champlin/Scheff
( Horn section mix) Daly, Orton
Personnel [ edit ]
Robert Lamm: acoustic piano, Wurlitzer electric piano, vocals, horn arrangement on "Come to Me, Do"
Lee Loughnane: trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet
James Pankow: trombone, horn arrangements
Walt Parazaider: saxophones, flutes
Bill Champlin: Hammond B3 organ, acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, vocals, vocal arrangements
Jason Scheff: bass guitar, vocals, vocal arrangements
Tris Imboden: drums
Keith Howland: guitars
Steve Brewster: drums on "Caroline", "Why Can't We"
John Brockman: drums on "King of Might Have Been", "Long Lost Friend"
Tom Bukovac: acoustic & electric guitars
Dean DeLeo: guitar on "Better"
Jay DeMarcus: keyboards, guitars, loops, programming, acoustic piano on "King of Might Have Been", arrangements
Shelly Fairchild: vocal on "Why Can't We"
Dann Huff: guitar on "Caroline", "Why Can't We", "Love Will Come Back", "90 Degrees and Freezing", "Already Gone", "Lovin' Chains"
Bobby Kimball: additional background vocals on "Caroline" Jack Kincaid: guitar on "Long Lost Friend"
James Matchack: keyboards, loops, sequencing, arrangements
Yankton Mingua: guitar on "Long Lost Friend"
Rascal Flatts ( Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus & Joe Don Rooney): vocals on "Love Will Come Back"
Lee Thornburg: trumpet
Joseph Williams: additional background vocals on "King of Might Have Been"
Production [ edit ]
Produced by Jay DeMarcus Production Coordinator: Mike "Frog Griffith
Recorded by Jeff Balding, Ben Fowler, James Matchack, Sean Neff & Chas Sanford
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
Chart positions [ edit ]
Album - ( Billboard North America)
Singles - Billboard (North America)
Adult Contemporary 19
"Love Will Come Back"
References [ edit ]