The Best of Chicago: 40th Anniversary Edition

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The Best of Chicago: 40th Anniversary Edition
Best of chicago.jpg
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedOctober 2, 2007
RecordedJanuary 1969 – 2005
GenreRock
LabelRhino
ProducerJames 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
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 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. It also features "Love Will Come Back" without Rascal Flatts' vocals.

The 39 tracks of The Very Best of Chicago: Only the Beginning 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]

Disc One
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Questions 67 & 68" (Single version)Robert LammChicago Transit Authority, 19693:26
2."25 or 6 to 4" (Single version)LammChicago, 19702:52
3."Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" (Promo single version)LammChicago Transit Authority2:45
4."Make Me Smile" (Single version)James PankowChicago2:59
5."Beginnings" (Single version)LammChicago Transit Authority2:48
6."Colour My World"PankowChicago3:02
7."Saturday in the Park"LammChicago V, 19723:56
8."Feelin' Stronger Every Day"Pankow/Peter CeteraChicago VI, 19734:14
9."Just You 'n' Me"PankowChicago VI3:42
10."(I've Been) Searchin' So Long" (Single version)PankowChicago VII, 19744:18
11."Call on Me"Lee LoughnaneChicago VII4:01
12."Wishing You Were Here" (Single version)CeteraChicago VII3:00
13."Old Days"PankowChicago VIII, 19753:30
14."Another Rainy Day in New York City"LammChicago X, 19763:00
15."If You Leave Me Now"CeteraChicago X3:56
Disc Two
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Baby, What a Big Surprise"CeteraChicago XI, 19773:06
2."No Tell Lover" (Single version)Loughnane/Danny Seraphine/CeteraHot Streets, 19783:50
3."Hard to Say I'm Sorry" (Single version)Cetera/David FosterChicago 16, 19823:41
4."Love Me Tomorrow" (Single version)Cetera/FosterChicago 163:58
5."Hard Habit to Break"Cetera/FosterChicago 17, 19844:45
6."You're the Inspiration"Cetera/FosterChicago 173:48
7."Will You Still Love Me?" (Single version)Foster/Tom Keane/Richard BaskinChicago 18, 19864:13
8."If She Would Have Been Faithful..."Steve Kipner/Randy GoodrumChicago 183:51
9."I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love"Albert Hammond/Diane WarrenChicago 19, 19883:54
10."Look Away" (Single version)WarrenChicago 194:00
11."What Kind of Man Would I Be?" (Single version)Jason Scheff, Chas Sandford, Bobby CaldwellChicago 194:19
12."You're Not Alone" (Single version)Jim ScottChicago 194:00
13."Here in My Heart"Glen Ballard/James Newton HowardThe Heart of Chicago 1967–1997, 19974:20
14."Feel" (Horn section mix)Danny Orton/Blair DalyChicago XXX, 20064:31
15."Love Will Come Back"Scheff/Jay DeMarcus/SandfordChicago XXX3:43

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Chicago[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. The Best of Chicago: 40th Anniversary Edition review at AllMusic. Retrieved 15 November 2014.