Love Songs (Chicago album)

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Love Songs
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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 in 2004) (Cetera) – 4:14
  3. "Hard to Say I'm Sorry/Get Away" (Cetera/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" (Pankow) – 3:42
  8. "After the Love Has Gone" (Live in 2004) (Bill Champlin/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" (Lamm) – 6:27
    • Edited version
  12. "Happy Man" (Cetera) – 3:15
  13. "Will You Still Love Me?" (Foster/Tom Keane/Richard Baskin) – 4:12
  14. "No Tell Lover" (Loughnane/Danny Seraphine/Cetera) – 3:50
  15. "I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love" (Warren/Albert Hammond) – 3:56
  16. "Never Been in Love Before" (Lamm) – 4:10
  17. "What Kind of Man Would I Be?" (Jason Scheff/Chas Sanford/Bobby Caldwell) – 4:14
  18. "Wishing You Were Here" (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.

International release[edit]

  1. "You're the Inspiration" (Cetera/Foster) – 3:48
  2. "If You Leave Me Now" (Live in 2004) (Cetera) – 4:14
    • A new live recording in August 2004 featuring Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire on lead vocals
  3. "Saturday in the Park" (Lamm) – 3:56
  4. "Hard to Say I'm Sorry/Get Away" (Cetera/Foster/Lamm) – 5:06
  5. "Here in My Heart" (Howard/Ballard) – 4:14
  6. "Call on Me" (Loughnane) – 4:03
  7. "Colour My World" (Pankow) – 3:02
  8. "Glory of Love" - Peter Cetera (Cetera/Foster/Diane Nini) – 4:20
  9. "After the Love Has Gone" (Live in 2004) (Champlin/Foster/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
  10. "Hard Habit to Break" (Kipner/Parker) – 4:45
  11. "Look Away" (Warren) – 4:01
  12. "Beginnings" (Lamm) – 6:27
    • Edited version
  13. "The Next Time I Fall" - Peter Cetera & Amy Grant (Caldwell/Paul Gordon) – 3:43
  14. "Will You Still Love Me?" (Foster/Keane/Baskin) – 4:12
  15. "No Tell Lover" (Loughnane/Seraphine/Cetera) – 3:50
  16. "I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love" (Warren/Hammond) – 3:56
  17. "What Kind of Man Would I Be?" (Scheff/Sanford/Caldwell) – 4:14
  18. "Just You 'n' Me" (Pankow) – 3:42
  19. "If You Leave Me Now" (Original 1976 version) (Cetera) – 3:56

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Irish Albums (IRMA)[2] 90

References[edit]