The Box (Chicago album)

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The Box
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Box set by Chicago
Released July 22, 2003
Recorded January 1969–1998
Genre Rock, jazz fusion, hard rock, pop rock
Length 392:55
Label Rhino Records
Producer James William Guercio,
Phil Ramone, Chicago,
Tom Dowd, David Foster,
Ron Nevison,
Chas Sandford,
Bruce Fairbairn,
Lenny Kravitz,
James Newton Howard
and Roy Bittan
Chicago chronology
The Very Best of Chicago: Only the Beginning
(2002)
The Box
(2003)
Love Songs
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The Box is a five-CD/one DVD career-spanning box set by popular American group Chicago and was compiled and released through Rhino Records in 2003. The set was authorized by the band, which helped choose material from its entire back catalogue.

The box includes material from every studio album released by the band since its 1969 debut The Chicago Transit Authority to its late 1990s recordings, along with a few rarities, notably three songs from the then-unreleased 1993 Stone of Sisyphus project. Every charting single from 1969 to 2003 is included, with the exception of the 1986 remake of the band's earlier hit, "25 or 6 to 4."

An additional DVD sports rare live recordings from 1972 and promotional material for 1979's Chicago 13. The set also includes a booklet of additional material featuring track-by-track analysis, promotional photos, essays and variations on the familiar Chicago logo.

The set did not chart in the US or the UK.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "Introduction"   Terry Kath The Chicago Transit Authority, 1969 6:35
2. "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" (Single version) Robert Lamm The Chicago Transit Authority 3:20
3. "Beginnings" (GH edit) Lamm The Chicago Transit Authority 6:27
4. "Questions 67 and 68"   Lamm The Chicago Transit Authority 5:01
5. "Listen"   Lamm The Chicago Transit Authority 3:22
6. "South California Purples"   Lamm The Chicago Transit Authority 6:11
7. "I'm a Man" (New edit) Jimmy Miller/Steve Winwood The Chicago Transit Authority 5:43
8. "Movin' In"   James Pankow Chicago, 1970 4:06
9. "Wake Up Sunshine"   Lamm Chicago 2:29
10. "Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon: Make Me Smile/So Much to Say, So Much to Give/Anxiety's Moment/West Virginia's Fantasies"   Pankow Chicago 7:02
11. "Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon: Colour My World"   Pankow Chicago 3:00
12. "Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon: To Be Free/Now More Than Ever"   Pankow Chicago 2:41
13. "Fancy Colours"   Lamm Chicago 5:10
14. "25 or 6 to 4"   Lamm Chicago 4:50
15. "Poem for the People"   Lamm Chicago 5:31
16. "It Better End Soon: 1st Movement/3rd Movement/4th Movement"   Lamm/Kath Chicago 6:37
Disc two
No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "Loneliness Is Just a Word"   Lamm Chicago III, 1971 2:36
2. "Travel Suite: Flight 602"   Lamm Chicago III 2:45
3. "Travel Suite: Free"   Lamm Chicago III 2:16
4. "Mother"   Lamm Chicago III 4:30
5. "Lowdown"   Peter Cetera/Danny Seraphine Chicago III 3:35
6. "An Hour in the Shower": "A Hard Risin' Morning Without Breakfast/Off to Work/Fallin' Out/Dreamin' Home/Morning Blues Again"   Kath Chicago III 5:28
7. "A Hit by Varèse"   Lamm Chicago V, 1972 4:55
8. "All Is Well"   Lamm Chicago V 3:50
9. "Saturday in the Park"   Lamm Chicago V 3:56
10. "Dialogue (Part I & II)"   Lamm Chicago V 7:10
11. "Just You 'n' Me"   Pankow Chicago VI, 1973 3:42
12. "Something in This City Changes People"   Lamm Chicago VI 3:42
13. "In Terms of Two"   Cetera Chicago VI 3:29
14. "Feelin' Stronger Every Day"   Cetera/Pankow Chicago VI 4:14
15. "(I've Been) Searchin' So Long"   Pankow Chicago VII, 1974 4:29
16. "Mongonucleosis"   Pankow Chicago VII 3:26
17. "Wishing You Were Here"   Cetera Chicago VII 4:37
18. "Call on Me"   Lee Loughnane Chicago VII 4:02
19. "Happy Man" (GH2 edit) Cetera Chicago VII 3:14
Disc three
No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "Harry Truman"   Lamm Chicago VIII, 1975 3:01
2. "Old Days"   Pankow Chicago VIII 3:31
3. "Brand New Love Affair, Part I & II"   Pankow Chicago VIII 4:27
4. "Never Been in Love Before"   Lamm Chicago VIII 4:10
5. "You Are on My Mind" (Single version) Pankow Chicago X, 1976 3:12
6. "Mama Mama"   Cetera Chicago X 3:30
7. "Hope for Love"   Kath Chicago X 3:03
8. "Another Rainy Day in New York City"   Lamm Chicago X 3:01
9. "Gently I'll Wake You"   Lamm Chicago X 3:33
10. "If You Leave Me Now"   Cetera Chicago X 3:56
11. "Mississippi Delta City Blues"   Kath Chicago XI, 1977 4:39
12. "Baby, What a Big Surprise"   Cetera Chicago XI 3:04
13. "Take Me Back to Chicago"   Seraphine/David Wolinski Chicago XI 5:17
14. "Prelude (Little One)/Little One"   Seraphine/Wolinski Chicago XI 6:34
15. "Gone Long Gone"   Cetera Hot Streets, 1978 4:00
16. "No Tell Lover" (Single version) Cetera/Loughnane/Seraphine Hot Streets 3:48
17. "Alive Again" (Single version) Pankow Hot Streets 3:28
18. "The Greatest Love on Earth"   Seraphine/Wolinski Hot Streets 3:18
19. "Little Miss Lovin'"   Cetera Hot Streets 4:36
20. "Hot Streets"   Lamm Hot Streets 5:14
Disc four
No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "Street Player" (Single version) Seraphine/Wolinski Chicago 13, 1979 4:23
2. "Must Have Been Crazy"   Donnie Dacus Chicago 13 3:23
3. "Manipulation" (Single version) Lamm Chicago XIV, 1980 3:29
4. "Thunder and Lightning"   Cetera/Lamm/Seraphine Chicago XIV 3:32
5. "Song for You"   Cetera Chicago XIV 3:41
6. "The American Dream"   Pankow Chicago XIV 3:17
7. "Love Me Tomorrow"   Cetera/David Foster Chicago 16, 1982 4:59
8. "Chains"   Cetera/Ian Thomas Chicago 16 3:22
9. "What You're Missing"   Jay Gruska/Joseph Williams Chicago 16 3:30
10. "Hard to Say I'm Sorry/Get Away"   Cetera/Foster/Lamm Chicago 16 5:06
11. "Stay the Night"   Cetera/Foster Chicago 17, 1984 3:48
12. "We Can Stop the Hurtin'"   Lamm/Bill Champlin/Deborah Neal Chicago 17 4:11
13. "Hard Habit to Break"   Steve Kipner/Jon Parker Chicago 17 4:43
14. "Along Comes a Woman" (Single version) Cetera/Mark Goldenberg Chicago 17 3:46
15. "You're the Inspiration"   Cetera/Foster Chicago 17 3:48
16. "Good for Nothing"   Lamm/Foster/Richard Marx We Are the World, 1985 3:38
17. "If She Would Have Been Faithful..."   Kipner/Randy Goodrum Chicago 18, 1986 3:51
18. "Forever"   Lamm/Bill Gable Chicago 18 5:17
19. "Will You Still Love Me?" (Single version) Foster/Tom Keane/Richard Baskin Chicago 18 4:11
20. "Niagara Falls"   Kipner/Bobby Caldwell Chicago 18 3:42
Disc five
No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "Heart in Pieces"   Tim Feehan/Brian MacLeod/Diane Warren Chicago 19, 1988 5:04
2. "Look Away"   Diane Warren Chicago 19 3:59
3. "What Kind of Man Would I Be?"   Jason Scheff/Chas Sandford/Bobby Caldwell Chicago 19 4:19
4. "I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love"   Warren/Albert Hammond Chicago 19 3:55
5. "We Can Last Forever"   Scheff/John Dexter Chicago 19 3:45
6. "You're Not Alone"   Jim Scott Chicago 19 3:56
7. "Hearts in Trouble"   Champlin/Dennis Matkowsky/Kevin Dukes Days of Thunder soundtrack, 1990 4:01
8. "Only Time Can Heal the Wounded"   Lamm/Gerard McMahon Twenty 1, 1991 4:43
9. "You Come to My Senses"   Billy Steinberg/Tom Kelly Twenty 1 3:49
10. "God Save the Queen"   Pankow/Scheff Twenty 1 4:19
11. "Chasin' the Wind"   Warren Twenty 1 4:18
12. "All the Years"   Lamm/Bruce Gaitsch Previously unreleased, 2003; later released as a part of Chicago XXXII: Stone of Sisyphus, 2008 (originally recorded in 1993) 4:16
13. "Stone of Sisyphus"   Dawayne Bailey/Loughnane Previously unreleased; later released as a part of Chicago XXXII: Stone of Sisyphus 4:12
14. "Bigger Than Elvis"   Scheff/Peter Wolf/Ima Wolf Previously unreleased; later released as a part of Chicago XXXII: Stone of Sisyphus 4:31
15. "Caravan"   Duke Ellington/Irving Mills/Juan Tizol Night & Day: Big Band, 1995 3:23
16. "Here in My Heart"   Glen Ballard/James Newton Howard The Heart of Chicago 1967–1997, 1997 4:15
17. "The Only One" (Single version) Pankow/Greg O'Connor The Heart of Chicago 1967–1997 4:38
18. "All Roads Lead to You"   Marc Beeson/Desmond Child The Heart of Chicago 1967–1998 Volume II, 1998 4:20
19. "Show Me a Sign"   Pankow/Greg O'Connor The Heart of Chicago 1967–1998 Volume II 3:35

Disc 6: DVD[edit]

Features live material from 1972 and promotional videos for Chicago 13 in 1979.

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